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Ball Played: Gasoline and matches a bad mix for Cody Allen

Just when it seems impossible for this 2015 Cleveland Indians season to reach a higher level of frustration, it ratchets up the meter a couple notches. The Indians should have absolutely swept the Los Angeles Angels this week. Instead, they lost the series and were nearly swept. The Wednesday afternoon getaway game might have been

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For the Love of Lonnie

Everyone has their own personal biases. I am no exception, and I am absolutely unapologetic for the soft spot in my heart for pre-prime-year players1 who have shown dedication toward improving their craft and have demonstrated some ability, even if they have yet to put it all together. Therefore, not one person should turn their

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Ball Played: Gio flexes muscle to save Cookie’s gem

As the night had long turned into early morning for those on the North Coast attempting to keep their bleary eyes open long enough to see the outcome of the game, Giovanny Urshela attempted to be aggressive on the basepaths in the 10th inning, but his aggressiveness turned into impatience when the Los Angeles Angels (of

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Weekend Recap: Indians split series thanks to starters and Lonnie

The Cleveland Indians traveled westward to Oakland, California for a four-game series against the AL-worst Oakland Athletics with the hopes of continuing their momentum from a 12-run outburst against the Kansas City Royals in the last game of an otherwise miserable homestand1 . The pitching remained golden in the Golden State; however, the lineup brought

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Browns Training Camp: A new shade of camouflage?

The 2015 Cleveland Browns unexpectedly unveiled new uniforms on the field during Training Camp, and they were a huge shift from uniforms of the past. No, not the regular season changes that were announced months ago. Those were a slight change in the hue of orange with an updated font and some small style changes.

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Browns Training Camp: Defense wins first day in pads

The 2015 Cleveland Browns are expected to rely on their defense and running game throughout the season. The first day in pads demonstrated that the defense is ahead of the offense at least early in camp. Mike Pettine carried over his tradition of having a competition at the end of each practice. On Saturday, coach

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Indians trade Marc Rzepczynski to San Diego for Abraham Almonte

The Cleveland Indians had one last trade to sneak in just ahead of the 2015 MLB trade deadline. They traded left-handed reliever Marc “Scrabble” Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres in exchange for 26 year old Abraham Almonte (ESPN’s Keith Law was the first to report though he misspelled Rzepczynski in his rush). Scrabble was

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Embrace crying in baseball

No more baseball, coach? A simple, poignant question amid the flurry of medals, adulation, and reflection upon the conclusion of a Teeball Little League season. A four-year-old player on my team had realized that the celebration came at a harrowing cost; no more baseball. His eyes enlarged, reddened, and finally allowed streams of teardrops to

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Ball Played: Incredible Indians bash AL-best Royals as losing streak expires

The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has played out much like the end of the first act in the animated superhero movie The Incredibles. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were the opening demonstration of the individual powers for players on the team and included AL MVP nominations, Silver Slugger, and Cy Young Awards. However, the 2015 season

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Ball Played: Indians say Goodbye to the Good Guy (but not to losing streak)

Good Guy David Murphy had some good times with the Cleveland Indians. He was not part of the 2013 playoff team, but he was an extremely useful platoon hitter in his 213 games with the team. He would complete his time with a .273/.327/.402 slash line and a 104 OPS+, which were all quite close

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Ball Played: A three-hour tour (Indians lost at sea and to Royals)

Both sounded like such fine ideas. Whether a quick oceanic voyage from a tropic port or a baseball season from a highly touted team. However, such fine ideas can turn out tragic once put into practice. Sometimes, events like a bad storm can sneak up on you and force you to crash into a hopeless

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Cavaliers

Revisiting Delly Fever with the best post-Game 3 tweets

Lest we forget, it was only a couple months back that Delly Fever infected wide swaths of Greater Cleveland. With the news that the Cleveland Cavaliers are officially retaining Delly by way of him signing a one-year deal, let us revisit the magical after-shocks of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, when Maryborough’s finest captured imaginations everywhere. Matthew

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Indians to unveil Larry Doby statue amidst weekend festivities

The Cleveland Indians have been scuffling on the field as their chances at the postseason seem to decrease at nearly a direct proportional rate of the increase in trade rumors each day. However, the Indians continue to show some great customer service by jam-packing the weekend with festivities including the long-awaited unveiling of the Larry

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Ball Played: Bauer and bats sour for Indians

The Cleveland Indians spent Thursday afternoon mired in rampant speculation and rumor about many of their players being subject to trade talks. The Indians then spent their night watching their bitter rival Chicago White Sox dominate them by a final score of 8-1. The players discussed ranged from current Triple-A Columbus Clippers Lonnie Chisenhall and

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians listening to offers for Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco is the latest Cleveland Indian to see his name floated on the trade market, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Cleveland Indians have been listening to offers for their starting pitchers. He goes on to state that conversations centered around Carlos Carrasco have been had between the Indians and the Toronto

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Bode Plots: Which type of contact is affecting Indians batters the most?

With the Cleveland Indians continuing their struggles hitting with RISP1 , there has been an added emphasis among analysts and fans to uncover how much of their struggles are luck versus skill. In particular, there has been an emphasis on the amount of hard hit balls. However, there is a possibility that focus is on

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Ball Played: Dr. Smooth and the Francisco Kid defeat Anderson’s Mr. Regression

If Tuesday night was Major League night in Milwaukee, then Wednesday’s day game must have been ’90s day. There was not an overabundance of flannel, acid-washed jeans, or Starter jackets, nor did Nirvana and the Stone Temple Pilots dominate batters’ walkup music selections. Instead, the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers combined for 31 hits and

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Minor League news: Clint Frazier MiLB CF-of-the-week, Bradley Zimmer continues hot July

With the 2015 Cleveland Indians continuing to have a gigantic hole in center field both offensively and defensively, Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer are competing against each other to be the Indians long-term solution. Clint Frazier has fallen behind in that competition as Frazier remains in the High-A Carolina League for the Lynchburg Hillcats, while

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Fangraphs Trade Value Rankings: Four Indians make top 50

Fangraphs released their annual trade value rankings over the All-Star break that attempts to gauge the most valuable players in MLB as a function of talent, age, and contract status. So, younger players with more team control will usually win out over older players even if the youth have statistics that lag slightly behind as

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Multimedia

Ronda Rousey responds to Cardale Jones

The 2015 ESPY Awards themselves may not have gone the way that the Ohio State Buckeyes faithful may have wanted, but the night was further enhanced by a series of tweets from the only starting quarterback to ever win a College Football Playoff championship, Cardale “12 Gauge” Jones. Jones both pursued and elicited a video

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