The Cleveland Indians have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. They played as hard as any team could and the Cubs were lucky to win.
Actually, had it not been the Cubs, I would have been pulling all the way for the Indians.
Cleveland and Chicago could be first cousins in the city world. Both are large Rust Belt cities located on a Great Lake. Both have serious financial problems and are riddled with crime. There are certain groups that make each community dangerous.
Even more important, the Cleveland Indians are in the American League, as are my Chicago White Sox. And even better, they are in the same division, the AL's Central, as the Sox.
Plus, both cities have a really sad record of winning sports teams. I am not sure who is the worst in that regards.