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Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby justmebd » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:20 am

In honor of the Indians possibly making history today, I thought I'd ask which Tribe game anyone has been in the stands for that was the most memorable loss.

For me, it was the last year of Nolan Ryan's career and the family went to Municipal Stadium to see his last start in Cleveland.

The Rangers won and nobody cared. We gave Ryan a standing ovation as he walked off the field.

Even Carlos Baerga after the game said the team wasn't taking our cheering of the opposition personally because, "It's Nolan Ryan."
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby LakeErieWarriors » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:42 am

No memorable loss comes to mind. Saw Thome become 6th on the all-time HR list during another Tribe loss a couple weeks back, that was cool.

I am going to the game today which, if they lose will tie the all-time franchise record; something I will remember forever.

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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby Dellucci TailGator » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:45 am

Asdrubal Cabrera turned the unassisted triple play and Cliff Lee threw nine shutout innings in a loss to the Blue Jays in the second game of a twinight doubleheader in 2008. It didn't feel like the Indians lost because of those two things.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:48 am

justmebd wrote:In honor of the Indians possibly making history today, I thought I'd ask which Tribe game anyone has been in the stands for that was the most memorable loss.

For me, it was the last year of Nolan Ryan's career and the family went to Municipal Stadium to see his last start in Cleveland.

The Rangers won and nobody cared. We gave Ryan a standing ovation as he walked off the field.

Even Carlos Baerga after the game said the team wasn't taking our cheering of the opposition personally because, "It's Nolan Ryan."


One of them for me has to be the 1999 Game 5 against Boston when Nagy couldn't hold a 5-2 3rd inning lead and Martinez came in and pitched 6 hitless innings. They lost that game 12-8 when Troy Freaking O'Leary hit two HRs and had 7RBI.

Strange game and made stranger in that a buddy from out of town and I went down and bought scalper seats. We were in opposite ends fo the Jake. But the first three innings went so long some people had to leave and I asked an older couple that was leaving if I could have their stubs so my friend and I could sit together.

The tickets were right behind the Red Sox dugout. So I was up close and personal for that depressing night.

Also saw the Dave Stieb no-hitter against the Indians at the old stadium.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby Bigfist » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:53 am

Memorable, I am not sure, but circa 1969, in August the team was like 100 games out of first and there were about 3000 fans in the stands. Duke Sims was up in the bottom of the eighth and struck out with the bases loaded, and the game sort of on the line. The boos rang down and Sims put his middle finger up to the crowd.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby justmebd » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:59 am

peeker643 wrote:
justmebd wrote:In honor of the Indians possibly making history today, I thought I'd ask which Tribe game anyone has been in the stands for that was the most memorable loss.

For me, it was the last year of Nolan Ryan's career and the family went to Municipal Stadium to see his last start in Cleveland.

The Rangers won and nobody cared. We gave Ryan a standing ovation as he walked off the field.

Even Carlos Baerga after the game said the team wasn't taking our cheering of the opposition personally because, "It's Nolan Ryan."


One of them for me has to be the 1999 Game 5 against Boston when Nagy couldn't hold a 5-2 3rd inning lead and Martinez came in and pitched 6 hitless innings. They lost that game 12-8 when Troy Freaking O'Leary hit two HRs and had 7RBI.

Strange game and made stranger in that a buddy from out of town and I went down and bought scalper seats. We were in opposite ends fo the Jake. But the first three innings went so long some people had to leave and I asked an older couple that was leaving if I could have their stubs so my friend and I could sit together.

The tickets were right behind the Red Sox dugout. So I was up close and personal for that depressing night.

Also saw the Dave Stieb no-hitter against the Indians at the old stadium.

I've been fortunate, the three playoff games I was able to attend were all wins. With that record, I wish I could've been at that particular game, maybe it would've made a difference.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby justmebd » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:00 am

LakeErieWarriors wrote:No memorable loss comes to mind. Saw Thome become 6th on the all-time HR list during another Tribe loss a couple weeks back, that was cool.

I am going to the game today which, if they lose will tie the all-time franchise record; something I will remember forever.

:pb:

If I wasn't so broke, I'd be on my way to the Jake right now. I'm on vacation from work this week, but all that means right now is I'm being paid NOT to come to work this week.

I could get used to this. "Here's a check. Go away."
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby LakeErieWarriors » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:14 am

justmebd wrote:
LakeErieWarriors wrote:No memorable loss comes to mind. Saw Thome become 6th on the all-time HR list during another Tribe loss a couple weeks back, that was cool.

