Cleveland Indians


Coco Crisp takes job as high school coach 1
Coco Crisp, yes, that, Coco Crisp –  the one and only – has officially accepted a job as a high school baseball coach at Shadow Hills High School in Indio, California. One would think Coco Crisp should have and could have aimed a little higher, right? There are minor league coaching positions, scouting options, working in a front office somewhere – ya, know, maybe even in Oakland, where we adore him so much! But now Shadow Hills High School is likely to be by far the coolest and luckiest high school in the world! I wonder how many high schools […]

Coco Crisp accepts head coaching job at Shadow Hills High ...


World Series Game Recaps
World Series Game Recaps but first a discussion on how to know who you are really rooting for! Well this may be a little mundane but what kind of baseball person/writer/fan would I be without keeping track of the World Series games, especially this World Series. It is historic.  Two teams, both with long World Series droughts, are fighting it out for the top spot in all of baseball.  I don’t know about you but I find it hard to not root for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs already broke a curse simply making it to the Fall Classic and […]

World Series Game Recaps & the conundrum of who to ...


division series, American League Championship Series, National League Championship Series, National League Division Series
2016 American League Championship Series Similar to my brief coverage of the ALDS and NLDS, I am going to do updates after each game of both the American League Championship Series and the National League Championship Series. So check back often for quick game recaps with a bit of analysis! There may only be four teams but each game doesn’t need a full-on review or full analysis, however, if you did miss a game I hope these posts about the American League Championship Series will help catch you up enough to be ready for the next game! 🙂 Toronto Blue […]

American League Championship Series: daily updates & analysis: Indians win ...



division series, American League Championship Series, National League Championship Series, National League Division Series
2016 Division Series Coverage Don’t forget to keep an eye out for my daily coverage of both the American League Championship Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jay and the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs!! Here’s the deal on each Division Series after the conclusion of each day’s Division Series games**:  ALDS:  Toronto Blue Jays @ Texas Rangers (*the @ sign signifies the team with home field with advantage): Game 1: Toronto 10, Texas 1 – Texas ace LHP Cole Hamels got hammered by the Blue Jays’ lineup – […]

2016 Division Series: daily recaps & updates – Final Update! ...


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As was predicted it was a pitcher’s duel of almost epic proportions in New York on Wednesday night. Madison Bumgarner out pitched Thor, aka Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets, but just barely. With their closer, Jeurys Familia, in in the top of the ninth inning with the score still stuck at nothing all an unlikely hero emerged for the San Francisco Giants. Infielder, and not everyday player, Conor Gillaspie launched a three run home run off of Familia. Gillaspie was just a fill in for the night taking over for Eduardo Nunez who hasn’t played since September 25, […]

Giants advance with help from unlikely hero, Four Division Series ...


beane, hope, promotions, rebuilding, admirable
People say “Moneyball” is dead. People say it worked once. Maybe that is true, but Billy Beane is not dead, nor is he done doing what he can to build Oakland a winning team. While those years of winning teams may still be a couple of seasons away, he’s been planning for them for sometime. Has he had to make some very — no, extremely — unpopular decisions in recent years? Sure he has. The biggest one is probably his decision to dismantle the core of the team after their second-half collapse in 2014. Most controversial was the trade of the […]

Billy Beane’s had a plan for the Athletics and it’s ...



Coco Crisp, epitome, loyalty
Despite choosing to leave Oakland for Cleveland, Coco Crisp still beloved by A’s fans It’s going to be hard for Oakland Athletics’ fan to say goodbye to Coco Crisp. His trade to the Cleveland Indians was finalized Wednesday, just in time to make sure that Crisp would be eligible for the Indians’ postseason roster.  A fan-favorite, Crisp was also the longest tenured member of the A’s. Crisp played seven seasons with the Athletics, which is considered a VERY long time in Oakland, a place where the filthy-rich ownership refuses to put money into the team’s payroll to keep players long-term. Therefore […]

Coco Crisp still epitome of loyalty and leadership for A’s ...


Kyle Schwarber, Cubs
Kyle Schwarber makes a HUGE impression in big league debut There have been some great debuts of new rookies in the league in recent weeks and there will be more to come soon. However the next top prospect called up will have a tough time beating the MLB debut of the Chicago Cubs’ latest call-up Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber will only be with the club this week, serving as the DH, as they make their way to American League parks for interleague play. Normally a catcher by trade Schwarber, who was called up from Double-A only a year after being drafted […]

Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber has best MLB debut of season


baseball history
On this day in 1977 in MLB history, my all-time favorite player (that’s played in my lifetime), Dennis Eckersley, pitched a no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians who defeated the California Angels and pitcher Frank Tanana by a score of 1-0.  As you all probably know Eck went on to become one of the greatest closers of all-time with the Oakland Athletics but he started his career as a starter and threw a no-hitter for Cleveland on May 30, 1977. He is now in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Now my trivia question for you is this …..  Who was […]

On this day in MLB history 1977 … Can you ...



Corey Kluber, gray
Update: May 19, 2015 at 11:45 am PT Corey Kluber made his first start on Monday. Well, it was his first start since his epic 18 strikeout performance. After a very slow start, which you can read about below, the 2014 Cy Young Award winner had everyone wondering if that performance meant that the 2014 Kluber had returned. It turns out that Kluber may have turned the corner from his earlier struggles. He struck out the first five White Sox batters he faced on Monday. He pitched a full nine innings allowing five hits, one run, one walk and struck […]

Update: Which Corey Kluber is the real one?


It was a scary moment at Cleveland’s Progressive Field Tuesday night, a very scary moment. Cleveland Indians‘ starter Carlos Carrasco lay flat on the mound, his face on the ground, legs spread wide after being hit in the face by a line drive. Manager Terry Francona and a trainer ran out first and stood over Carrasco’s lifeless body. Outfielder Adam Eaton, who was on second base dropped to his knees, his batting helmet covering his face. Other teammates gathered around the mound. Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera was there too, obviously very concerned. The ball had come off of his bat, […]

Indians’ pitcher Carrasco hit in face by line drive


One of the rarest feats in baseball is the combined no-hitter, in which the starter and any relief pitchers combine to no-hit the opposing team. This is has been accomplished fewer times than the number of perfect games which is now at a total of 23 in over a century of baseball. The combined no-hitter has been accomplished fewer than a dozen times in the modern-era of baseball. Last summer four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers, Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon collectively threw a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves. The Cleveland Indians were two outs away from upping that number […]

Indians come within two outs of combined no-no