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Tribe, Tunes and Transport- One Fan’s Memories: 1977

Walking back in time to 1977 to talk about Cleveland Indians Dennis Eckersley no-hitter, the Doors, and Dodge Darts.

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The return of Edwin’s parrot

Eddie the Parrot returns to talk about all things Cleveland Indians as we prepare for the 2017 Opening Day.

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Tribe, Tunes and Transport, One Fan’s Memories: Circa 1986

WFNY continues the fan interview series by going in the wayback machine to the 1986 Cleveland Indians.

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Tribe, Tunes and Transport: Circa 1962

Take a trip back to 1962 as Jerry tells Greg Popelka about Bob Feller flying planes, Ray Charles, and his Bel Air.

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Interview with a parrot

WFNY has obtained a super exclusive interview with Edwin Encarnacion’s parrot. The Cleveland Indians new ambassador of sorts discusses everything.

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Tribe Legends of the Spring: 1981’s Larry Littleton

You occasionally hear it from a ball player, in making light of his shortcomings: “I must not have been too bad, to have gotten the chance to fail that many times.” As he could note, Cy Young lost more career games than any pitcher in major league history, yet is lauded as the top pitcher

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1986 – Thirty Years Ago, Cleveland Catches Indians Fever

Oh, no. That look. My little brother had sent a letter to our mother from Fort Benning, Georgia, and had included a DA (Department of the Army) photograph. A wallet-sized close up, with the U.S. flag behind him and to his right. Wearing a helmet and an expression that screamed, “I do NOT belong here.”

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2015 WFNY Author Spotlight : Best of Greg Popelka

WFNY is proud of our assortment of writers and are especially grateful to be blessed with its daily readership/viewership. As part of our year-end festivities, WFNY has put together an Author Spotlight series to allow the readers to get to know the writers a bit better by pulling back the curtain on their thoughts and

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Musings on Innovations: The ‘50s Tribe Staff, and the Pocket Fisherman

My phone suddenly found itself blanketed under a flurry of texts. Me: “Roger, do you still have your Pocket Fisherman?” Roger: “Yes, I do.” Roger: “If you ask me to find it, though, it may take a few days.” Roger: “I never got it to work quite right.” Roger: “Being so young, I hooked my

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More on Baseball’s Integration, the Tribe’s Larry Doby and Beyond

Here and elsewhere, Indians outfielder and race pioneer Larry Doby was celebrated. A deserving man who graces Cooperstown and who is now honored by a statue at Progressive Field, Doby nevertheless appears likely to remain an underrated figure. Cleveland, at least, has finally begun to appreciate Doby’s experience in baseball. But when the Indians signed

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This is Larry Doby’s Story: Reliving Yesteryear

With the unveiling of Larry Doby’s statue at Progressive Field on Saturday, much will be made of the indignities he suffered during his playing career for the Cleveland Indians. His feats on the field will be dutifully recited. His supporters will boast of his Hall of Fame bona fides, while noting these accomplishments were recorded

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When Indians attendance was truly an issue: Reliving Yesteryear

Editor’s Note: WFNY has recently spent time discussing attendance for the 2015 Cleveland Indians. TD made an appearance to give the 2015 attendance from the viewpoint of a season-ticket holder. The subject was also discussed from the standpoint of recent history in the introduction and comment section of a game recap. Today, Greg Popelka gives

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On the Tribe’s “Jack and Larry,” with an Author Interview

Recently, Major League Baseball invited fans to complete online ballots to determine each team’s “Franchise Four.” The results were revealed during the 2015 MLB All-Star festivities, with the Tribe represented by Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Bob Feller, and Tris Speaker. The topic is no stranger to barrooms and sports talk radio. Commonly, the “Franchise Four” is

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Say it Like it’s 1986: JUUULIOOOOO!

Roger is like a brother to me. And for good reason: he is. Almost four years younger than me, he turned 50 on May 1. I texted him, asking if he is supposed to be buying a sports car or something. By that age, haven’t you entered “mid-life crisis” territory? When I was in college

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How the Indians reeled in Mudcat Grant: Reliving Yesteryear

Some fishing stories are legit. Most are apocryphal, tarnished by generations of fishermen’s exaggerations, but every so often, there’s one that is equal parts impressive and true. Then there was the one that Fred Merkle caught. Baseball fans know that name, from a story now over a century old. It took place when Merkle was

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Reds Manager Bryan Price is Tribe Manager Lou Boudreau? Roger Recalls

So, I received a text from my brother Roger a few weeks back, after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics to move on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Bryan Price? It was strange to see his name come up. I live in Cincinnati, and my impression was there was nothing very remarkable about the

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On the Tribe’s Wayne Garland, and efforts that backfire

Come with me, to the land of unintended consequences. We’re going to begin with some yard work. You got a long sleeve shirt? Good. Here’s a cigar and some gloves. No, I am not going to put on my aerator spike shoes. At this point, I am wondering when I am going to live that

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On Tribe Talk, Dennis Eckersley, and Mother’s Day

A local FM rock radio station once featured a call-in segment on Friday afternoons. One by one, callers would share the punchlines of jokes. It didn’t matter how raunchy the jokes were if the punchlines were clean. And they weren’t all dirty — some were silly, while others were just fun cultural references, like gags from

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The Ballad of Mad Dog, Chip and The Coach

A new era dawned in Eighty Five Eight and eight and the playoffs once Art’s “son” arrived A tough end to Eighty Six, 98 yards and a high kick to the side Though the real loss came months prior when Don Rogers died Still the gleam was revealed to the team, by the coach They

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The Tribe’s Ray Fosse — Roger Remembers

“You call the next one.” In disc yard golf, the winner of the previous ‘hole’ chooses and describes the next ‘hole.’ Roger twirled the heavy Frisbee around his index finger. “Over the driveway, around the garage to the left, and hit the corner of the wooden fence in the side yard. The driveway, my truck,

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