The Indians lost 3-2 against the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, partly thanks to a Miguel Cabrera two-run home run in the first inning off of Bieber. An Indians fan called into Bally Great Lakes to express their dismay about the loss but he was reminded that there are still 161 games left to go.
Radio host Bruce Drennan, of “Drennan Live,” which was also broadcast on Bally Sports Great Lakes, was not having any criticism of the Indians after the first game of the season.
“You’re an idiot. You’re an idiot and you don’t know baseball. Oh, you are an idiot. Listen, you’re gonna tell me you are judging… you don’t know anything. You don’t know squat, you stupid idiot. You’re gonna tell me you’re gonna make a judgment on the season after one game, in 30 degree weather? That proves what an ignoramus you are. Get off our show. Fair-weather idiot,” Drennan said.
Cleveland probably could have used an extra bat in the lineup regardless of what the weather was like.
Bieber had 12 strikeouts, but if the run support doesn’t show up this season, the Indians will let the division race pass them by.