The Indians appear to be serious about being progressive (small p) at their field. Last year, the news was about recycling efforts at the ball park. Yesterday, the Indians announced that they will be using exclusively wind-generated electricity. Also generating wind this year - opposing batters swinging and missing and the Slider Dog from new ballpark vendor Happy Dog:
Cleveland 9 - Texas 1
On power, mirages and 3 things we learned about Cleveland Indians on Friday night | cleveland.com - Cody Anderson went 6 2/3 strong innings and the Indians hit four homers Friday night in a 9-1 win over Texas. The Indians have hit 46 homers in 33 games this spring, but how much of it is a desert mirage?
Indians top Rangers with 4 homers in Arlington | indians.com - In a 9-1 Cleveland victory at Globe Life Park, Yan Gomes and Juan Uribe hit solo homers off Rangers starter Colby Lewis in the second inning to give the Indians the lead for good, and a five-run fifth inning put the game out of reach before the managers began to empty their benches in an exhibition game.
Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan learned painful lessons from signings of Swisher, Bourn -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com - "We went into those contracts realizing the end of the deals had risk," said the Tribe owner. "But it turned out the early part of the contracts also had real risks."
Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan talks about last season's letdown, this season's expectations -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com - Cleveland Indians are ignored by Sports Illustrated as a contender, but other places like the Tribe.
Tom Hamilton, Jim Rosenhaus preview Indians | MLB.com - With Monday's season opener for the Indians arriving fast, MLB.com met with Hamilton and his radio partner, Jim Rosenhaus, to discuss the season ahead.
Cleveland Indians to sell hot dog with Froot Loops, Bacon, and Mac 'n' Cheese - UPI.com - The out-of-town media has discovered Happy Dog. And, if you want more, the same story en Francais is not an April fish.
Major League Baseball Preview: Widespread Panic’s John Bell & JoJo Hermann On The Indians & Mets - Widespread Panic's John Bell previews the Cleveland Indians and JoJo Hermann previews the New York Mets in advance of Major League Baseball's opening day.
Around the League
- Jer - ry! Jer - ry! may be ringing out across the South Side this spring
- Minor League Ball has a prediction for each team
- Fangraphs picks the winners of Spring Training
- AJ Pollock fractures elbow, will need surgery
- Mike Trout pulls epic April Fool's prank