Well, I finally know why I don't win. I don't have a secret cave with three screens and a bevy of baseball strategy guides. Most of my work is done from my green La-Z-Boy with the dog on my lap, pork rinds and Vienna sausages on the end table, and a binge-worthy Netflix series on the big screen. That's going to change. I'm going to become like my friend, Mark Kummerer, the owner/manager/GM of the 1987 champion Cleveland Indians.
Yep, the Tribe are PFL Champs for the third time. Their previous titles came in 1973 and 1979. They did it with a dramatic comeback, down three games to one, Most impressive, they had to win the last two games at County Stadium, where Yountfan's Crew is always hard to beat.
Caught in a quiet moment in his brain cave, Tribe Chief Mark Kummerer was quick to praise his team. "The players won this for us, they and the secret bunker where I crunch the numbers. It took both to bring the crown back to Cleveland. By the way, do you like my shirt? And how about this ball? It's signed by Charlie Spikes, my all-time favorite Indian."
Mark, congrats! And thanks for being a good sport.
On to 1988.