After last September’s heroics, where are Cleveland Indians fans?

I wrote a similar piece last year and in 2012, but didn’t think I’d need to opine on the same topic again this season. I was wrong.

Last September, the Cleveland Indians seemingly regained fan confidence when, under the stewardship of veteran skipper Terry Francona, they won their final 10 games to finish 92-70, capturing the top AL Wild Card spot. Not bad for a squad that collapsed the August prior and fell to a 68-94 clip.

Report: Cleveland Indians to remodel ballpark

The structure now known as Progressive Field has been the home of the Cleveland Indians since it opened 20 years ago, and soon it will be getting a facelift.

Tom Hamilton’s wish for Aroldis Chapman becomes reality

Does Cleveland Indians radio voice Tom Hamilton now feel that justice has been served?

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman suffered facial fractures after being hit by a line drive by Kansas City’s Salvador Perez in a horrific incident during Cactus League play. The four second clip with the sound of ball hitting Chapman’s face is sickening.

Predictions for 2013 MLB postseason awards

The end of Daylight Savings Time, colder weather, and the conclusion of another World Series make early November a sad time for many baseball fans. Thankfully, the sport gives us one last treat by holding recognition for top players during the 11th month.

Baseball’s second wild card is great, but playoff format needs fixing

While the addition of a second wild card to the Major League Baseball playoffs last season was absolutely another progressive idea, the do-or-die aspect of the one-game wild-card round may rear its ugly head again this October.

The three best MLB stories as we reach the Dog Days

As the news and sports media obsess over an outdated steroid “scandal” that has no effect on our lives, baseball fans I know are focused on 2013. Outside of the National League Central race and perhaps a last push from Arizona, the NL is becoming somewhat anti-climactic, but the American League has very good races. Perhaps the best stories, however, are three overachieving Midwest teams.

Cleveland Indians hottest team in baseball, yet remain last in attendance

There’s a scene in Major League where Bob Uecker, portraying the radio voice of the Indians, bemoans, “In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar.”

On being a fan in Boston, Cleveland, and Oklahoma City on Monday night

Sports are a beautiful creation. What else could make a rather mundane Monday in May as exciting as it turned out to be? From Boston to Cleveland to Oklahoma City, the excitement and heartbreak was rampant. Fans in three cities were delighted on Thursday, while others were left heartbroken.

Ubaldo Jimenez Continues to Struggle Mightily

The Ubaldo Jimenez experience in Cleveland is rapidly coming to an end — or at least a long pause. Yours truly and many I know immediately declared the July 31, 2011 deadline deal a blunder the night it was made, as did many MLB experts. The stats have proven us prescient.

2012 MLB Win-Loss Predictions Revisited

Kurt compares the final win totals for 2012 MLB regular season to his predictions from March. How many did he get right?

Cleveland Indians Lose Again: “There Is No Life…Only Loads and Loads of Defeat”

The full quote from veteran baseball columnist Paul Hoynes in yesterday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer was: “There is no life in their eyes, arms, gloves or bats. There is only defeat, loads and loads of defeat.” Ernest Hemingway couldn’t have written more aptly.

Cleveland Indians: Contender or Pretender?

With just a couple months left in the regular season, there’s certainly been enough evidence presented to answer the question “contender or pretender?” for the Tribe.

Bad Call, Ejection of Jack Hannahan Another Example of Why MLB Needs Replay

Someone please wake up Bud Selig or pull him away from his early bird special. I am sitting with my Grandpa in Mantua, Ohio, watching the Yankees beat up the Indians, and I just saw one of the worst calls I have seen in a long time.

Call to the Bullpen MLB Podcast: Ohio On Top

The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians each lead their respective divisions at the moment. How did this happen? Can they stay on top? Is Kevin Youkilis Cleveland bound?

Counterpoint: A Cleveland Resident and Indians’ Fan Perspective on Low Attendance at Progressive Field

Yesterday on this very web site there was an article written by AJ Kaufman in which he wrote about the lack of attendance at Cleveland Indians games despite the time being in first place. The article is well-presented, but I happen to disagree with some of AJ’s opinion on the issue. In this post, I’ll present reasons as to why this disagreement exists.