Each installment of this series is presented as a snapshot of a specific recollection involving the Cleveland Indians, along with thoughts on what (s)he was driving and the music (s)he was listening to. Today, our lightly edited discussion is with Allan. GREG: If you were asked for a particular memory involving the Cleveland Indians, what
Traveling back in time to 1948 to talk about the 1920 Cleveland Indians championship.
WFNY’s Greg Popelka opens up a conversation with his sister, Pam, and they wind up discussing everything from rotten collies, track stars in MLB, and a party behind the outfield fence at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.
The Cleveland Indians could be seen with parents present though hi-jinks were quickly punished by stadium police in 1972.
WFNY Senior Commenter ‘CB Everitt’ joins Greg Popelka for latest edition of Tribe, Tunes, and Transport featuring the 1985 and 1992 seasons.
Walking back in time to 1977 to talk about Cleveland Indians Dennis Eckersley no-hitter, the Doors, and Dodge Darts.
Eddie the Parrot returns to talk about all things Cleveland Indians as we prepare for the 2017 Opening Day.
WFNY continues the fan interview series by going in the wayback machine to the 1986 Cleveland Indians.
Take a trip back to 1962 as Jerry tells Greg Popelka about Bob Feller flying planes, Ray Charles, and his Bel Air.
WFNY has obtained a super exclusive interview with Edwin Encarnacion’s parrot. The Cleveland Indians new ambassador of sorts discusses everything.
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
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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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