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Fortune Cookie Predicts Success for Tribe

The Cleveland Indians' fast start was among the best stories in the first half of the 2011 season. Backed by an excellent relief corps, The Bullpen Mafia, the Indians went on a surprising run and sat atop the American League Central for much of the year. Although Cleveland couldn't sustain its division lead, finishing just under .500 at 80-82, there was a lot to cheer for at Progressive Field. Indeed, from the emergence of Asdrubal Cabrera as an elite Major League shortstop to the memorable debut of infielder Jason Kipnis, Indians fans were given reason to have hope and excitement.

The organization's future looks bright over the long term, and, if Shin-Soo Choo, Travis Hafner and Grady Sizemore remain healthy and produce in 2012, the Club could threaten to win 90 games to contend in the Central yet again.

And, based on a tweet this weekend from manager Manny Acta (Mactriber_11), Cleveland may have good fortune on its side as well. While dining at P.F. Changs recently, Acta received a fortune cookie with a rather specific, yet telling message: "Your sports team will be very successful this year."

Will the fortune hold true, and how many games do you think the Tribe will win this season? Tweet us @MLBFanCave.

The Cleveland Indians' fast start was among the best stories in the first half of the 2011 season. Backed by an excellent relief corps, The Bullpen Mafia, the Indians went on a surprising run and sat atop the American League Central for much of the year. Although Cleveland couldn't sustain its division lead, finishing just under .500 at 80-82, there was a lot to cheer for at Progressive Field. Indeed, from the emergence of Asdrubal Cabrera as an elite Major League shortstop to the memorable debut of infielder Jason Kipnis, Indians fans were given reason to have hope and excitement.

The organization's future looks bright over the long term, and, if Shin-Soo Choo, Travis Hafner and Grady Sizemore remain healthy and produce in 2012, the Club could threaten to win 90 games to contend in the Central yet again.

And, based on a tweet this weekend from manager Manny Acta (Mactriber_11), Cleveland may have good fortune on its side as well. While dining at P.F. Changs recently, Acta received a fortune cookie with a rather specific, yet telling message: "Your sports team will be very successful this year."

Will the fortune hold true, and how many games do you think the Tribe will win this season? Tweet us @MLBFanCave.