Today in Tribe History: July 26, 2008

2008 – The Cleveland Indians announce that utility man Casey Blake had been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for catching prospect Carlos Santana and minor league pitcher Jon Meloan. Blake found out about the trade following the team’s 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins the night before. The versatile veteran improved his batting average to .289 on the season with a 2-for-4 night...
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Killing the “Dolans are Cheap” narrative with @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-05

The much-anticipated second part of the WFNY podcast with @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie is here. For the record, this was recorded before Corey Kluber signed an extension with the team. We talk about the Cleveland Indians and their upcoming season in-depth. The “Dolanz are Cheapz” narrative Has the “Dolans are cheap” narrative been killed off? Trying to understand...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Staph infections a curious problem Clippers, other teams face

Clippers star Blake Griffin is the latest athlete to undergo surgery for a staph infection, and it's not as uncommon as you might think.  In 2003, the USC football team dealt with a rash of staph infections, and last year, quarterback Cody Kessler reportedly had surgery to reportedly remove one in his toe. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul Pierce had one when they were both in...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles is Casey Blake

Mike Aviles and former Indians third baseman/right fielder Casey Blake may not seem to have much in common on the surface, but they are in fact, the same individual. Aviles was born in New York City in 1981 while Blake is from Iowa and was born almost a decade earlier. Blake began his career as a third baseman with the Blue Jays, but came to the Tribe as a free agent from Minnesota...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Indians John McDonald is retiring from baseball

Baseball is a sport where you sometimes remember utility players fondly. It happens in other sports too, but in baseball a guy like John McDonald can stick around for more than a decade. John McDonald is sticking around no more as he’s set to retire after 16 years in the majors. Congrats to John McDonald on his retirement from baseball. Job well done to one of the game's all...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Ten Indians Outfields

In the past, we have covered the greatest players in Indians history at each position (left field, center field and right field can been seen with the appropriate links) and written more detailed profiles for hundreds of the greatest Indians ever. Now, it is time to recognize when these stars aligned and created something really special. The first edition showed the top ten batteries...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Solving Carlos Santana

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015.   I’ve always thought the Cleveland Indians felt when they acquired Carlos Santana that he...
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Today In Tribe History: October 16, 2007

A seven-run fifth inning is more than enough for the Cleveland Indians, as they defeat the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park by a 7-3 final to take a 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series. Paul Byrd earns his second win of the postseason with five innings of work on the mound. Casey Blake starts the scoring for the Tribe in the fifth with a leadoff home run off of Boston...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Current Tribe Boasts Benefits of Previous Trades

Despite being the smartest person I know, my sister has not always known what makes a good trade. When we were kids, she traded our prized Charizard Pokémon card to the boy down the street. I don’t remember what we got in return, only that, in my eyes, it wasn’t nearly enough. Sure, she won the affections of her kindergarten crush, but our deck of cards was now severely lacking...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs, booing, Malcolm Gladwell, Van Morrison, Netflix, Kids and Cameras – Casual Friday – WFNY Podcast – 2013-11-22

It was a good chat with Denny last night. I spent most of the night trying to guess in my mind how many drinks Denny had before and during the podcast. Dude is a pro’s pro because I couldn’t guess. 24 hour crippling sicko hangover What makes a real martini? Are flavored martinis real? Caribbean drinks even when you’re not in the caribbean Missing out on the Cavs fan bickering...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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