Indianapolis Indians await word on 2020 season

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Indians Manager Brian Esposito is sitting around in May for the first time in two decades — and he is not alone.

“There is no question, you see it on social media, comments on talk shows, they (fans) want it back badly,” Indians radio broadcaster Howard Kellman said. “(It shows) what baseball means to people here in this city, in this state, and this country.”

As we wait for the baseball world to return, put yourself in the shoes of Howard Kellman, the voice of the Indians for more than four decades, who waits with as much anticipation as anyone in the games for baseball’s return.

“We all get butterflies on opening day,” Kellman said. “It is part of it, it will be a wonderful feeling of having those butterflies again. I really have not thought about what I will say, but boy do I look forward to saying something.”

From the skipper to the legend behind the mic, an emotional return home is out there somewhere.

“Just to have some normality and to see the gates at Victory Field open up, and to see fans and teams on the field. I think that is the most important thing at this point,” Esposito said.

A day at the ballpark: We need it more than ever.


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