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Waiting For Next Year:
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Home field disadvantage: “Can it happen here? As in, “Can it happen in Cleveland?” And it pains me to write this, but will new the Cleveland Browns Stadium ever be like Baltimore, where the Ravens took the field Thursday night having won 12 in a row and 20-of-21 games. It’s a loud, hostile, stadium for a night game. I hate to say it, but this stadium is nearly as feared as old Browns stadium was in the late 1980s in the prime of the Bernie Kosar Era.” [Terry Pluto]
Talk about accountability: “Liar, liar, pants on fire. Though Cleveland Indians ownership gave Manny Acta a vote of confidence in late August, it turns out that they were meaningless words. The three-year manager of the Tribe was sacked on Thursday afternoon and replaced with Sandy Alomar Jr., who will serve as the interim manager for the rest of the regular season and will also be a very strong candidate for the full-time role in 2013.” [Kevin Kaduk/Big League Stew]
Despite the team’s best attempt to bury this lede: “Maybe we can assume there has been contact between [Terry] Francona’s agent and Indians management, but nobody’s sat down for an interview yet. But if you’re running a baseball team and you’re looking for a new manager, you sorta have to include Francona in the process. Considering, you know, he won a couple of World Championships. Also, he seems like a pretty sharp fellow on ESPN. Of course there are all sorts of caveats, which Rosenthal explores in some depth. But if you have to bet on who’s going to be the Indians’ next manager, the smart money’s probably on Terry Francona.” [Rob Neyer/SB Nation]
Eleven Warriors wants to know what your perfect “College Gameday” sign would be — and they’re ponying up for the winner. [Eleven Warriors]
And finally, an interview with Browns superfan “Captain Cleveland.” [Rant Sports]
BEST OF MAXIM
Last week: 32 (+0)
In a year where up is down and down is up, one thing has remained constant, the Browns suck. Of the only 2 remaining 0-3 teams left in the NFL, the Browns are the one that isn’t even the slightest bit surprising. They are currently in the lead in the Blow for Barkley sweepstakes and should remain on the pole throughout the season.
LT Joe Thomas...
Rafael Perez has not pitched since April. He's been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury that has limited him to just eight appearances this season. Yesterday, he underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his left shoulder, but the Cleveland Indians expect him to ready for next season.
Nick Camino fo News Radio in Cleveland reports that Perez is expected...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have fired manager Manny Acta after the team collapsed from contention.
Acta, hired by Cleveland in 2009 after two losing seasons as Washington's manager, couldn't stop the Indians from falling to last place in the AL Central. They were within three games of first place on July 21 before losing 21 of 25 and eventually sliding all the...
Sandy Alomar Jr.'s debut as interim manager was a successful one as Cleveland beat Kansas City 8-5
Friday night in the first game of the Indians' season-ending six-game homestand. It was a nice start for
Alomar, who is the favorite to be named the Indians' manager for 2013. The Indians, who fired manager Manny Acta on Thursday, intend to conduct a thorough managerial...
You have got to give the Cleveland Browns credit...they made it close and took it down to the final seconds of the game... And this was Brandon Weeden's best game so far as a rookie quarterback in the NFL, despite incessant pressure from the Ravens' pass rush...But in the end, the Ravens wore down the 0-4 Browns, winning by the margin of a Cary Williams interception pick...
David Blaine, David Copperfield, Harry Houdini, Manny Acta… one of these men is not a magician.
Sandy Alomar Jr. won his first game as the manager of the Cleveland Indians last night. It couldn’t have gone much better, really. He got a quality start from I-71 veteran in southpaw David Huff, the piecework lineup combined for 16 hits, and the bullpen closed it out with Chris Perez...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Sandy Alomar Jr. won his first game as Indians manager as Jason Kipnis drove in three runs and Cleveland beat Kansas City 8-5 on Friday night, handing the Royals their sixth straight loss.
Alomar, one of the most popular players in franchise history, went from bench coach to interim manager when Manny Acta was fired Thursday.
David Huff (3-0) gave up three runs...
The Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates have said publicly in recent days that their managers will return next season.
The Cleveland Indians haven’t made the same pronouncement about manager Manny Acta.
Asked this week if he had any update concerning Acta’s status with the club, Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said, “We all remained focused on trying to get the...