It seemed for a while they were going to be the "team of destiny,"
the unexpected winners of the 1997 World Series. But in the end it was
another kind of destiny that engulfed the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians, known then as the Cleveland Blues, played in the first American
League game ever (three others scheduled that day were rained out). They lost
8-2 to the White Sox, perhaps a bit of foreshadowing for Cleveland's 82 losses
that year, and for future seasons as we