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Morning News and Notes for Tuesday, June 29, 2020

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No Indian player has (yet) opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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Terry Francona talks Indians' season preparation | Cleveland Indians -
Indians manager Terry Francona recalled his rookie year as a player in 1981, when a players’ strike eliminated more than a month of the season.

DeShields' tattoos pay tribute to Negro Leagues - Delino DeShields has a unique tribute to his baseball heroes.

Many baseball fans are angry, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona understands why: Terry Pluto - cleveland.com - Listening to Francona reminds you why baseball matters to so many fans.

Diving into Spring Training II, 2020 season with Cleveland Indians’ Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona - cleveland.com - Chris Antonetti is already taking about making player moves and Terry Francona could open the season with a 15-man pitching staff. Oh, yeah, and Francona has stopped chewing bubble gum.

Cleveland Indians’ Zach Plesac and Mike Freeman talk about the 60-game sprint/season - cleveland.com - Zach Plesac is hoping for some piped in crowd noise at Progressive Field and maybe a stuffed giraffe. Mike Freeman is confident that the health and safety protocols put in place for spring training and the 2020 season will keep players, managers, coaches and staff members safe.

Terry Francona cites Cleveland Indians’ core values in order to navigate challenges of 2020 MLB season - cleveland.com — Francona said the Indians need to fall back on what they believe in as a franchise in order to stay healthy and find success in 2020.

Indians preparing for spring training 2.0 filled with adjustments, excitement - Sports - Akron Beacon Journal - Akron, OH - All 30 MLB teams will have to make a myriad of adjustments but, as far as Indians manager Terry Francona is concerned, the more important thing is that baseball is back.

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