So says Terry Pluto. So we will all have time to discuss, re-discuss, and discuss some more.
A look inside the Cleveland Indians’ approach to their name change: It may not happen until 2022 – Terry Pluto - cleveland.com - The Cleveland Indians haven’t officially changed their name, but that seems to be coming. The process is complicated and could take a long time.
Notes: Chang's power continues; Clevinger debuts - “I feel very good right now,” Chang said through translator Kuanwu Chu. “I can see the ball very clear, at least for this week. All I want is to keep doing it at the same pace and work on the normal stuff.”
What's clear, murky after one week of camp? - “The brutally honest answer is,” Indians manager Terry Francona said, “I don’t know that you can get a great assessment or make a great evaluation or a fair evaluation in two weeks under the circumstances we’re playing."
Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor calls his shot against Mike Clevinger in 2nd intrasquad game; Yu Chang, Daniel Johnson stay hot - cleveland.com - Clevinger said afterward he had told Lindor before the game that the only hittable fastball he would ever see from him would be the first pitch of the at-bat. Lindor was listening.
Tyler Naquin’s bat, the pitching plan, the new second baseman: Cleveland Indians Scribbles - cleveland.com - Perhaps the player helped the most by the late start to the baseball season is Tyler Naquin.
Communication is key for Cesar Hernandez, Cleveland Indians all switch-hitting infield - cleveland.com - Hernandez said the fact that all four infielders are of a Latin background also makes it easier to communicate and understand the way each other plays. Hernandez hails from Venezuela while Lindor is from Puerto Rico. Third baseman Jose Ramirez and first baseman Carlos Santana are natives of the Dominican Republic.
Around the League
- A game with Satchel Paige on the mound
- Richard Nixon was not an ordinary baseball fan
- Changes in Native American team names overdue
- Buster Posey has newborn twins at home and that’s where he will be spending this season
- Inexplicably, NL managers will miss the NL game of watching pitchers hit
- MLB says it’s cracking down on pitchers and foreign substances
- White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech has opted out of the 2020 season
- A tribute to those the baseball community has lost over the last year