As 2015 comes to a close and spring training nears, we here at It’s Pronounced Lajaway would like to thank you for your continued support of the site. We are fans of the team just like you, and we couldn’t do this without your readership. With the new year just a day away, I thought it would be fun to look back at IPL in 2015.
Cleveland sports fans are known for having infinite hope during the off-season before seeing that hope crushed – sometimes in dramatic fashion – as the season wanes on. That was definitely true for IPL readers, as the most popular post from 2015 was Adam’s AL Central preview, written all the way back in February. Ryan’s post previewing the team’s payroll situation was not far behind. Also in the top five: Stephanie elaborating on the possibility of signing Dayan Viciedo. I think most Tribe fans are glad that one never came to fruition!
Tribe fans also love reminiscing about the 1990s, as Susan’s list of the five angriest Indians players – many of them 1990s guys – was also among the most popular.
Opening day was the busiest as fans geared up for what they hoped would be an amazing season. Corey Kluber allowed just 3 hits over 7 1/3 innings pitched, but he didn’t allow a hit for the first 5 2/3 innings. After 17 outs, fans brought back Stephanie’s 2012 post about Bob Feller‘s opening day no-no, which was the most visited of the day.
It was just a couple days later when our open thread for the third game of the season received 11 comments, the highest total of the season.
In all, 477 posts (including this one!) were published. During the grind of the season, there were posts nearly every day, including a 63-day stretch between May 5 and July 6.
After those posts were published, there were tons of comments from you, the readers. You made our comments sections both informative and friendly. Peter led the way with 123 comments, followed by LittleChicago42, a_foreign_film, and Michael Strozewski. IPL’s own Ryan McCrystal was in fifth with 42 comments.
More site stats can be found here. Thanks again for all of your support of It’s Pronounced Lajaway in 2015. Here’s to an even better 2016 for both the Indians and IPL!