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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Browns

Madden 09 Rankings: Cleveland Browns

The ever-awaited team and player rankings for Madden 09 have been released.  Thanks to Pasta Padre, we have a team-by-team look at the depth chart for each of the squads for the upcoming season. The Browns are currently second in the AFC North with an 88 overall – the Steelers have a 94.  Even though

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Browns

Worth a Look?

The Denver Broncos released RB Travis Henry… The man who gets more love on Father’s Day than any other player in the NFL is without a team. The Broncos decided that Travis Henry wasn’t as committed to the team as he should be. You could understand the distraction I guess, the man has 9 kids.

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Indians

More Matt Holliday Talks

While the Indians dropped two-of-three in Kansas City, the talks regarding now-injured Matt Holliday are being thrown back into the mix.  This time, from Denver’s own Woody Paige: Holliday would be a significant addition for Cleveland, and the Rockies also could send best friend Garrett Atkins or Brad Hawpe. In exchange, the Rockies could seek

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Cavaliers

Expect The Unexpected

With Cleveland Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry, you never really know what’s about to happen. The 2008 NBA Draft could be no exception as Ferry prepares to work out plenty of 2nd round caliber prospects. Danny Ferry is short on NBA drafting experience. Thanks to moves of his predecessors such as trades involving Milt Palacio, Jiri

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Indians

Injuries or Excuses?

Remember this guy? It seems he has a new job. When you last saw him he was working for Saddam Hussein as the Iraqi Minister of Information. He gave us such immortal lines as “There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”, “Our initial assessment is that they will all die”and who could forget- “The

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Indians

It’s Time To Move Grady To The Three-Hole

Before I get started, here is a quick statistical breakdown of Grady Sizemore’s 2008 season thus far (team rank in parenthesis, minimum of 100 ABs): At-bats: 209 (1st) Hits: 54 (1st) Runs: 32 (1st) Doubles: 11 (1st) Home Runs: 11 (1st, tied) RBI: 30 (1st) Total Bases: 102 (1st) Walks: 33 (1st) Stolen Bases: 13

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