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Tribe Links: April 3, 2011

The Minister of Tribe Propaganda here. The Indians salvaged a win from their first series yesterday; what were the reactions from around the Web? You're about to find out:

It looked on TV like Orlando Cabrera didn't know that there was a third out for the taking. And it was true...

Indians turn triple play in first win of season, 7-1, over White Sox |
The Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff recaps the game.

Santana flipped to Cabrera at first to double off Pierzynski. Then Cabrera stood with the ball and looked around.

"We were yelling to Orlando to go to second," catcher Lou Marson said. "I think everybody in the stadium was yelling it. You guys [reporters] probably were yelling, too."

Cabrera said: "Everybody was yelling at me, 'Second! Second!' I was like, 'Why?'"

Manoloff also mentioned that it had been over 30 years since the White Sox hit into a triple play. So it was nice to help Chicago end their drought.

Here's another recap containing Ozzie Guilen's reaction to the play:

Cabrera's two-run homer helps Indians get first win - MLB -
Orlando Cabrera hit a two-run homer and helped turn a triple play, leading the Cleveland Indians to their first win, 7-1 over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

"The game changed with the bunt," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "It totally changed. If we put the ball down with the bunt, maybe it's a different ballgame.

"Everybody was hung out to dry. I didn't know what to do. I was screaming from the bench, but I don't know what I was saying."

Jordan Bastian catches up with Grady Sizemore, who was in Cleveland waiting for his rehab assignment to start:

Sizemore sees light at end of his rehab | News
Desperate to get back on the field for the Indians, Grady Sizemore is close to starting a Minor League rehab stint. Sizemore, who was with the Indians on Sunday, will play two Minor League exhibition games this week.

The current plan is to have Sizemore continue to play on an every-other-day basis with the goal of building up to consecutive games as early as next week. While there is still no established target date for the center fielder's activation from the 15-day disabled list, he is hoping to return in a couple weeks.

"I'm hoping no more than two weeks from right around now," Sizemore said. "But again, it's all a matter of how the knee feels and getting games in."

Bastian also gives updates on Joe Smith's rehab schedule, and looks at Travis Hafner's good start.

Finally, a thoughtful article on the low attendance this weekend:

Cleveland Indians Fans Held Hostage Under a Clueless Owner | Bleacher Report
Any article written with a positive spin about the state of the Cleveland Indians provides insight of what it must be like reading propaganda fliers in some rogue totalitarian regime...

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