#FreeJoshGordon, Kevin Love, LeBron James, Uber and public urination – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-27

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I was happy to have Dave Sterling (@dimoko) back on the podcast. We started out accidentally discussing public urination and ended with the breaking news that Josh Gordon’s year-long suspension has been upheld by the NFL. We also talked about Kevin Love and his “decision” to come to the Cleveland Cavaliers. We talked about LeBron

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Tom Hamilton tells Zach Walters to “FORGET ABOUT THE BUNT!”

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Listening to Tom Hamilton call Zach Walters’ go-ahead two-run homer was fun. This Vine doesn’t have the whole call, but it’s still pretty awesome to hear Hamilton scream “FORGET ABOUT THE BUNT!” Walters failed to sacrifice Lonnie Chisenhall to third base twice and found himself in a full count. Tom Hamilton tells the rest. The

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Twins 4, Indians 1: Bats go silent as sweep chance goes by the board

This is what is so frustrating about our Indians. Here they are, winners of seven of nine, going for a sweep of the Minnesota Twins with their ace Corey Kluber on the mound and the offense can’t even muster a single scoring chance outside of a solo blast from Zach Walters. Despite the 4-1 loss

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The Curse of Paul Warfield — A loving look at a 45-year slump: Reliving Yesteryear

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Our gazes remained fixed, for an extra moment. As he began to realize, my trivia question wasn’t merely rhetorical. “Rocky Colavito to Detroit, for Harvey Kuenn. April 17, 1960.” His countenance had morphed into a half-smile/furrowed brow combo. He was clearly thinking: “You’re really coming at me with the easy, ‘what’s the worst trade in

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Young Jim Harbaugh peed his pants to meet an Indians player

Picture Jim Harbaugh, the headset-throwing, pleated pants-wearing, Sharpie-toting head coach of the San Francsico 49ers. Now picture him as a five-year-old child, taking in a Cleveland Indians game with his family, including a seven-year-old brother, John. The Harbaughs, Toldeo, Ohio natives, get the fortune of getting in line to meet in Indians player after the game. But

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Nick Swisher’s (brutal) season comes to an end

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Is age catching up to Nick Swisher? The Tribe first baseman was evaluated on Tuesday and was found to have medial meniscus wear in both of his knees. Less than 24 hours later, Swisher will undergo arthroscopic debridement surgery to repair the chronic pain. He will subsequently miss eight-to-ten weeks for recovery, effectively ending his 2014 season with

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Matt Dery talks Cleveland sports vs. Detroit sports – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-19

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Matt Dery from 105.1 FM in Detroit jumped on the podcast to discuss lots of Cleveland sports topics. Johnny Manziel vs. Brian Hoyer The QB curse and Matt Stafford Does Detroit appreciate Matt Stafford? The Cavaliers getting LeBron James The Dolan “cheapness” bit The Cleveland Indians in 2014 Indians trade deadline Check out this episode!

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Indians extend Scott Atchison

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He came to camp as a 38-year old non-roster invitee hoping to hang on for one more season in the sun. By May, he was not just a fixture in the pen, but a favorite of manager Terry Francona. Now here we are in August and Scott Atchison, the bullpen’s jack of all trades, has

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Indians almost acquired Josh Willingham…Again

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It wasn’t that long ago that the Cleveland Indians front office would not give Josh Willingham an extra year on his contract, ultimately losing him to a division rival. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Twins waived the right-handed slugger and traded him to the Kansas City Royals—the team that now sits in first place in

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Cedar Point, Johnny Manziel, LeBron James, and the Indians playoff chances with TD – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-14

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I got a chance to talk to TD about all three Cleveland teams. That’s always a blast for me. Today we spent a good amount of time talking about the Tribe and the season they’ve put together. We also talked about LeBron coming home and what that means for a sports family like TD’s that

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The Indians are slipping and sliding (during a rain delay)

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The Cleveland Indians got rained out last night, but they looked like they were having about as much fun as they’ve had all season long. Turning the Progressive Field tarp into a giant slip’n’slide is never a bad idea. And now, players slip-n-sliding on the tarp. http://t.co/2xa6K1azlF — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 13, 2014

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Tribe releases Nyjer Morgan, recalls Josh Tomlin

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Could the Tribe be adding a player via trade or waivers in the near future? Nyjer Morgan, one of the Indians’ early-season feel-good stories was released on Tuesday afternoon amidst a series of moves made by the team’s front office. In addition to activating Morgan from the 60-day disabled list and immediately releasing him, the

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The Tribe overcame a 12-run deficit 13 years ago today

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Every Indians fan in the world claims they were there. Well before I was a blogger, I was watching this game (wait for it) in my parents’ basement. It’s incredible to watch still to this day. Omar Vizquel and Kenny Lofton are your heroes. Lofton had four hits and three runs in the game as

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Zach McAllister makes FanGraph’s “Best Wild Pitches” for July

A pitch? A ball? A balk? Regardless of the ruling, the uncertainty surrounding the pitch depicted above, coming from the hand of Tribe starter Zach McAllister, was enough to garner consideration for one of the worst pitches of July. From FanGraphs: Pitcher: Zach McAllister Batter: Don Kelly Date: July 19 Location: cannot be calculated I’m glad

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Are there more Cleveland Indians statues in the works?

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Are Bob Feller and Jim Thome about to have some company? It appears that the Cleveland Indians have some plans that may include a few more supersized bronze ghosts throughout the confines of Progressive Field. @AZFromCleveland stay tuned… — Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) August 2, 2014 Since the plans were put in place in 2011 for

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Watch Michael Brantley and David Murphy bring the Tribe within three of the Wild Card

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Despite the fact that the Indians didn’t make any trades that brought Major League starters to the club, they’re firmly in the Wild Card race. Thanks to Michael Brantley’s walk-off home run against the Rangers today, the Tribe are currently three games back. Of course, the Indians wouldn’t have been in position at all without

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Animated: David Murphy nails Adrian Beltre at the plate

In the second inning of Friday night’s series opener against Texas, former Ranger David Murphy did his old team dirty by gunning down Adrian Beltre with a one-hopper at home plate to end the inning and inherent scoring threat. Beltre could’ve helped his case by running a bit harder from second base, but then again—it’s

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Tribe looking at Lackey?

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Well it has been quite an eventful day in Wahooland. Earlier today, the Indiansdealt starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals for OF prospect James Ramsey. Meeting with the media just after the deal, both GM Chris Antonetti and Manager Terry Francona denied that this trade signaled a sell off for 2015. In

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Report: Justin Masterson traded to St. Louis

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Oh how the mighty have fallen. A year ago at this time the Indians would have given anything to extend starting pitcher Justin Masterson to a long term deal. 12 months later, the big right-hander, who has become a mental mess, has reportedly been been dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals. Legendary baseball writer Peter

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