An essay from TD Dery in the wake of the 2016 Cleveland Indians being one run shy of becoming MLB Champions.
Since word first leaked that ESPN would be putting together one of their critically acclaimed 30 For 30 documentaries about our fair city and its sports teams, I couldn’t help but be excited and sick all at once. I will admit to being very conflicted. A big part of me felt as though I didn’t
Is the outfield grass any greener?
The old saying is a picture says 1,000 words. This one says 40,000. It’s the middle of the summer. OK, so the weather in Cleveland was less than ideal Tuesday night, but even if it was (and has been at times), people still are not filing in to watch the Indians take the field. Even
This was our night. You could just feel it. The Indians, playing much better baseball of late, jumped out in front of the red-hot Kansas City Royals 4-0 early. The middle of the order power threat Brandon Moss would go deep and one of the Tribe’s four horsemen, Trevor Bauer, was once again looking dominant.
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
When Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti and his team set off for San Diego and the Winter Meetings last week, there were two things at the top of their wish list: Adding a middle-of-the-order bat and improving the pitching staff. Earlier this month, they were able to cross the first item off with the acquisition of
So, you all wanted more power in the lineup? Well now you’ve got it. The Cleveland Indians shipped a prospect out and brought in an All-Star. Nice to be on the other side of things for once, isn’t it? Brandon Moss, a 31-year old power hitter with two years left of team control, is your new
The 2014 MLB Winter Meetings week is here! There has been lots of speculation and rumors already leading up the the convention of GMs, agents, and players looking for work that will take place at the Hilton Bayfront in beautiful San Diego, California. What, you thought it was going to be in Milwaukee? Every team comes to
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.
Its the day before Thanksgiving and most of you aren’t working. Make sure that you all enjoy your holiday weekend and be safe. Think about what you are thankful for and appreciate it. If you read my piece from Monday about my late father, you know what I am talking about. Eat, drink, be merry,
Where were you ten years ago today? What was your life like? Like you, I was a much different person. I was 28 years old, living in Chicago, happily married to my college sweetheart, and hoping to soon have children. Things were good. Other than my dog recently taking up residency in my bed, I
In the seven o’clock hour Wednesday night, Cleveland’s own Corey Kluber, the out-of-nowhere ace of the Indians, was named the AL Cy Young Award winner. Kluber’s 2014 season was legendary and the best part of it was almost nobody saw it coming. As his teammates will all tell you, nobody works harder and deserves this
Would Ubaldo JImenez in an Indians uniform again frighten you?
It’s Wednesday, and your boy is back. I spent last week in Orlando for a work conference. Let me just say there is nothing worse than landing at home after a week on the road on a Friday night at 9:45. I watched Thursday night’s Cleveland Browns from the road at a random bar and was
Hi. My name is TD and I’m in love with Colt McCoy.
TD takes a look at Ned Yost and the behavior of certain NFL Fans.
It is Wednesday, it is the Tribe’s offseason, so that means its WWW time for yours truly. Before we get into this, I just want to give a shoutout to the beautiful city of San Diego, where I spent parts of Monday and Tuesday. What a beautiful and clean city. The downtown area seems all
Dr. Smooth takes the number one spot for the second year in a row.
The Wednesday WWW was manned by the great Rick Grayshock, who has since moved onto other endeavors. It will be a tough act to follow him, but on most Wednesdays during the Tribe offseason, I will be taking this space over. So wish me luck and I hope you enjoy my spin. Did you know