Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/19/14

24 Oct 1995: Omar Vizquel of the Cleveland Indians catches the ball with Albert Belle during a game against the Atlanta Braves at the Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio.The Indians defeated the Braves 7-6.

In Paul Hoynes’ PD notebook last night, he shared what might be the most outrageous story in the Indians manager vacancy news cycle:


One more candidate: Former Tribe slugger Albert Belle said he threw his hat into the ring with an email to President Mark Shapiro asking for an managerial interview.

“I’m just like Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny were last year,” said Belle with a laugh, referring to the White Sox and Cardinals bosses. “I’m sitting on my couch waiting for my phone to ring.”

Belle is currently rehabbing his left hip after having “resurfacing” surgery on it about 10 weeks ago.

I’m pretty sure most interviews for professional sport coaching positions don’t work this way. Someone should tell Joey that.

[Related: Jim Duqette: It's Francona's Job to Lose]

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