Found September 26, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Losing is not fun. It’s something that every professional athlete has to go through at some point in their career, and very few enjoy it. Some are able to handle it better than others. Others are like Indians closer Chris Perez.
Perez, who has been nothing shy of a completely d-bag to reporters and the Indians front office all season long, remained in a horrible mood after notching his 37th save of the year in a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Here are some examples of his postgame chat with reporters, courtesy of the Plain Dealer:
Reporter: How did it feel to play the spoiler today?
Perez: ”I could care less. I’d rather be playing for something.”
Reporter: How have you managed to stay sharp between save opportunities?
Perez: ”I’ve had a lot of practice this year.”
Reporter: What’s been your routine because you wouldn’t expect to go six, seven or eight games between save opportunities?
Perez: ”Have you watched us this year? We haven’t been in seve...
BEST OF MAXIM
Holding Manny Acta accountable for what the Cleveland Indians season became would be sort of like saying a leak in the aqueduct led to the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Indians have issues.
Lots of issues.
The manager was not among the most prominent.
Manny Acta actually had his positive attributes. He was patient and honest. And he knows baseball. For three-quarters of one season...
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 way back to last...
Cleveland Indians right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez won't pitch again this season because of a sprained right ankle. Jimenez was examined Monday in Cleveland after having some problems in his previous two starts. He was 9-17 with a 5.55 ERA.
Left-hander Rafael Perez had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder Wednesday in Wilmington, Del. Perez is expected to begin throwing...
The rolling of managerial heads has begun a week before the end of the season with the firing of Manny Acta as Cleveland Indians manager. He'll be replaced by his bench coach and former long-time Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr for the rest of the season.
Acta just didn't work out during his three year stint as Indians manager, replacing Eric Wedge prior to the 2010 campaign...
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...
The Indians announced manager Manny Acta was fired with six games remaining in the 2012 season. He'll be replaced on an interim basis by Sandy Alomar. Acta compiled a record of 214-266 (.446) over his three seasons after being named manager on October 25, 2009. Acta previously managed the Washington Nationals but was fired at midseason and replaced by Jim Riggleman. "...
According to Adam the Bull of 92.3 the Fan in Cleveland, the Cleveland Indians are talking with former Red Sox manager Terry Francona following the dismissal of Indians manager Manny Acta. Francona, 53, is currently a broadcaster for ESPN after having his option declined by the Red Sox following the 2011 season.
The Indians, meanwhile, have named Sandy Alomar interim manager and...
Prior to their last road game of the season Wednesday, a 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians announced that Ubaldo Jimenez's season is over. The right-hander was scratched from his last two starts of the season due to a sprained right ankle. In a season of major disappointment for the team overall, Jimenez was probably the biggest underachiever individually...
Terry Francona is a candidate for the Cleveland Indians' managerial opening, according to major-league sources.
The biggest question is whether he will want the job.
Sources say that Francona, 53, already has had preliminary contact with the Indians, the team for whom he worked as a special assistant in 2001.
The Indians fired Manny Acta on Thursday and replaced him with interim...
After firing manager Manny Acta, the Cleveland Indians could use a dose of positivity.
The Indians will try to gain that Friday night in their debut under interim boss Sandy Alomar Jr., seeking their first three-game win streak in nearly three months and an improved showing against the Kansas City Royals.
Cleveland (65-91) was 3 1/2 games out of first in the AL Central as recently...
Player of the Game
With a score of 4.95, Russ Canzler has won his second straight Player of the Game award. Canzler hit another home run, then later doubled, singled and scored again. He also flashed a little leather while playing first base, before being removed from the game for Casey Kotchman.
Because Lou Marson was not in the game to ground into a double play...
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis scored 4.71 Player of the Game points on his way to winning tonight's award. Kipnis walked three times (who didn't), stole two bases (including number 30 on the year), scored a run and knocked in two more with a single. Kipnis also had a great play in the 8th inning to steal a hit from Alexei Ramirez.
Russ Canzler had another...