WFNY Night at Canal Park

Forty-plus came out to our annual event at Canal Park last night. As always the Aeros were gracious hosts, though for the first time since we’ve been getting together (our sixth year) the Aeros did not win on WFNY night. Good times were still had. As always Jon Cole was there to document the evening

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WFNY Presents Cleveland Sports Blog Night at Canal Park

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It’s back. For the fifth year, WFNY and the Akron Aeros are hosting a Cleveland Sports Blog get together at Canal Park. Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 11th. As always, we have picked a ‘Thirsty Thursday’ night at the game, meaning select cold beverages (aka cheap beer and soda) are just $1.00. These events

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New look, ‘new ballgame’ for Akron Aeros and Canal Park

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Everyone knows the clichés about first impressions. They last a lifetime, the first few seconds define a relationship, etc. But has anyone heard about using bubbles to make a second first impression? Bubbles were the item of choice for the new-look, “new ballgame” Akron Aeros on their Opening Day game on Thursday night. The glitz

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Like Jimmy Haslam III in Cleveland, Ken Babby is a Sign of Hope for Akron Aeros Fans

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Disclaimer: I worked for the Akron Aeros in various media capacities from 2008-2010. I maintained many close relationships with my former colleagues. This November, two candidates are hoping for your votes in the polls as they strive to change the American political scene. More likely, however, Ohioans and especially Northeast Ohio sports fans have been

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WFNY and Akron Aeros Get Together

Another great night at Canal Park, thanks to our hosts the Aeros and some terrific company! The Aeros won 6-0 as Matt Packer shut down the Altoona line-up. The big blow for Akron was a Beau Mills 3-run home run. But as always, the game was somewhat secondary to the company for this one.

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Update on WFNY Night at the Aeros Game

Craig gave you the details for our annual trip to Canal Park in Akron. In case you missed it, Tuesday, July 19th is the date. Last year we had just under 50 total people show up, including writers from Cleveland Frowns, Cleveland Scene, Stepien Rules, Only in Cleveland and more. This year we expect much

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Indians Double Affiliate in Akron Ready to Re-Brand?

We told you a few weeks back that the Akron Aeros were considering changing the name of the team. They ran a contest over at the Akron Beacon Journal asking fans to vote on keeping ‘Aeros’ or suggesting a new monicker. The results of the original poll are being kept confidential, but the club has

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Aeros Consider Name Change, Giving Away Seats for Life

We told you at the beginning of the season that new COO Jim Pfander was determined to make Akron the best AA franchise possible, and that everything was being evaluated and improved where necessary. Apparently that includes the name Aeros as well. The club is giving away some nice prizes to get your input- Grand

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Check out Travis Hafner and the Aeros Tonight

I can speak for all the people who help fill the pages of this site when I say there is never a bad time to go check out the Akron Aeros.  That being said, some nights are, in fact, better than others.  Tonight isn’t crowd favorite “Thirsty Thursday,” but it is a chance to get

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All Access with the Akron Aeros – Interview with Nick Hagadone

Our man with the Aeros Al DiFranco is back with an interview of one of the Tribe’s bright young stars in the minors. Nick Hagadone has been one of the Tribe’s most highly regarded prospects since he was acquired in the Victor Martinez trade two seasons ago. This season, the 6’ 5” southpaw has dominated

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Akron Aeros Make Terrific Hosts

Last night in Akron was sweet. Or should I say suite? The Aeros posted a 6-3 win against Reading, and hosted a group of WFNY writers and family/friends in a party suite to try the new food items that we hve talked about over the long winter. Naturally, we brought WFNY’s favorite photographer Jon Cole

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Akron Aeros at it Again, Introducing Two More Hot Dogs

If the “Three Dog Night”  and “Nice 2 Meat You” Burger were not enough to fill you up on a trip to Canal Park, the Akron Aeros would like to introduce you to two more of their upcoming culinary creations at Canal Park. Keeping up with their initial promise of an additional  menu item prior

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Akron Aeros Introduce the Three Dog Night (With Updated Calorie Count)

While John Madden is slicing up Turduckens with his bare hands and Ted Mosby is opting for an additional turkey instead of the duck and chicken, the Akron Aeros are taking a Thanksgiving Day delicacy and turning it up a notch.  Swapping the birds for dogs – hot dogs, that is. Enter the everso esculent “Three

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Aeros Reliever Nick Hagadone Re-Adjusting to Familiar Role

Before the 2010 season started, Baseball America named Nick Hagadone the third-best prospect in the Cleveland Indians system. A dominating presence on the mound at 6’5″, 230-lbs and a left-hander, it made perfect sense for the publication to view him in such a fashion. He was arguably the player with the most upside acquired from

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Deadline Deals Provide Even More Tribe Pitching Prospects (Part 1)

While the recent success of Josh Tomlin and Jeanmar Gomez has shocked many, it has not surprised those who have been around the Indians system all year. Assisted by last year’s moves at the trade deadline and then cemented in July 2010, Cleveland is now stacked with pitchers up and down the minor leagues. From

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Aerodynamics: Catching up with the Double-A Akron Aeros 7/24/10

Seven straight wins started the second half of the 2010 season for the Akron Aeros and moved the team into a great position for a playoff run. After continuing to dominate the last-place Erie SeaWolves for four contests, the Aeros then also swept the first-place Altoona Curve to move to only 5.5 games behind the

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Starter Alex White Gaining Confidence for Double-A Akron

From bizarre to typical to incredible, the story of Alex White in the Cleveland Indians organization continues to intrigue every passing day. Drafted in the first round of last year’s MLB Draft out of North Carolina, White was slated from the beginning as an eventual reliever for the long-term in Cleveland. The comments from the

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Diary of a First Pitch

I watched the movie The Bucket List the other day. You know the concept of a bucket list- things you’d like to do before you kick the bucket. My wife and I starting verbalizing a list. A lot of our list includes travel destinations. One item that was on my list I got to scratch

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Cleveland Sports Blog Night at Canal Park: In Pictures

Last Thursday was the second annual event. As always, thanks to Jacob Rosen, Mike Link and the Akron Aeros staff for their help in pulling the event off. Also thanks to Pete Pattakos and Vince Grzegorek for helping promote the event. Perfect weather (maybe a little hot) and a bigger crowd than last year helped

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Cleveland Sports Blog Outing Game Preview – Akron Aeros vs. Erie SeaWolves

For the second year in a row, many of your favorite WFNY writers will gather at an Akron Aeros game for a classic Thirsty Thursday at Canal Park. The contest starts tonight at 7:05 pm against the Erie SeaWolves, Akron’s closest rival in the Eastern League. Scott, Rick, Craig, Brendan and new WFNY weekend editor

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