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Jimmy Haslam, Michael Brantley and the band Mansions: While We’re Waiting

It’s probably not a coincidence that Jimmy Haslam sold his family’s business just a few weeks prior to former employees going on trial for a fraud scheme.

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Indians

ALDS Game 2 Video Preview: WFNY Video Shorts

ALDS Game 2 Video Preview: WFNY Video Shorts

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Headlines

CC Sabathia opens up about addiction, rehab in The Players Tribune

“So many of the major choices in my life have been baseball decisions. But this was a life decision.”

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CC Sabathia checking into rehab, will miss playoffs

All the best, big fella

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Indians

Ball played: Indians win Game 2 in only nine innings

Not only did the Cleveland Indians defeat the New York Yankees, 2-1, in Game 2 of their three-game series Wednesday night, and not only did they manage to get the job done in nine innings and in a shade under three hours, they also knocked the Yankees out of first place in the AL East. The

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Indians

CC & Bartolo: Weighing Their Careers

Heading into this week’s mini two-game series in Milwaukee, the Cleveland Indians hadn’t beaten the Brewers since June 13, 2001—a Wednesday matinee at Jacobs Field featuring a strong start from the Tribe’s then-28-year-old ace, Bartolo Colon. In retrospect, that moment in time—the summer of ’01—could be seen as a critical pivot point in the recent

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Corey Kluber: Silent Assassin

In what was a beautiful, blue-skied mid-June evening in 2008, CC Sabathia took to the bump against the Minnesota Twins, knowing that he would have to be near perfect if he were to record a win for his Indians. Just months earlier, his team was one win away from the World Series but did very

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Headlines

Tribe names Justin Masterson Opening Day starter

It was only a matter of time, but Justin Masterson has been named Opening Day starter for Cleveland when the Tribe heads to the Bay Area and takes on the Oakland As on March 31. The 28-year-old is coming off an All-Star season in which he posted a 3.45 ERA with 195 strikeouts over 193 innings.

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Indians

The Top Five Tribe Rotations of the Past 20 Years

With the 20-year anniversary of Jacobs/Progressive Field almost upon us, we will be taking a look at top-fives in each aspect of the Indians on the field.  We started last week with the bullpens and today we will move to the starting rotations. Coming up with five groups was not an easy task. Let’s be honest

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Indians

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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Indians

Yankees 6 Indians 4: Pronk and CC help sweep Tribe out of the Bronx

Seth Greenberg, former head basketball coach at Virginia Tech, now an analyst on ESPN once said after a blowout loss “sometimes you’re the dog….sometimes you’re the tree.” Well your Cleveland Indians were the tree all week as the Yankees took turns battering the Wahoos into submission. The Indians had hoped to stop their 4-11 skid

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Indians, Life Boat

Cleveland Sports Life Boat – Cleveland Indians Starting Pitchers

I am a huge fan of the Ron and Fez show on Sirius XM Satellite radio. They do a bit on the radio called life boat, and I’m borrowing it for Cleveland sports. Here’s how it works. There are four people and only three seats remaining on the life boat. You must work your way

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Headlines

Former Indians comment on Michael Bourn signing

This season the Indians have committed (we use the term loosely as the Tribe could always flip these deals) $117 million dollars to free agents. The past three off-seasons, Cleveland has spent just over $11 million total to free agents. This fact was not lost on players, current and former. That’s why Michael Bourn’s deal

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Indians

Baseball needs a taste of the NFL’s collusion

I continue to chuckle when I see pundits get angry about the NFL colluding and forcing the Cowboys and Redskins to pay for their players the way the contracts were originally designed. In the end, I take some umbrage with the use of the word “punishment” when the NFL just forced the Redskins to pay

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What the Big Three Trades Have Meant to the 2011 Indians

In 2008, the front office started the long and arduous process of ripping my heart out. In July of that year, they admitted what I wasn’t ready to: the team wasn’t good anymore.  Whether it was due to injury, poor luck, or simple regression didn’t matter.  Only that the team wasn’t good enough to win

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Indians

The Truth About Trades

Justin Masterson takes the mound tonight for the Indians, looking to improve his record to 3-0. He has given up just 2 runs in over 13 innings of work this season, for a 1.35 ERA, with a 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Carlos Carrasco bounced back from a bad first start, and has pitched well

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Cavaliers, Indians

Are the Indians Suffering From a LeBron Hangover Too?

One of the worst parts about LeBron James leaving Cleveland was for season ticket holders.  As everyone knows, Cleveland Cavaliers fans needed to be speculators and try to guess if LeBron was going to come back or not and make a decision whether to re-up before free agency completed.  I’ll give Cavs fans credit. For

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Indians

Eric Wedge and Milton Bradley Co-existing Fine in Seattle (So Far)

One of the strangest parts of Eric Wedge getting hired in Seattle was the reunion between the mustachioed grinder and the volatile outfielder, Milton Bradley.  Bradley and Wedge’s history began in Cleveland in 2003 and spring training 2004.  After a reported altercation during that spring, Bradley was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Franklin

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Indians

Acquiring Young Talent through Trades—Part One: The Pitchers

On Tuesday I tried to make you feel good about the 2011 Indians.  I told you how if things go just right, this team can compete in the AL Central.  It was a shiny, happy day.  Today I might end up making you feel sort of crummy about the 2007 Indians.  Yes, it’s a weird

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Browns

Eric Steinbach’s Mustache Key in Browns Push for a Winning Season

On Thursday, TD posted a caption contest aimed at poking fun at CC Sabathia’s blissfully self-unaware attempt to explore his New York essence and grow a new look on his face.  Pitchers often grow some sort of extreme facial hair in attempts to add a little extra bit of extra intimidation on the mound.  They

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