Cleveland Indians drummer sets standard for fans

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John Adams has been a staple in Cleveland for longer than any player on the Indians roster. In fact, he’s been a staple longer than Progressive Field has existed in Cleveland, even before it used to be called Jacob’s Field. For decades, Adams has pounded the same drum from the left field bleachers, game in and game out. He represents the most notable, passionate fan in Major League Baseball, and all other Cleveland fans should take a cue.

On April 27, in the Indians 7-2 win over the Royals, Adams attended his 3000th game as the Tribe drummer. To put that into perspective, if he was a player, Adams would place 9th all time in career games, behind such legends as Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, and Cal Ripken Jr. In fact, in 36 years, Adams has missed just 37 games.

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Can these Indians Change a Half-Century of Cleveland Losing?

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Okay really, let’s give some love to the Cleveland Indians.

Correction, I meant the first place Cleveland Indians.

You read it right, the Indians sit atop the AL Central Division standings with an 11-4 record, comfortably ahead of the White Sox, Tigers and Twins.

Still, saying the words “first place” and “Cleveland” in the same sentence are almost laughable in the sports world and rightfully so. The city, which has three professional sports teams in the Indians, the Browns of the NFL and the Cavaliers of the NBA, has not won a major pro sports championship since 1964, when the Browns won the NFL title and that was before the Super Bowl era.

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