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Sunday Notes: Adam Everett on D, Norris’ Notoriety, Boggs & Beer, more

Per the second edition of The Fielding Bible, “From 2003 through 2007, Everett was the best shortstop in the game. It wasn’t even close.” Adam Everett, who played from 2001-2011, mostly with the Astros, was awarded no traditional Gold Gloves during his career. Omar Vizquel and Jimmy Rollins were two of the reasons. Everett’s pop-gun […]
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1 day ago  |  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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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Omar! My Life On & Off the Field – Omar Vizquel with Bob Dyer

In 2002, despite being a decade away from the end of his playing career, Omar Vizquel felt the need to record the details of his career in his official auto-biography, Omar!: My Life On and Off the Field. Whether he was trying to cash in one more time on the success of the 1990’s (which was obviously coming to an end), get things off his chest (like in Terry Francona’s Red Sox...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 20, 1993

Cleveland and Seattle swap shortstops, with a few other pieces thrown in, as the Indians acquire Omar Vizquel from the Mariners for Felix Fermin, Reggie Jefferson, and cash. Vizquel became a fan favorite in Cleveland most notably for his impressive displays with the glove (and sometimes without!) in the field. After winning his first Gold Glove during the 1993 season with the Mariners...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY’s 12 Days of Christmas, 2014 Edition: Day Seven

The Holiday Season is upon us, and for many, the holidays are a time of rituals and traditions. Here at Waiting For Next Year, we believe in tradition as well, and one of our personal favorites is the annual WFNY 12 Days of Christmas contest series! This is now the seventh year in a row we have done this contest, as hard as that is to believe. How does it work? It’s simple. Every...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Book Excerpt: “Glory Days in Tribe Town” by Terry Pluto and Tom Hamilton

Editor’s Note: In the new book “Glory Days in Tribe Town” (softcover $15.95/ebook $9.99), Terry Pluto teams up with legendary broadcaster Tom Hamilton to tell the story of the Cleveland Indians of the 1990s. The 336-page book also includes personal recollections from dozens of Tribe fans. This excerpt looks at Albert Belle’s stunning career and his superstations on and off...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: October 29, 2002

Eric Wedge is named the manager of the Cleveland Indians. Wedge had posted four consecutive winning seasons out of five total as a minor league manager in the Indians organization. At the age of 34, he became the youngest manager in Major League history who was not also on the team’s active roster. Two of the players on the Cleveland roster heading in to 2003, Ellis Burks and Omar...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 24, 1995

Designated hitter Eddie Murray walks the Indians off a winner in the bottom of the eleventh inning as Cleveland defeats the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, to win their first World Series game since 1948. The Indians take a 2-1 lead in the first on an RBI-triple from Omar Vizquel and an RBI-groundout from Carlos Baerga off of Atlanta’s John Smoltz. They pad the lead in the third on back-to...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 5, 1997

The Cleveland Indians are four outs from elimination against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series, when single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings give the Tribe a 3-2 win to force Game 5. With two outs in the eighth, Sandy Alomar knots the game at two, driving a 2-0 pitch from Mariano Rivera over the wall in right field. In the ninth, Marquis...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: Year of the Graybeard

Because this is an internet baseball column in the year 2014, Derek Jeter was its original subject. The world doesn’t really need another Jeter column, especially one that smugly notes the uncanny similarities between Jeter’s season as a 40-year old shortstop and the 2007 season of Omar Vizquel, the last man to qualify for the […]
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Omar Vizquel can’t get away from fielding grounders

Your browser does not support iframes. Tigers first base and infielding coach Omar Vizquel just can’t seem to get away from the game since his days as a slick fielding middle infielder. Here’s the Tigers assistant looking like he’s ready to turn two during yesterday’s Tigers/Twins game in Minnesota. @TMSNXAdam
Via The Majors Detroit
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians plan to renovate Progressive Field over next two years

