1. What's Making Me Talk: AL Home Run Leaders a Suprising Bunch

    One of my favorite clichés or statements that people use when they talk about baseball is "You'll always see something you never saw before." Tim Kurkijan, one my favorite baseball writers, loves to use this term just about every year...

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  2. Cleveland Indians Half-Point Grades: Infielders and Outfielders

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  3. Cleveland Indians Half-point Grades: Pitchers and Catchers

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  4. Shawn Chacon Jumps GM: It's Time to Wake Up

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  5. Cleveland Indians: Taking a Look at The Big Picture

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  6. What's Making Me Talk: First Edition

    Welcome to this weekly rundown of the great world of Major League Baseball. Giving you the three best and the three worst performances of the week, in my opinion at least, was fun. But now I feel like changing it up for the rest of the year...

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  7. Open Mic: Hockey Players Are the Superior Athletes

    I've been ice skating before and the results were not pretty. I’m not what you would say, Tara Lipinski-like out there. I can't even go around the rink once without using the wall as a crutch...

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  8. Baseball Tonight: Losing Credibility by the Pitch

    Like many baseball fans, I enjoy kicking back at night after the game is over to watch a little show on ESPN called Baseball Tonight. It all started back in 1990 when ESPN launched the show to recap the happenings in baseball on a nightly basis...

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  9. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week 11

    I'm running out of witty things to say about Lance Berkman. Maybe he is running out of steam, or perhaps his awesome hitting abilities are coming back down to earth...

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  10. Cleveland Indians: It's Hero Time

    If there was ever a time that the Cleveland Indians needed it, this would be the time. What is it? "It" would be that legendary performance. That run that puts someone into Cleveland Indians' lore...

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  11. Open Mic: Hey Chipper, Can You Hit .400?

    Which record or accomplishment am I most eager to see broken? Personally, I'd love to see someone break Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak. But on that note, I also consider it to be one of the most unbreakable records in all of sports...

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  12. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week 10

    After a week off due to a recap of May, "Three Up, Three Down" has returned to give Lance Berkman his due. But he only hit one home run and knocked in four. Lance, you are still Three Up, Three Down’s hero...

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  13. Jake Westbrook's Season Ending Injury Has Long Term Implications

    Jake Westbrook keeps leaving the door open, and other pitchers are just sliding right in. Last year, it was Westbrook's injury that enabled the Indians to keep Fausto Carmona around just a little bit longer...

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  14. Beantown Brawl: Bud Selig Must Take Swift and Harsh Action

    If I'm Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, on Friday morning I have a lot of work to do. Thursday, the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays put on one of the most horrific shows in MLB history...

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  15. Stanley Cup Finals: Could The Penguins Be Making History?

    At the time it may not have seemed like it, but Max Talbot's game-tying goal with 35 seconds left in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals has the potential to be something special. It was Bill Mueller 2004 ALCS-esque to put it, if I may...

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  16. NASCAR: Is Joey Logano: The Phenom The Sport Needs?

    LeBron James went from his Senior Prom to playing professional basketball in a matter of months. Sidney Crosby started skating around the rinks of the NHL a few months after turning 18. Joey Logano had his 18th birthday on May 24...

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  17. MLB All Up, No Down: The Best of May

    I couldn't ignore him any longer; he finally found a way to get on one of my lists again. Of course, I'm talking about Lance Berkman and his lethal bat. I'd give Lance my superdelegate vote in 2008, no doubt...

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  18. Tampa Bay Rays: Nothing Fishy About This Team

    As May baseball comes to a close, the most common question among most fans is: "What exactly is going on in Tampa?" I have two words that sum up exactly what is going on in Tampa. Fun and winning...

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  19. Cleveland Indians: Your Favorite Nicknames

    Ah, the nickname. It can be your friend, or your enemy, depending on if you do things right or wrong. If you're Grady Sizemore, you're Super Sizemore. If you’re Aaron Boone, you’re Aaron Boooooooooo...

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  20. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week Eight

    What an interesting stretch of baseball this past week. It provided plenty of talk for the national media to harp on, and unfortunately it has to be a main subject of this weeks’ Three Up, Three Down...

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  21. Cleveland Indians Woes: Eric Wedge Gaining Gray Hairs by the Swing

    "I hate talking like this, but we've got to do better." I've never heard Eric Wedge call out his players quite like he has these past two days...

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  22. MLB Umpires: The Most Outcome Influencing Officials in Sports

    I don't know any other sport that has its officials impact the primary field of play like umpires do in baseball. A football official doesn't affect the way a quarterback throws the football or the way a defensive end rushes the end...

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  23. Three Up, Three Down: MLB Week Seven

    Lance Berkman is trying very hard to get back on this list again. I'm not giving in, but I will continue to give him his due in the opening paragraphs every week...

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  24. Michigan Football: Old Faces, New System

    A new era of Michigan football is about to get underway, and despite what people think, the program isn't totally bare...

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  25. Jody Gerut's Comeback: How Three Years of Frustration Finally Ended in Success

    Back in late March, I wrote about Brian Anderson and his failed comeback to the big leagues. I also expressed how much I appreciate some of the lesser known players that don't get the publicity the superstars do...

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