Found September 05, 2013 on Holdout Sports:
PLAYERS: Ryan Raburn
TEAMS: Cleveland Indians
Your browser does not support iframes. A foul line drive by Cleveland Indians left fielder Ryan Raburn hit a television in a luxury suite and shattered the screen during his fifth inning at-bat in Wednesday's game at Progressive Field. No word yet as to who is going to pay for that. Video via MLB. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

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