By the time Indians manager Terry Francona hops on that motorized scooter he rides from his downtown apartment to Progressive Field on game days, his mind is racing and his stomach's churning.
He wouldn't have it any other way.
"There's nothing better than coming to the ballpark and being nervous and excited," he said. "That's the best feeling. I love that feeling."
With a September surge, the Indians have Francona feeling great.
Two months ago, they were in a baffling funk. Cleveland's offense couldn't match the club's solid starting pitching, and a season of high expectations — the Indians were Sports Illustrated's pick to win the...