Jealous of Expansion Teams?

Heard our buddy Les at Shapiro’s press conference the other day. Thought we’d check in to see what he is ranting about these days… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5pCBOHFzmE[/youtube] Yeah, let’s not forget that the success of the Marlins came at our expense! Likewise the immediate success of the Jaguars and Panthers made NFL owners change some of the

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Big Series Begins Tonight…

Les discusses a series with playoff implications and here’s a hint- it doesn’t involve the Indians… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89yk8sec3Tk[/youtube] Count me among the surprised by the Tampa Bay Rays. I’d love to see the Rays win the East. That would be the first time since 1997 that someone other than Boston or New York won the East.

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Memories…of the way we were!

Les takes us down memory lane in comparing these Indians to the great Cleveland teams of the past… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkzbALSAK3g[/youtube] Sandy Alomar gets a raw deal when those teams of the 90’s are mentioned. He was my favorite player, and helped start the turn around in Cleveland baseball. Dennis Martinez was another one that deserves credit

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Scoreboard.

Les on offensive woes…quick, is he talking about the Cavs or the Indians? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk7gT-S4Pkc[/youtube] The sad part…he’s talking about both. Sigh.

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Betancourt? Kobayashi? Borowski?

Les gives his opinion on who should close out games for the Tribe…his answer may surprise you. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75bW4F9zWRA[/youtube] None of the above? I’m just not comfortable with any of these three to be honest with you. How about you? Who do you want to hand the ball to in the ninth?

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David Stern, This Is Your Doing…

Les Levine has a great take on David Stern’s comments about the pyrotechnics used in NBA arenas… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9VMbvXirHw[/youtube] David Stern after his recent visit to the Q for game 4 of the Cavaliers/Celtics series- “I’m going to get into trouble for this: I think they’re ridiculous. I think that the noise, the fire (and) the

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Good News, Bad News with Les Levine…

Attention K-Mart Shoppers We Have A Lost Child, Would Devin Brown Please Report To The Customer Service Desk, Thank You…  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSh-Zi27vBI[/youtube] Did the Cavaliers miss a chance to ‘steal one’ on the road? Absolutely. Looks like they will have to ‘earn one’ in order to win this series. Maybe they need a shot in the arm

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Perhaps It’s Only Appropriate…

Go English.com lists Beating a Dead Horse in between He Lost His Head, and Can’t Cut the Mustard. So, with that in mind here’s Les on the offensive woes of the Tribe… [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=po2pvxDBcNs[/youtube] I’m not sure what more can be said. The offense sucks, hasn’t performed to expectations and fans are ticked off, voicing their

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What Could Have Been…

Les discusses the biggest disappointment from Washington’s win… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt-jDyDcEbo[/youtube] This was my point at the end of the game recap on Wednesday. Detroit took care of the 76ers last night. They will now face a rested Magic team. Boston has a chance to finish off their series in Atlanta on Friday. Who has the better

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How the Indians are put together

Les asks what type of team the Indians are trying to be… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8BUCzkFFbY[/youtube] Les, this is not one of your better points. The Indians are obviously built around pitching. With the exception of Paul Byrd, our starters are capable of shutting down any opponent for 7 or 8 innings. The bullpen has struggled somewhat, but

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Hindsight Says- Should Have Made a Move

Les rants on about the Indians struggles (again)… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BauxwDWjarA[/youtube] Hafner, Peralta, Cabrera are all struggling, and even though Martinez is hitting for average, our clean-up man hasn’t hit a homer yet. He has nine RBI. Do they have enough offense to get the job done? Will anyone be available for trade?

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Haywood, Stevenson- It’s Your Fault

Les blames Wizards for losses…  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50JFbYyLvm0[/youtube] Les and I talked about this the other week. Some players thrive when ‘extra motivation’ is given. You would think that Brendan Haywood would have learned that lesson by now. You would think that seeing LeBron continue to dominate DeShawn Stevenson would be a clue. One might think that

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Jordan, Haywood and the Wiz

Les Levine on Washington’s game plan [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uChfMFwv1NE[/youtube] This video was obviously recorded before last night’s game. It’s funny how nobody that followed this Cavalier team expected them to win last night. The question I have from this segment- does Mike Brown really fight too hard for his players to get calls? Personally I wish he’d

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Boren a Buckeye

We were saving this for a later post, but Les spills the beans on the newest Buckeye… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YqvJlC3QBg[/youtube] More fuel for the OSU/UM fire. Talk about complete reversal though, this is the kind of thing that used to fire up Buckeye fans, now it is bulletin board material for the woodchucks. Does MGoBlog have a

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How long can LeBron take a beating?

Count Les Levine impressed with the play of LeBron James, but… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iczi5PDUj08[/youtube] LeBron isn’t going to buckle because of the pounding he’s taking in this season. You have to wonder though, Mike Brown says all the time that LeBron gets the same punishment that teams used to give Shaq. At this rate, what will his

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How many legit hitters do you see?

Les Levine on the struggles of the Tribe’s offense… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVkE0TLu_dQ[/youtube] I have to say I agree with Les on this one. Grady, Victor, Garko and the hitter formerly known as Travis Hafner. The only other that I would add, only on potential is Cabrera. He had some solid at bats last season, and so I’m

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Still want to pay Sabathia?

Les Levine on those who called for C.C. to get a blank check… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX3dOcvaPMg[/youtube] Alright, time to fess up. In the winter did you want the Indians to pay Sabathia whatever he wanted? Do you still feel that way?

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It’s too easy

Finding problems with the Indians might be too easy… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxDGHWXRGBo[/youtube] I was stunned to discover yesterday that this is the only opportunity to see the Red Sox in Cleveland this season. And we don’t go to Boston until the last week of the year? Are you serious? Well, then again….maybe we don’t want that many

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Who is closest to a championship?

Les Levine on which Cleveland team he thinks has the best shot to win it all…  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GQlS84Hgvo[/youtube] So which is it? Cavaliers? Indians? Browns? The poll is open, give us your reasons why in the comments.

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Are the Dolans cheap?

In the wake of Fausto’s deal, Les Levine calls for an end of the ‘Dolans are cheap’ talk. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwIyuOI_yiM[/youtube] The contracts are being signed. Westbrook, Hafner now Carmona. It’s funny, but now instead of being upset that the Indians wouldn’t sign Travis Hafner, we are beginning to hear rumblings that they shouldn’t have. Truth is,

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