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Cleveland hotel warns guests of midges that helped Indians beat Yankees in 2007 ALDS series

Posted: 6:53 PM, Jul 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-08 18:53:24-04
ALDS: New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians - Game 2

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland hotel is warning out of town guests of a major menace.

The Renaissance hotel put up signs for guests that said "This time of year, Cleveland's Lakefront communities are invaded by small, harmless, mosquito-like insects called "midges".

The hotel credited the midges for helping Cleveland beat the Yankees in the 2007 ALDS series.

RELATED: WATCH: 10 years ago during ALDS, Yankees and Indians were harassed by midges in Cleveland

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain had thrown just one wild pitch in the regular season that year. After the midges swarmed, he threw two in one inning. The Tribe went on to win that game, and eventually the series.


And yes, Cleveland is taking this moment to rub it in that the Yankees were taken down by some bugs.

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Friday, July 5

10 a.m.: Play Ball Park opens. The interactive baseball theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of All-Star Week

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring Twenty One Pilots

8 p.m.: Twenty One Pilots concert begins

Saturday, July 6

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring The Killers

8 p.m.: The Killers concert begins

Sunday, July 7

8 a.m.: The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K begins – time subject to change.

3 p.m. Gates open for the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game and All-Star Futures Game doubleheader at Progressive Field. Double-header will feature performances by Welshly Arms and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Following the games is the All-Star Rock 'n' Blast, a fireworks and multimedia show.

Monday, July 8

All-Star Workout Day

8 p.m. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby begins.

Tuesday, July 9

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. The All-Star Parade begins.

7:30 p.m. The 90th annual Midsummer Classic MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard begins at Progressive Field.

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