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I wonder if this has changed, now that the Braves have acquired McLouth…”DeRo, as he’s known, now plays for Cleveland, and the Indians stink. (Apologies to all my pals in that fine American city.) The Tribe, Stark reports, wants pitching, and that’s the one thing the Braves have. But Frank Wren, Stark also writes, won’t part with any of his top-tier arms, meaning a trade partner would have to settle for Kris Medlen, Jo-Jo Reyes or Charlie Morton.” Mark Bradley/Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Yet another reason not to watch the NBA Finals- “You’re a new basketball fan — now that the Orlando Magic are in the NBA Finals — but you don’t want to look like a doofus in front of your friends. And the sports announcers won’t help hide your weaknesses. They only toss out terms that confuse you even more. But it’s OK. You’re not alone. Here are tips about the often-confusing sport of pro basketball. These should help you enjoy the finals and without posing questions you really don’t want to ask out loud.” Orlando Sentinel (via Deadspin)
Reason #3056 not to gamble. “Tonight we’ll find our way out with the Twins (+105 over the Indians) (10 times). This doesn’t get any easier, folks. It’s all teed up for us. So take a moment of respect for the numbers and take a whack. Take the sting out of what’s sure to be another Tribe loss by making a play on the Third Ever Lock of the Millennium. You’ll surely thank us that you did.” [Cleveland Frowns]
Hey, the Browns made the top five on at least one list- “2. Cleveland Browns: Derek Anderson vs. Brady Quinn. Quinn’s the early favorite, and I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t win the job well before the season starts. I find it interesting, though, because of the guy who would be left on the bench. A first-round draft pick like Quinn, I expect to eventually get a chance to start. But Anderson’s not the typical veteran being pushed out. He’s also young, he’s also physically gifted, and he’s proven (if only for a short time) that he can play in the NFL.” [Shutdown Corner/ Five Most Interesting Quarterback Battles]
Dan Gilbert addresses the public. (See, it really isn’t that hard Mr. Lerner…) “We will win a championship in Cleveland, Ohio,” vowed Gilbert, who thanked all the fans and all the Cavs and Q employees. “It will happen.” [Mary Schmitt Boyer/Cleveland.com]