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Hustle Double Debate: Was ‘94-’01 or ‘13-’20 the better era for Cleveland baseball?

Two writers enter. Neither wins a World Series.


Welcome to another edition of the Hustle Double debate here at Let’s Go Tribe. As always, the Academy of Bunting Sciences has opened its doors for the opportunity to talk about Cleveland Baseball.

This week, we pit Chris Davies against Merritt Rohlfing. Chris makes his first Hustle Double Appearance, and you may recall him from such features as “Let’s Go Read” or “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”. He matches up against Merritt, who is 0-1 all-time after ceding a 6% swing in our last debate.

And now, for this week’s debate question:

Was 1994-2001 or 2013-2020 the better era of Cleveland Baseball?

Read it carefully. This question is a bit of a re-synthesis of one originally discussed by LGFLGT Phil Kehres, Mike Schaefer of 247sports, and Gage Will from Everyone Hates Cleveland. I tried to ask for specifics but did it in the middle of the Browns game; I was informed that this is poor manners.

Merritt selected tails and as a result he will go first. Chris petitioned The Commissioner for an extension in order to decide whether he wanted to select heads or tails for random selection of sides. His petition was denied. The Commissioner (hissing, volcanic, incommensurate) cited him for contempt with further sentencing pending. I asked The Commissioner for clemency and was subsequently jailed, forcing me to write this article from a oubliette. As an additional (arbitrary, thrashing, incongruent) punishment, Blake Ruane is sentenced to five-to-ten years of News and Notes duty.

The Commissioner then used a twitter poll to pick heads or tails for Chris. Somebody picked heads, and as a result he is arguing on behalf of the 1994-2001 era. While this is unlikely to pass a software validation test as an appropriate means of randomly determining inputs, it is good enough for the Blog.

Wait, what?

The poll is now open!

Please vote for one of the three options. We will vote again after our writers have had a chance to share their arguments. The writer that moves the most votes as measured by comparing the poll from after the debate to the one from before the debate is declared the winner. So, Merritt, no, you did not win by 33% last week.

Matt Lyons is making another spiffy graphic for us; I believe I speak for all of us when I say, “Nice.”

Remember, we allow voting for 24-hours before our writers can begin debating each other.

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Was 1994-2001 or 2013-2020 the better era of Cleveland Baseball?

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  • 88%
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