Indians

I hope this is not good-bye

The Cleveland Indians have some difficult offseason decisions to make about their 2018 roster. The easiest one should be finding a way to keep Carlos Santana on the roster.

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Indians era comparisons: 1995 versus 2017

One team had Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, and Kenny Lofton. The other has Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Carlos Santana. So, which team is better between the 1995 and 2017 Cleveland Indians?

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Tribe, Tunes and Transport – One Fan’s Memories: October, 1995

Tony Pena’s home run in the 1995 MLB postseason for the Cleveland Indians tops the list of memories in the latest installment of this fan interview series.

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Under the C: Miller Genuine, Lucroy Lies

Andrew Clayman’s latest, digging into to all of the latest storylines with your first-place Cleveland Indians.

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Headlines

Jim Thome, Albert Belle, Frank Robinson, Charlie Jamieson to be inducted into Indians’ Hall of Fame

Heritage Park, which is already filled with 40 members of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame, will have four additional plaques come July 30.

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“Glory Days in Tribe Town” – A Discussion With Author Terry Pluto

Question: Among all of the beloved Cleveland Indians of the 1990s, what in particular do the following players have in common: Omar Vizquel, Manny Ramirez, and Sandy Alomar? Pause and consider if you like, but don’t worry. What follows is a clue, and then the answer. The clue is this: What Omar, Manny, and Sandy

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Book Excerpt: “Glory Days in Tribe Town” by Terry Pluto and Tom Hamilton

Editor’s Note: In the new book “Glory Days in Tribe Town” (softcover $15.95/ebook $9.99), Terry Pluto teams up with legendary broadcaster Tom Hamilton to tell the story of the Cleveland Indians of the 1990s. The 336-page book also includes personal recollections from dozens of Tribe fans. This excerpt looks at Albert Belle’s stunning career and

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“So this David Justice is Albert Belle’s Replacement?” Reliving Yesteryear

After forty seasons, all of Cleveland was awash in the excitement of playoff baseball. John Hart had completed what Hank Peters had begun. In the late 1980s, working under the anonymity of yet another Indians rebuild, Peters began collecting the building blocks of a true big league powerhouse. He and Hart famously identified a pool

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The Great Albert Belle Bat Caper: Reliving Yesteryear

Of course, the Chicago White Sox will neither confirm nor deny. Certainly, the Sox employ national, regional, area and international scouts for amateur prospects. All teams do. But their major league player acquisition strategy appears to be one of a kind. History bears it out.

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Multimedia, Podcast

George Pappas discusses his book about the Tribe from the 90’s – WFNY Podcast – 2014-06-12

George Pappas came on the podcast to discuss his new book, A Tribe Reborn: How the Cleveland Indians of the ’90s Went from Cellar Dwellers to Playoff Contenders (available at Amazon.) We talked about those famous teams from the 90’s from Vizquel and Thome to Albert Belle. We talked about the current Indians and also the

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A Couple Tribe Fans Share Their ‘Brush With Greatness’: Reliving Yesteryear

Do you have a story? A Cleveland Indians ‘brush with greatness’? Such a story may involve a well-known player, although this is not a necessity. My buddy Paul shared one. “So, we’re sitting there with all this gear he signed for us. Balls, photos… and a large orange poster we’d made for him, for the

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The Top Five Outfield/DH Units of the Past 20 Years

In the third of our series, we look at the best outfield/DH groupings of the past 20 years. The Jacobs/Progressive Field era has seen so many powerful bats, but easily the top of the heap came from this group. From Albert Belle to Travis Hafner, we have been blessed to see some incredible performances. But

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Podcast

Scott Raab – Browns lose, Mike Brown gets tossed, Indians idle – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-16

Scott and I had another good chat this week running down all the Cleveland sports stories worth talking about. As usual, here’s the email I sent to Scott on Sunday night… ——————— Hope you had a nice weekend. Some thoughts this fine Sunday evening… The Browns should know conclusively that Jason Campbell is a nice

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What can the Tigers teach us about the Indians attendance numbers?

I know, right? Another attendance article about the Cleveland Indians! I can’t help it. This is what I’m thinking about right now, and I have no choice but to write about the things I’m thinking about. Hopefully this won’t continue a trend of simplistic posts that are focused on singular details. Rather, I wanted to

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Headlines

Albert Belle Asked for Managerial Interview

In Paul Hoynes’ PD notebook last night, he shared what might be the most outrageous story in the Indians manager vacancy news cycle: One more candidate: Former Tribe slugger Albert Belle said he threw his hat into the ring with an email to President Mark Shapiro asking for an managerial interview. “I’m just like Robin

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Headlines

Albert Belle visits STO booth, Kipnis hits grand slam (with video)

During tonight’s Indians broadcast on STO Indians fans were treated to some time in the booth by none other than former Indians slugger, Albert Belle. As Belle was discussing his strategy when he was lucky enough to come up with the bases loaded, Jason Kipnis bombed a grand slam to right center, on the first

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Yes, I Still Love Albert Belle

They say time heals all wounds. If there is one guy who will test that theory, it is LeBron James. In 15 years, assuming he never comes back to play in Cleveland, will people ever forgive him for how he left us all in the dust? I just can’t see that ever happening. Clevelanders have

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A Little Perspective on Carlos Santana

I can still remember the feeling in my gut last year when the Tribe was playing the dastardly Boston Red Sox and Carlos Santana did (what we thought at the time was) a Joe Theisman impression.  It was soul crushing because the Indians hadn’t even been all that interesting up until the point that Santana

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Albert Belle Was “Just an Angry Black Man”

Imagine being a beat writer for a team that was supposed to compete for American League playoff contention, but has failed miserably at almost every part of the game.  You are heading to St. Louis to catch the All-Star festivities – you know, actual good baseball players – and your phone rings. On the other

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Browns, Cavaliers, Indians

10 Most Beloved Cleveland Sports Athletes

Shaq is coming to town. He’s a pretty popular guy. I was inspired by the trade and our friends at the Ghosts of Wayne Fontes. The idea here is the most beloved Cleveland sports athletes of my time. Figure a starting point of 1980. (I was 8, and really that is about the earliest I

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