I am going to the game today which, if they lose will tie the all-time franchise record; something I will remember forever.

:pb:

If I wasn't so broke, I'd be on my way to the Jake right now. I'm on vacation from work this week, but all that means right now is I'm being paid NOT to come to work this week.

I could get used to this. "Here's a check. Go away."


Too bad, we prolly coulda worked somethin out, like I dunno, a dollar a piece? But anyway, I'm on the way to CLE now. Hopefully I don't get in a wreck with this on my head.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:37 am

Game 5 2007 ALCS.

Nothing will ever come close to that unless we lose a World Series game that I'm at.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:38 am

We went to a game in Pittsburgh in maybe '98 or '99, back when all the games were still sold out in Cleveland. The Indians lost something like 10-0, and when we were waiting in line to get on the ferry back to our car, a drunk guy in front of us bumped into another drunk guy, which prompted a pretty impressive stream of cussing and an even more impressive fight which turned into a drunken wrestling match.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby justmebd » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:48 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Game 5 2007 ALCS.

Nothing will ever come close to that unless we lose a World Series game that I'm at.

I was living in Phoenix that year. I think the entire city heard me scream when Wedge put CC back in for the seventh inning, despite the fact he had a great bullpen and a day off coming no matter what.

Then I think the entire state heard me scream during Game Seven when we blew that one.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby noles1 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:23 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Game 5 2007 ALCS.

Nothing will ever come close to that unless we lose a World Series game that I'm at.


+1. Was a Thursday night too. I had worked called off already for the next day and was going to celebrate with 2 buddies who came up from Columbus. With one Manny Ramirez swing the whole momentum of the series shifted.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby exiledbuckeye » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:00 pm

I was at the shitfest in Detroit this past Sunday and got to personally witness Chris Perez cough up 5 runs in the bottom of the 10th.

Not memorable in a good way.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby leadpipe » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:36 pm

Rushed down to get tickets to see the major league debut of Greg "The Flounder" Swindell....
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby redright88 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:50 pm

game 5 2007 was a nightmare
most memorable loss came in 1994 in detroit
it was the first time we were good and after all those years
of tiger fans invading municipal stadium
tribe fans were in full force at tiger stadium
more than half the crowd and tiger fans just silently cowered
it was the most fun any of the tribe faithful had in our lifetimes
we led 5-1 heading into the ninth
shuey came in and starting walking people
lilliquist finished the torch job by serving up
a walkoff grand slam to sweet lou

the tiger fans erupted after eight innings of abuse
they unloaded double fisting middle fingers
looking to fight anyone
with a chief wahoo

coolest thing i have ever experienced
too bad i was on the other side
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby justmebd » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:00 pm

leadpipe wrote:Rushed down to get tickets to see the major league debut of Greg "The Flounder" Swindell....

Oh . . . oh my. I should probably offer you some cocoa.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby Spin » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:15 pm

Nothing beats that debacle Monday night...
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby bookelly » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:25 pm

leadpipe wrote:Rushed down to get tickets to see the major league debut of Greg "The Flounder" Swindell....


I was there for that one! Flounder gave up 5 or 6 very early runs and was pulled...then it got ugly. What was the final? 25-6? or something ridiculous. Ah...found it... 23-5. :bag:
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Unread postby 1Perry » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:30 pm

justmebd wrote:In honor of the Indians possibly making history today, I thought I'd ask which Tribe game anyone has been in the stands for that was the most memorable loss.

For me, it was the last year of Nolan Ryan's career and the family went to Municipal Stadium to see his last start in Cleveland.

The Rangers won and nobody cared. We gave Ryan a standing ovation as he walked off the field.

Even Carlos Baerga after the game said the team wasn't taking our cheering of the opposition personally because, "It's Nolan Ryan."


I was at that game. I still rooted for the Indians but when Nolan walked off the mound you had to give him an ovation.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby FUDU » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:40 pm

peeker643 wrote:
justmebd wrote:In honor of the Indians possibly making history today, I thought I'd ask which Tribe game anyone has been in the stands for that was the most memorable loss.

For me, it was the last year of Nolan Ryan's career and the family went to Municipal Stadium to see his last start in Cleveland.

The Rangers won and nobody cared. We gave Ryan a standing ovation as he walked off the field.

Even Carlos Baerga after the game said the team wasn't taking our cheering of the opposition personally because, "It's Nolan Ryan."


One of them for me has to be the 1999 Game 5 against Boston when Nagy couldn't hold a 5-2 3rd inning lead and Martinez came in and pitched 6 hitless innings. They lost that game 12-8 when Troy Freaking O'Leary hit two HRs and had 7RBI.

