1. Fenway Park added a retractable roof in 1954 that has never been opened due to protests by all of the Boston astronomers attending the games trying to get some damn work done.

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2. Corey Kluber once stuck a knife in a baseball to see what was inside, but it turned out to be a clementine that had grown a thick layer of white mold around the peel. What was inside would not shock you.

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3. The Indians’ nickname “The Tribe” is actually a wildly successful viral marketing campaign by Tribe Hummus.

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4. Surprisingly, the giant ice wall in Game of Thrones is modeled after a Fenway outfield wall, but not the Green Monster. It’s actually modeled after the comparatively normal-sized rightfield wall.

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5. Cleveland fans think they’re all that now because of LeBron. They aren’t all that, but they sincerely think that they are.

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6. This series marks the first time the Indians and Red Sox have played each other in the regular season or playoffs since August 1722. (margin of error: +/- 3 centuries)

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