But this is a very different Tribe than the one that made opposing pitchers cry like little boys in 1995. Since then, GM John Hart has subtracted big bashers Albert Belle and Paul Sorrento.
The new model Indians are faster and better defensively, built to win the tight games (the Indians won all four games against the Orioles by one run) instead of lose them (the '95 team lost three one-run games to Atlanta in the World Series).
Which makes them a perfect match for that other well-managed, good-pitching team, the Florida Marlins. Game one of the World Series begins Saturday night in Miami.