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Morning news and notes for Monday, May 10, 2021

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Cleveland Baseball Team News

Cincy-Cleveland matchup washed away by rain | indians.com

Sunday’s game with the Reds was postponed due to lousy weather. The game has been rescheduled for August 9.

Journey to the Majors: A mom’s perspective | indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

Something seemed off.

Daisy Sandlin was on a walk with one of her friends when she realized she had a missed call from her son, Nick. “He never calls me at this time,” she told her friend. She immediately called him back, but he didn’t answer. So, Daisy got a hold of her husband and couldn’t believe what she heard.

It’s the news every parent of a professional baseball player waits to hear, after little Nick Sandlin, who started playing baseball at age 4, had his sights set on one thing: Becoming a big leaguer.

“He didn’t really talk about it,” Daisy said, “but it was, ‘That’s what I want to do. I want to play baseball.’”

And now, his dreams have finally come true.

Chris Antonetti on watching Cleveland go from no-hit loss to 9-2 win | cleveland.com

He masks his frustrations with the power of positivity. Even about Jake Bauers! Also, here’s his quote on a potential offensive upgrade (from Paul Hoynes):

On where Class AAA infielder Owen Miller may play: “We think Owen can contribute at a variety of different positions. The more versatility players have, the more opportunity players have to impact our major league team. . .We see him being capable at all the infield position spots.”

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