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Full disclosure, I am not an NBA guy. I often use the hashtag #NBAFree on twitter when discussing my love for the college game. I hope the Cavaliers do well, but I can’t say that I watch the games or intently read the articles the way I do with the Browns and the Indians. I simply see the tweets throughout the day, check out the boxscores, and move on. But I stayed informed.
Last night as I was locked into the highly entertaining ESPN doubleheader featuring N.C. State/Michigan and North Carolina/Indiana on ESPN, I continued to see the scroll at the bottom showing the Cavs/Suns score. 37-32 Suns at the half? I feel for the people who sat through that half. In the end, the undermanned Wine & Gold lost to Phoenix 91-78 at home. This is a team that starts Goran Dragic and Shannon Brown in the backcourt, Marcin Gortat in the middle, with (Kansas’s own) Markieff Morris and the stoner extraordinaire Michael Beasley at the forward spots.
In other words, the Western Conference version of...
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Indians president Mark Shapiro said that he replied to an email complaint from a fan by essentially responding: If all you care about is winning, don't come to games.
In what is another sign of the Indians’ heyday of the mid-90s being a distant memory, several members of the teams to make it to the 1995 and 1997 World Series have been named to the latest release of the MLB Hall of Fame ballot.
Kenny Lofton, Sandy Alomar Jr., Julio Franco and Jose Mesa appear on Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. #indianselite.
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The Cleveland Indians designated reliever Rafael Perez for assignment on Wednesday. Perez battled shoulder problems this season and had surgery in September. The left-hander pitched in just eight games for the Indians in 2012, none after April. He had pitched in 70 or more games in three of the previous four seasons. Perez has a career record of 21-12 with a 3.66 ERA.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have reinstated left-hander Nick Hagadone to the 40-man roster and designated lefty Rafael Perez for assignment.
Hagadone appeared in 27 games before his season ended when he lost his temper and broke his left arm after a bad outing against Boston on July 6. The Indians optioned him to the minors and placed him on the suspended list. He filed a grievance...
An era came to the end in the bullpen today as the Cleveland Indians released left handed reliever Rafael Perez to make room on the 40 man roster for Nick Hagadone. Hagadone had been on the minor league ineligible list since breaking his hand during the middle of the 2012 season. The move is interesting as it was unnecessary. Going into the offseason it seemed the Indians were going...
If you don’t follow OhioMediaWatch on Twitter, you are missing out on one of the most mysterious and accurate sources in Cleveland media. Tonight the Twitter account seemed to be making a lot of noise with rumor and speculation which could mean the long-rumored sale of Sports Time Ohio might finally be coming. WFNY sources had also indicated as far back as a year ago that a sale...
It’s been a while since we’ve had a sobering “this is how bad we got” season review. Enter Brent Lillibridge. When the Red Sox traded Kevin Youkilis back in June, the general feeling was that they just didn’t get enough back. Even if Youkilis was clearly on the outs thanks to Bobby Valentine’s management style [...]
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a paltry 3-12 and Tuesday night’s loss to the Suns didn’t make matters any better. The only bright spot has been the Cavs center, who is having a fairly incredible season which is not going unnoticed by his coach. Byron opened his Tuesday presser with a simple and very true statement:
“Andy Varejao was fantastic. Everybody else sucked tonight...
CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers are entering dangerous territory, the kind that can cause a team to lose a grip on the buying public way too soon in a season.
That's not a criticism. It's a harsh reality.
The latest example came Tuesday, a 91-78 embarrassment against a Phoenix team that isn't very good.
Did we mention the game was at home?
Did we mention the Cavs blew...
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost another game this time they fell to the Phoenix Suns 91-78. As the head-line said, Cavs coach Byron Scott gave a lot of credit for the hard play of Anderson Varejao and said the rest of the team sucked. The Cavaliers have had the saem problem all season so far, the rest of the team isn’t showing the same kind of hustle as Varejao they need to step back...
No doubt about it, Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers has been playing some inspired basketball; he’s averaging 14.5 points, 14.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. But the best center in the NBA? “To me, he’s the best center in the NBA,” Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said. “He’s by far the best in the [...]The post Byron Scott on Anderson Varejao: “He’s the...
One month into the season, Anderson Varejao is All-Star worthy.
"He's the best center in the NBA right now; by far the best in the Eastern Conference," said Cavaliers coach Byron Scott.
Even if you don't entirely agree with Varejao's coach, it's hard to argue with the numbers.
The 6-foot-11 wild man is averaging a career-high 14.5 points. He leads the...
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“Byron Scott has repeatedly talked about his struggles on defense, but I haven’t really noticed Waiters getting blown by very often. That’s because his problem isn’t...
Last night, yours truly and the young buck, Jacob Rosen, did a guest spot on More Sports and Les Levine for a solid hour. We ran the gambit of topics from Pat Shurmur to Mark Shapiro to Byron Scott to the Baseball Hall of Fame Voters. Since many of you aren’t Time Warner Cable subscribers or live elsewhere, we thought we would give you a couple of quick highlights from the evening’s...
CLEVELAND -- The Phoenix Suns, in the midst of their longest road trip of the season, stumbled Sunday in Philadelphia, but they rebounded in a big way Tuesday. The Suns rolled to a 91-78 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers before 13,687 at Quicken Loans Arena. "It was a grind-it-out kind of game," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "These guys (the Cavaliers) have...