The 16 People You'll Meet at The Indians Home Opener

The Cleveland Indians Home Opener is a big deal in this city — even during lackluster years, that first game sells out. And fans lucky enough to get tickets make an entire day of celebrating baseball (for better or worse). Here are some of the kinds of folks you're likely to see out and about before and after first pitch come April 6. Go team!

The Cleveland Indians Home Opener is a big deal in this city — even during lackluster years, that first game sells out. And fans lucky enough to get tickets make an entire day of celebrating baseball (for better or worse). Here are some of the kinds of folks you're likely to see out and about before and after first pitch come April 6. Go team!

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The Dufus Decked Out in Chief Wahoo Garb
Without fail, this type of person is out every year rocking the head dress. Sometimes, they'll even don a little red face paint. 
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The Dufus Decked Out in Chief Wahoo Garb
Without fail, this type of person is out every year rocking the head dress. Sometimes, they'll even don a little red face paint.

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The Girlfriend Who Didn't Want to Go, But Did Anyway
It's not easy being the girlfriend of a major Indians fan, and sometimes that means sucking it up and supporting him. 
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The Girlfriend Who Didn't Want to Go, But Did Anyway
It's not easy being the girlfriend of a major Indians fan, and sometimes that means sucking it up and supporting him.

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The Dude Who Didn't Quite Make It To The Game
Sometimes, adulting can be challenging. 
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The Dude Who Didn't Quite Make It To The Game
Sometimes, adulting can be challenging.

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The Wild Thing Knockoff
While this look does prove dedication, unless you're Charlie Sheen, it's near impossible to pull off.
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The Wild Thing Knockoff
While this look does prove dedication, unless you're Charlie Sheen, it's near impossible to pull off.

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The Guy With No Shirt On ... In April
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. 
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The Guy With No Shirt On ... In April
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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The Drummer
Yes, if you're lucky, you may have a John Adams sighting. 
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The Drummer
Yes, if you're lucky, you may have a John Adams sighting.

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The Bundled-Up Cheering Section
True Indians fans know that they must prepare for all of the elements when it comes to Opening Day. And there's no shame in bringing every blanket you own for the occasion. 
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The Bundled-Up Cheering Section
True Indians fans know that they must prepare for all of the elements when it comes to Opening Day. And there's no shame in bringing every blanket you own for the occasion.

Emanuel Wallace Photo
The Mascot Trying To Hang With Your Family
He's big and purple, and seriously, Slider can get a little too nosy. 
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The Mascot Trying To Hang With Your Family
He's big and purple, and seriously, Slider can get a little too nosy.

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The Protester
Every year they have the same refrain, and yet nothing ever changes. One day it will.
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The Protester
Every year they have the same refrain, and yet nothing ever changes. One day it will.

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The Hot Dog(s)
They're basically as popular as some of the players these days.
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The Hot Dog(s)
They're basically as popular as some of the players these days.

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