It's been an incredible ride for the Indians this year, and one of the architects of it all joined Jasen live from Progressive Field Wednesday.
Indians General Manager Mike Chernoff joined Jasen to talk about the Tribe's winning streak, the acquisition of Jay Bruce, and the timetable for injured players Andrew Miller, Jason Kipnis, and Michael Brantley.
For more than 40 years, Indians fans have heard the beat of John Adams' bass drum at nearly every Indians game.
Adams first drummed at an Indians game on August 24, 1973 at the old Municipal Stadium. He joined the Jasen Sokol Show ahead of the Indians' run at a 21st consecutive victory to talk about the Tribe's remarkable run and share some of his stories of four decades in the Cleveland bleachers.
Tuesday is the day: Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland featuring the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field.
As any Indians fan can tell you, the team has seen its share of injuries, especially in the later part of the season. One of those injuries was starting pitcher Danny Salazar. He hasn't pitched for the Tribe since leaving the game back on September 9th against the Minnesota Twins with a strained right forearm.
On Tuesday, ahead of the start of the World Series, the Indians released their official World Series roster. The good news; it included Right-Handed Pitcher Danny Salazar. To make room for Salazar, the Indians removed RHP Cody Anderson from the WS roster. Over the past weekend, Indians Manager Terry Francona said his starting pitching rotation for the World Series is "to be announced" following Game 3. Corey Kluber gets the start in Game 1 Tuesday, and Games 2 and 3 are to be decided between Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin. Francona said, of Bauer who is healing from a finger injury that left him an early-exit in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays, he wants to give Bauer as much time as possible.
The official World Series roster for the Cleveland Indians is below:
# PITCHERS (12/1) B T HT. WT. BORN BIRTHPLACE
37 Allen, Cody R R 6-1 210 11/20/88 Orlando, FL
47 Bauer, Trevor R R 6-1 190 1/17/91 North Hollywood, CA
52 Clevinger, Mike R R 6-4 202 12/21/90 Jacksonville, FL
28 Kluber, Corey R R 6-4 215 4/10/86 Birmingham, AL
53 Manship, Jeff R R 6-2 205 1/16/85 San Antonio, TX
34 McAllister, Zach R R 6-6 240 12/8/87 Chillicothe, IL
54 Merritt, Ryan L L 6-0 170 2/21/92 McKinney, TX
24 Miller, Andrew L L 6-7 205 5/21/85 Gainesville, FL
61 Otero, Dan R R 6-3 215 2/19/85 Miami, FL
31 Salazar, Danny L R 6-0 190 1/11/90 Santo Domingo, DR
27 Shaw, Bryan S R 6-1 210 11/8/87 Livermore, CA
43 Tomlin, Josh R R 6-1 190 10/19/84 Tyler, TX
# CATCHERS (2) B T HT. WT. BORN BIRTHPLACE
10 Gomes, Yan R R 6-2 215 7/19/87 Sao Paulo, Brazil
55 Perez, Roberto R R 5-11 225 12/23/88 Mayaguez, PR
# INFIELDERS (6) B T HT. WT. BORN BIRTHPLACE
22 Kipnis, Jason L R 5-11 190 4/3/87 Northbrook, IL
12 Lindor, Francisco S R 5-11 190 11/14/93 Caguas, PR
1 Martinez, Michael S R 5-9 180 9/16/82 Santo Domingo, DR
26 Napoli, Mike R R 6-1 225 10/31/81 Hollywood, FL
11 Ramirez, Jose S R 5-9 165 9/17/92 Bani, DR
41 Santana, Carlos S R 5-11 210 4/8/86 Santo Domingo, DR
# OUTFIELDERS (5/1) B T HT. WT. BORN BIRTHPLACE
8 Chisenhall, Lonnie L R 6-2 190 10/4/88 Morehead City, NC
4 Crisp, Coco S R 5-10 185 11/1/79 Los Angeles, CA
20 Davis, Rajai R R 5-9 195 10/19/80 East Lyme, CT
6 Guyer, Brandon R R 6-2 200 1/28/86 West Chester, PA
30 Naquin, Tyler L R 6-2 190 4/24/91 Iola, TX
The Cleveland Indians put a limited number of tickets to the 2016 World Series up for sale at Indians.com Thursday morning, starting at 10 a.m. EST.
As of 10:13 EST, the were "GONE," as Tom Hamilton would say. The Indians have home-field advantage throughout the Series, so will be home for games 1 and 2, and potential games 6 and 7.
Now tickets will hit the after-market websites and likely be sold for well over face value.
The World Series starts at Progressive Field on Tuesday, October 25th. The Indians will play the winner of the NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and L.A. Dodgers.
For the first time in nine years, Cleveland will have Division Series Baseball. Jensen Lewis of SportsTime Ohio and Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe joined Jasen to preview the American League Division Series matchup between the Indians and the Boston Red Sox.