Things are going very well for the Indians right now. They've won five straight games to improve their season record to 40-30, and they've opened a 2 1/2 game lead in the AL Central.
Things could always be better though, so in an effort to help the team hit curveballs, the Indians have built a shrine to Jobu in the Progressive Field clubhouse, a la the movie Major League. Check it out:
Shrine to Jobu erected between Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis' locker. pic.twitter.com/MuuNDUKBDf— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) June 22, 2016
We've had Jobu there for a little bit," said Kipnis to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer on Tuesday. "He's been working. He didn't like the first airport vodka we left him. So we tried Bacardi and that seems to be working ... Right now it's working so we're not going to mess with what works."
Hey, the Indians are averaging nearly six and a half runs per game during this five-game winning streak, so if the Jobu shrine is working, the Jobu shrine stays.