Still, things could be a lot worse. It could be 1987 again. The memories of last season are still fresh enough to keep the Tribe from getting big-headed over a few wins in April. As the players watched the highlights of the Braves' 10th straight loss last Saturday afternoon and listened to Bob Costas intone that these were "dark days for Chuck Tanner, Bobby Cox and the rest of the folks at Atlanta," Carter said to no one in particular, "We've been there."
But believe it. We really mean it this time. They're not going back!