I have been attempting to diagnose the cause of the Indians’ recent troubles. In doing so, I have drawn upon my 50 years of experience in attending games. I have also recorded a number of games played during the recent losing streak and have watched each of them several times in slow motion and with stop action.
This is what I have concluded. I think the team is losing because it has its head up its fundamental aperture. This in turn is why our batters are failing to pick up that the opposing pitchers’ pitches and why our pitchers are failing to see and therefore hit the target our catchers are setting up for them.
If I am right about this, then the team only has to make a simple and obvious mechanical adjustment in order to resume its winning ways.
I do not know anyone in management or on the coaching staff. But if anyone reading this does, assuming that you agree with my diagnosis please feel free to pass this post onto the team prior to today’s game.