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Expectations Rise in Cleveland as Terry Francona Enters His First Season as Manager

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

When you have the kind of offseason the Cleveland Indians had, it's only natural that outside expectations are going to rise. Such is the case for first-year manager Terry Francona, who says it's now up to the guys wearing the Indians uniform to show why those expectations are so high. Terry ...

New Cleveland Outfielder Michael Bourn: I Just Wanted to Be Somewhere Where Somebody Really Wanted Me

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

It seemed like outfielder Michael Bourn was never going to sign a new deal this offseason. Nearing the 11th hour, he eventually inked with the Cleveland Indians in a bit of a surprise move. He's getting acquainted with his new team, and a new league, as things get rolling in ...

Terry Francona: “I didn’t come here to go to pasture. We desperately want to win.”

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

The Cleveland Indians have a new manager. It's former Red Sox manager Terry Francona. After leading a monumental Boston collapse a few seasons ago, Tito decided to step away from the managerial side of things and spent this past season in the booth at ESPN. After a year away from ...

President Barack Obama Worries About Professional Sports Pricing Out Families

Monday, October 15th, 2012

With the presidential election looming, Barack Obama has plenty on his plate, but that doesn't mean he's forgetting about sports. He says he still watches ESPN's SportsCenter every morning when he wakes up, and if he's elected for four more years, there's no doubt he'll hear more about things like ...

Mike Hargrove Never Suspected Steroid Use Was So Rampant, Doesn’t Think Proven Cheaters Belong in Hall of Fame

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The steroid debate when it comes to Hall-Of-Fame voting is one that has been going on in baseball for a long time now and it will continue to go on, especially because some of the greatest players in baseball hsitory have been linked. Not to mention, many of them will ...

Jim Thome Focuses on Leading the Cleveland Indians’ Comeback Charge

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

When the Cleveland Indians first brought Jim Thome back from Minnesota last week, my first reaction was, "Good. I will always consider Thome an Indian and it would be pretty slick to see him end his career there."  Thome is clearly not thinking about retirement or a farewell tour just ...

Manny Acta Staying Humble Despite the Indians Hot Start

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

While the rest of major league baseball is waiting for the Indians to stumble and revert to the 69 win team they were a season ago, it’s just not happening and it is not going to any time soon either. The Indians are not a fluke. They have one of ...

Manny Acta Is Not Surprised By the Indians Great Start

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Through just over a month of the baseball season, the Indians continue to be the biggest surprise in all of baseball. Not only is Cleveland in first place in the AL Central right now, but they have ripped off 14 straight wins at the friendly confines of Progressive Field, and ...

The Indians Confidence is Sky High, but the Attendance is Not

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

It’s early in the season, but if you haven’t been paying attention, the Cleveland Indians are the hottest team in all of baseball. Even though their eight game winning streak came to an end last night at the hands of Dan Haren and the Angels, the Tribe have gotten off ...

Grady Sizemore: The Fallen Star

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Some experts tabbed him as a preseason MVP candidate a few years ago. He is a three-time All-Star and was supposed to be the next great five-tool player in major league baseball. Unfortunately that seems like a thing of the past when it comes to Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore. Since ...