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Indians-Athletics Preview

Based on their activity prior to Friday's trade deadline, neither the Cleveland Indians nor the Oakland Athletics see themselves as serious playoff contenders. However, that won't prevent both from expecting the best from their respective rosters. After earning a needed victory to conclude a miserable homestand, the Indians try to extend the Athletics' latest rough stretch Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians manager Francona ejected after player hit by pitch

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has been ejected in the fifth inning against Kansas City. Francona was thrown out by plate umpire Tom Woodring after the Indians' Michael Brantley was hit in the leg by a pitch from Jeremy Guthrie. Francona was upset that Guthrie wasn't ejected because Woodring had warned both benches after the Royals pitcher hit Jason Kipnis...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals look to sweep Tribe in Cleveland for first time in 12 years

It's well-documented how Corey Kluber's major league-worst run support average has contributed to his AL-leading loss total. His Cleveland Indians haven't scored much in his three losses to the Kansas City Royals, though this time a favorable matchup with Jeremy Guthrie presents itself. The Indians will try to end their longest home losing streak in 40 years at eight and give Kluber...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals look to sweep Tribe in Cleveland for first time in 12 years

It's well-documented how Corey Kluber's major league-worst run support average has contributed to his AL-leading loss total. His Cleveland Indians haven't scored much in his three losses to the Kansas City Royals, though this time a favorable matchup with Jeremy Guthrie presents itself. The Indians will try to end their longest home losing streak in 40 years at eight and give Kluber...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians Front Office and Clubhouse Spinning Two Different Messages

It’s a long season, but the message sure seems to have changed in just 48 hours. Friday afternoon Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti met with the media to discuss the team and their direction as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches on July 31. Antonetti remained confident in the roster, yet disappointed in the result, and a believer in what the organization has built....
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Kipnis out with stiff neck

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis is out of the lineup because of a stiff neck. Indians manager Terry Francona said Kipnis' neck has been bothering him for a couple of days. Kipnis is 4 for 17 in his career against left-hander Chris Sale, who started Saturday's game for the White Sox. Francona said Kipnis is available to pinch hit and expects...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Unsolved Mysteries: Was Terry Francona Really in “Major League”?

Picture Robert Stack in a dark overcoat meandering toward camera through a foggy alley. Over the opening chords of that tinkly theme song he speaks the following words in a low, gravelly voice that makes you think he’s passing along state secrets: It’s a typical Tuesday night, and everybody’s settling in to watch the Indians’ latest textbook example of how not to score runs...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona talks movie cameo on 'Major League' night

With the Cleveland Indians in town Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated 'Major League' night, as the team paid tribute to the classic baseball movie. The promotion included a Bob Uecker bobblehead giveaway for Milwaukee's play-by-play man who played the part of Cleveland's broadcaster in the film. But one thing many fans probably don't know, is that Indians manager Terry...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians manager Terry Francona made a VERY brief appearance in the classic 'Major League'

Tuesday's interleague game between the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers brought together a couple of guys who appeared in the classic baseball movie "Major League": Brewers play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker and Indians manager Terry Francona. Francona? Apparently, yes, although prior to the "Major League" night in Milwaukee on Tuesday, probably very few people knew of his...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher to begin rehab assignment

Nick Swisher is rehabbing his way back to Cleveland... again. The Indians designated hitter, who is working his way back from a left knee injury, will begin a rehab assignment Monday night with the Class-A Lake County Captains. Manager Terry Francona told reporters that Swisher will be in the lineup as DH for his first game and will play the outfield and get three at-bats for the...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians VeloSano team raises more than $125K for cancer research

The Cleveland Indians are proud to announce that the club's VeloSano team has raised over $125,000 for cancer research. The Indians partnered once again with Cleveland Clinic to support VeloSano, an annual charity bike ride event. The Indians fielded a team of nearly 60 riders, including Indians Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan and other members of the Indians front office. In June, the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is There Hope in the Second Half Surge?