The Cleveland Indians are planning an “extensive renovation” of Progressive Field over the next two years, reported Tom Withers of the Associated Press on Wednesday evening. The plans are set to be unveiled during a press conference today. Among the highlights: “interior and exterior modifications to the area stretching from center to right field” and a “modest reduction...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tribe overcame a 12-run deficit 13 years ago today

Every Indians fan in the world claims they were there. Well before I was a blogger, I was watching this game (wait for it) in my parents’ basement. It’s incredible to watch still to this day. Omar Vizquel and Kenny Lofton are your heroes. Lofton had four hits and three runs in the game as well as the game-winning run scoring from second on Jolbert Cabrera’s broken-bat single...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Power from Peoria Earns Tremendous Tribe Honor

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images North America/http://www.zimbio.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook! Growing up during the time that I did, I had the honor of watching the Cleveland Indians during their hay day. From the early 1990’s to the mid 2000’s, the Cleveland Indians...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview #34: Seattle Mariners (54-51) at Cleveland Indians (52-53)

Despite a fantastic start to their first road trip of the second half, the Cleveland Indians sputtered in trips through Minnesota and Kansas City, ending what started out as a 3-1 road trip with a 5-6 record. They will open up an eight game homestand, their first since the last series prior to the All-Star Break, on Tuesday night as they host the Seattle Mariners. The Indians (52...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians implementing analytics to study attendance issues

The Cleveland Indians were in the postseason a year ago and are seeing attendance numbers continue to fall on a year-over-year basis. Despite two bouts of October baseball in the last seven seasons, they’re certain to finish outside baseball’s top 20 in attendance for the 12th consecutive year. Alas, the team is taking their use of advanced analytics and implementing a formula...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe’s a Winner When it Comes to Deals with Seattle

In the 1980s, the Cavaliers had an alarming tendency to make terrible trades. They were so bad at it, in fact, that at one point, the NBA Commissioner stepped in to approve any trade. Many teams benefitted from the Cavs’ front office ineptitude, with Dick Motta going so far as to say, “I was afraid to go to lunch for fear I’d miss a call from Cleveland.” Given their history...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Indians Clinch First Division In 41 Years

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe “Deep Tracks” Trivia Vol. 2: Reliving Yesteryear

As a born and bred Clevelander, I am all about the Rock ‘n Roll. Specifically, Album Oriented Rock (AOR), the 70s radio format featuring longer, more obscure, and less-repeated songs than the ‘ Top-40.’ (In its heyday, AOR stations were even known to play bootleg recordings of local concerts. Complete with muffled coughs and hushed comments, these surreptitious versions were...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves Andrelton Simmons makes diving stop for force play

The Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is turning into a routine highlight reel at shortstop.  Reminding fans of Ozzie Smith, Omar Vizquel, or Cal Ripken.  Check out his latest web gem as he is shifted into good position, but smothers the sharp grounder by Jordany Valdespin, then has the awareness to smack the bag with his bare hand on a hit and run hack by Christian Yelich (via...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians’ Top All-Star Performances

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball will conduct its 85th All-Star Game, this one taking place for the first time at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Cleveland Indians have been well represented over the years in the exhibition, first started in 1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The Indians had three players on that first American League roster – pitchers Wes Ferrell and...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Cleveland Opens Park in Style

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

One Final All-Star Game Go-Around for The Captain

Photo is courtesy of Jim McIsaac/Getty Images/http://espn.go.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Just this past Sunday, Major League Baseball released both the American League and National League rosters for this year’s All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To nobody’s...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

One Final All-Star Game Go-Around for The Captain

Photo is courtesy of Jim McIsaac/Getty Images/http://espn.go.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Just this past Sunday, Major League Baseball released both the American League and National League rosters for this year’s All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To nobody’s...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 6, 1997

1997: Usually a seven-run inning is a good sign. But not when you follow it up by allowing the other team to tie the score immediately. And then the Royals let the game slip away late in an 8-7 loss to Cleveland at Jacobs Field.Sure, it started out as a well-pitched game, with Indians starter Orel Hershiser and Royals starter Tim Belcher matching zeroes in the first two innings....
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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