Found September 16, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
It's a double dose of the AL Central! Please welcome the Cleveland Indians to the Post-Mortem arena. If you're new here (which about 90% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from the playoffs, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated. Also, for the first ten teams eliminated, we're going to post a series called "Hope for the Hopeless", which is going to be an expanded version of the "What Went Right" portion of the Post-Mortem series pieces.   The Indians played above their heads last season before falling off late and finishing just two games under .500. The same thing happened this year....but to an even more extreme degree. After the All-Star Break, the bottom completely fell out from the Indians year, and the...
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