The Cleveland Indians tied an American League record with their 20th consecutive win on Tuesday night, and manager Terry Francona has one friend he refuses to share the excitement with — at least in person.
Following his team’s 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers, Francona told reporters he has a friend who is considered “notoriously bad luck.” He’s willing to exchange text messages with said friend, but that’s as far as it goes.
Tito has a friend he refuses to talk to other than via text because he’s a “gray cloud” of bad luck. pic.twitter.com/OcaHS4EpyI
— Ryan Lewis (@RyanLewisABJ) September 13, 2017
You can’t blame Francona for not wanting to take any chances. If the Indians can beat the Tigers again on Wednesday, they’ll move into a tie for second all-time with the 1935 Chicago Cubs. They still need to win six more in a row to match the 1916 Giants’ streak of 26.
This isn’t the first time the Indians have found success in September, and Francona had a hilarious reason for his team’s dominance the last time. His poor buddy is the punchline of the joke with this go-around.