Lofton keeps on ticking, delivers huge performance for Indians
CLEVELAND -- If you think you've gotten to know Kenny Lofton better over the past week, it's no illusion. The TBS network keeps running that DHL commercial -- the one poking fun at Lofton's peripatetic career -- on a constant loop. The spot is almost as tired as the ad featuring the guy who's falling in love with his car's navigational system.As the folks in Houston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia and Texas can attest, Lofton usually doesn't hang around long enough to be more than a casual acquaintance. He'll sign his one-year deal, contribute his 150 hits, 30 steals and a little edge in the clubhouse, then hit the road for another team in a different town. If there's a port he can always call home, it's Cleveland. In the early 1990s, Lofton was the fleet and daring catalyst wreaking havoc in front of Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez and Albert Belle. More than a decade later, he's in his third tour with the franchise and evoking memories of powerhouse Indians teams past.
The fans are excited and getting fired up about what's going on. This city needs a championship.