Indians

Cubs 8, Indians 7: The Worst (and Best!) World Series Game of All Time

Jon Steiner is a rambling man and there is just no other way to describe what happened in Game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.

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Indians 4, Blue Jays 2: Let’s do this one more time, with feeling

Trevor Bauer’s hand exploded, but Terry Francona’s masterful use of the bullpen gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-0 series lead over the Blue Jays in the ALCS. WFNY’s Jon Steiner recaps in live blog fashion.

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General, Indians

So about that open WFNY Indians writer position…

I swear I meant to get to this sooner than the gosh-darn beginning of Spring Training, but life kept getting in the way.  Which, come to think of it, is kind of the point… When I joined WFNY five years ago (FIVE YEARS AGO), I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I mean that

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Featured, General, Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014

Michael Brantley Breaks Out – WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 9

If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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Featured, General, Sportsman of the Year

My Sportsman of the Year: Terry Francona

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Indians

Toward an Indians Off-Season Strategy

This is the first off-season I can remember in quite a while that doesn’t seem to carry with it a somewhat obvious imperative for the Cleveland Indians front office.  Typically, it feels like we enter the winter with a hole that requires filling.  Last year, for instance, the team had to address right field, as Nick

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WWW

Sorry NOT SORRY, Tito and the Front Office, Serial, and a new Tradition: While We’re Waiting…

Behold: Jon Steiner’s first ever WWW!

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Indians

Searching for Perspective on the 2014 Indians

The Dolans might be “cheap” but the Cleveland Indians front office deserves to be praised, not crucified.

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Indians

“C” is for “Cookie”, Good Enough for Me

I hate to be this guy, but I cannot wait to watch this pitching staff next season.

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Featured, Indians

A Season-Saving Start from Danny Salazar

Danny Salazar gives the Indians a much-needed lift against the Tigers. We live-blogged it.

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Indians

Indians 8, White Sox 6: Bunt, Force, Trauma

  8:06 PM – I crunched some numbers earlier today that suggested the Indians need to shoot for at least 90 wins if they want to make the playoffs.  I don’t know why I did that work, because you could probably just have hit a corpse on the nose with a ball-peen hammer before the

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Multimedia

Animated: Carlos Santana’s 5 HR weekend

The Indians lost three of four to the Royals this weekend, which is the bad news. Carlos Santana is doing this to baseballs though, which is the good news.   That would be five home runs in three games–the first two off fire-baller Yordano Ventura. Santana now leads the team with 20 home runs. Despite

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Indians

Bauer, Swisher, and a theory on baseball aesthetics

Jon is in a bit of a writing rut, so he’s asking the WFNY gang to help him get out of it. After circulating some juicy topics around WFNY Headquarters, Craig said he was interested in talking Trevor Bauer, Nick Swisher, Travis Hafner, and what it means to like some players more than others.  So we did

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Indians

Indians 3, Twins 4: It smelled funny from the start

8:29 PM – We join our heroes in Minneapolis, during the top of the second inning after an uneventful first. Much has been made in the booth of the fact that this is the Indians’ first trip back to Target Field since clinching their 2013 playoff spot.  That is somewhat hard to believe.  I find

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Cavaliers, Headlines

LeBron James coming home to join the Cleveland Cavaliers

The waiting game is over: LeBron James made his announcement to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins that he’ll be rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2014-2015 NBA season. The letter is simply wonderful: Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I

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Headlines

Kluber trailing in All-Star Game Balloting with one day remaining

Corey Kluber is among the five finalists to be added to the AL All-Star roster via fan vote, but so far things aren’t looking great, despite Terry Francona’s best efforts. Terry Francona sat at computer from 10:30am-4pm (with some interruptions) to vote for Corey Kluber for All-Star Game. "I voted my ass off." — Zack

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Indians

The inimitable Josh Tomlin: old dogs, new tricks, and revisited parades

I try to avoid declaring any one person unique, as such declarations imply there are non-unique people—boring and generic caricatures, leading rote and empty lives. This feels like a nasty thing to say, even only as an implication. But Josh Tomlin is unique and you are leading a rote and empty life. Let’s begin with

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Indians 5, Red Sox 3: Hot starts, turning corners, and streaking toward .500

7:00 PM – My daughter is not happy that I’ve chosen to live recap the Indians game rather than Wheel of Fortune, but I’m bigger than her and a little richer so I get to decide. I’M A MAN. I’M FORTY! (But not really.) That said, diapers, baths and bedtime stories are likely to interfere

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The Bullpen Tranche and John Axford’s New Normal

This is probably an over-simplification, but I generally put pitchers into something like three categories: (1) I trust that guy; (2) that guy is moderately pitchable and occasionally good, though his flaws can scare me; and (3) that guy is utterly unpitchable in any situation that may determine the outcome of the game. The trick,

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Headlines

Bernie Kosar responds to being replaced, cites concussions for ‘slurred speech’

Yesterday the Browns and WKYC announced that Bernie Kosar would no longer be the color commentator for Browns preseason games on WKYC.  Today, Kosar–by way of Mary Hipp at ThinkMediaStudios–responded.  They’re none too happy, it would seem. I’ll let him tell you: I was informed yesterday by the Cleveland Browns and WKYC that I have

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