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Customer Service: Indians help out fan who caught two HR balls

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 began as a normal day for 24-year-old insurance agent Jacob McMichael. Nothing out of the ordinary foreshadowed the incredible night that was to follow. Perhaps the out of the ordinary should have been expected for Jacob, as he has attended Cleveland Indians games since 1995, when his first game coincided with Albert Belle’s

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Ball Played: Indians RISP-phobia

The Cleveland Indians have had their share of offensive frustration in 2015. Despite a middle of the pack ranking in runs per game1 , it has often seemed like the Indians have let many run scoring opportunities go to waste. No game epitomized that frustration more than the Wednesday night’s against the Seattle Mariners, in which the

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Ball Played: Sea witch Urshela makes Indians debut in 3-2 loss

Columbian born Giovanny Urshela was signed as an international free agent by the Cleveland Indians during the summer of 2008, the same summer when Lonnie Chisenhall was a first round draft pick of the Tribe. Chisenhall was coming out of college, three years older than Urshela, and had a more advanced bat, and his path to MLB

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Indians embrace advanced pitching development

The Cleveland Indians need to be bold if they are going to compete in a sports league with franchises spending twice as much on payroll, while those teams also make more profit1. With their first three selections in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft, the Cleveland Indians made the daring decision to draft high school pitchers

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NBA Finals reaffirm Kevin Love’s desire to stay in Cleveland

It’s tough to look forward to the summer while the Cleveland Cavaliers a vying for a championship, but there were some silver linings to be had in Thursday night’s Game 1 loss to the  Golden State Warriors. Though letting a double-digit lead slip away in the overtime loss, injured power forward Kevin Love told ESPN.com’s

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WFNY Stats & Info: Statistical Mythbusters on Cavaliers-Warriors

Oakland, California is the place to be, as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. There are many statistical and passionate preview pieces along with some fantastic write-ups to help Cavs fans brush up on the Warriors team. However, as the national media and fans

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Ball Played: Corey’s special Ks not enough in KC

The Kansas City Royals were determined to not allow Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber to work them deep into counts, which inevitably seem to end in strike outs. The Royals entered Wednesday’s game still as the most difficult team to strike out in baseball, while also leading in batting average. The Royals, however, also had

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Ball Played: C is for Carrasco, and that’s good enough to win

Was the solid month of May that the Cleveland Indians just completed with historic feats by Jason Kipnis the result of improved overall play, or the result of an easier schedule? Either of those narratives could be argued as the Indians’ defense definitely improved1 , but the Indians also did not win a series against a team

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Fighting culture of negativity, FIFA, and B.B. King: While We’re Waiting

Hi, everybody! You’ve tried the best, now try the rest as I take a fill-in day for Andrew “The Rock” Schnitkey, and please try to remember that inflammable means flammable (what a country!). I always have a bunch of random thoughts that sometimes meld into a consistent thread, so we shall see where my mind

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Ball Played: Indians continue Cleveland celebration

The Cleveland Indians missed a fantastic opportunity on Tuesday night as fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers spilled out from Quicken Loans Arena in pure jubilation to chaotically celebrate the Cavs punching their NBA Finals ticket for the first time since 2007. Many of those fans found their way to the gates of Progressive Field. Michael

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Ball Played: Indians cannot hang on by their fingernails in loss

Going into Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, it had been mentioned but not truly quantified that the Cleveland Indians offense has been much improved during the month of May. Much of the offensive improvement is rightfully attributed to the outstanding month of Jason Kipnis, but the overall team statistics have risen more than

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Ball Played: Prince Fielder taunts Indians in Rangers win

Since the Cleveland Indians won a three-game series less than two weeks ago in Arlington against the Texas Rangers, both teams have been winning as many games as any outfit in baseball. The Indians took three out of four games from the Chicago White Sox and swept the Cincinnati Reds in an interleague showdown1 to climb within

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Ball Played: Shaun Marcum rules the night for Indians

Shaun Marcum is the type of pitcher who is easy to root for. He was not a blue chip prospect, and he actually transferred from the University of Missouri to Missouri State University to get noticed by MLB scouts as he excelled on their 2003 College World Series team. Despite that achievement, however, he was still

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Ball Played: Bauer defeats Indians’ man of constant sorrow

On May 7, 2015 Jose Quintana made his MLB debut for the Chicago White Sox against the Cleveland Indians. At the time, he was seemingly a random left-handed pitcher from Columbia whom the White Sox needed in long relief after starter Phil Humber had surrendered eight runs in less than three innings of work. In

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NFL Films’ “A Football Life” to produce episode covering Paul Brown’s legacy

Earlier today, WFNY’s Craig Lyndall wrote, “Everything we think we know about ‘NFL head coaches’ is based largely on generalizations rooted in mythical archetypes we’ve created.” Well, many of those mythical archetypes are based on the life and career of Paul Brown. It should come as no surprise that NFL Films announced that their “A Football

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Ball Played: Kluber versus Sale

It is really difficult for a team to be doing as poorly as the Cleveland Indians are in the standings considering some of the individual performances they have had. For instance, the top four starters are so strong that they have masked the complete destruction that comes when Zach Chenhouse1 starts. The starting rotation ranks second in

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For Adriana

Last week, the Cleveland Indians announced that utility player extraordinaire Mike Aviles was taking an extended leave of absence from the team, as he learned that his four-year-old daughter, Adriana, had been diagnosed with leukemia. It might be presumptuous for me to express my thoughts, as I do not know Mike Aviles or his family. I

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Ball Played: Kluber’s 18K gem gives Indians new life

Sometimes, it is only from the depths of frustration that one can create an assemblage of beauty. Sometimes, it takes the threat of having everything taken away to create the proper focus required. Seven starts into the 2015 Cleveland Indians season, Corey Kluber was still searching for his first win, as well as the first win for

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Ball Played: Surprise! Defense and ex-Tribe bats haunt Indians

The St. Louis Cardinals are the epitome of a well-run franchise1 . It might be impossible to know if it is more imperative to draft the correct player or develop the player correctly, but the Cardinals have the best assembly line coming out of their farm system in MLB. Yadier Molina, Matt Adams, Kolten Wong,

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Bode Plots: Analyzing Indians starters

The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has been frustrating to follow thus far. The season began with lofty expectations propped up by the team becoming the national darlings of the now analytic-friendly media. The Indians even managed to win their opening series against the Houston Astros who have unexpectedly been one of the best teams in

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