A rare thing happened Sunday at the Cleveland Indians game.
The sun was out!
Cleveland got hit with a snowstorm not too long ago and it should be around 80 degrees this week.
That is just April in Northeast Ohio.
But Sunday was a treat thanks to the weather and the fact the Indians offense showed up to actually help the pitching staff bring home a victory.
The weather was so nice fans at Progressive Field decided to give a cheer for the star that keeps us all alive.
The sun came out and there was a roar of applause in the ballpark. 😅 pic.twitter.com/oX92rk2tt0
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 25, 2021
Let’s give it up for the sun.
The Home Slate so Far
The Indians improved to 5-5 at home on the young season with Sunday’s 7-3 win.
And only one game was been canceled because of the snow.
That is not bad for the month of April.
Seeing the sun in general is a cause for celebration and that is even more the case when paying a lot of money to attend a baseball game.
Indians fans also did not have much to cheer about for much of the series against the New York Yankees.
The team dropped the first three and the only real highlight from those was Shane Bieber‘s nine-strikeout performance Saturday night.
When Shane Bieber misses his spots BADLY, this is what happens😬 pic.twitter.com/g0BEfiZTVe
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) April 24, 2021
Then came Sunday, when the team scored seven runs after having seven combined in those three painful losses.
Add in the sunshine and it was a good day in downtown Cleveland.
A Reminder on the Attendance Policy
The April crowds remain sparse because of the COVID-19-related limitations.
The Indians are capped at just over 10,000, but right around 8,800 turned up Sunday afternoon.
Jokes can be made, but it is still difficult to find good options with the limitations.
The team has three more games at home this month before heading on the road to begin May.
When they return May 7 there will be just around 14,000 fans in the stands if they sell to the allowed capacity.
That means louder cheers for the players on the field and for the sun and maybe even the moon too.
Sunday was an overall positive day and fans may have to get used to the Indians being extremely inconsistent at the plate in 2021.
However, the minor league season is set to begin soon and roster changes could start being made.
Is there any reason to keep Jake Bauers at first base?
Changes are likely coming well before the trade deadline.
Applauding some sunshine is a nice simple joy in what will likely be an up-and-down year.