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Tribe watches game slip away, will try tonight to put away the Yanks

The Indians had a chance yesterday to take the Yankees behind the woodshed and put the country out of its misery. Unfortunately, they couldn’t finish the act and we are subjected to more over-priced pinstripes. I just finished reading a column by Howard Bryant of ESPN who seems to think that the Indians are in

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ALCS Game 6 Preview

ALCS Game 6 Saturday, October 20, 2007 Fenway Park – Boston, Massachusetts Fausto Carmona vs Curt Schilling 8:00 PM EST I’m not going to break this thing down with any kind of statistical analysis or anything like that. Mostly, because none of it really matters at this point. All that matters is which pitcher steps

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Will You Be Watching?

And Do You Care Who Wins? As I was flipping through the stations last night trying to decide what to watch next, I happened to flip by the World Series. It took me 0.4 seconds, record time, to flip away from FOX. No way could I watch that. It was way too soon (not to

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A Little Perspective

I’ve Got Your Perspective Right Here… The Plain Dealer’s Bill Livingston wrote a nice piece this week about Paul Byrd and his reaction to Eric Wedge’s confidence in him. The article talks a little bit about how and why Byrd developed his old school windup style. It also talks about Byrd’s fearless approach to facing

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Give A-Rod the MVP…please!

There is little doubt that Alex Rodriguez will win this year’s AL MVP award. He has the best stats of any hitter in baseball this year. 54 home runs. 156 RBI. A batting average of .314. A slugging percentage of .645. Yep, he’s the best this year. Funny thing about that MVP award, it sure

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Game 5 Reflections and Game 6 Thoughts

The End Is The Beginning Is The End I will not overreact…I will not overreact…I will not overreact. Ok, last night was a little tough to swallow. I had nothing but confidence we were going to take care of business. It didn’t happen. And you know what? That’s ok. Like our buddy Manny being Manny

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Byrd, Bats haunt Red Sox!

The Indians beat Boston 7-3 Tuesday night, on the strength of good pitching and a seven run 5th inning. Hmmm, 7. That’s a good number for the Indians. How about a recap in seven parts, or more specifically the 7 reasons the Indians are 1 win away from a date with Colorado. #7 Outstanding Defense

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Live Game Blog

Rally Killer No More!!!9:50 pm – Jhonny Peralta has put away the Rally-Killer title, for the time being, with a magnificent 3-run homer in the top of the 4th. Carmona has lookeda little sharper here in the bottom of the 4th, but his pitch count is becoming an issue. Not sure I’m too thrilled to

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Byrd, Indians roll on to Boston!!

Paul Byrd wasn’t perfect, but he was good enough to get the Indians to their bread and butter relievers with the lead. Byrd allowed base runners, but got the big outs when he needed them most. The Tribe took advantage of Wang, touching him up officially for 4 earned runs, while only getting 3 outs.

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Browns, Buckeyes, Cavaliers, Indians

Monday Rumblings

The Cavs are off until Tuesday, but there may be something to report on as rumors circulate about a potential Sam Cassell trade. Not sure these aren’t more than the ‘that would make sense’ variety of rumor. Personally I would welcome Cassell, especially if Hughes was the target. No, huh? Alright. Buckeye land awaits the

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Buckeyes, Cavaliers, Indians

Making Headlines…at least small ones

  Let me be pretty clear about this, the only circumstances under which Halftime Adjustments will refer to the ballpark in which the Indians play as ‘Progressive Field’, would be in some sort of sarcastic harsh tone. Since 1994 the Indians have, and until it is knocked down, will always play at the Jake. Cavalier

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R.I.P. Jacob’s Field (1994-2007)

Progressive Field To Open In 2008 Ok, so it’s still the same beautiful structure. But in what I can only describe as a tragically sad decision, the Cleveland Indians have sold the naming rights to Jacob’s Field to Progressive Insurance. In 2008, the Indians will play their games in….gulp….Progressive Field. Hoynsie has the story in

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Lets Go Bucks!!!

Here’s To Hoping The Senator Can Repeat This Image And Erase Last Year’s Image When I started this blog, I made the very difficult decision to just stick to professional sports. It wasn’t that I loved Cleveland sports teams more than my alma mater’s sports teams. Rather, it was an issue of time. I wanted

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Jensen Lewis Loves ‘A Christmas Story’ Too

Indians’ Reliever Talks All Things Christmas (Including Mariah Carey) In case you missed it, the Cleveland Indians’ website featured a brief yet entertaining Q and A session with relief pitcher Jensen Lewis this week, in which he discussed his favorite Christmas artifacts. Some of the highlights included Jensen professing his love for the greatest Christmas

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Browns, Cavaliers, Indians

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing A Very Merry Christmas To All Ye Faithful Readers Merry Christmas to everyone out there! Hopefully you are all able to spend the holiday season with your family, friends, and/or those you love. The Christmas Season is always a time to put sports into their proper perspective, and so I will be spending time

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CC Is About To Get Paid, Big Time

But Who Is Going To Pay Him? Today, there is going to most likely be a lot hysteria over the release of the Mitchell Report. As for me, I honestly couldn’t care much less about the whole steroid thing. I don’t feel like talking about it. So I decided instead to focus on the Indians’

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Using Absurdity To Prove Absurdity

What Do All These Numbers Really Mean? One of the things that my Statistics professor at Ohio State always used to tell us has always really stuck with me. He always had this saying, “Beware of statistics, because once an individual has become aware of how to properly manipulate numbers, he can use them in

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A Heartfelt Thanks

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who extended their sympathies and condolences, whether it be those who left comments or those who emailed. It was greatly appreciated. After a weekend in which sports were the farthest thing from my mind, I am anxious to get back to brining you the commentary, analysis,

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How about this blockbuster trade?

Yeah, it’s a rumor, and not really a solid one, but hey…I can dream too! Buster Olney reported today that there may be a surprise team in the Dan Haren lottery. Oh please, let it be true. But there is an interesting sleeper in the Dan Haren sweepstakes: the Cleveland Indians, who clearly would have

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When Sports Can Really Matter

My grandfather passed away today. I debated back and forth as to whether I wanted to write this post. It initially felt like a hollow gesture. But the more I sat here, the more I felt that it was something I wanted to write. After all, isn’t that what blogs are all about….expressing our feelings

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