Indians

WFNY on Location: The Tribe Visits Seattle

This past weekend, while most of you were asleep in Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Indians traveled to the Pacific Northwest to play four games against the Seattle Mariners. Both teams received lavish praise from writers in the spring and neither has lived up to the hype so far. However, the teams’ records mattered little to

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Cavaliers

Together at Last: Eastern Conference Finals Preview

For the fifth time in franchise history, and first since 2009, the second-seed Cleveland Cavaliers have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. There to greet them, as chalk may have it, is the top seed Atlanta Hawks, with little in the way of star power, but talons sharp and waiting. Both clubs stand four victories away

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Cavaliers

It Had to Be You: Cavaliers Eastern Conference Semis Preview

For the better part of a year, a Cleveland Cavaliers – Chicago Bulls playoff series seemed inevitable. Both teams actively improved in the offseason: Chicago signed Pau Gasol and Cleveland added Kevin Love and LeBron James. It was never clear which round, but most national pundits agreed the road to the Eastern Conference crown would

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Indians

Drawing Tribe Town’s Perimeter

When it comes to college football, most of the Buckeye State is united in the state’s namesake. Professional baseball, however, is a different story. The Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Pittsburgh Pirates can all claim portions of Ohio as their base. While we can safely guess which baseball hats you would see in Kirtland, it

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Cavaliers

Well Look Who It Is

After agonizing over lottery balls for the past four springs, the Cleveland Cavaliers return to the postseason. And which team is there to greet them? The Boston Celtics: Longtime playoff tormentors and the club that eliminated the Wine and Gold in 2010. To call this matchup “juicy” is an understatement. There are plenty of articles

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Indians

An Ode to Opening Day

There is nothing quite like Opening Day. The smell of hot dogs and beer in often 40-degree temperatures is as sure a sign of spring as baby birds hatching and your 1099s showing up in the mail. Cities across the country come alive, gathering at their ballyard giddy with anticipation of the nascent baseball season.

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Buckeyes, College Basketball

Buckeyes in Rip City: One Alum’s Account of OSU-VCU

In an era of 72-inch TVs, couches that will rub your feet, and Roombas that bring you the remote control, it’s easy to watch NCAA Tournament games from afar. Despite all of the modern-day amenities in the world, there is still nothing like watching your team in person. On Thursday, I was lucky enough to see my

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Buckeyes

Ohio State vs VCU Preview: A Ram and a Buckeye Walk Into a Gym…

Since 2009, March in Ohio has meant one thing: The Ohio State University Buckeyes are wearing their dancing shoes. For the seventh straight year the men’s basketball team has a shot at the championship. The Buckeyes will face Virginia Commonwealth University in the Round of 64 this Thursday in Portland, Oregon. Before the Madness begins, however,

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General

Renting a Team

Since the Cleveland Browns did not make the Super Bowl once again, I have decided to choose a temporary rooting interest in the “big game” on Sunday. It’s not an easy call. Neither team is especially likeable from a Clevelander’s perspective: Seattle is the reigning (more like “raining” am I right?) champs and New England already

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Indians

Players by Trade

Winter in Cleveland is not conducive to baseball. The unforgiving cold and unwieldy snow serve as a better backdrop to hockey or frostbite. While we shovel the driveway, Chris Antonetti and Mark Shapiro are working the phones to try and find the right players to boost the Cleveland Indians’ chances in a strong Central Division

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Buckeyes

Buckeyes on the Bayou: One Alum’s Account of the Sugar Bowl

For years, “attending a bowl game” sat idly on my sports bucket list. This year when the Ohio State Buckeyes earned the final spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff my family jumped at the chance to see the Buckeyes play Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The fact that we could enjoy New Year’s Eve at New

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Indians

High Pressure, Home Cooking

This is not an article about attendance at Indians games. Not really, anyway. Much has been made about attendance in Cleveland the past few years. A franchise that retired No.455 for THE FANS has cobwebs on its turnstiles. As an alleged “Tribe Town” began regularly pulling in less than 10,000 patrons per game, blame was

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