Found June 01, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
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During tonight’s Indians broadcast on STO Indians fans were treated to some time in the booth by none other than former Indians slugger, Albert Belle. As Belle was discussing his strategy when he was lucky enough to come up with the bases loaded, Jason Kipnis bombed a grand slam to right center, on the first pitch, to give the Indians a 7-0 lead over Carl Pavano and the Minnesota Twins.

Ironically enough, Albert Belle was just finishing saying that “you can’t try to do too much.” Just worry about scoring the guy from third. Even trade an out (there was only one down) if that’s what it takes to get the run home.

No need to worry about playing it conservatively for Jason Kipnis, I guess.

[Related: Travis Hafner moves up Cleveland’s all-time home run list]

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