Monday, October 24, 2016

Forrest Gump is a Tribe fan

Actor Tom Hanks loves Cleveland. On a recent visit to the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood, Hanks made it known that he's a huge fan of one of Lakewood's pizza places. Apparently, Hanks is also a fan of the Cleveland Indians.

Hanks hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and, after thanking Lady Gaga and Alec Baldwin at the close of the show, Hanks showed his support to the Cleveland Indians by shouting out:
"Thanks everybody! Go Tribe!"

Hanks, who won another Oscar for his title role in the “Forrest Gump” movie, is no stranger to Cleveland. He started his career as an intern with the Great Lakes Theater Festival at Lakewood Civic Auditorium.
As for Gump on the World Series: “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
I mean, who dreamed that the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs, who between them have not won a World Series in a combined 186 years, would be seeking the Holy Grail of baseball.

When the Cubs won, the President was Teddy Roosevelt, in 1908! When the Tribe won, Harry Truman was giving ‘em hell from the Oval Office, in 1948.

For those challenged in math, that’s 118 years (!) since the Cubs were World Series champs. Which makes the Indians, at 68 years, seem like pikers.
And the cherry on top would be that 1948 was the only year that Cleveland had TWO champions – the Indians and the Cleveland Browns, back when they weren’t the joke of the NFL.
So all kinds of dramatic happenings await the 2016 World Series.

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