CLEVELAND (AP) -The Cleveland Indians have no plans to stop selling merchandise of opposing teams at the Jacobs Field gift shop.
Some Indians fans were upset at the amount of New York Yankees caps and T-shirts available at Jacobs Field during the Yankees' three-game sweep last weekend.
``It's just a big letdown,'' said Indians fan Matt Linse, 33, of Erie, Pa., who attended the game Saturday night. ``It's almost like they're betraying us.''
The Indians have been selling rival merchandise at team shops for decades, club spokesman Bob DiBiasio said.
The Indians offer opponents' gear for any series that brings in large numbers of out-of-towners, usually when fans come in to see the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and the Yankees. It comes down to giving baseball fans what they want, DiBiasio said.
``We sold about 90 percent of the stuff we ordered with the Yankees,'' DiBiasio said. ``It flew.''
Major League Baseball doesn't tell teams what merchandise to carry at their shops, spokeswoman Susan Goodenow said.

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