Cardale Jones to throw out first pitch for Indians

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Ohio State championship-winning quarterback Cardale Jones, who made it known on Twitter that he wanted to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Cleveland Indians game, has finally been granted his wish. On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians tweeted that Jones will be throwing out the first pitch on June 5, when the team takes

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Deconstructing #DellySucks

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Scrappy. Feisty. Pesky. Energetic. In the NBA, a supposedly complimentary adjective sure can carry a lot of baggage with it, suggesting more about what a player lacks than what he actually has to offer. For Cleveland’s folk hero du jour Matthew Dellavedova, even a coming out party in the playoffs can wind up re-purposed as

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The Pick Is In: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you crazy cats. Your Cleveland Browns have added 12 new players, your Cleveland Cavaliers are set to tip off the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs and your Cleveland Indians actually won a game. We’ll be digging into all of the lakefront goodness over the next few hours, but While We’re Waiting… Good

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Chicago Bulls bloggers aren’t very optimistic about the Bulls

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are off for a week until they play again on Monday at The Q in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. With yesterday’s upset at the United Center, the Milwaukee Bucks remained alive and down 3-2 in their series against the Chicago Bulls for the right to face the Cavs. For most of the

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LeBron James tweets message to Lauren Hill

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You should all remember Lauren Hill, the college basketball player who decided to go forward with playing despite having been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Sadly, her brave battle came to an end on Friday morning with her passing away at age 19. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Hill have a history as the young

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Scorching Hot Takes with @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-04

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I had occasion to sit down and get to know @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie in person. What resulted was a long podcast about friends and Twitter and sports and any number of other topics. I don’t even know how to put it in a bullet point list because it was so very much a meandering conversation.

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Trevor Bauer went HAM on an “overthinking” inquiry

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There is no denying that Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is one of the more intelligent players in Major League Baseball. His penchant for mechanics and the how versus the why have made him into one of the league’s brightest young stars. Conversely, these same mannerisms—the pre-game routine, his replies to post-game questions—have made

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On Curt Schilling, Twitter Trolls, and consequence: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, kids. We’re firmly in the throes of NFL Free Agency, Spring Training baseball, and the home final full month of regular season NBA basketball. We’ll have some thoughts on all three over the coming hours, but While We’re Waiting… Finally. Some long overdue comeuppance for Twitter trolls. We’re going on a week or so

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Cleveland Sports Lists to Commemorate 2014: While We’re Waiting…

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To celebrate 2014, I’ve created five top-five lists for your enjoyment. I’ve had fun writing the While We’re Waiting editions on Thursdays this year. Who knows if I’ll do one on Christmas or New Year’s Day in the next two weeks … so I thought I’d commemorate some of the bests of the year in

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Being right versus being a fan: While We’re Waiting…

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Whoo boy. Back-to-back losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and whatever the hell that was from the Browns on Sunday. Welcome to Monday, you guys… Having operated a sports-based web site for much of the last seven years, I realize that fandom and rationality are not exactly one in the same. But as the Browns have careened

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Pedro Cerrano in the Twitter age

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As I was watching the Cleveland Cavaliers put in work against the Toronto Raptors Friday night, and following along with the game on Twitter, I got to wondering: What if fictional sports teams existed in the real world, and we could tweet all about ’em? More specifically, what would it be like to follow the fictional 1989 Cleveland

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I believe in Cardale Jones and you should too

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J.T. Barrett’s rise was meteoric. He went from unknown redshirt freshman to inexperienced quarterback struggling mightily against Virginia Tech to wise-beyond-his-years Heisman candidate and shredder of defenses in just over three months. His development made the question, “Will Braxton Miller get his starting job back next season?” a real discussion and put him on the

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Is Carlos Santana Cleveland’s Best Twitter Account?

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If one was to rank Cleveland athletes by who would be the best to follow on Twitter—be it due to charisma, penchant for intriguing statements, or simple awesomeness—where would Indians slugger Carlos Santana rank? The Tribe’s catcher turned third baseman turned first baseman (and sometimes designated hitter) has taken his quiet in-season approach and crept

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Gardy says goodbye, cheering Jim Brown, and Tribe Twitter: While We’re Waiting…

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The Wednesday WWW was manned by the great Rick Grayshock, who has since moved onto other endeavors. It will be a tough act to follow him, but on most Wednesdays during the Tribe offseason, I will be taking this space over. So wish me luck and I hope you enjoy my spin. Did you know

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Joe Banner is great on Twitter, but seriously…

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Joe Banner is on Twitter and he’s not holding back.

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Josh Gordon reactions from the web: While We’re Waiting…

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  There were many fantastic reactions from around the internet on yesterday’s news of the confirmed one-year suspension for Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon. Let’s go to the excerpts. From SB Nation’s David Roth: In Josh Gordon’s case, as in all the variously appalling decisions that have preceded it, the NFL is sticking to its

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LeBron James, Cleveland Browns and local media with @FSOhioZJackson

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I talked to Zac Jackson at Browns training camp today about coming on the podcast and eight hours later he was on it. I’m a fan of Zac’s work and was glad he was willing to come on. We discussed the following… LeBron James coming home and that impact on media Fantasy football Twitter block parties

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Indians Twitter account gets defensive of ownership’s cheap reputation

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The Cleveland Indians ownership has taken a lot of bullets over the years for being “cheap.” While that’s a relative term in a game that is notoriously unbalanced in terms of payrolls, if nothing else, it’s fair to call it a facile and slightly lazy dig at this point. I’m not saying you can’t make

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Cleveland Twitter welcomes Andrew Wiggins

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Say what you want about Andrew Wiggins and his question marks—the other athletes (and various owner types) in the city of Cleveland appear to be fully on board with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ selection of the Kansas product with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Welcome to the Cleveland @22wiggins! The sky is

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