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Inductees but let's talk about the bad news bears I'm kidding the Cleveland Indians.
I'm allowed to say that some -- -- -- they had a rough season this year but they're already making big plans for 2013.
I got the Fox Business exclusive scoop with Indians president and CEO -- -- -- on the last day of the season last night.
We talked the business of baseball.
How could you not see and Indians and having lived here.
I thought yeah I know I am violate live Q3 and a half years and to this day on -- tried and true Indians fan.
We welcome mark should -- who is the president of the Cleveland Indians going on your 21 near Athens my point it's great to have you here I mean.
You really deserve battle I thought.
Zero life kill all the I feel fortunate that million in baseball that long in.
Yeah I'm a transfer I'm not from Cleveland but it's been a great ride from day -- a great place today.
Last game of the season and so we have to spend -- forward -- next year and -- look at then let's call it what it is I'm really terrible.
Last half of the season disappointing after -- disappointing what happens now.
Well we get better and we've tried to get better we have a managerial decision to make in the next couple of days and next week or so we've got.
A couple of really exciting dynamic choice to choose from Sandy Alomar junior and -- -- -- but.
You know we looked to build off with a positive things that happen this year and thank you finding a way to move forward the first half of the season with a contending.
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We -- Cleveland and the -- know our situation are excited about the challenge and and feel confident they can make a difference and we feel the same way -- -- a good position we've got.
Two good choices to -- interviewing talker.
Let's talk about the business of baseball and Cleveland in 1901.
The Indian basket where one of the four founding members of the American -- before charter members.
It would have been so easy because it's been a tough road who have left -- Why have the Indian state and -- they've committed forever to Cleveland.
Why I think there is a historical love affair between the city -- -- -- a recent historic passionate affair at times love.
That's actually comes in other ways that you can't.
BOB -- Cleveland or not -- some sense of understanding of that you know keep YO and that affinity for the team to brand history baseball -- that one you need -- that -- generations of fans.
You know grand parents talk to grandkids about the players basically and the amazing thing about it is -- Time goes on -- -- is still relatively the same the fabric in the uniforms that's a little different.
But -- game when you watch footage of the game played fifty years ago.
Is still largely the same game that we played out here in just about an -- -- it's it's -- it's an exciting great thing -- memories.
And generations of fans really uniter.
Jacobs Field I was here when they broke ground at 91 I -- I was -- opening day in 1994.
And to this day it is very forward thinking ball field now what's your breath -- and I am now it is progressive you've got a sixteen year like.
-- -- 58 million about a ticket prices will that affect the price of.
The experience of coming to -- Indians -- what progressive most importantly just a great partner for us that there are very.
Business in the city of Cleveland.
Hi that so actively involved here and so we're proud to partner with them because -- what they needed jobs and the economy Cleveland and there are great supporter of -- You know back in the day by day it was Carlos by Eric got Sandy Alomar of course -- name -- here last week I can't.
Have you -- -- the important thing in my ability.
Let's -- you go all the way back to Bob Feller of the picture -- fiercely loyal to clean absolutely.
And the Indians you know it's very important -- to look at that say.
You know what is it about -- that keeps you here.
Yeah I I think it's.
It is that generational aspect it is that fact that it's a -- -- Haiti truly great place to raise about my announces a great -- -- has all the benefits of a big city.
And the culture that you wanna see what they had the -- of letting that and the schools and parks and rags and -- like that wow.
Great browns football team as a new products in the house -- he has a billionaire and he's committed to spend some money and aren't they don't want to -- this.
You know you look at Larry and -- are they committed.
Just spending some kind of keep the team -- happening.
Right I think.
They expand beyond revenues.
Multiple times the Major League system is not a system -- the same as the NFL unfortunately so creates.
A greater challenge for a market our size.
What's transpired here is just that we're not.
We're now large city or small and mid -- cities so our revenues are reflective of the corporate base in the population size.
Back creates challenges.
Callers should it be up a lot but we're always spending ad revenues are beyond.
And no money did need to be spent the roof that's really where we -- to be successful bid be successful drafting and development.
-- you make a prediction for next season.
Better than this season and and value -- the hopes that we had found a young foundation content.