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  1. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    She's back at Target Field
  2. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    Twins are feeling the noose for sure. They played a day game today - and got CRUSHED by the Mets 14-4. Lead now at 4-1/2 games.
  3. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    That is the thing BHD - no denying it, we are smack dab in the middle of a playoff race. You simply cannot trade off key components to you being in the race, and get nothing in return that keeps you in the race. If Chernoff and Antonetti are bound and determined to trade Bauer, then it's time to play hardball with your trading partner and bend them over. If you want a premium front of the rotation and a premium closer, you BETTER come strong with your best offer. Get that weak stuff outta here, like Uncle Austin says....
  4. Desmond Harrison

    This may also explain why he was so abruptly waived. The Browns security team is wired into a LOT of law enforcement agencies. My guess is they knew something was in the wind. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/cardinals-cut-desmond-harrison-sign-jalen-thompson/ar-AAEsXLN?li=BBnbfcL
  5. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    The Dolan World - if you make more than $6/hr - you're outta here. But they still charge $48 for ONE seat in the right field seats.
  6. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    That's just it, Nate. As fans, we all love to scoreboard watch and run all kinds of scenarios through our heads. But at the end of the day, The Tribe can only control what they can control. I was not a fan of the move to send Bobby Bradley down when promoting Zach Plesac. I thought that he is not going to learn how to hit ML pitching at the AAA level. But I was given instant results when Jake came to the plate early in the game (in what would have been Bradley's spot) with a runner in scoring position and he ripped a double to score him. Could Bradley have done that? Maybe. The roster now stands at 13 pitchers and 12 position players. That tells me that we are trading pitching for a big bat down the stretch. Tribe hammered the Tigers again - the Mets got the better of the Twins - lead at 5 games now.
  7. NFL Realigned 2019

    That was my plan as well. Is it just me, STer, or do the Chargers feel like they are regarded as "second class citizens" in the city of LA? That alone would fuel a raging rivalry.
  8. NFL Realigned 2019

    Yup - that might work. Although there is NOTHING like the passionate hatred the Dawg Pound possesses for Steelers.
  9. Boling Retires

    From a division rival, this has to feel like another shot to the 'nads for you guys. But as we all know, life trumps football. We experienced the same thing last year when Joe Thomas decided to call it a career. The pain and the grind of a 16 game season finally overcame the desire to play any longer. In Clint's case, this is a no brainer. Sad that he can no longer safely play the game he loved - but as Beck said, being there for your kids games (and being able to walk at 50) outweighs any "glory" gained from participating in the 2019 season. We all know that traveling blood clot can be fatal. As far as a long term solution, he may already be on your roster. Michael Jordan. Good luck
  10. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    Man, anyone else stay up to watch watch the Tribe eclipse the Tigers after the rain delay? Specifically, I am talking about the bottom of the 7th or 8th inning when the Tigers brought in right handed flame thrower Trevor Rosenthal. I was doing the head bob (struggling to stay awake) when his season stats flashed up on the screen. Dude has an ERA of 22.74!!!! And his pitches regularly hit triple digits on the Juggs gun. Trouble is he has no clue where the pitches are going. Gets a 1-1 count on Naquin - then uncorks a 99mph heater that sails BEHIND Naquin in the LH batter's box by at least a foot and straight to the screen. I thought the Hall of Famer Bob Uecker snuck into the broadcast booth two batters later (Mercado) and unleashed his infamous "Just a bit outside!" line. It totally fit. The pitch was a 55 footer, at least 5 feet up the first base line. Our guys in the dugout were laughing their kiesters off, but Oscar shot them a death stare, as if to say - "You think this is funny? You stand in here then and see how funny you think it is then!!!" Fortunately - Tribe is victorious, 8-6. Hand gags to open the ninth - AGAIN. This bullpen is suffering from a severe case of dingeritis lately. But we hold on and cut the divisional lead back to 6 games. Plesac is back to start tonight, and the Tiggers have called up LHP Ryan Carpenter from AAA Toledo (1-5; 8.25 ERA) to start. Tonight will be game 2 of a four game home series with Detroit, while Minnesota hosts the New York Mutts.
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  12. Team Needs

    Dang it, nude - hijacked my post...... Again You are a smart man my friend
  13. Cleveland Indians Thread : we might have a nice thing!

    Well, to say this weekend was disappointing would be a massive understatement. I really thought we were on our way to an energizing series opening victory on Friday. Talk about a game of less than inches. A challenge call gets overturned (probably the right call) and the floodgates open. Saturday, one batter in and we are down 1-0 already. In one of the more amazing baseball stats - Max Kepler has HOMERED off of Trevor Bauer FIVE STRAIGHT TIMES!!!! Hey Trev, the intentional walk exists for a reason. 90 feet is better than 360...... That is why yesterday's "stem the tide" comeback victory was so sweet and so needed. Disappointed that we allowed the Twins to expand their divisional lead by a game - but allowing it to expand by three would have been disastrous for 2019 and beyond. Because I fear at the trading deadline, that Antonetti and Chernoff would be like horny sailors on shore leave in a whorehouse with a credit card. So the reality on July 15th is - we have 71 games to go (10 more head to head with MIN - 7A - 3H) to eradicate a now 6-1/2 game lead. I will not concede the division title to the Twins yet, but the Tribe needs every win they can muster to stay in the wild card race as well. They have been overtaken by 1/2 game by the A's for the second wild card spot.
  14. I think of myself, at 61 years young, to be somewhat of a good judge of character. And I always liked DeShone as a bright, polite and respectful young man. I always liked his throwing arm as well. He really did throw a pretty ball. As an NFL QB - not so much. The problem with the arm at the NFL level was the messages it was being told by that lump three feet above his posterior. I know Hue did him ZERO favors by playing him right out of the gate. And I think his career may have taken a different path if Kenny "Be better than me" Britt hadn't boned him and the team by flat out dropping that key 4th quarter pass that would have been a key 3rd down conversion to keep the drive alive in the home opener against the Steelers. But there were PLENTY of times that DeShone just threw the ball up for grabs and hoped for the best. I analyzed his 2017 season a while back. He had 22 interceptions total. Of those 22 - 17 came in the second half of games. And in the ultimate death sentence to the Browns and their effort to win a game in 2017 - 12 of those 17 or 71% came with 4:00 or less to go in the 4th quarter or overtime. Ouch. Doesn't look like things have changed much since heading to the "frozen tundra". https://www.rotoworld.com/football/nfl/player/7788/deshone-kizer
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