This guest post was written by Michael Hare of leaguepitchingmachines.com, a pitching machine and batting cage company based out of Rochester, NY. Michael is passionate about the game of baseball and is thrilled to contribute to The Tribe Daily. Follow his site on Twitter @leaguebaseball.
Every year I like to recap the minor league season and dedicate respectable time to the prospect side of the organization. That is this effort and with the Indians in such despair after a second half collapse, there is no better way to feel hopeful than to look ahead.
Offseason Rundown: Brantley has surgery; Winter ball starts up
I rotate my desktop backgrounds, because Windows 7 is cool like that. As I usually do, I make my own backgrounds because I'm an amateur Photoshop type of a dude and well, I sat here at the computer on Sunday looking and simply shaking my head.
Back in Spring Training... I had an idea. A real good idea at the time. I would establish dominance among you faithful readers and followers. I would flex my fantasy baseball muscle and in the process, feel good about how awesome I am.
You may have heard the term "Golden Sombrero" used in baseball talk. It is in reference to a hitter striking out three times in a game. Well on this blog, we have the Golden Fedora, which is far better and more coveted. You also don't suck to get it.
You know, after smashing the ever-loving daylights out of the Royals on Sunday, there was a little sense of hope. A sense of hope that made you think things are a little better around these parts than you would have thought.
This truly feels like the beginning of something different. I don't know what's going to be different, how it's going to be different, or how different it will be... It isn't so much about a new manager as it is something else.