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New broadcast owners, new channel names

Morning news and notes for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Get ready for Bally Sports Great Lakes and Bally Sports Ohio.

Cleveland Baseball Team news

Fox Sports Ohio, SportsTime Ohio get new names: Bally Sports Ohio and Bally Sports Great Lakes - - The changes are the result of a 10-year, $85 million naming rights deal between Sinclair and casino operator Bally.

Vizquel falls short of Hall as vote total dips - Vizquel received 197 of 401 votes cast (49.1 percent) by tenured members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Addition of Cesar Hernandez gives Cleveland Indians good value and trade possibilities - -The Indians have agreed to terms with Cesar Hernandez on a one-year $5 million deal with a club option worth $6 million for 2021. Hernandez is scheduled for a physical later this week.

Hall of Fame class of 2021 shut out: Curt Schilling cries foul - -
Curt Schilling has asked the Hall of Fame to remove his name from the 2022 BBWAA ballot after not being elected Tuesday. Former Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel sees his vote total drop from 52.6% to 49.1%.

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