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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | June 24, 2017

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2011: Actaball

Remembering Jobu

March 20, 2017 |

Sports have a way of uniting perfect strangers behind blind loyalty, passion, and hometown pride. In our wins and our losses, we find acceptance, hope, and new friendships.

Over the weekend, the Cleveland Indians fan base, especially those of Twitter, … Read More

How Long Can the Tribe Hold on to Sandy?

October 7, 2015 |

He came to Cleveland in a blockbuster trade, played the bulk of his career here as part of those great teams in the 1990s, and the entirety of his coaching and managing career was here.

But as another Indians season ends, you can’t help but wonder: How long can Sandy Alomar Jr. stay with the Indians?

Almost since the time he rejoined the Indians coaching staff, he’s been good for one or two interviews each off-season – and his name has already been linked to the opening in San Diego (the Padres will not be retaining Pat Murphy, who became interim manager after Bud Black – another former Indian – was fired in June). Read More

Asdrubal Cabrera Wins Silver Slugger

November 2, 2011 |

 

He may, or may not, have been snubbed for a Gold Glove last night, but Asdrubal Cabrera received his first Silver Slugger Award this evening. The award was just announced on MLB Network.

Cabrera had a breakout season … Read More

Cabrera Named To Sporting News AL All-Star Team, Nominated For More Awards

October 27, 2011 |

Asdrubal Cabrera was named to The Sporting News postseason American League All-Star Team on Thursday afternoon. He becomes the first Indians shortstop named to the team since Lou Boudreau in 1948. Cabrera was named to the Major League Baseball … Read More

Former Indians Performing Well In Postseason

October 6, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

Last night, in the top of the 7th inning, Ben Francisco drilled a Jaime Garcia pitch over the left field wall at Busch Stadium giving the Philadelphia Phillies all the runs they would need, and get, in their Game 3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.  Francisco’s three run shot was just one of many great things that have happened for former Indians so far in the 2011 playoffs.
 
In the very first game of the postseason, former Indians catcher, Kelly Shoppach, went 3 for 5 with two home runs, three runs scored and five RBI as the Rays trounced the Rangers 9-0 in the series opener.  The Rangers have since gone on to take the series, but it was a great performance none the less.
 

Under .500, But Still Plenty To Smile About

October 5, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

When the 2011 baseball season started, I think most Indians fans felt the same way: Stay competitive and we will be happy.  Improve on last year and look forward to 2012.  Don’t finish in the basement.
 
All those ideas were great, until the Tribe had one of the best April’s in their history.  Our expectations went from 75-85 wins to 95-105 wins in a matter of weeks.  While it was a nice run, I think too many people, myself included, thought that it would survive.  Unfortunately, due to numerous injuries to key members of the team and a plague of inconsistencies, the large lead that the Tribe had built quickly diminished and we were left to wonder what could have been.
 
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DTTWLN Staff Makes Their Playoff Predictions

September 30, 2011 |

 

By Craig Gifford

Following a baseball season that was as unpredictable as any other, it’s only fitting that the postseason would follow suit.

Here at Did The Tribe Win Last Night, there is not a lot of agreement as to how the postseason, which starts this evening, will shake out. Two of my fellow writers picked the Phillies to win the World Sereies, another two have tabbed the Indians’ rival, Detroit, to take the coveted tophy, while we had one vote each for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays are this year’s team of destiny.

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Indians Lose Finale, Look Forward to 2012; Tigers 5, Indians 4

September 29, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

The greatest moment on the final night of the season had nothing to do with what took place between the lines. Manny Acta was ejected in the middle of the first inning for “arguing balls and strikes.” In reality, what he did was make sure that his Bench Coach, Tim Tolman, got a chance to manage a big league game.

Tolman suffers from Parkinson’s disease and will take a front office job with the Tribe in 2012. The rigors of the road have become too much for him. It was a class act by the man who is the best man for the job as Indians skipper. Acta and Home Plate ump, Dan Bellino, were all smiles during their “confrontation” that ended Acta’s night early.

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Game Preview: Cleveland (80-81) vs. Detroit (94-67)

September 28, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

One-hundred sixty-one down, one to go.  The Cleveland Indians will wrap up the 2011 campaign trying to hold second place in the division outright and finish at .500 while the Detroit Tigers will be playing as hard as they can to earn first round home field advantage in the playoffs.  The Tigers need a win and a Texas Rangers loss to host the Wild Card instead of playing the Yankees in the first round.
 
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Manny Acta and Ozzie Guillen – Opposites in Every Way

September 28, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

On Monday, the Chicago White Sox relieved manager Ozzie Guillen of his duties of leading the south side team.  This came after the loud-mouthed Guillen demanded a contract extension.  A couple things that are important to this story; First, Guillen still had a year on his current contract that would have taken him through next season.  Second, there is still one game left in the 2011 season.  Third, Guillen’s team is going to finish under .500.  Fourth, this will be the third season in a row that the White Sox are going to miss the playoffs.  Does this sound like a man that should be demanding a contract extension?
 
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Sizemore To Have Knee Evaluated Monday

September 28, 2011 |

After having microfracture surgery on his left knee in May 2010, and working all the way back to play this season, Grady Sizemore is again heading to Colorado for a consultation with Dr. Richard Steadman on Monday. This time … Read More

Game Preview: Cleveland (80-80) vs. Detroit (93-67)

September 27, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

The Indians did not get the outing they had hoped for from Ubaldo Jimenez as he struggled mightily and ended up giving up six runs on nine hits in just five innings of work.  Short time members of the Bullpen Mafia, Corey Kluber and Josh Judy, both struggled as well, giving up four runs each.
 
The Tigers, on the other hand, got exactly what they needed from Doug Fister.  It was a dominate outing which kept the Indians off balance, off the base paths and off the scoreboard.  Fister threw eight innings of three hit, shut out baseball and struck out nine Indians hitters, walking none in the process.