November 28, 2014

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Royal disappointment Royals 6, indians 5

Central Division cellar dwellers stop Sabathia in bid for 13th victory CLEVELAND — The Kansas City Royals are one of the worst teams in baseball, holding down last place in the Central Division at 12 games under .500. Someone is beating them on a regular basis. It just isn’t the Indians. With their 6-5 victory Read More…

Looking for relief relief – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — The internal search for late-inning bullpen assistance has drawn a blank thus far, which means if the Indians do get some relief help, it will most likely come at the trading deadline and from outside their organization. “We’re looking for people to step up,” said Cleveland manager Eric Wedge, who has gotten consistent Read More…

Time to give Dolans their due

This space has been a harsh critic of Indians owner Larry Dolan — aka Tightpockets, among other derogatory nicknames. After all, the man did promise to bring “multiple World Series championships to Cleveland” when he bought the team from Dick Jacobs, then slashed the payroll and didn’t bring any. But now Larry, whose legacy will Read More…

East, West set for one last dance

ELYRIA — Elyria West used all of its grit and resources to trump three home runs by Elyria East and send the Senior League district championship into a final game this afternoon. For sure, West showed its own power — a first-inning two-run homer by Jason Neuschaefer that capped a three-run inning—but more telling were Read More…

Shapiro was shrewd and lucky on Hafner

The signing of Travis Hafner to a four-year extension earlier this week reminds us that acquiring the big slugger in a trade from Texas was the first bold stroke of genius by Indians’ general manager Mark Shapiro. “Blind luck or genius?” I asked Shapiro. It wasn’t a fair question because it’s not Shapiro’s style to Read More…

Order to secure data issued before theft

COLUMBUS — State employees had been ordered to remove thousands of Social Security numbers from a new payroll and accounting system two months before a computer backup tape containing the personal data was stolen from an intern, a newspaper reported Saturday. David White, executive program manager for the massive new computer project called the Ohio Read More…

Jails shoulder cost of treating mentally ill

CLEVELAND — Jails are under increasing pressure to provide treatment to the mentally ill, a consequence of an underfunded mental health system, a newspaper reported Saturday. About 2,000 inmates pack the Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland on any given day, and about 15 percent have serious mental health problems, jail administrator Ken Kochevar said. “If Read More…

Latin Mass return faces obstacles

CLEVELAND — Despite Pope Benedict XVI’s recent removal of restrictions on practicing the Latin Mass, a widespread adoption of the traditional rite faces numerous obstacles such as limited demand and a lack of trained clergy, church observers said. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland — the nation’s 16th largest with nearly 798,000 parishioners — could Read More…

Athletes donate to benefit child of slain mother

CANTON — A silent auction to raise money for the toddler son of a slain pregnant woman will include autographed memorabilia from NBA star LeBron James and other Cleveland professional athletes. Jessie Davis was killed in her home near North Canton on June 14, leaving behind her 2 1/2-year-old son, Blake. Her body, still carrying Read More…

Train hits car; teen dies

Car shoved nearly half a mile; passenger, 25, flown to hospital HUNTINGTON TWP. — Tragic timing at a Baker Road railroad crossing Saturday led to a car being broadsided by a train and dragged almost a half-mile, killing the car’s driver and seriously injuring a passenger, Ohio Highway Patrol troopers said. Amanda White, 18, of Read More…