First place feels great!!!!!

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Tribe fans hold a sign celebrating the Indians win over the Cincinnati Reds during interleague play at Progressive Field on June 20, 2012.
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"We were contending last year. Winning is the word this year. I don’t want to compete. I want to win."
— Chris Perez

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A row of the spring training uniforms are ready for the players,  including Josh Tomlin’s and Joe Smith’s, at the Cleveland Indians spring  training complex.
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The Cleveland Indians mob teammate Jason Kipnis after he hit the game winning RBI single to defeat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 at Progressive Field on July 25, 2011.
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The Cleveland Indians celebrate a win after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 14, 2011.
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A Cleveland Indians fan shows her support for her team during a game against the Colorado Rockies at Progressive Field on June 21, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Cleveland Indians fans cheer during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in their game on June 19, 2011 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.
Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood: Stop whining and enjoy the ride

Indians television announcer Matt Underwood, like his fictional counterpart in “A League of Their Own”, has seen enough to know that he’s seen too much.

He’s also heard too much, in terms of Debbie Downers and Gloomy Guses who profess to be Indians fans.

Here’s the opening salvo from the Sports Time Ohio announcer’s blog:

I can’t believe how much whining I’ve been hearing the past week.  Seriously, did anyone out there really believe this team was going to be in first place at the end of April?  On Memorial Day?  Every pre-season publication I read had the Tribe looking at a 90+ loss season and bringing up the rear in the AL Central this year.  So why not enjoy the ride?  Why are so many people who call themselves Indians fans simply standing on the sideline and waiting for the proverbial “other shoe to drop?”