Money Match Up of the Day: Jason Vargas vs Nick Swisher

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days Kansas City Royals game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD through 14 games: 19 for 51 4-2b...
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Elusive squirrel escapes through Cleveland bullpen

CLEVELAND -- For the first four innings of Monday's Indians-Royals game, the entertainment on the field wasn't provided by the players but by a squirrel. During the second inning, a squirrel came out of left field at Progressive Field and made his way to the infield. A couple of the Indians bat boys tried to corral it before it darted toward first baseman Nick Swisher and...
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Indians pregame notes: Giambi's return, Swisher struggling and the end of umpire ejections

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona considered activating Jason Giambi for this weekend's series against Toronto, but the Indians decided that Monday would be better when a four-game series begins against Kansas City. This series features two of the more overworked bullpens in the American League. The Blue Jays lead the league with 56 innings pitched and the Indians are sixth at 50 1...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top of the order: Where you at?

The Indians have had a rather disappointing beginning to the 2014 season, sitting at 7-7 and fourth place in the AL Central. These early season woes are reminiscent of last season, when the Tribe went 8-13 out of the gate. What has also been a parallel to last year is the top of the batting order’s inability to produce for the Tribe. Specifically, I am talking about Asdrubal Cabrera...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Swisher does Ohio State cheer after hitting homerun (Video)

Nick Swisher showed off his Buckeye Pride on Friday night. Swisher sparked a Tribe rally with a two-run home run in the sixth inning, leading the Indians to a 7-2 home-opener win against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The first baseman celebrated his homer with an Ohio crowd favorite, the O-H-I-O cheer for "THE" Ohio State University. After his postgame interview with the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Swisher does Ohio State cheer after homering

Nick Swisher showed off his Buckeye Pride on Friday night. Swisher led his Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opener win against the Minnesota Twins on Friday with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The first baseman celebrated his homer with an Ohio crowd favorite, the O-H-I-O cheer for ”THE” Ohio State University. Undrafted out of high school, Swisher played with the...
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The Cleveland Indians got off to a slow start in their home opener then the Nick Swisher explosion took place. Result 7-2 win.

The Cleveland Indians home opener didn’t start on time, because of the weather. The skies over Progressive Field opened up and poured down on the sold out crowd. Then it happened, the storm passed and the boys of summer returned. Danny Salazar ran out to the pitching mound after all the pregame rituals took place. He through some warm up pitches and just like that, the Cleveland...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher excited to get regular season underway

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Nick Swisher didn't feel the need to play early in spring training. When you're an 11-year veteran, you know what it takes to get ready for the season. By deciding to sit out some of the games at the beginning of the month, Swisher has had a strong second half of spring training for the Indians as they prepare for Monday's opener at Oakland. Swisher...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Swisher confronted Kenny Lofton over comments

The Cleveland Indians technically made the MLB playoffs in 2013, though they only got the chance to play one postseason game. The Indians were one of the two Wild Card teams the MLB’s new format supports, and they wound up losing to the Tampa Bay Rays. Because they were one-and-done, Cleveland legend Kenny Lofton does […]
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher sends Indians a message with T-shirts

Nick Swisher is the undisputed heart and spirit of the Cleveland Indians. His child-like enthusiasm toward the game of baseball is infectious within the Tribe clubhouse. Nick Swisher likes to have fun. Nick Swisher also likes T-shirts. Swisher’s famous “BrOhio” T-shirts took over the city last season as the hottest commodity in the Cleveland clothing world. While those shirts...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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