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2016: Only Here, Only in Cleveland

Mother Nature Wins the Day Again as Tribe and Sox Rained Out in Finale

April 7, 2016 |

If the Boston Red Sox found the city of Cleveland uninviting and hoped not to return again this season, those plans were foiled on Thursday night as the Indians announced the 6:10 PM ET start was postponed due to inclement weather.

No makeup date has been announced as the two clubs will have to find an appropriate gap in the next five-plus months of remaining baseball on the schedule to reunite at Progressive Field.

If you have lived under a rock this week, it marks the second such game this series and season that has been washed away. Monday’s Home Opener was scrapped in the much discussed cancellation and made up Tuesday. Wednesday night featured much warmer temperatures, but a steady rain and strong winds blowing straight out to center all game long. Read More

Byrd Brings Big Bat and Experience to Tribe’s Roster

April 7, 2016 |

You’re a Major League Baseball veteran, hoping to hang on in the game. It’s been a month since other players around the league have started reporting to their respective spring training homes. Concerns about your future in your profession undoubtedly have to sneak in.

Marlon Byrd wasn’t done yet.

While his cohorts were soaking up the sun in Arizona and Florida in preparation for Cactus and Grapefruit League games, Byrd was working out with players at Pierce College, a community college in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, until the opportunity to come to Goodyear presented itself to the 38-year-old. Read More

Late Napoli Blast Knocks Off Boston; Indians 7, Red Sox 6

April 7, 2016 |

A powerful punch from Mike Napoli to the bleachers in the seventh inning knocked out his former Boston teammates as Cleveland held on for their first win of 2016 in a 7-6 victory by the Indians over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.

The threat of more inclement loomed over the contest at Progressive Field throughout the day and delayed the start of the game ten minutes. Despite occasional raindrops all game long, both clubs took advantage of a strong wind blowing out to center in an early home run derby and the last blast proved to be the final blow. Both teams’ pitching staffs struggled with the elements, leading to a total of nine walks and five home runs, and neither starting pitcher lasted deep enough into the game to factor in the decision. Read More

Price is Right as Cleveland Bats Cold; Red Sox 6, Indians 2

April 6, 2016 | | One Comment

Baseball is back in Cleveland, but neither the weather nor Boston’s David Price were very cooperative as the Red Sox played the spoiler in a 6-2 defeat for the Indians in their rescheduled Home Opener on Tuesday afternoon.

The new Boston ace mowed through the Cleveland lineup, striking out ten batters over six innings. He started fast, striking out each of the first two batters of the game and striking out two each in the first four innings, including a stretch of four straight. A brief moment of wildness leading off the second inning was squandered by the Indians after drawing back-to-back walks to start the frame, only to strand runners on the corners to end it.

The Red Sox struck for their first runs of the season in the third. Indians starter and ace Corey Kluber had avoided damage in the second after a pair of two-out singles, but a leadoff single by Jackie Bradley Jr. was followed by a solo homer to the bleachers in left center by Mookie Betts to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. Read More

Postponed 2016 Opener Brings Back Indians’ Snow-pening Day Memories

April 5, 2016 |

Were you one of the tens of thousands who had headed into downtown Cleveland Monday morning or early afternoon, your eyes set on a pregame meal and maybe a libation or two before helping usher in the 2016 Major League Baseball season at Progressive Field, only to have those dreams squashed shortly before they could become a reality?

If you were, you certainly were not alone. And while it may have provided you with a story or two to tell in the future, that story will pale in comparison to those who endured the last postponement of an Indians Home Opener in the city of Cleveland.

It was Friday, April 6, 2007, and the Indians were set to open the home schedule that season against the Seattle Mariners in a 4:05 PM start. Read More

Exhibition Game Between Captains and RubberDucks Cancelled

April 5, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians are not the only baseball team in the northeast Ohio area to be negatively affected by the cold and windy conditions that have hit the region. It has also altered the plans of two of their farm clubs – the Lake County Captains and the Akron RubberDucks.

Tuesday’s scheduled exhibition game between Lake County and Akron, set at Captains Park in Eastlake, has been cancelled due to the adverse conditions expected during the day, with a concern for player and fan safety in mind. The game will not be made up. Read More

Tribe Home Opener – Take Two

April 5, 2016 |

Monday hardly went as planned for fans of the feather as Mother Nature intervened on Cleveland’s unofficial Home Opener holiday. The Indians and the Boston Red Sox will give it a second try on Tuesday in a rescheduled 1:10 PM ET first pitch.

Gates open for the day’s new festivities at 11:00 AM ET.

Corey Kluber (9-16 in 2015, 3.49 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) is again set to take the mound in the season opener for the Indians. The Tribe’s ace and former Cy Young Award winner is looking to start his 2016 in a much better fashion than he began last season, when he was marred in a losing skid to begin his campaign. The Indians lost each of his first seven appearances while he was dealt the loss in five before winning his first game in a memorable 18-strikeout, one-hit, eight-inning performance against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 13. His next start, tentatively Sunday, April 10, in Chicago against the White Sox, will come on his 30th birthday. Read More

Indians Postpone Opener; Cleveland Cold, Wet, and Windy as Internet Melts Down

April 4, 2016 |

With rainy and snowy conditions, cold temperatures, and winds a factor, the Cleveland Indians announced this afternoon that their Home Opener against the Boston Red Sox has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow, April 5, for a 1:10 PM ET start.

Gates are scheduled to open at 11:00 AM ET.

The news came with much negative fanfare as many were already downtown celebrating Cleveland’s unofficial holiday and the arrival of the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season. Read More

Red Sox Return to Cleveland in Rematch of 2015 Season Finale

April 4, 2016 |

Major League Baseball’s regular season has returned and in a strange situation, the Cleveland Indians will pair up against the last team that they faced in 2015, the Boston Red Sox, and will do so again on their own home field at the renovated Progressive Field.

After an unexpectedly mild winter, it is little surprise that as the Indians arrived to town, ice, snow, and cold temperatures struck the northeast Ohio region, once again leading many to question the logic of games in Cleveland in early April. And no, a dome is not part of any rumored future renovations to the city’s gem on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

The Indians, 81-80 last season, made several significant and underrated moves in the offseason, bringing in first baseman Mike Napoli, third baseman Juan Uribe, and outfielders Rajai Davis and Marlon Byrd, all of whom will see regular time in the lineup as starters. Star in the making Francisco Lindor begins his first full season on the roster and will tandem up the middle with All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis. Rookie Tyler Naquin captured an outfield spot in camp when the center field position opened up after the suspension of Abraham Almonte. The Cleveland pitching staff is being touted as one of the best in the game and their bullpen has received an offseason face lift. Read More

Looking at the Indians Roster on Opening Day

April 4, 2016 |

We’ve done it!

It’s finally here!

The winter is over (kind of)!

Despite the winter look outside, baseball season has finally begun, and we can all rejoice in greatness that is Opening Day. The one day of the year that the entire city of Cleveland puts aside the discussions of who the Browns will take in the first round of the draft, or ignore whatever drama is going on with LeBron and his Twitter account. The only thing that matters in Cleveland today is the Indians, and it’s such a wonderful thing. Read More