Since Terry Francona took over the helm in 2013, the Indians have had an odd tendency to play better after the All-Star break than before. It is this kind of late season magic that the Indians are depending on this season to return to the postseason. Below are the Indians records in each half over the past three seasons including their Pythagorean winning percent (their expected...
Via Burning River Baseball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why 2016 May Remain Status Quo For The Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians have been involved in a self-induced, systemic form of mediocrity for nearly ten years, not making any run of significance (Other than blowing a 3-1 series lead in the 2007 American League Championship series against Boston) since the mid 90s. In fact, Cleveland has continually tormented its fan base by playing into the small-market baseball stereotype, unloading...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians' Nick Hagadone might need second Tommy John surgery

Nick Hagadone's recent setback is feared to be much worse than initially expected. The Indians reliever was pulled from his minor-league rehab start with Class-A Mahoning Valley on Wednesday due to elbow discomfort and manager Terry Francona says the team fears he will need Tommy John surgery. "He was examined and it's not good," said Francona, (via Cleveland.com) who hesitated to...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Swisher working his way back from disabled list

Indians manager Terry Francona gave an update on the injured Nick Swisher Wednesday afternoon, saying the designated hitter is progressing in his rehab. Swisher, 34, has missed all but 30 games this season as he continues to recover from offseason double knee surgery. His current DL stint is attributed to left knee inflammation. "He went out today with Millsy (Brad Mills) and had...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Francona, 'Zep' prank Rays manager Kevin Cash

There's always a fall guy in every prank. You formulate the prank and think "if anybody asks, we'll just blame it on _____."It seems that's what Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona did when his team visited the Tampa Bay Rays and former bullpen manager Kevin Cash:Now it's completely possible that Marc Rzepczynski, "Zep," was a part of this, but it just seems a little too obvious, doesn't it?
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco gets Gatorade shower after near no-no

Cookie. pic.twitter.com/8y33X8ggwz — Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) July 2, 2015 Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night. Alas, facing an 0-2 count with two away, Tampa leftfielder Joey Butler broke it up with a looping line drive just over the head of Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis. Indians manager Terry Francona pulled Carrasco...
Via Waiting For Next Year
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Frustrations boil over for Cleveland Indians as Terry Francona gets ejected

The Indians fell to the Orioles 8-0 on Sunday, getting swept in the day-night doubleheader to end another disappointing weekend for the Tribe.The Orioles shut out the Tribe in both games, completing the feat for the first time in 41 years.Emotions boiled over during the game, resulting in manager Terry Francona getting ejected in the ninth inning of the nightcap for arguing a third...
Via Fox Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians come up with zeroes in falling twice to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) The Cleveland Indians had been flailing helplessly at the plate for nearly 18 innings when Terry Francona finally had seen enough. Francona stormed out of the dugout after a third-strike call went against Ryan Raburn, and the manager was ejected before he got to the plate. The sequence effectively summed up a Sunday in which the Indians failed to score in losing twice...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Cody Anderson's outstanding major league debut seemed to have the Cleveland Indians riding high toward the end of the month, but little has gone right for them since. Fresh off one of the franchise's worst single-day performances in four decades, the Indians will look to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians look to turn things around against the Rays

Cody Anderson's outstanding major league debut seemed to have the Cleveland Indians riding high toward the end of the month, but little has gone right for them since. Fresh off one of the franchise's worst single-day performances in four decades, the Indians will look to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cleveland (33...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Two Nothin’s Is Nothin’

Terry Francona’s ever-present windbreaker may as well be an invisibility cloak considering how little criticism he’s getting for the plodding parade of mediocrity that is the 2015 Cleveland Indians. I’m not saying he really deserves any blame, mind you. But after a potentially spirit-breaking series sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles this weekend (including a Sunday...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Has An Obsession With Popsicles

Indians manager Terry Francona understands that if you’re going to indulge in a food item, best to make it something that isn’t going to kill you right away. Frozen water is a healthier obsession than most, so it’s good to go with that. The frozen water in question comes in the form of popsicles, and Francona loves these suckers. How much? We’ll let Terry explain: “I had...
Via Food and Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona loves grape popsicles so much that he recently ate 17 in one night

Terry Francona must have one heck of a sweet tooth. The Cleveland Indians manager is known for his excessive bubblegum chewing (he has his own personal five pound bucket of 'Dubble Bubble' in the dugout with him during every game), but apparently Tito has a love affair with another sweet treat: grape popsicles. Francona had no shame in sharing an interesting story about his current...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians manager Terry Francona ate 17 popsicles the other night

Terry Francona must not believe in moderation.   The Indians skipper also has a thing for grape fruit bars. These two things made for a lethal combination recently when Francona downed 17 Outshine grape fruit bars in one night. Francona spilled the gory details on his binge to Ohio.com on Wednesday: "I had 17 the other night. No, that's not a lie. They're healthy, so if one's good...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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