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Adam Gockowski of Twinsburg looks in the eye of the Indians' Ketchup mascot and takes the oath of office as Governor of Brohio Wednesday at Progressive Field. Gockowski, selected in a poll of fans, will preside over Section 117, leading cheers and trying to build enthusiasm on Friday and Saturday nights. Indians first baseman and right fielder Nick Swisher inspired the Brohio concept. (Dave Scott/Akron Beacon Journal)
The playing field is covered with snow and weather predictors are calling for more winter storms, but the Indians promise Opening Day was just 37 days away on Wednesday.Fans will not have to show up at the gates hours early to make sure they receive some giveways this season. For an extra $5, the Indians will guarantee one of the prizes will be held for them. (Dave Scott/Akron Beacon Journal)
Adam Gockowski, the Indians new Governor of Brohio, shows off one of his new T-shirts for use in Section 117 at Progressive Field on Friday and Saturday nights this season. (Dave Scott/Akron Beacon Journal)
They traveled from across the continent. Each one was primped and pampered to look its best, and by Saturday, they were ready to claw their way up the ranks in the cattiest competition Akron has held in over 15 years.