As the Cavs raised their first championship banner across the street, Corey Kluber, Terry Francona and the Indians took matters into their own hands.
Cleveland Against the World
The Cubs and Indians will finally end one of those infamous World Series curses. You know, if curses were actually a thing.
Don’t let Terry Francona’s sunny disposition fool you. When the playoffs come around, he manages with an edge that borders on ruthlessness.
Lost at C
Jason Heyward’s struggles with the Cubs this season were, and are, painful to watch, and there might be no fixing him anytime soon.
Now or never
There are plenty of reasons not to start Corey Kluber on short rest in Game 4, but they have no other choice.
Return of the ‘Fireman’
Andrew Miller’s usage in any high-leverage situation seems like a new way of managing, but it dates back to John Hiller in the 1970s.