Successful athletes who break into professional sports with the local team and remain with them six years (and counting) tend to be beloved. Sure, there are times when the promise of a young athlete is dashed by injury such as with Grady Sizemore or those highly drafted players who never pan out such as Dion
Charting Cleveland Indians attendance over days spent in first place as well as a discussion about Anderson Varejao.
No more baseball, coach? A simple, poignant question amid the flurry of medals, adulation, and reflection upon the conclusion of a Teeball Little League season. A four-year-old player on my team had realized that the celebration came at a harrowing cost; no more baseball. His eyes enlarged, reddened, and finally allowed streams of teardrops to
The ultra-slim chances that I had as a Cleveland Indians fan to have Victor Martinez back in a Tribe uniform have gotten even slimmer. If the Indians’ own self-professed budgetary constraints this off-season weren’t enough, the rumor mill states that Victor prefers to stay in Detroit and will give them every chance to sign him
I can’t even begin to tell you everything that Chad Zumock (@chadzumock) and I discussed today on the podcast. Chad is an obvious veteran to talk radio and the conversation just flows. Here’s some of the stuff we discussed. Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson Roger Goodell and the NFL The Browns big win over the
After battling back, the Indians let another one slip away.
Carlos Carrasco makes history, but it’s not enough for the Tribe. We live blog the loss.
It is such a shame. How many times do the Indians draw over 100,000 fans in a weekend? I’ll tell you how many: Zero in the past three seasons. Its the first time this has happened since August of 2011. I don’t know what it is about the Indians and big crowds at Progressive Field,
In the second inning of Friday night’s Indians-Tigers game, a young fan along the third-base line was the lucky recipient of a foul ball off of the bat of former Tribe catcher Victor Martinez. Watch as he makes the perfect one-hand snag without dropping his scorecard. Even the guy rocking the short-sleeved shirt and tie was
Today after writing a post striking back at someone who I thought attacked me, so I decided to go after one of the pre-eminent Cleveland trolls, Boney. He and I have had our ups and downs and I wanted to talk over his trolling comments on Twitter and what he looks to accomplish. And as
The news that Zydrunas Ilgauskas will have his number 11 retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers coming up in March has been met mostly with praise for fans in our fair city. Outside of our bubble, others may look up and say “Zydrunas Ilgauskas? Really? Was he really that great of a player?” Retired numbers have different meanings and
7:20 PM: Good evening, all. You’re down to your third-string blogger with co-stars TD and Jon otherwise occupied, so I’m live blogging this bad boy with the Browns kicking off shortly as well! It’s the top of the second (1-2-3 on both sides in the 1st), and Zach McAllister (heretofore, referred to as “ZacMac”) just
If the Indians don’t end up winning the AL Central title, all they will have to do is point to their performance against the rival Detroit Tigers as the key reason why. They had every chance to take last night’s 4-2, 10 inning, rain-soaked loss, but just could never capitalize on their bevy of chances.
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
I spent all of yesterday on the road, going in an out of meetings. I emerged from a two and a half hour ordeal in a good place. We got a lot out of this customer visit. Little did I know how quickly my mood would change. As I looked down at my phone, I
Not long after catching wind that they will be without catcher/first baseman Victor Martinez thanks to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the Detroit Tigers opted to add highly-coveted first baseman Prince Fielder for the reported cost of $214 million over the course of nine seasons. Originally reported by Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown, the Tigers apparently jumped
This one was supposed to be a matchup of aces. The Justins, Verlander and Masterson, have owned the mound most of the year. Verlander is a lock to win the AL Cy Young award while Masterson would be in the conversation if the Indians ever gave him any sort of run support. Well for once,
I would be lying if I said that I saw what transpired in New York this weekend coming. It’s hard to predict something that awful and impotent. Unless of course you’re talking about this man. But I did think there was a good chance that we’d enter our game this evening in a virtual lock
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
That’s what I tweeted at 9:19 PM EST last night while watching the Tribe game with all my closest Twitter friends. Much to my surprise everyone responded exactly as I hoped. People were giving me non-sarcastic, non-snarky things that they actually liked. From Twix bars, bubble baths, lifting weights, and puppies all the way to