CLEVELAND: Sandy Alomar has enjoyed his few days as interim manager and probably will interview for the permanent job later this week.
“It’s been a lot of fun watching these guys play,” Alomar said Monday. “Things have been a little hectic, but the coaching staff has been great with me, and so has the front office. There’s been a lack of sleep, but it’s been fun.”
Alomar isn’t stressing out about the interview process.
“I’ve done it before,” he said. “I’ll be ready. I feel confident about it.”
FAN SUPPORT HIS — It’s no secret that Alomar is the people’s choice to manage the Tribe.
“They always treated me right here,” he said. “They’ve always embraced me, but the fans don’t make the decision. I’m not going to say that I’m supposed to get this job, or that I have to be the guy. I’m not going to be selfish that way.”
TRIVIA PURSUIT — According to research on Baseball-Reference.com, Shin-Soo Choo is the third player in Indians history to amass at least 40 doubles, 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 20 steals in a season.
The others: Roberto Alomar in 1999 and 2000 plus Grady Sizemore in 2006. This year, only one other big-leaguer has done it: Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers.
— Sheldon Ocker