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World Baseball Classic deserves attention: While We’re Waiting

The 2017 World Baseball Classic has been everything anyone could want from baseball. Tense games, intense fans, and dramatic action have all highlighted the tournament.

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Indians

Nurture the debate of AL MVP: Between Innings

Controversial votes rule the day as there are many different ways and styles to set the AL MVP nominees, which is a good thing.

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Headlines

Young Indians fans talks smack to Cabrera, is rewarded with bat

Hey, did you know the Cleveland Indians have struggled against the Detroit Tigers of late? In what would end as yet another Tribe loss against the divisional rival Tigers (this one 7-3), at least one person wearing an Indians ball cap near the diamond showed a little fire — it was just too bad that

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Indians

Ball Played: Indians literally drop the ball

Sometimes, one play can summarize a larger facet of a season. No single play can ultimately change an entire season especially in the third of a six month season. One play, however, can certainly serve as a symbol for what has occurred during said season. In 2014, the defensive struggles of the entire season for the

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Next Up: Indians host the Tigers

Here’s hoping all you dads had a very nice Father’s Day on Sunday. Or, as the late, great Hall of Famer, Ralph Kiner once said while announcing for the New York Mets, “On this very special Father’s Day, we’d like to wish all of you a very happy birthday.” It seems like such a short

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Indians

C-Cap Recap: Miggy the Merciless

While the Cleveland Indians’ weekend series in Detroit included the long-awaited MLB debut of the team’s No. 1 overall prospect Francisco Lindor, what unfolded on the field looked more like a tired rerun of recent history than a promising glimpse into the future. Cleveland (29-33) dropped two of three from a Tigers club (33-30) that

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Indians

Next Up: Indians visit Detroit

The Cleveland Indians just finished a six-game homestand against the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners, two teams hovering over the basements of their respective divisions. They failed to capitalize, however, on their apparent advantage on paper and slipped back into the netherworld of sub-par performance. Starting their last homestand, the Indians had won 15 of their

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Indians Series Summary No. 2: Wham! KaPow! Splat!

We all know the old adage in baseball that good pitching beats good hitting. But when I’m reminded of it I find myself cringing and turning to the list of fallacies in deductive logic that might explain why it makes me uncomfortable. This time I’m thinking maybe it’s the “Ludic fallacy,” the failure to take

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C-Cap Recap: Home is Where the Hurt Is for Indians

From 1994 to 1999, the Cleveland Indians had a head-to-head record of 53-18 against the Detroit Tigers, including a robust 30-7 mark at Jacobs Field. In 1996 alone, they beat the Kitties all 12 times they met. That was not a rivalry. To say the script has been flipped the past few years would be

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Podcast

Detroit Tigers, Ndamukong Suh, and more with Boney – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-02

I ran down Boney again this year to talk Detroit Tigers and the A.L. Central, but we ended up talking about lots of other things too.   Detroit Tigers and the A.L. Central Are the Tigers finally done with age? Liking Cespedes as a player International amateur free agents Collective bargaining and keeping labor peace

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Headlines

LeBron James is rightfully jealous of Miguel Cabrera’s new contract

Really, who isn’t jealous of Miguel Cabrera’s new contract? His existing deal plus the eight-year extension will pay him close to $300 million in total. Last week, when asked about it by Brian Windhorst, LeBron James said he was jealous of that money, before saying he wishes the NBA “didn’t have a salary cap.” “He’s

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Yan Gomes and Miguel Cabrera get paid; Josh Gordon wants Johnny Manziel: While We’re Waiting

First and foremost: Baseball! *** First and foremost (Part II), if you haven’t cast your votes yet, now is the time to do so. WFNY is nominated for Best Sports Blog and Best Podcast in Cleveland. We do this for free and count on you all to show your support through the ballot box. It’s

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Headlines

Tigers sign Miguel Cabrera to record-setting contract extension

Someday it will stop snowing, and someday Mike Ilitch will die. But until then, the Detroit Tigers are going to spend money without regard to their (or anyone else’s) reality.  After failing to extend Max Scherzer last week, the AL Central rival Tigers decided to make two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera the highest paid player in

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Indians’ Kipnis, Santana garner AL MVP recognition

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis and catcher Carlos Santana each earned American League Most Valuable Player recognition, coming in 11th and 16th, respectively. Kipnis totaled 31 points in the voting, bringing home one fifth-place vote (Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rodgers), one sixth-place vote, three eighth- and ninth-place votes, and five 10th-place votes. The 24-year old

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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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Tigers 6 Indians 5: Demoralizing doesn’t even describe this one

It was Lou Brown who said it best:  “One day we are gonna figure out how to beat those guys.” The last three games against the first place Detroit Tigers have been absolutely demoralizing to say the least. I don’t know what it is, but every time they have seen the Indians this season, the

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Headlines

Animated: Miguel Cabrera throws gum at Ryan Raburn

In the midst of his home run trot on Sunday afternoon, Indians utility man Ryan Raburn took a wad of gum from the hand of Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera. Raburn’s home run effectively ended Tigers’ pitcher Jose Alvarez’ bid for a no-hitter in the fifth inning. Raburn, a former Detroit Tiger, cracked a

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Indians

Tigers 5, Indians 1: Scherzer Shuts Down Hot Tribe

I write these recaps four to five times a week. Over a full baseball season, some of them are so much fun to put together and they write themselves. Then there are others where you have to grasp at an angle because nothing really exciting happened. Then there are the ones with one or two

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Indians

Carlos Santana’s Coming Out Party

You probably won’t be surprised when I tell you who the best hitter in the American League has been so far this year. 1 (Oh.  You should probably read the last footnote if you care about how we’re defining “best hitter”.) Anyway, the best hitter in the American League so far this season has been Miguel

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Tribe win streak snapped: Tigers 10 Indians 4

Having won 10 of 11 and fresh off a four game sweep of Oakland, the Tribe headed north to the Motor City looking to stay hot for a weekend series against the AL Central leading Tigers. The Tigers however wanted no part of succumbing to the Indians’ winning ways and thumped the Tribe 10-4 with

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