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Soylent green is people (April 30, 2011)

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This is the baseball

by CliffGozzling on Apr 29, 2011 11:01 PM EDT reply actions 18 recs

The bullpen just completed a no-hitter. Hitters now a 0 for 27 streak.

by Danieldelamaiz on Apr 20, 2011 10:56 PM EDT reply actions 4 recs

AMEN! Next week I’ll be 66. My baseball cards from the 50s, all of them, are in a box in the next room. Why do I keep them (my wife asks)? Because looking at them gives me just as much joy now as when I was a kid, maybe more since I now realize that those players were people like my dad who went home after work to their families. Back then I thought they were just…baseball players.

Thanks for reminding me that cheering for the Indians is the most consistent thing I’ve ever done in life. Through school, the military, college, move after move, the one thing that has never changed is my attachment to the Indians. Sometimes I’m even glad they are a small market team that takes a lot of effort to love. Sometimes.

If you believe it's just a game, you're also probably wondering why Santa keeps skipping your house every year.

by LeftyCatcher on Apr 22, 2011 8:10 PM EDT reply actions 3 recs

Take a deep breath, relax and try to remember what the plan is. Blow it up and build the team with young, cheap talent. For the last three years I was only certain of one thing: we’ve done blown ‘er up good – real good. I didn’t see much young "talent". I had hopes for Marte, but then reality set in. And our pitching – both relief and starting – didn’t look like all of that. LaPorta – the next BIG THANG – looked like Marte redux. Got me pretty far down. Then I went to Seattle and saw some of the Up and Comers. I’ve been high on Santana since he first came up – still am. And Brantley I didn’t really have a fix on Brantley – til I saw him play. He – like Santana – is the real deal. Our young starters – particularly Masterson and Carrasco – look like at least 3’s and maybe even 2’s. I haven’t seen Talbot and Tomlin but so far they look like ML pitchers – some of guys over the last few years didn’t. CPerez has got that closer’s make up and Sipp is starting to look like a plus set up guy. So now I’m starting to see the parts. Solid defense, good pitching and the nucleus of a Major League offense. And – I hear it on good authority any way – there’s more in the pipe line. Soon we’ll be seeing Kipnis and Chisenhall and White and Pomeranz and Phelps and Hagadone and guys who I’ve never even heard of yet. The calvary’s saddled up and just waiting for the bugler to blow the charge.

So why was I so down the previous 20+ months? Cuz 1) I’d lost faith in the FO’s ability to draft – a key to putting and keeping us in the hunt and 2) I didn’t see enough talent coming up to replace our inevidable loses. Now I see things quite differently. 2011 looks a hell of a lot more like 1994 than 1964 or 1974 or 1984. We are headed in the right direction and not running pointlessly on that ol’ Tribe hamster wheel.

So yeah, we’re probably gonna get smoked every now and then this year. And yes, we may go on a losing streak or two. But you know what I’m certain about? It’s gonna get better the next few years and not worse. Our Indians are gonna make us proud the next few seasons. You’ll see. It’s gonna be a hellova ride.

Our best players wear suits.

by mauichuck on Apr 24, 2011 2:26 AM EDT up reply actions 5 recs

A google image search for "right elbow tightness" reveals this:

by APV on Apr 24, 2011 4:07 PM EDT reply actions 6 recs

I really am becoming a fan of the Indians embrace of Twitter, etc.

I just want to believe.

by mjmarble on Apr 27, 2011 12:04 AM EDT up reply actions 4 recs

Hannahan’s top similarity score: Faust.

by YoDaddyWags on Apr 27, 2011 11:30 AM EDT up reply actions 6 recs


by supermarioelia on Apr 27, 2011 7:32 PM EDT reply actions 4 recs

Every time post-microfracture Grady makes a diving catch an angel gets their wings.

by ahowie on Apr 27, 2011 8:39 PM EDT reply actions 5 recs

More like 10 Things I LOVE About You, Jack Hannahan

I mean, right?

by JRontherim on Apr 28, 2011 8:17 PM EDT up reply actions 6 recs

I thought the last time anybody on this site threw up in five spots, he went home and his little league team had to forfeit.

by YoDaddyWags on Apr 28, 2011 10:59 AM EDT up reply actions 5 recs

This is where he becomes the chosen one

by supermarioelia on Apr 29, 2011 10:15 PM EDT reply actions 7 recs

by AngG on Apr 29, 2011 10:22 PM EDT up reply actions 7 recs

I don’t see Sowers.

The persuasion is not inherent in the lobster.

by junkballer on Apr 29, 2011 11:38 PM EDT up reply actions 14 recs


by Brick. on Apr 30, 2011 12:33 AM EDT via mobile reply actions 7 recs

It is often pointed out that everywhere Orlando Cabrera goes, he wins. Acta clarified that. "Everywhere but Montreal," Acta said. "I was with him there for three years, and we didn’t win anything."


"I want to be playing at the end of October or the end of September -- not just at the beginning of April." —Grady

by westbrook on Apr 30, 2011 12:59 AM EDT reply actions 6 recs

I feel like I’m falling in love and it scares me.

If you believe it's just a game, you're also probably wondering why Santa keeps skipping your house every year.

by LeftyCatcher on Apr 30, 2011 1:16 AM EDT reply actions 4 recs

by KD1 on Apr 30, 2011 1:17 AM EDT reply actions 7 recs

Well, I enjoyed that more than the royal wedding.

by LondonTribe on Apr 30, 2011 5:12 AM EDT up reply actions 9 recs

This thing has gone to another level. We’re realistic and want to believe but we know that reality exists somewhere between 2007 and Keith Law’s dungeon. But it’s fun to start fast.

The rest of the fan base, however, has been somewhat apathetic. Doesn’t Masterson still suck? Didn’t Mike Tomlin retire after we knocked him around in the playoffs a few years ago? And Hafner is still a bum!

Not anymore. That has shaken people to life.

I agree with those who say it certainly looked like more than 16k in attendance. There were filled seats at every angle of the game-winner. Maybe folks came in late in the game and weren’t counted?

Of course, the late-comers will expect 2007 now. There’s not enough starting pitching, I would guess, to duplicate it. But I’ve stopped over-analyzing why Keith Law isn’t the worst person in the world. I’m ready just to believe that he probably is, and we’re probably winning this division and the whole damn thing.

by tabler84 on Apr 30, 2011 9:04 AM EDT reply actions 4 recs