MIDDLEFIELD - At 104 years of age, Emily Serian has still got it. Tribe fever, that is.
It dates back to 1948, when she witnessed history at the World Series. She and her husband watched it from a bench because the game had been oversold.
“They asked me how much I paid for a hot dog. Well I didn’t buy no hot dog,” Serian said. “I packed a satchel bag!”
She was in her mid-thirties at the time. Today she is a centenarian, with 6 grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, and 4 great-great-great grandchildren and now goes by “Nana.”
Like many of us, she hopes this year the Indians can win the World Series again, while admitting there were moments of concern this season.
“I thought that they were doing pretty good,” she said. “But you know when the guy cut his finger, I was disappointed.”
Today she still owns the same radio she listened to in the 40’s while surrounded by photographs of her favorite players, mascots, and even team owners over the years.
She also has some advice for this year’s team, staring with “good pitching.”
“That’s the main thing,” she said. “And number 2 is to steal bases. You know, they used to steal so many bases when I used to go to the games. But they don’t steal as much now. So I’d like to see them steal more bases--and then take a chance.”