While I’m sad to see summer go, for the Indians sake I’m thrilled to be done with the month of August .
The Indians went 5-24 in August, tying a franchise record for losses in a month – a record which had stood for nearly a century. Not since July, 1914 had the Indians managed to lose 24 games. And since moving into Progressive Field in 1994, the Tribe had lost over 20 games in a month only once (September, 2009).
Being mentioned in the same breath as the 1914 Indians (actually the Naps, at that point in time) is never a good thing. The team, which lost 102 games, was so awful that ownership attempted to re-brand the team during the offseason, eventually settling on a name change – to the Cleveland Indians.