One of the pleasures of being semi-retired is that I've been able to enjoy the MLB playoffs. It's not so much that I have a team that I'm rooting for, but I enjoy rooting against the Yankees and the Mets. I've also been enjoying Bill Simmons's running diaries of the first four games. Simmons repeatedly mentions all the former Red Sox involved in the playoffs, which got me noticing all of the former Cleveland Indians involved in the playoffs. As near as I can tell, here is a list of all the former members of the Tribe whose current teams are still active in the postseason:
Minnesota Twins: None, but the Twins lineup does feature Rondell White and Ruben Sierra, who have played for 12 different teams between them (16 teams total, but both have played for Detroit, Minnesota, NYY and Oakland). So that's something.
That's 24 guys who, at one time or another, wore Chief Wahoo in the majors. With the exception of Brian Giles and Milton Bradley, there's not a single guy on that list who I was sorry to see go. Cleveland had Kenny Lofton, Jaret Wright, Steve Karsay and Sandy Alomar when they were good.