Cleveland, The Center Of The Sports Universe (At Least For Today)

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Carlos Santana of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a home run during game two of the American League Championship Series at Progressive Field on Oct. 15, 2016 in Cleveland. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The first game of Major League Baseball’s World Series gets underway tonight. It pits the two teams with the longest droughts in World Series championships: The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.

The Indians’s success has caught sports fans in northeast Ohio by surprise. They are still coming to grips with their Cavaliers winning the NBA championship in June. The team unfurls their banner at tonight’s season opener.

Mark Urycki from Here & Now contributor WCPN in Cleveland reports.


Mark Urycki, reporter for WCPN Ideastream in Cleveland. He tweets @MarkUrycki.

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