With the departure of Tribe outfielder Grady Sizemore, one special group of ladies will have to find another Indian to root for.
Amanda Morgan, one of the founding members of the Grady's Ladies' Sisterhood spoke with AkronNewsNow about how she heard the news of Grady's departure.
"I heard about it being a possibility that he might be leaving, but I heard about the official move today," she said.
"It's one of those things, where it's a buisness, and we know they can't stay forever."
The group, which started in 2005 has hundreds of members, including Amanda, who say that their collective love for the Cleveland Indians inspired the group.
Morgan said that through the power of the Internet and social media, the group took off.
"We just kind of got this idea to start the group, and it took off through the Internet, all the social networks," she said.
"Eventually Grady himself started to notice, and he appreciated it very much."
The group started with Amanda, Tiffany Thomas, Jill Barnett, Hallie Sheck, and Michelle Mielecki, who is now deceased.
"It was our idea," Amanda says. We all loved Grady as a player, and we said to go ahead and come up with the group."
She says that it will be wierd seeing him in a different uniform, but she wishes him the best of luck with his new club.
Now, with Grady gone, Amanda says the Ladies will still be a group, just a different group.
"We've talked about just having a group like Cleveland Ladies that Love Sports, or something like that," she says.
"Either way, we would still continue a group, because that's what Michelle would have wanted."
To Amanda, and the other girls in the group and their friends and associates, this was more than just a group of girls that liked Grady Sizemore, it was a way to build friendships and have an outlet to root on their favorite team, and for them, the group will continue despite Grady's leaving.