WWW

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?

Read More...

Headlines

Cleveland in line to host the 2019 All-Star game?

Move over, RNC…

Read More...

Headlines

Jason Kipnis strikes out, plays decent defense in All-Star Game

Jason Kipnis didn’t start the 2015 MLB All-Star Game — he finished third among American League second basemen with about 4.7 million fan votes — but he saw a decent bit of action in the 6-3 American League victory. He entered Tuesday night’s game in the bottom of the fifth inning, replacing Houston Astros second baseman Jose

Read More...

WWW

Selecting All-Stars and making friends at Starbucks: While We’re Waiting…

Ed’s Note: Scott Sargent is on vacation, so Jessica Forrester is filling in this morning. When Scott asked me to pinch-hit for him on today’s While We’re Waiting, he said “the only rule is that there are no rules.” That’s really great, because I’d like to spend the next few minutes talking to you about

Read More...

Indians

When will Cleveland host the MLB All-Star Game again?

This month, for the first time since 1997, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game returns to Ohio. Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati will host baseball’s best and brightest for the 86th Midsummer Classic. Hosting the All-Star Game presents a platform for the host city/region to promote not only its ballclub but also its local culture

Read More...

Headlines

Jason Kipnis named to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game

After not winning the fan vote to be the starting second baseman on the American League team in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, the Indians Jason Kipnis was named as a reserve on the AL team on Monday. Kipnis was voted in as an AL reserve by the Player Ballot. His selection to the All-Star Game is

Read More...

Headlines

Terry Francona heading to the 2014 All-Star Game

The Tribe’s outlook on the All-Star reserve front just got a little better. On Wednesday, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell appointed Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona to serve on his staff for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game which is set to be held in Minnesota in a little over one month. Francona has twice

Read More...

Headlines

Lonnie Chisenhall, All-Star? While We’re Waiting…

Are you in tune with DiamondView? Well if you’re a Tribe fan, you should be. It’s been discussed in the past, but given a recent post by Cleveland’s Alex Kaufmann over at ESPN’s Sweetspot Blog, it’s worth bringing up again. DiamondView is the team’s proprietary analytical tool that has led to decisions from not extending

Read More...

Podcast

MLB All-Star game, Fixing baseball, future of football and more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-07-18

Always good to catch up with Jon. He had a night available and I was starting my vacation, so I had to log in and fire up the notebook to do it. It was a typical meandering podcast. Being a creature of habit and a bit of a completist The summer movie podcast and whether

Read More...

Headlines

MLB News: Jason Kipnis doubles home a run in AL’s 3-0 win

The Cleveland Indians sent 2 representatives to the All-Star game. Justin Masterson did not get the opportunity to pitch. Jason Kipnis did get to enter the game in the 7th inning replacing Boston’s Dustin Pedroia, who came into the game in the first inning for Robinson Cano, who was hit by a pitch. (X-rays were

Read More...

Headlines

Elias projections tab Masterson, Kipnis, Santana as All-Stars

MLB All-Star voting ended last night at 11:59 p.m. The rosters are set to be announced on Saturday. In all likelihood, there will probably be one or perhaps two Cleveland Indians in the 2013 exhibition at Citi Field. But, according to the statistical projections of the Elias Sports Bureau, there should be three. Starting pitcher

Read More...

Indians

Jason Kipnis, All-Star?

It’s an annual exercise in disappointment. When the updated All-Star balloting was released earlier this month, only Carlos Santana and Mark Reynolds were among the top-five at their respective positions. The voting that had taken place prior to this release largely occurred during a run where the Indians could not lose. The starting pitchers were motoring, the

Read More...

General

While We’re Waiting… Cavalier Homework Assignments, Dan Fegan, Indians All-Star Game Moments

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Here are some homework assignments for three Cavalier players, starting off with The Kid: “Kyrie Irving is by far the best player that wears

Read More...

Indians

Indians Notes: Kipnis as Leader, Chisenhall Returns, Strength of Schedule

There aren’t particularly too many Browns storylines right now and my brother and I covered many of the pivotal NBA ones yesterday, so today is Tribe time. Check out my usual WFNY Wednesday Wahoos for more of my regular Tribe coverage. — Who are the new Cleveland Indians? Of course, people reminisce all the time

Read More...

Headlines

Indians’ Chris Perez Gave All-Star Ring to His Father

The morning of the All-Star game there was a family brunch for the players and their families. Before entering the brunch, they handed out All-Star rings. When I picked mine up, they asked me to try it on. (I already had planned to give the ring to my Dad, so I had told them to

Read More...

General

While We’re Waiting…Asdrubal Cabrera to Start MLB All Star Game, Massaquoi in Jeopardy, MLB Trade Market

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Asdrubal is your ASG starter and his predecessor Jhon Peralta now joins him on the team – amazing: “Asdrubal Cabrera is where he belongs.

Read More...

General

While We’re Waiting…Tribe All-Stars, LRMR & Cavs, Pryor & Browns

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Potential Tribe All-Stars: “After Cabrera it gets a little dicey in figuring out who may also represent the Tribe in the Midsummer Classic.  The

Read More...

Guest Post, Indians

An Early Look at Possible A.L. All-Stars

We’ve heard from Al DiFranco a couple times this season. Today he offers up his take on the A.L. All-Star possibilities. I won’t give away how many Indians make his list. You’ll have to read. We are only beginning the eighth week of baseball’s marathon regular season, but this has been a season like none

Read More...

Indians

DiBiasio Shares Bob Feller Stories

If there was anyone that would’ve been thrilled to see the Indians get off to such a great start, it is Bob Feller. Especially the way that the Indians are winning- namely with great pitching. Feller of course is the Hall of Fame pitcher that the Cleveland community lost this past winter at the age of

Read More...

General

Top 5 Memorable Cleveland All Star Moments

NBATV was replaying highlights of the dunk contests from years past all week and I stumbled upon the 1997 Dunk Contest from Gund Arena.  I remember attending the All Star Saturday night as a youngster but remembered few details from the night.  I was reminded during this week’s replay of Cleveland Cavalier Bob Sura’s participation

Read More...