Student caught attending World Series given a pass by professor

We’ve all been there, right? Everyone who has gone to college has had that one professor who is a stickler for attendance, leaving very little room for excused absences. Some will give you a few absences per semester before they start docking you points off your grade for missing classes. Is attending a World Series game a valid excuse? Fortunately for Ohio University student...
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Indians scouting report: Shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang

YU-CHENG CHANG Organization: Cleveland Indians || 2016 club: Lynchburg Hillcats (A-Adv.)Position: SS || Age: 21 || DOB: August 18, 1995 || Birthplace: Taitung, TaiwanAcquired: June 3, 2013 (undrafted free agent) || 2016 prospect rank: CLE #9 ( stats: 109 games, 417 AB, .259/.332/.463/.795, 30 2B, 13 HR, 45 BB, 110 K, 11 SB   Chang’s 2016 Before spending October...
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Tomlin's 'new' curve could cause Cubs fits in Game 3

Josh Tomlin rarely cracks 90 mph with his fastball, and that might not seem like a great fit against a powerful Cubs lineup in Game 3. That said, Tomlin has added spin and movement to his curve, and that could work out well, since the Cubs struggle against curveballs.
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The Indians Have Roberto Perez; So Now Let’s Trade Yan Gomes

Two nights ago, the Cleveland Indians took the lead in the World Series behind a dominant performance from Corey Kluber Roberto Perez. The catcher belted two homers, and worked his pitchers through a tough Cubs lineup en route to a 6-0 win. It was just one game, but it was on the biggest of baseball stages. Stars are born in the postseason and Roberto Perez’ future just became...
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Lynchburg Hillcats Set to Launch New Logo Thursday

The Cleveland Indians’ High-A affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats, are set to reveal a new logo Thursday evening at a launch party at the Fifth and Federal bourbon bar in conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. During its second season as an Indians affiliate, the Lynchburg organization ran a “Name the Team Contest” in June to come...

Today in Tribe History: October 27, 1969

Charlie Jamieson, a longtime left fielder for the Cleveland Indians, passes away at 76. “Cuckoo” began his career with the Washington Senators before being selected off of waivers by the Philadelphia Athletics. He was traded to the Indians in 1919 and spent the next 14 years with the club, hitting .316 for his career. He was a perennial .300 hitter, batting .316 in his Cleveland...

Kipnis shrugs off uncharacteristic mishaps

Jason Kipnis was charged with two errors in a 5-1 Game 2 loss to the Cubs that evened this World Series at one win apiece.
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Indians' Tomlin to pitch in Series with ailing dad in stands

CLEVELAND (AP) While his dad sat on a bucket in their backyard catching, little Josh Tomlin pretended he was pitching in the World Series. He's about to do it for real. And his dad, Jerry, recently paralyzed from the chest down following a medical scare that threatened his life, will be there in Chicago watching. ''It will mean everything,'' said Tomlin, who will start Game...
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Salazar shakes off rust in relief appearance

Indians right-hander Danny Salazar hadn't pitched since Aug. 9 due to a right forearm strain, but he proved he was ready to contribute with his first professional relief appearance Wednesday. Although he didn't factor into the decision in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Indians in Game 2 of the World Series, he showed he will be a major weapon moving forward.
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Terry Francona shares funny quote about cold in Cleveland

The temperature in Cleveland for Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Progressive Field was cold, but nothing conveyed that better than a Terry Francona postgame quote. “I tried to go to the bathroom in the 4th inning and couldn’t. That tells you enough,” Francona said after the game. Ooph. Yeah, that’s pretty bad. The weather for the game was listed as 43...
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Playoff Prospectus: Cleveland Clunker by Meg Rowley

Game 2 won`t be displayed in any museums, and in particular Lonnie Chisenhall would probably like to forget it ever happened.
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LOOK: Indians selling nachos in full-size helmet at World Series

The price of World Series tickets are out of this world expensive. But for the reasonable price of $15.50, you can have more nachos than anyone could possibly desire. If you get the "Helmet" upgrade to the nachos in Cleveland, it comes in a full size batting helmet ($15.50) — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 27, 2016 In all seriousness, that’s...
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Cubs fan bought Trevor Bauer new drone ahead of Game 2 start

The last time Trevor Bauer took the mound, in Game 3 of the ALCS, he was forced to leave four batters in due to a laceration in his pinkie he suffered while trying to fix a drone. It was gross. Trevor Bauer's hand injury that came from fixing his drone is no joke — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 18, 2016 But now Bauer is all healed up and...
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Indians fan gave up seat on plane so Kenny Lofton could make World Series

Kenny Lofton tossed out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, and he had a loyal Indians fan to thank for making it to the mound at all. Lofton was flying to Cleveland from Los Angeles for the start of the World Series, but as anyone who has traveled can probably believe, there was a bit of an issue with just getting on the plane in the first place...
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LeBron gifts Indians custom headphones ahead of Game 1

Before taking the field for Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field, the Cleveland Indians were the benefactors of a nice good luck gift courtesy of LeBron James. The Indians official Twitter account posted a clubhouse pic of how the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar sent along custom headphones to the entire squad. The tweet also included evidence of how the Indians expressed...
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Writer jumps into Lake Erie after betting against Indians to reach World Series

Paul Hoynes is a man of his word. The Cleveland Indians beat writer for made a bet with a fan in September that if the Indians reached the World Series, he’d jump into Lake Erie. Hoynes said Cleveland would win the AL Central, but the team would get no further than the first round of the postseason. The debt is PAID, much respect @hoynsie wish I had the invite...
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Francona: Santana could play LF when World Series shifts to Chicago

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is widely regarded as one of the best tactical skippers in baseball. With the World Series set to kick off on Tuesday night at Progressive Field, Francona is already thinking up creative ways to get his best bats into the lineup for the remainder of the series. Ahead of Game 1 against the Chicago Cubs, Francona said that he could play designated...
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The 2016 Cleveland Indians: A Ball-in-Play Snapshot

There’s a chill in the air, as Halloween and the long winter that follows have begun to beckon for those of us who make their home in the Midwest. This is a special fall season for many Midwesterners, as someone’s long regional nightmare is about to end: either the Indians or Cubs are going to win the World Series for the first time since either Truman beat Dewey, or Taft beat...
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Jason Kipnis has nasty ankle injury from ALCS celebration

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is planning to play in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, but he may need a pain-killing injection before he takes the field. As many baseball players have done before him, Kipnis suffered an injury while celebrating his team’s pennant-clinching win last week. The sprained ankle has been downplayed, but there’s no way Kipnis...
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Indians' Lindor set to smile, sparkle in World Series

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Born in November, Francisco Lindor is an October baby this year.You'd never know these are his first steps on baseball's pressure-packed postseason stage.Cleveland's dazzling shortstop, who can illuminate a ballpark with his swing or smile, has spent the past few weeks showcasing his talents while helping the Indians get to their first World Series since 1997.And...
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