CLEVELAND (The Borowitz Report)—Heading into Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Cleveland fans are mainly hoping that the Cavs do not become the subject of another painful ESPN documentary someday, fans confirmed. While few fans are allowing themselves to dream that Cleveland will somehow prevail in the Finals, most are just praying that the Cavs do not follow the example of Cleveland teams in the past half-century, whose epic collapses have proven irresistible to ESPN’s documentary-makers.
The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. The Cleveland team originated in 1900 as the Lake Shores, when the American League was officially a minor league. One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the major league incarnation of the club was founded in Cleveland in 1901. Originally called the Cleveland Bluebirds, the team played in League Park until 1946.
"I can’t imagine a Cleveland Browns team or a Cleveland team in [any] sport feeling closer than we felt that afternoon in the Cincinnati airport when our chartered flight was late and we spent about two hours in the terminal. I’ll never forget them having to keep Cleveland fans away from us who’d flown down there and I’ll also never forget the Cincinnati fans and folks that were in the terminal congratulating us."- Brian Sipe on winning the division championship
BENEFIT: Addie Joss' Death Benefit Game, Monday, July 24, 1911. Cleveland pitcher Addie Joss died of tubercular meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain, April 14, 1911. Charles Somers, the owner of the Cleveland team, wanted to put together a benefit game for the Joss family. So, the AL scheduled a benefit game for his widow, Lillian. It was played between an AL all-star team and Cleveland. The game raised $12,914.60 for Lillian Joss,