Indians

From the Beating a Dead Horse Department…

The Tribe coming home for a series against Oakland will likely be well-received.  However, if Eric Wedge decides to go with Jason Michaels for the entire series, here’s a quick peak of what our left fielder has been able to produce at Progressive Field thus far… That’s some “spray chart,” Jason…

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Buckeyes

Archie Griffin: Credit Where Credit Is Due

Despite a lot of nationwide disdain for Big Ten football, the AOL FanHouse is running a series of posts that are counting down the 10 best, worst and weirdest moments in Conference history.  Yesterday afternoon, Mark Hasty touched on what many football fans feel is a player with records that will likely never be broken:

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Cavaliers

Welcome Back Daniel Gibson, Defense

 Over the last few games, the Cavaliers have had their share of second-half collapse.  Thankfully, the tables were turned last night as LeBron and Company went into halftime down by four, only to hold the Nets to 30 total points in the second half (with only nine in the fourth quarter) to come out on

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Indians

Well, At Least We Had That One Inning

Obviously, the expectations for today’s offense were not too high.  It didn’t help that Paul Byrd gave up six earned runs in only three innings on the hill.  But regardless of who’s pitching, to give up four home runs (one of which was a grand slam) is rarely going to win you baseball games.  No

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Indians

Martinez, Outfield Production Given Day Off

Just checking the lineup for today’s game, set to square off in about 15 minutes.  In a non-surprising move, Victor Martinez will be given the day off.  Not only is this a day game that following a night game, but the veteran Paul Byrd will be taking the hill.  Thus, Kelly Shoppach will be behind

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Browns

Just When You Thought You’ve Seen It All…

I feel like I’m repeating myself with all of this “Pittsburgh Steeler Arrest” talk, but this one may take the cake.  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that one of the actors that portrays Steely McBeam, the mascot of the Steelers, was arrested for DUI.  Kenneth Hahey, 24, of Mt. Washington was charged with drunken driving after

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Cavaliers

LeBron James, Kevin Garnett Playoff Promo

Though the Cavaliers aren’t exactly taking the world (or Eastern conference, for that matter) by storm, LeBron James continues to be the face of the NBA. Here’s hoping that his marketability can at least stick around through a few rounds of the post-season. For now, check out the promotional video that pits James against Boston’s

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Indians

Paging Ben Francisco…

Over the last week, I have made it quite apparent that I am not a fan of the Jason Michaels experience.  Even worse was the game a few nights back that saw Michaels play along with typical platoon-peer David Dellucci.  Jamey Carroll got the starting nod at second base last night, meaning that the two-hole

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Indians

Victor Martinez Returns, But…

 To say that Victor Martinez’s return was not beneficial would be a lie.  Placing his switch-hitting bat back into the lineup, allowing Ryan Garko to provide some pop at the bottom, is huge for this team.  V-Mart responded with a 2-for-4 evening, and a huge RBI-double in the top of the ninth.  But if you scroll

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Indians

Joe Borowski Will See Your Blown Save and Raise You One Better

Let the chatter commence.  If you didn’t like Joe Borowski before last night, you sure aren’t liking him this morning.  While Fausto Carmona wasn’t exactly sharp (four hits, five walks) through six innings, he managed to get out of his jams by only allowing one unearned run thanks to a throwing error by Casey Blake.  If anything,

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Indians

Kenny Lofton Wants To Get Paid

I know that there are plenty of Tribe fans out there wondering what Kenny Lofton is up to this season. I mean, how can’t you wonder when you see Jason Michaels gallivanting about left field day in and day out. Of course, nostalgic fans were appeased last season when the team brought Lofton back for

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Cavaliers

Weighing Options With Eric Snow

 Though Eric Snow has been sporting a suit more often than a jersey (well, warm-ups) over the past few months, Brian Windhorst chimes in today with a solid piece on the inner-battle that Danny Ferry and the Cavs may be facing with Snow and his injured knee.  There is no denying that Snow’s future as a

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Cavaliers

“The LeBron Card”

And so it continues.  With each move that the New York Knicks appear to have on the itinerary, we continue to have to consider the LeBron impact.  If we do this, what will LeBron think?  What about if we do that?  It makes you wonder how a team can operate when they’re more focused on another team’s player than

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Indians

Back to .500

Another pitcher’s dual, but this one came out on the Tribe’s side as a two-run seventh was enough to top the A’s and give Cliff Lee some much-needed mental easing.  Lee allowed four hits and a walk through 6 and 2/3, while striking out four and notching his first win of the season.  He didn’t do

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Browns

Brandon McDonald: Possible Starter? Webmaster?

With the trade of veteran cornerback Leigh Bodden to Detroit this offseason, the Browns will need to find someone to start opposite second-year DB Eric Wright. In the few games that Wright missed towards the end of last season, Cleveland’s fifth-round selection Brandon McDonald saw some extra time and turned some heads. Apparently, he turned

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Cavaliers

Wanted: Second Half Intensity

Magic 101 – Cavaliers 86 (Box) The good news is that Ben Wallace looked like he knew what he was doing last night with his nine rebounds, four blocks and a steal. I guess we can ignore his 0-for-1 from the floor (another miss from point-blank range), as we didn’t bring him here for his

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Indians

What’s Wrong With C.C.?

Fresh of a Cy Young award-winning campaign, C.C. Sabathia arguably didn’t finish off last season as many would have hoped. Nearly all of spring training focused more on what the Indians and Sabathia would be doing in terms of a contract come next season, while we all fail to realize that we still have this

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Browns

Getting Back Into The First Round?

Not all too long ago, we had a poll on the sidebar asking the readers which position they felt needed to be upgraded the most in the Browns’ off-season.  Obviously, attention was focused on the defensive side of the ball, and our prayers were figuratively answered as Phil Savage added several key pieces to the

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Buckeyes, Cavaliers, Minutes

04/04 Morning Minute: At Least We Have the NIT

At least LeBron couldn’t see the 17-point lead disappear Unreal. That’s really the only term I have been able to come up with this morning. Double-digit leads and a seven-footer with an open attempt at a dunk that could seal the deal. Only to wind up like that Sprite commercial where the guy gets rejected

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Indians

Could Barry Bonds Be Joining The AL Central?

Barry Bonds, perennial first-ballot Hall-of-Famer (assuming he doesn’t go to jail in the near future), remains an unsigned free agent withing Major League Baseball.  While the President of the San Francisco Giants wants nothing to do with their former slugger, there have been rumors of him landing just a bit north of San Fran as

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