Found October 03, 2013 on Waiting For Next Year:
I was still up wallowing in some Burger King. Martin Rickman was up and about to drive home from Progressive Field. I gave him a call and we talked about the Indians. Martin Rickman and the champagne bath How many champagne baths should be allowed? The Indians season-ending game was sad, but it wasn’t a gut punch The struggles of Nick Swisher and Asdrubal Cabrera Expecting the playoffs and playing with house money The Cleveland Indians off-season and making tough choices The Indians game tonight wasn’t a newspaper across the nose     Check out this episode
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