1. Cleveland Indians Rising, Thanks to Small-Ball Streak

    With a couple of exceptions—a 12-run outburst against Toronto, notably—the Cleveland Indians left their bats down in Winter Haven, Fla. The only regular starter hitting over ...

    John Carlisle Written by John Carlisle about over 6 years ago 470 reads 3 comments

  2. Supporting Cavaliers: Trade Pieces Bolster Hope in Cleveland

    Thursday night, after the Celtics' 89-73 win in Game 2 over the Cavaliers, it started to creep into my mind that maybe the Cavs took a step backward this year...

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  3. First Cubs Game at Wrigley Field: 10 Reflections

    Consider this "Part I" of my ballpark evaluation series. In 2008, I have the privilege of visiting three of baseball finest and most historic venues: Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium...

    John Carlisle Written by John Carlisle about over 6 years ago 1,191 reads 2 comments

  4. Manny Ramirez Is Like an Ex-Girlfriend That Won't Go Away

    If you're a Cleveland Indians fan, Manny Ramirez is like a hot significant other that dumped you years ago -- and, tragically, is still hot, if not hotter, than when you were together...

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  5. Tribe in Trouble: Why It's Time for the Cleveland Indians to Worry

    I'm not sure what's shakier right now: the Indians’ pitching or the economy. And Joe Borowski's disabled list stint—after blowing two April saves in fantastically painful ways—is kind of like the coming economic stimulus.

    John Carlisle Written by John Carlisle about over 6 years ago 447 reads 2 comments