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.
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.