Survey Says? Digging deeper into the Cleveland Indians fan survey

Lost in the kerfuffle of the Cleveland Indians allegedly polling season ticket holders about their opinion on Chief Wahoo was the fact that said inquiry was literally one of roughly three dozen questions pertaining fans and how they relate to various aspects of the team. Drowned out by all of the noise and nostalgia surrounding

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Despite the loss, this was a game Cleveland needed

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Last night’s Wild Card playoff was a game this city desperately needed. No, one game is most assuredly not “enough.” No, I’m not satisfied that the Indians peed down their leg with runners on base last night.1 All the same, last night was a game that this city needed and it was a game that

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The Goon Squad!

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The Indians take on the RAYS/RANGERS tomorrow in the one game Wild Card Playoff. The Goon Squad (Aviles, Raburn, Giambi and Gomes) are a huge reason why. The shirts they are sporting are from GV Art and Design.You may have seen the picture floating around the internet. Several groups have recreated the shot for the

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The renaissance of the Cleveland sports fan – Scott Raab on LeBron, Josh Gordon and Jim Thome – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-24

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Scott and I had a conversation over the weekend prior to the podcast in which we decided it was time to see if there’s a greater purpose that we can serve. With all the news of LeBron James, Josh Gordon, Greg Little and Tristan Thompson last week, we decided to discuss whether or not Cleveland

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Pluto: Conversation with Indians CEO Paul Dolan

The Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto had a conversation with Cleveland Indians CEO Paul Dolan recently, the summary of which was outlined in today’s newspaper. In it, I found this the most interesting was the talk of “pain” from the 68-94 season last year, something fans know all too well.   “Dolan said that in the

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Playing with House Money: Why I think the Dolans should consider selling the Indians

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The Dolan family needs to step away from the blackjack table and leave the casino with house money well in hand. After selling STO to FOX, they need to go to the next level and sell the team before they lose any of that money they just “won.” This is the only way I know

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Manny Acta dismissed, Sandy Alomar named interim manager of Cleveland Indians

Saying Manny Acta was the problem this year with the Cleveland Indians would be tough to do with a straight face. It also would be tough to say conclusively that he was a part of the solution going forward. With that, and on the heels of an disappointing epic of a season, the Cleveland Indians

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Chris Perez gag order in effect?

Chris Perez hasn’t had a quiet season, but has been quiet of late. According to Paul Hoynes’ report, it might have finally been mandated from over Chris’ head after the team largely stood up for its controversial closer most of the season. Reporter: What do you think the team has learned from this year? Perez: “No comment.

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Paul Dolan Changes: Not Coming Soon

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I know what you all read last night and saw this morning. Indians CEO Paul Dolan says he is not interested in making any changes to his front office or with his manager. Now before you all freak out and scream bloody murder at the Dolan ownership, take a look at the actual quotes themselves.

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Indians’ Paul Dolan: I Don’t Know What Happened to This Team

This has been the most difficult stretch we’ve had as owners. At the end of July, we were in the playoffs or on the verge of the playoffs having just beat [Detroit starter Justin] Verlander, then it all fell apart. We have to understand what happened and I’m not going to make judgments on [the future of

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Acta Talking Like A Guy Who Wants Out…Can You Blame Him?

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The losing is getting to everyone. How can is not? And its not just the fact that they actually lose seemingly every day, its the spectacular fashion in which they do. I’m not one for moral victories, but at least the Indians were in all three games this series with Seattle and didn’t get blown

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Cleveland and Detroit – Similar Markets – Except When It Comes To Baseball Ownership

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You want a recap? I will give you one. The Indians were annihilated by the Twins 14-3 while giving up 10 runs in one inning. That’s your recap. Last night’s debacle, the Indians 10th straight loss, has me seeing things differently. In fact, this moment of clarity came over my weekend trip to Detroit. On Saturday night,

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Paul Dolan: “A Year Ago, There was a Rumor with Fausto”

In a lengthy sit-down with Terry Pluto, Cleveland Indians CEO Paul Dolan opened up about a variety of topics including the recent arrest, renamining and subsequent contract renegotiations of Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona. “About a year ago, there was a rumor that there was something with Fausto,” Dolan said. “These type of

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Illitch Brings the Dolans Back Into the Spotlight

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There are plenty of old bits in Cleveland sports. How could the NFL not force the financially strapped Art Modell to sell, or what if LeBron hadn’t been coddled the way he was, or why didn’t Sandy Alomar go out to the mound and yell at Jose Mesa when he was shaking him off in

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Assessing the Indians New Uniform Tweaks

Last week, the Indians announced some changes to the uniforms for this season. Jon brought you the initial news, and I’ve been waiting to hear a few more details before discussing it here. I don’t know if I’m the most opinionated one on the site about uniforms or not, but I certainly do pay attention

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WFNY Exclusive – Eric Wedge’s Résumé

Some WFNY sources emailed us this weekend that they were privy to the résumé that Eric Wedge was shopping in MLB circles this past off-season while searching for a new job.  As we all know after this weekend, the former Tribe manager ended up getting the job managing Ichiro and the Seattle Mariners.  Previously this

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WFNY Podcast: Can the Browns Win Their Next Four?

It’s not everyday that we get to talk in depth about all three teams, but with the recent Browns successes combined with a .500 Cavaliers team and some news coming out of the Indians, we have a triple-threat podcast with Dan Labbe over at Cleveland.com. What should we expect from these next four Browns games?

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Indians On Pace For Worst Attendance Totals Since 1992

The Cleveland Indians are officially on pace to have the worst home attendance totals since the 1992 season. With 59 home games in the books, the Indians have drawn 1,051,837 fans – a number which has been boosted as of late thanks to back-to-back (rockin!) firework nights and the induction of former center fielder Kenny

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Eric Wedge Takes High Road in Exit Interview

When it comes to Cleveland and baseball, we will always have the chicken-egg debate.  Is it the manager, or is it the players?  And when asked the same question during the 1:30 press conference today, Eric Wedge said that he tried to do his best with the hand he was dealt over the last seven-plus

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Redskins Taken to Court, is Chief Wahoo Next?

With TMZ reporting today that the Washington Redskins may soon find themselves getting a ruling from the United States supreme court regarding defamation of race, I cannot help but wonder what sort of watershed event this could be for other teams throughout sports.  Being a fan of Cleveland teams, the one that obviously jumps out is

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