Strange game and made stranger in that a buddy from out of town and I went down and bought scalper seats. We were in opposite ends fo the Jake. But the first three innings went so long some people had to leave and I asked an older couple that was leaving if I could have their stubs so my friend and I could sit together.

The tickets were right behind the Red Sox dugout. So I was up close and personal for that depressing night.

Also saw the Dave Stieb no-hitter against the Indians at the old stadium.

That would be one of my first choices as well. Not just b/c of how back n forth that game was, IIRC Thome had big night, but b/c we should have won that series regardless.

IMO Pedro was possibly at his best ever that night, if he had enough rest he might have started and no hit us for 9, I mean that line up...

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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby FUDU » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:41 pm

1Perry wrote:
justmebd wrote:In honor of the Indians possibly making history today, I thought I'd ask which Tribe game anyone has been in the stands for that was the most memorable loss.

For me, it was the last year of Nolan Ryan's career and the family went to Municipal Stadium to see his last start in Cleveland.

The Rangers won and nobody cared. We gave Ryan a standing ovation as he walked off the field.

Even Carlos Baerga after the game said the team wasn't taking our cheering of the opposition personally because, "It's Nolan Ryan."


I was at that game. I still rooted for the Indians but when Nolan walked off the mound you had to give him an ovation.


Yep, like the final moments of For the Love of the Game.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:09 pm

FUDU wrote:
peeker643 wrote:
justmebd wrote:In honor of the Indians possibly making history today, I thought I'd ask which Tribe game anyone has been in the stands for that was the most memorable loss.

For me, it was the last year of Nolan Ryan's career and the family went to Municipal Stadium to see his last start in Cleveland.

The Rangers won and nobody cared. We gave Ryan a standing ovation as he walked off the field.

Even Carlos Baerga after the game said the team wasn't taking our cheering of the opposition personally because, "It's Nolan Ryan."


One of them for me has to be the 1999 Game 5 against Boston when Nagy couldn't hold a 5-2 3rd inning lead and Martinez came in and pitched 6 hitless innings. They lost that game 12-8 when Troy Freaking O'Leary hit two HRs and had 7RBI.

Strange game and made stranger in that a buddy from out of town and I went down and bought scalper seats. We were in opposite ends fo the Jake. But the first three innings went so long some people had to leave and I asked an older couple that was leaving if I could have their stubs so my friend and I could sit together.

The tickets were right behind the Red Sox dugout. So I was up close and personal for that depressing night.

Also saw the Dave Stieb no-hitter against the Indians at the old stadium.

That would be one of my first choices as well. Not just b/c of how back n forth that game was, IIRC Thome had big night, but b/c we should have won that series regardless.

IMO Pedro was possibly at his best ever that night, if he had enough rest he might have started and no hit us for 9, I mean that line up...

::doh::


The Indians actually beat the Sox in the prior game Pedro started and I think he left with back spasms or some shit. He was 'hurt' and wasn't expected to pitch again. And then the Indians got pummeled by 18 or 19 in Game 4.

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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby googleeph2 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:32 am

1Perry wrote:
justmebd wrote:In honor of the Indians possibly making history today, I thought I'd ask which Tribe game anyone has been in the stands for that was the most memorable loss.

For me, it was the last year of Nolan Ryan's career and the family went to Municipal Stadium to see his last start in Cleveland.

The Rangers won and nobody cared. We gave Ryan a standing ovation as he walked off the field.

Even Carlos Baerga after the game said the team wasn't taking our cheering of the opposition personally because, "It's Nolan Ryan."


I was at that game. I still rooted for the Indians but when Nolan walked off the mound you had to give him an ovation.


I was there as well. Bunch of people had brought their brooms for the sweep. Mesa started for the tribe. Juan Gone hit a pop fly that fell like a knuckleball over the left field wall. We had gotten to the stadium early and my 2yr old daughter and I had a brief encounter with Albert in the concourse.

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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby 1Perry » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:19 am

Opening day in 93 was pretty memorable also. Less so for the actual loss that day but the ceremony that preceded the game.

While the loss to Ryan didn't bother me all that much, I really wish the Indians could have pulled this one out.
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Re: Most Memorable Loss Ever Personally Witnessed

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:48 am

1Perry wrote:
I was there as well. Bunch of people had brought their brooms for the sweep. Mesa started for the tribe. Juan Gone hit a pop fly that fell like a knuckleball over the left field wall. We had gotten to the stadium early and my 2yr old daughter and I had a brief encounter with Albert in the concourse.

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