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Coming Home – LeBron And The Soul Of Cleveland

Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Historical Comparisons for Hypothetical Lee Trade

A Lee trade would be one of the first of its kind. Ah, do you feel that? The trade wins are a blowin’. Fresh off a rehab start cut short by rain, Cliff Lee‘s name has begun to pop up in hypothetical trade scenarios. Lee’s value is clouded by all sorts of variables: is his elbow OK? How much money will the Phillies eat? He has been traded as an elite starting pitcher three times...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 14, 1994

In a back and forth battle against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Tribe pull out a 7-5 victory at Jacobs Field. Paced by sluggers Albert Belle and Eddie Murray who each tally three hits and three RBI including back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 8th to seal the victory for reliever Jose Mesa. Paul Shuey closed out the 9th inning to pick up his fourth save of the season.
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Let's Get It On- Rockies Series Preview

Philadelphia Phillies (7-8) @ Colorado Rockies (8-9)Pitching Match-Ups:Friday, 8:40 - Johnny Pettibone vs. Tyler ChatwoodSaturday, 8:10 - KK vs. Jordan LylesSunday, 4:10 - Roberto Hernandez vs. Juan NicasioPurple Mountains Bats:R - 82 (4th)AVG - .286 (1st)OPS - .780 (2nd)Four members of their lineup are batting over .300, but everyone is producing 1 through 8.  Charlie Blackmon...
Via We Should Be GM's
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Q and A with Johnny Goryl

Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer and never was an All Star. He only played in 276 Major League games over six seasons and was just a career .225 hitter. But Goryl played in an era that had the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and so many other stars...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Jose Mesa

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Manny Ramirez

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Dennis Martinez

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Eddie Murray

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Jim Poole

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Mark Clark

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadspin Gives us Baseball Heckling Stories

This here is Bubba Trammell. He had a forgettable career, and he’s been long forgotten by you. He headlines this post because we spent one day in right field in Cincinnati getting the better of Bubba Trammell. Heckling was such an adolescent thing to do. And the insults were so immature, I wonder now as an adult why Trammell paid an idiot like me (then 16 years old) any mind at...
Via Diamond Hoggers
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

DMV: Jan Vesely Missed 15 Straight Free Throws, Including This Airball

Jan Vesely was the sixth pick in the draft, you guys. Sixth! [FTW] Five thoughts on the Caps’ loss in NY. They’ve lost five straight. [CI] Nats may be interested in ex-A’s closer Grant Balfour. [Fox Sports] 1988 Donruss Jose Mesa is a stone classic. [O's Card O' the Day] 14 ways to improve the FedEx Field experience. [Hogs Haven] Just Art Monk and London Fletcher, hanging...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: Running List

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff. Each weekday, we will reveal five Phillies from...
Via Phillies Nation
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: The First 25 (#100-76)

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday, we will reveal five Phillies...
Via Phillies Nation
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #100-96

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff. Each week day, we will reveal five Phillies...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Eric Plunk

Name: Eric Vaughn Plunk Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 1992-1998 Number: 38   DOB: 09/03/1963 Stats W L W% ERA G SV IP H ER HR BB ...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tribe Madness: Dunn Field Region Round 1 results

Our IBI Tribe Madness tournament moves into the first round of the Dunn Field Region where eight players move on and eight are eliminated. For an overview of how the tournament works, go here, and for an indepth preview into each of the Dunn Field Region matchups, go here. #9 SP Dennis Eckersley (1975) vs. #8 RP Sid Monge (1979) Dennis Eckersley lost his first three decisions...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: The Indians are the ultimate "team"

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… The Ultimate Team In our Tuesday morning Second Thoughts piece the IBI’s Kevin Dean asked who the Indians’ MVP is this season. As expected, the responses were all over the place. This is of no surprise because this team truly does not have an MVP. There has been no guy that carried the team on their back all season. That...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

A tale of two moments at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario

It was a tale of two cities here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario on a cool and crisp Tuesday night, or should I say, a tale of two players. "It was the best of times…” for the Cleveland Indians’ designated hitter Jason Giambi, who launched a two-run homer into the September night sky, sending the Lake Erie Warriors home winners in a game that looked to have gotten...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pluto: Discussing Internal Bullpen Options For The Second Half

In his weekly Sunday morning column, The Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto talked about some options internally for the Indians troubled bullpen in the second half from both sides. The Indians are looking at Clay Rapada (1-0, 2.78) at Columbus as a possible reliever. He was 3-0 with a 2.82 ERA in the majors last season with the Yankees. He’s a side-arming lefty who has been effective...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

You Forget How Close They Came

I know Cleveland has often been the subject of my ridicule – and it’s deserved. But there was a time in my life when I dabbled in Cleveland Indians baseball. Admittedly, as an early teenager it was hard not to get sucked into the 1996-2000 Cleveland Indians. I studied tape of Manny Ramirez’s swing and tried to model my offensive approach after him; hitting to all fields. Plus...
Via Diamond Hoggers
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Mike Jackson

  Name: Michael Ray Jackson     Position: Closer     Tribe Time: 1997-1999           Number: 42 ...
Via Burning River Baseball
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Hustle, Joe Table, and a 105 year old woman who loves bacon

Welcome to the first edition of the most important stop in your day. The place where you will find everything you need to keep your day going, from sports trivia and birthdays, to totally awesome random sports videos and stuff about bacon. Say hello to the Midday Cup Check. Every day around 12 pm (central) we’ll be dropping this so make sure to check back then. Blowing out Candles...
Via Bacon Sports
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

PN Celebrity Series Preview: Jack Moore

Jack Moore is likely the funniest person you have never heard of. Jack is the Senior Sports Editor at BuzzFeed – a fast-paced, humor-driven, best-in-class conglomeration of content matched by few sites right now. He is also one of the two persons behind Modern Seinfeld, the Twitter account that puts the Gang of Four in modern scenarios in 160 characters or less. Modern Seinfeld...
Via Phillies Nation
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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