A few members of the Cleveland Indians made good use of their off day on Thursday. Pitchers Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber, John Axford and Josh Outman participated in the event “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”, which benefited the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America foundation. It was probably good for them to get away from the game to try to regroup from a winless road trip, but what wasn’t so good was the attire they chose to sport.
There have been a few pictures of the players at the event surfacing (and they can be found posted by @Indians on Twitter), and it definitely left many of the participants laughing. Wearing headbands and T-shirts with plunging necklines, the pitchers bowled their way to good time and a good cause raising some money for the foundation.
This kind of story speaks volumes to what kind of team the Indians have. Management has put together a bunch of good character guys who enjoy the game of baseball and actually seem to enjoy spending time with each other outside of the game. This is one of the reasons why it is easy to believe that the Tribe won’t be down for long.
The Indians have a few critical home series upcoming against the division rivals Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins. The Tribe is currently sitting in last place in the AL Central, but they can really make up some ground over these next two series as the White Sox and Twins are the two teams directly above them in the standings. Look for the Tribe to get back on the right side of the win column this weekend.