When you’re wrong, you’re wrong.
That’s the headline of Cleveland Indians Postseason Antagonist/columnist Paul Hoynes’ latest article on Cleveland.com, posted shortly after the Tribe completed their ALDS sweep of the Red Sox last night in Boston.
In case you have absolutely no idea about anything happening in the city of Cleveland over the past few weeks and only found our blog because you were Googling a way to keep people out of your yard but also let them in sometimes that uses recycled plastic liquid containers, real quick cause we just won the ALDS and I’m sick of talking about it:
- Danny Salazar hurt, shut down for the regular season on September 9th
- Carlos Carrasco hurt, shut down for the season on September 17th
- Hoynes writes this article on September 18th, completely writing off the Indians chances of having postseason success with 14 games left in the regular season, then takes a scheduled day off from work the following day.
Since then, the veteran reporter has turned into a sort of domestic motivational pincushion for players and fans alike. Some pokes in jest, some less so. Trevor Bauer and Jason Kipnis took to Twitter to express their knee-jerk reactions:
It was reported they weren’t the only ones in the clubhouse displeased with the words what were written.
Anyways, it seems last night’s series win presented an opportunity for some fence-mending between the two parties. He writes:
“Near the end of Monday’s celebration, Jason Kipnis said, “Will you at least admit you were wrong?”
I told him I was wrong.”
Corey Kluber offered up his own sign of peace:
Here’s hoping this narrative, which I’ll admit was fun at first, can finally be laid to rest. Hoynes gave his opinion, the players disagreed and proved his opinion to be wrong, he admitted as much, let’s turn the page.
Something tells me the commenters on Cleveland.com are more in favor of burning the page with fire.
Let’s take a look.
If I’m being honest, these weren’t nearly as vicious as I was expecting them to be. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. We need all hands on deck vs Canada in the ALCS.
(header photo – @Jacklaird42)
KEEP THE CHIEF