‘Stick to Sports’ Impossible — And It Always Has Been

“Stick to sports!” It’s a common refrain for any athletes – or even sports journalists – who have the temerity to express any political thought. And my…

Rally Hopes to Reverse Curse of Cleveland Sports

There are no such thing as jinxes. The sports teams in Cleveland have been victims of freak injuries, phenoms who never lived up to their full potential…

Celebrating America’s Pastime on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July – the quintessential day of all things American; a celebration of our nation’s freedom, filled with hot dogs, fireworks, apple pie, family, and,…

Maltz Museum Exhibit Uses Baseball as Prism to View U.S. History

In his book, “God’s Country and Mine,” historian Jacques Barzun said “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.” In the…

Carrasco Comebacker Contusion A Dodged Bullet for Pitcher

It’s one of the most horrifying things to watch in baseball: a pitcher delivers to the batter, the batter connects, and then – BAM. The pitcher is…

Brush Up On Your Indians Knowledge with New Book by Zack Meisel

I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and I was only 10 chapters in. He may have given fans a list of 100 things to do but, with…

2015 Hall of Fame Class Brings Back Fond Memories of Great Indians Era

Major League Baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s was a unique time for the sport and will be remembered in many different ways. Some major records…

Traded to the Playoffs: The Eventual Seasons for the Indians’ Three Biggest Trades of 2014

This season did not turn out the way the Indians had anticipated when they started 2014. Playoff dreams remained just that, dreams, and despite their overall winning…

Manfred, MLB Commissioner-Elect, Should Bring Baseball to the Next Generation

Name: Rob Manfred Position: Newly-elected MLB Commissioner Duty: To  ensure the game of baseball continues to run smoothly, effectively, and, where possible, better than it has before….

Home-Field Advantage is No Small Win

The World Series may not be played until October, but Tuesday night’s All-Star Game may have given fans a glimpse of which team could possibly walk away…

All-Star Week Should Promote America’s Pastime Around Country

It’s All-Star week and beginning Sunday afternoon, Major League Baseball’s best is on display for the world to see. The most highly touted prospects, including Indians Francisco…

Manziel Not the First – And Won’t be the Last – QB to be Drafted by an MLB Club

Calling plays, calling balls, running a field, running the bases – they’re all the same, right? Baseball, football, what does it matter – if you can play…