Scientists and science fiction writers have theorized that we live in one of perhaps an infinite number of parallel universes. In the event that you ever get caught in a transdimensional shift and need to find your way back to the correct universe, this is the one where Terry Francona believes that starting Mike Aviles in right field is a good idea.
Corey Kluber shelled as Indians lose to Tigers in series opener - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians lost their series opener against the Detroit Tigers after Mike Aviles played terrible defense in right field and Corey Kluber gave up three home runs in his worst outing of the season.
Corey Kluber drops third straight as Detroit smashes Cleveland Indians, 12-1 | cleveland.com - Tigers pound out 20 hits, including five homers, to humble Indians.
Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians - September 1, 2014 | MLB.com CLE Recap - Indians.com recap (Pianovich)
Other Tribe News
Jason Giambi is back with Cleveland Indians: How much thunder is left in his bat? | cleveland.com - Jason Giambi says he's ready to help the Indians going down the stretch.
Aviles passes concussion test after early exit | indians.com: News - So, we can probably look forward to seeing more of Aviles in right field.
Cleveland Indians prospect Bobby Bradley named Arizona League Most Valuable Player | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball - Indians No. 20 prospect and 2014 third-rounder Bobby Bradley was named the Arizona League Most Valuable Player after a dominant first season in the Minors.
Bob Hunter commentary: Russell Branyan not taking this opportunity with Clippers lightly | The Columbus Dispatch - LGFTFTFT Russell Branyan back with the Tribe organization.
Justin Masterson: The St. Louis Cardinals' lost bet - Viva El Birdos - Every trade is a gamble. The Cardinals appear to have lost the bet they made with the Masterson-Ramsey trade.
Around the Horn
Bo Porter's firing is indicative of MLB's changing power structure. | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince Article - On Labor Day, the Astros sent their manager Bo Porter to the unemployment line, making him Houston's third late-season managerial canning in five years. So, what happened? Well, reality happened. Managers in MLB are now interchangeable and have little autonomy.
Athletics trade for Adam Dunn, but White Sox retain custody of monkey mascot | MLB.com - Skymall monkey to remain in Chicago.
No-hitter! Four Phillies pitchers combine to blank the Braves | HardballTalk - Four pitchers, led by Cole Hamels, who handled six innings of it, combined to no-hit the Atlanta Braves.
Jesus Montero suspended for the rest of the season due to the ice cream sandwich affair | HardballTalk - He was already unofficially shut down. Now it's all official-like.