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Does MLB need ESPN for its future? While We’re Waiting

MLB is struggling from a lack of superstar marketability. ESPN is losing subscribers. What will happen when MLB’s next TV deal expires in 2021?

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So this is what it’s like to be a baseball dad: While We’re Waiting

It’s the Friday after a July 4th-shortened week. Let’s send this weekend out with a bang.

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Expectations and the 2017 Cleveland Indians: While We’re Waiting

A discussion about baseball, expectations, and the Cleveland Indians, as well as the latest Sixty Second Kicks featuring the OG “Royal” Jordan 1.

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So You Won the Pennant Last Season. Now What?

WFNY’s Corey Barnes looks back at what the Indians have historically produced the year after a pennant.

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The (Swerving) Spectrum of Sportswriting: While We’re Waiting

A look at the transition of basketball writing from opinion to analytical over the course of the last several years.

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My existential crisis with baseball: While We’re Waiting…

Baseball season is just a week away. There are plenty of things to be excited about for this season, but is it too little too late to bring back fans?

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Waiting is the Hardest Part

The Cleveland Indians have not won the World Series in a while. How do their postseason accomplishments and droughts stack up against the rest of the clubs?

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Throw like a girl

Any of us that have played Little League likely remember a similar moment when a girl was either placed on your team or showed up on the opposing team. Tensions were raised and awareness was heightened as no one wanted to be the player that gave up a hit or was put out by the

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Baseball is better than football

I did not always feel this way. Football can be addictive. The strategies in having eleven men work together seamlessly in hopes of obtaining a goal can be beautiful to watch, and breaking down the individual components that make plays happen is satisfying to an analytical mind. However, as I have grown older, moved away

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¡Béisbol! While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, boys and girls. I hope you all had a splendid Easter watching the Cavaliers top the Bulls in addition to all of the other cool, candy-filled things that went down on a gorgeous Cleveland Sunday. We’ll have plenty to discuss over the next 24 hours, including a team that just so happened to

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Indians defense no longer a comedy of errors

In simple terms, the 2014 Cleveland Indians defense was a comedy of errors. The laughs extended to several comically range-limited defenders as well as some unfortunate injuries at key positions. The defense was so poor that the Indians ranked in last place in both Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and in Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR). They were

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Baseball is fine, but MLB could use some tweaks (Part 3)

Third verse, same as the first: Baseball is not broken. Baseball is as beautiful a sport as it has ever been. The art of hitting a baseball with an elongated, rounded bat has amazingly persevered through the generations as something that is worth attempting. The drama that builds during crucial games is incredible as every

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More about fixing baseball (even as it remains just fine…): While We’re Waiting…

What’s up everyone? You know what time it is? It’s time to read Craig’s thoughts from Thursday when he had a chance to write up this here post! I really hope nothing happened while I was sleeping to make me look silly today. Let’s talk some baseball, shall we? Speeding up the game of baseball…

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Play Ball: Indians spring season begins with McAllister audition

Finally, the long winter season without baseball games has ended as the Cleveland Indians opened the Cactus League season with a game against their spring baseball partner Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday afternoon. Given that the Indians brought back nearly everyone and did not make any big moves in the offseason (with apologies to Brandon Moss),

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Baseball is fine, but MLB could use some tweaks (Part 2)

I repeat: Baseball is not broken. Baseball is as beautiful a sport as it has ever been. The art of hitting a baseball with an elongated, rounded bat has amazingly persevered through the generations as something that is worth attempting. The drama that builds during crucial games is incredible as every single pitch can have

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Baseball is fine, but MLB could use some tweaks (Part 1)

Baseball is not broken. Baseball is as beautiful a sport as it has ever been. The art of hitting a baseball with an elongated, rounded bat has amazingly persevered through the generations as something that is worth attempting. The drama that builds during crucial games is incredible as every single pitch can have more meaning

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The Ten Percent That Matters: Indians Spring Training Notes

Reams of information are digitally thrown around during Spring Training. In the end, I would estimate that only 10% of it really matters. The catch? We will not know which 10% until May (at the earliest). All Cleveland Indians fans should be informed, however, so I will post the potentially important nuggets of information and we

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Terry Francona and Nick Swisher discuss MLB’s Pace of Play rule changes

Rob Manfred, baseball’s new commissioner, has been on the job for a short period of time, but has already shown that he is not afraid to push Major League Baseball in new directions if he believes said changes will make for a better product for the fans.1 It was during just last season that Keith Olbermann

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Charting Expectations for the Indians by Kluber’s Enthusiasm

The genesis for this article was actually spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). He has graciously allowed me to completely mangle it by extending the concept to the Indians and the player who wears his emotions as outwardly as anyone ever has. If you

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Brandon Moss and Jason Kipnis: Early storylines coming out of Goodyear

On Wednesday, I explained some of the reasons Spring Training matters to me. In doing so, I neglected to discuss anything about the actual pitchers and catchers reporting for the Cleveland Indians. Well, the Tribe did have their official opening of Spring Training and MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports that most of the players are already in Goodyear

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