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A Letter for My All Stars

Our local newspaper, The Plain Dealer, along with The Cleveland Indians recently held a contest for Indians fans.  You were to write a short essay about your most memorable game.  They received over 600 submissions.  Originally they were awarding one grand prize winner a ball signed by Indians greats, 4 tickets to a game, and the chance to throw out the first pitch at a game.  Four additional finalists would win 4 tickets to a game.  Apparently they were so surprised at the number and sincerity of the entries they decided to award 162 (one for each game of the season) extra winners a 4 ticket prize.  All 167 winning essays were or will be published in the paper.  My essay was not chosen as a winner.  I'm still not sure how since my children are named after Indians, but in any case, that doesn't mean it can't be published in some capacity.

I have been an Indians fan as long as I remember.   Indians players are household names for us.  Literally.  My oldest daughter, Maris, i…