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3.) Attendance Impressive on a Cold Evening

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As planned since the Edwin Encarnacion signing in the offseason, attendance numbers have gone up. On Friday night’s game, the temperature at first pitch was 54 degrees and the final attendance number was 24,452 which to put into perspective from last year the Indians had 17,803 on May 13th of 2016.

On May 14th of 2016, the Indians had 15,428 and drew 13,236 the following day to close the series, ironically enough against the Minnesota Twins.

You can compare the numbers following this series in 2017 but I assume that you will easily 5,000 to 10,000 more fans this upcoming weekend compared to last year at this time.

Factor in the weather from that weekend series around this time last year on May 13th an estimated first pitch temperature was around 65 degrees, which is ten degrees warmer than Friday’s first pitch temp.

Great sign that the Cleveland Indians fans appear to back the team no matter what the weather is so far.

Saturday’s game will be at 4:10 PM EST and the Indians will be sending Mike Clevinger to the hill for his second start of the season and will be opposed by the Twins’ Jose Berrios.

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Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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