One team had Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, and Kenny Lofton. The other has Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Carlos Santana. So, which team is better between the 1995 and 2017 Cleveland Indians?
Cleveland Indians rookie outfielder Bradley Zimmer has used his speed and glove to put himself in the early conversations for AL Gold Glove Awards.
The Chicago Cubs are getting praise for putting Kyle Schwarber at lead-off even though they are just copying the Cleveland Indians model with Carlos Santana.
The Arizona Wildcats and Cleveland Indians have deep ties both currently and historically. Add another as the Wildcats baseball team recreates scenes from the movie Major League.
Greg Allen has the high-end speed and improving plate discipline. Could the Rubberduck morph into the next Kenny Lofton?
The Cleveland Indians are reportedly in trade talks to acquire outfielder Coco Crisp from the Oakland Athletics.
As we’ve established, only about 10 percent of what happens in Spring Training baseball actually means anything. And, no one knows which 10 percent is the portion that actually matters1 . Here is our latest attempt to figure it out based on the latest happenings of the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear Arizona. What does Marlon
When the Cleveland Indians were at their peak from 1995-2001, they had the biggest, baddest offense in the league. It was a glorious time to love the sport of baseball in Northeast Ohio. During that seven-year stretch — the height of MLB’s steroid era — the Tribe ranked top-two in baseball in total runs, doubles, home runs,
This past weekend saw the reunion and celebration of the 1995 Cleveland Indians, who famously won 100 games in a strike-shortened season before falling to the Atlanta Braves of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz in the World Series. Part of the weekend festivities included a sort of panel program before a live audience moderated by
The 2015 Major League Baseball season has officially begun with the Cleveland Indians playing a series in Houston and, at some point during the 162-game season, someone will emerge who will play an unexpectedly significant role in the team’s success. It happens virtually every year in every sport. But baseball’s long and winding road offers more opportunities
Question: Among all of the beloved Cleveland Indians of the 1990s, what in particular do the following players have in common: Omar Vizquel, Manny Ramirez, and Sandy Alomar? Pause and consider if you like, but don’t worry. What follows is a clue, and then the answer. The clue is this: What Omar, Manny, and Sandy
Every Indians fan in the world claims they were there. Well before I was a blogger, I was watching this game (wait for it) in my parents’ basement. It’s incredible to watch still to this day. Omar Vizquel and Kenny Lofton are your heroes. Lofton had four hits and three runs in the game as
You’ve been studying the franchise your whole life. You structure your schedule around their daily rhythms, nine months out of every year. Typical Cleveland Indians trivia questions? They add little to the catalog of knowledge you have cultivated. The top highlights of the team’s past are fine for the national media to discover every couple
After forty seasons, all of Cleveland was awash in the excitement of playoff baseball. John Hart had completed what Hank Peters had begun. In the late 1980s, working under the anonymity of yet another Indians rebuild, Peters began collecting the building blocks of a true big league powerhouse. He and Hart famously identified a pool
Commonly, major league baseball teams come up with some reasons for their fans to believe—some points of interest which they hope will cause the fan base to buy tickets, however contrived they may seem. The Cleveland Indians have boasted various mantras over the years – official or otherwise. The current #TribeTown qualifies. For some reason, I
The good news is that the Cleveland Indians are coming off a season in which they made the playoffs! The bad news is that one of the most popular Indians of the past 20 years not only looked to invalidate that in the press this off-season, but might have alienated himself from these new Cleveland
In the third of our series, we look at the best outfield/DH groupings of the past 20 years. The Jacobs/Progressive Field era has seen so many powerful bats, but easily the top of the heap came from this group. From Albert Belle to Travis Hafner, we have been blessed to see some incredible performances. But
Scott and I had another good chat this week running down all the Cleveland sports stories worth talking about. As usual, here’s the email I sent to Scott on Sunday night… ——————— Hope you had a nice weekend. Some thoughts this fine Sunday evening… The Browns should know conclusively that Jason Campbell is a nice
I was reading on Twitter this morning that it is Kenny Lofton’s birthday. That led me to go to YouTube to see if I could find the highlights for one particular game. I found it. Kenny had four hits, five steals and hit the walk-off homer to win the game in extra innings against the
The great heist. You’ve seen the movies. An all-star cast gets together to pull off one big job. Along the way there are hi-jinx and laughs. Plot twists force our gang to change plans or everyone gets caught. It’s a great concept. So I was thinking what if we made a team with Cleveland athletes?