General, Indians

Red Sox/Rays Fight: That Didn’t Take Long

This pretty much speaks for itself. The game isn’t even over yet, and we have the video… [flv]http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2008/06/05/mlbtv_tbabos_551716_800K.flv[/flv] We knew it wouldn’t take long for this to go down. Watch Carl Crawford, and remember that he ran in from the outfield and still beat about half of the Red Sox to the mound. That speed

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Indians

About That Lonnie Chisenhall

If you’re following the MLB Draft at all, you’ve likely heard that the Indians drafted an infielder out of Pitt Junior College (actually located in North Carolina…weird) named Lonnie Chisenall with their first round selection. Before we get in depth, here is the official press release from the Indians Media Relations: CLEVELAND, OH — The

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Indians

Coco Crisp Gets Dirty

In my talks with Terry Pluto, a guy that he seems to miss is Coco Crisp. Obviously, Jason Michaels didn’t exactly pan out as planned, so you can see why. However, the video below is one of the dirtier plays I have seen in baseball for quite some time – okay, maybe like a week

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Indians

Ron Washington Doesn’t Care if Your Arm Falls Off

Don’t be fooled by the big smile…he’s the Dusty Baker of the AL. While watching last night’s game something came over me. It was a feeling I hadn’t had while watching a game in some time. I checked to be sure it wasn’t excitement, you know offense can do that to you, and since we

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Cavaliers

How About Chauncey Billups?

I know that we may be a bit late in covering this, but I felt that it was very apropos given the current state of the Cavaliers. As you all know, the Detroit Pistons have been bounced from the Eastern Conference Finals yet again. While I wish it was at the hands of the Cavs,

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Indians

Who Are These Guys?

Indians 15, Rangers 9 (box) It always happens. The minute we’re ready to write a guy off, he comes through with a huge game. We decide to give Andy Marte an “extended look” at third base to see what he can do. Casey Blake puts up seven RBI. Ryan Garko puts up a .224 average

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Indians

Can “Rick” Harness Any “Jack?”

 We knew that Tom Mastny would be getting sent back to Triple-A Buffalo, it was just a matter of time. It turns out that he’ll have someone to talk to on the bus ride, as reliever Jensen Lewis was also demoted – hopefully to work on that awful WHIP of his. In return, the Tribe

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Blogger Interviews, Browns, Cavaliers, Gladiators, Indians

Exclusive: WFNY Sits Down With Terry Pluto

It isn’t every day that a blogger gets to talk with a member of the mainstream media. I’d like to think that the odds are even slimmer if said member has been twice honored with the award of Nation’s Top Sports Columnist; not to mention one who has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize on

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General

A Trip Around the Net

Whatever you do today, don’t watch ESPN if you don’t want to hear about Joba Chamberlain’s start last night. Good grief. Full SportsCenter coverage on the main channel, then you get talking heads debating the merits of the 62 pitch no decision on ESPN2, and it wouldn’t surprise me is Classic put a temporary halt

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General

WFNY Gets “Social”

As some of you may or may not have noticed over in the Blogroll, we’ve added a few links over the past couple of days. Two of said additions are the recently created WFNY Facebook page as well as the WFNY Twitter Feed. That’s right. We embrace Web 2.0, people. Both sites enable you to

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Indians

Tom Mastny, We Hardly Knew Ye

Rangers 12, Indians 7 (box) Perhaps the Tribe should have went with Brian Slocum after all. Last night’s starter ended up being Tom Mastny, and it is never good when you go to check the box score on your phone and Jensen Lewis is pitching…in the second inning. Mastny’s first start went like so: –

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Les Levine

Big Series Begins Tonight…

Les discusses a series with playoff implications and here’s a hint- it doesn’t involve the Indians… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89yk8sec3Tk[/youtube] Count me among the surprised by the Tampa Bay Rays. I’d love to see the Rays win the East. That would be the first time since 1997 that someone other than Boston or New York won the East.

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Cavaliers

Reason #4,815,162,342 LeBron Doesn’t Need NYC

LeBron James Is Doing Just Fine On His Own Since the noise is only going to get louder, rather than continue trying to block it out, I’m instead going to embrace it and try drowning it out by adding as much to it as I can. Until the summer of 2010, the LeBron to NYC

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Indians

Westbrook Back to the DL, Lewis Recalled

Well, for the millions* of fans that had questions regarding Jensen Lewis, your answer has arrived. From the Cleveland Indians Media Relations: CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has placed RHP JAKE WESTBROOK on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, May 29th with a right elbow inflammation. To replace Westbrook’s

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Indians

Holliday Rumors Not Going Away

Buster Olney Unsure Deal Is Possible We might as well get used to hearing the Indians and Rockies trade rumors, at least until Matt Holliday and/or Garrett Atkins are dealt elsewhere or the Indians make a different deal. Otherwise, these rumors are going to keep swirling. And why shouldn’t they? A deal between the Indians

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Indians

Here Lies “Pronk”…

Travis Hafner is alive and well. The life of his bat, on the other hand, is up for debate. Nonetheless, today brings us the memorial of “Pronk,” the once-embraced nickname of our once-powerful designated hitter. Vince Grzegorek provides the obituary. Pronk, the devastating power hitter and grizzled alter-ego of Indians DH Travis Hafner, and the

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Indians

Who’s Hitting Better Than the Indians…

You mean besides everyone? I went to a Dayton Dragons game last night. They are the low A affiliate of the Reds. It was entertaining enough, they lost 10-8. The game featured 30 hits and more than 13 pitchers. When I got home I checked the Tribe score on the net, and was surprised to

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Indians, Les Levine

Memories…of the way we were!

Les takes us down memory lane in comparing these Indians to the great Cleveland teams of the past… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkzbALSAK3g[/youtube] Sandy Alomar gets a raw deal when those teams of the 90’s are mentioned. He was my favorite player, and helped start the turn around in Cleveland baseball. Dennis Martinez was another one that deserves credit

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Indians

So, Who’s Pitching Tonight?

This one may sting a bit. Not too long after Rick discussed some of the injuries that have plagued the Indians, it appears that Jake Westbrook will be heading back to the disabled list due to some elbow inflamation (read: not good). Jake is fresh off of a five-week stay on the DL, and had

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Indians

Hey, Look! Runs!

Indians 13, Rangers 9 (box) Man, we sure do put up runs against these Texas Rangers. Without a doubt, they’re putting up their share as well, but we’re like a different team when we lock horns with these guys. Part of me wants to point the finger at the fact that Texas is typically a

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