During the top half of the 9th inning of last nights 14-inning marathon game between the Indians and the Tigers, the Tigers fans in attendance at Progressive Field decided to cheer on their team with an innocent chant. Their “Let’s go Tigers” cheer was picked up by the sound for the Fox Sports broadcast.
Unfortunately, some of the Indians fans in attendance decided to refute the cheer with their own chant which was also picked up on the broadcast. “Detroit’s Bankrupt” was the rebuttal that the Tribe faithful came up with.
I hate Detroit and I am a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan and I think this is classless and unfunny at the very least. Who cares if their city is hit with hard times? The Indians still can’t beat them. Besides, it’s not like Cleveland is the model metropolis that the rest of the country is trying to mimic. Plus, if Cleveland fans would actually show up and support their team, we would have never even heard this chant in the first place.
We’ll see what Detroit fans come up with tonight during the series finale. My guess is another “Let’s go Tigers” to go along with a 4-game sweep in Cleveland, pushing them to a seven game lead in the AL Central.