TOLEDO, OHIO —
“I go to every game, pretty much,” he said. “They seem more in shape. And Eriah (Hayes), he really impressed me this year. He’s been a team leader.”
At nearly 700 miles away, Toledo wasn’t the most convenient place to get to. But for the diehards, they might have gone to the far reaches of the country.
“We wouldn’t have gone to Providence (R.I.), right?” Jim Stringfield asked his son.
Said Ryan: “Well, I would have.”