Summer, baseball, and Julio Franco hitting have been the constants of the calendar months June through September of my entire life until the year of our Lord 2017 when Franco finally retired- unofficially.
Mike Napoli was a lot of fun, but how high does he rank among recent one-year players for the Cleveland Indians?
Oh, no. That look. My little brother had sent a letter to our mother from Fort Benning, Georgia, and had included a DA (Department of the Army) photograph. A wallet-sized close up, with the U.S. flag behind him and to his right. Wearing a helmet and an expression that screamed, “I do NOT belong here.”
Roger is like a brother to me. And for good reason: he is. Almost four years younger than me, he turned 50 on May 1. I texted him, asking if he is supposed to be buying a sports car or something. By that age, haven’t you entered “mid-life crisis” territory? When I was in college
The ageless one Julio Franco is continuing his baseball career, this time in Japan. Franco, at the spry age of 56, has agreed to be the player-manager for Ishikawa Million Stars in Japan, according to the team via the Wall Street Journal. Ishikawa Million Stars of the Japan’s independent Baseball Challenge League will begin their
Scott and I spent a lot of time talking Tribe today. We also touched on Brian Hoyer and whether we should be talking about it or not and also the Chuck Klosterman controversy with the Cleveland Browns. Scott Raab will be on the Ken Carman show weekly every Friday at 9 PM Talking about not
In what is another sign of the Indians’ heyday of the mid-90s being a distant memory, several members of the teams to make it to the 1995 and 1997 World Series have been named to the latest release of the MLB Hall of Fame ballot. Kenny Lofton, Sandy Alomar Jr., Julio Franco and Jose Mesa
What is the greatest uniform number in Cleveland sports history? A number significant to more than just one of the three pro franchises? Today the third part of the week long series… Some might argue that LeBron is all you need for this number to make the list. In my mind however, one transcendent player