Found September 08, 2013 on
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Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
A serious disconnect
The Cleveland Browns kickoff their season today.
I’m a huge Browns fan and will certainly be watching their game (I have season tickets), but you better believe that I will be paying just as much attention to the happenings down the street at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario. These are the days where I am thankful for smartphones and how easy it is to keep up with the events in other games while you are attending one.
Unfortunately, I don’t feel like a great many Cleveland fans care much beyond the fact it is Browns opening day. This is no doubt a football town and it dominates the TV, radio, print and web coverage, but the Indians are certainly a team that has been forgotten by a lot of fans.
How else do you explain some of the awful attendance numbers from the past week on this homestand? On Monday they drew 15,020 vs. a good Orioles team and wildcard contender and then followed that up with 9,962 on Tu...
BEST OF MAXIM
As the month of August dragged on, it looked as if the Cleveland Indians were going to spoil all of the city’s optimism – yet again – by experiencing yet another late-season fade into obscurity. The Tribe posted a 12-16 overall record for the month.
Seven days into the final month of the regular season, however, the Indians have now won four out of their last five. The Wahoos...
It is time for another IBI Inbox to talk about some of the questions from the minors to the big leagues that Indians fans have asked of late. The Indians are set to begin a key three game series tonight with the visiting Royals and will actually play them six times in their next ten games. These next few days will be big in helping iron out the wildcard chase as while the Indians...
The Cleveland Indians have found their stride again. Perfect timing, too.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher had a solo shot and the surging Indians beat the New York Mets 9-4 on Saturday night.
Cleveland has won four in a row for the first time since it captured eight straight from July 24-Aug. 1. Swisher finished with two hits and two RBIs as the Indians stayed...
Niko Lanzarotta is becoming a fixture at Progressive Field. And that's just fine with the Cleveland Indians.
The 8-year-old Indians fan with cerebral palsy had a special wish granted last month at the ballpark and returned to see his favorite team play the New York Mets on Saturday.
Before the July 24 game against Minnesota, he asked Indians catcher Carlos Santana - his favorite...
Cleveland, OH -- Cleveland struck for five runs in the first inning, establishing a lead they would maintain for the entire game, as the Indians beat the New York Mets 9-4 Saturday night.
The Tribe has now won four in a row for the first time since winning eight straight from July 24 to Aug. 1. Cleveland began the day just two games back of Tampa Bay for the second American League...
Player of the Game
This game was Swishalicious, Bro! With a sweet RBI double and monster home run to left, Bro-hio's own, Nick Swisher won tonight's Player of the Game, Dude. The award is his eighth of the season and his first in the Indians last 18 games.
Corey Kluber returned from the DL today, just in time to take Justin Masterson's place in...
While the Indians were able to win their series against the lowly Mets, they were unable to maintain the one game distance between them and the Wild Card leading Rays when they lost the final game. A sweep was well within reach, but things slipped away in the final inning Sunday afternoon.
The Indians will stay in Cleveland for one more series as they move on to face the Kansas...
After Yusmeiro Petit‘s dominant one-hitter for the San Francisco Giants this week, I was planning on putting the spotlight on him for this week’s time machine. However, Scott Kazmir faced the organization that drafted him for the first time in his career, and looked pretty good. He won for the first time since August 4th, allowing just four hits, no walks, and 12 strikeouts in...
The 2013 Mahoning Valley Scrappers were defined by a couple of overriding themes: a lack of offense, dominant pitching, and a killer 12-game losing streak during which seemingly nothing went write for the boys of Niles, Ohio.
That 12-game stretch began on the backside of a doubleheader with the Jamestown Jammers on July 3rd and lasted until July 15th in a contest with the Vermont...
Wild card fever is beginning to descend upon Cleveland.
Two of the contenders for the AL's second wild-card spot meet Monday night as the Cleveland Indians open a critical three-game series with the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City (75-68) moved within 1 1/2 games of Cleveland and 3 1/2 behind Tampa Bay for the final postseason position with a 5-2 victory over Detroit Sunday...