On sluggers, arbitrary milestones, and Carlos Santana

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

When the Cleveland Indians were at their peak from 1995-2001, they had the biggest, baddest offense in the league. It was a glorious time to love the sport of baseball in Northeast Ohio. During that seven-year stretch — the height of MLB’s steroid era — the Tribe ranked top-two in baseball in total runs, doubles, home runs,

More and more

Indians could move Brandon Moss by trade deadline

Cleveland Indians v St Louis Cardinals

Roughly one week ago, Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro discussed the addition of outfielder Brandon Moss, saying that the veteran slugger has been “as productive as hoped” who is “better than we thought defensively.” Fast forward to today, and we have ourselves a bit of a contradictory report, stating that the Tribe would love to

More and more

Video: Cleveland Indians continue daughter-friendly tradition

Cleveland Indians video daughters

For entirely too long, Major League Baseball clubhouses have been treated like sacred grounds wherein a male-dominated environment is further insulated by the walls of the absurd and arcane BBWA. The Cleveland Indians, however, continue to blow through the doors of history as they started their very own Sunday afternoon tradition in June of 20141 .

More and more

The Cleveland Cavaliers give fans a much needed break from the bad

Cleveland Cavaliers

As Cleveland fans, we know all too well what it’s like when there’s almost nothing to look forward to. We’ve experienced plenty of years in our lives — especially recently — where none of our teams could give us the proper distraction we seek with our entertainment time and money. It’s easy to forget just how wonderfully

More and more

Ball Played: Indians continue Cleveland celebration

Jason Miller / Getty Images

The Cleveland Indians missed a fantastic opportunity on Tuesday night as fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers spilled out from Quicken Loans Arena in pure jubilation to chaotically celebrate the Cavs punching their NBA Finals ticket for the first time since 2007. Many of those fans found their way to the gates of Progressive Field. Michael

More and more

C-Cap Recap: Swish, Salazar and a Salvaged Weekend

Nick Swisher doodle 1

While you were distracted by various thrilling, high-stakes buzzer beaters this weekend, your Cleveland Indians quietly lost two out of three to an inexplicably red hot Minnesota Twins club, salvaging some pride with a dominant Danny Salazar effort in an 8-2 win on Sunday. Overall, the Tribe has now gone 32 days without winning a

More and more

Ball Played: Bro at the Bat, but the Indians get beat

Cleveland Indians Kansas City Royals

Finally, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona unveiled what many fans of the have been waiting for all season. No, Francisco Lindor is still in Columbus where he should be (for now). Yes, Nick Swisher making his 2015 debut, serving as a gauge of how healthy or productive he can be for the team. In fact, Nick’s

More and more

Indians’ Nick Swisher on knee rehab: “It’s been a long road”

Nick Swisher Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians are struggling mightily at the plate, but could relief be in sight? If it’s up to one Nick Swisher it is. Swisher, attempting to return from off-season knee surgery in his age 34 season, is slated to visit with a few of the Tribe’s minor league teams in a rehabilitation assignment before

More and more

Are the Indians dead yet? TD calms fears – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-23

Podcast header Graphic

The Indians are off to a really rough start, so I called TD to help calm me down. Jerry Sands is LeBron James 2013 Cleveland Indians started 5-10 before figuring it out Can’t hit the panic button, but the roster is in disarray There’s no calling card to bring about change Is the left-handed lineup

More and more

Nick Swisher ready to begin rehab assignment

Nick Swisher Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians first baseman and designated hitter Nick Swisher, who has not played in a regular season game for the Indians since August 2014, is expected to begin his rehab assignment Friday at Class AAA Columbus. Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti has indicated that he would like Swisher to complete back-to-back nine-inning games in the field

More and more

2015 Indians Season Roundtable Preview

Michael Bourn

We finally made it to Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians in Texas against the Houston Astros (not to be confused with the Home Opener on April 10). I hope that everyone has enjoyed the Cleveland Indians preview series that we have staged the last two weeks. It was great getting six different writers involved

More and more

Tribe 101 with Prof. Jacob: Start the season already!

Carlos Santana

I am starting to learn a thing or two the Cleveland Indians, and I want to keep that going. I have decided that 2015 is the year in which I will dive back into baseball after years of being only mildly familiar with the sport, and my anticipation for Opening Day is starting to boil over. I have missed

More and more

Pics: Nick Swisher has the city of Cleveland on his cleats

image

He may be the subject of mean tweets and tongue-in-cheek posts about a Brofari, but there’s no denying that Nick Swisher is all about the city of Cleveland. In a recent image captured and subsequently shared by Uni Watch’s Phil Hecken, we get a great look at Swisher’s New Balance 4040v2 Cleats that are brandished with

More and more

Nick Swisher Presents: Bro Cruise 2015

Nick Swisher Bro Cruise

Do you long for the scent of sun-baked fresh pomade? Ever find yourself pumping your fist in the air for no good reason? Are you waiting patently for the reunion season of Jersey Shore? Well iron up those tank tops, clean up those aviator sunglasses and pump your iPod up with all of the David

More and more

Watch the hysterical video of the Indians reading mean tweets

TonyMazur Swisher

The Cleveland Indians ripped this bit off from Jimmy Kimmel, but who cares? The execution was really great and delivered the kind of hysterical results you’d expect. My favorite is also the featured image here where Tony Mazur gets bro-slapped by Nick Swisher. I also appreciated the Jim Rosenhaus bit. And just getting a jump

More and more

Meaningless April? Not this year: 2015 Indians Preview

Cleveland Indians Carlos Santana

On a cold, damp and dreary evening in the middle of April, 2013, Terry Francona stood in front of a high-top table that was perched in the middle of the Cleveland Indians’ room to take in questions from the local contingent. His team was 3-5, having just dropped back-to-back games to the New York Yankees,

More and more

Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

jerry sands

Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training:

More and more

Feels like the first time: Nick Swisher runs the bases

Rich Pilling/Getty Images

The Governor of Brohio may not be ready to start on Opening Day, but he’s getting closer to returning to full action. Nick Swisher ran the bases for the first time this spring training season Tuesday. The Plain Dealer‘s Paul Hoynes reported Swish’s latest progress in Arizona, and said that running the bases is among the last steps

More and more

Happy Valentine’s Day From WFNY

Kluber header

Running around trying to get everything for the perfect Valentine’s Day? Worse, looking for the right words to entice that young lad or lady into being your valentine at the last minute? WFNY is here to help, along with some of our favorite Cleveland sports figures. Try these cards out and see if your bones

More and more

I will never complain about a Corey Kluber extension

Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians

This is me talking to myself. I have to talk to myself sometimes when it comes to sports because otherwise you forget about foresight and only look at hindsight and then you hate yourself for being so stupid and not being able to see the future. That’s why I treat myself so harshly with regard to

More and more