One of the first things I learned when I moved from San Diego to Cleveland was how similar the two cities are when it comes to sports. San Diego sports teams have yet to win a major sports championship. Cleveland teams haven’t won a major sports championship since before San Diego had major sports teams. To root for the home teams in either city is to be a tortured sports fan.

As baseball towns, the similarities continue. Neither the Padres nor Indians are the main sports attraction in town. The Padres rank second in San Diego behind the Chargers. The Indians play third fiddle in Cleveland, behind the Browns and Cavs. Although both franchises have beautiful downtown ballparks, they also both struggle to fill their seats, mostly because of their inabilities to consistently win baseball games. Read More…