March 30, 2015


Elyrian finalist for Cleveland Indians’ governor of Brohio

Cleveland Indians Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro, left, talks with Ben Henceroth of Elyria, who is seeking to lead an enthusiastic group of Tribe fans this summer at home baseball games. PHOTO COURTESY COREY BLAZ/COREY BLAZ PHOTOGRAPHY

ELYRIA — The home opener may be 63 days away, but Cleveland Indians baseball fans already are looking forward to the 2014 season — and to selecting the governor of Brohio. Perhaps no one is more excited than 25-year-old Elyria resident Ben Henceroth, who is one of four finalists vying to win the Brohio title. Read More…

Indians: Francona named manager of the year

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CLEVELAND — In his debut season, Terry Francona reversed the fortune of the Indians and changed the losing culture of baseball in Cleveland. For that he was rewarded with his first career manager of the year award Tuesday. Francona, whose Indians matched the franchise record for year-to-year improvement (92 wins from 68 in 2012) and Read More…

For Indians fans, it’s wait until next year — again

Indians Lose Fans

ELYRIA — It’s not the losing that gets them. It’s the hope. “I’ll always support my team. It’s in my blood,” Indians fan Karie Hallauer said as she watched Wednesday’s Cleveland Indians-Tampa Bay Rays game at Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub. “I want to show the United States of America that Cleveland rocks.” With the Indians Read More…

Indians squander scoring chances, disappoint sellout crowd

Indians Lose Fans

CLEVELAND — It was just one, and then it was all done. The Indians’ return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 ended the same night it began. The Tampa Bay Rays invaded Progressive Field, won 4-0 and held a champagne celebration in the visitors’ locker room. Cleveland’s 10-game winning streak to end Read More…

Over way too soon: Indians’ crazy ride comes to a season-ending stop in 4-0 loss to Rays as offense fails to get going

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CLEVELAND — The magic deserted the Indians when they needed it most. A perceived team of destiny after finishing the regular season with 10 straight wins to clinch the top spot in the American League wild-card race, Cleveland tasted defeat for the first time in two weeks Wednesday. And it was the type of loss Read More…

Indians managing just fine: Terry Francona’s steady guidance has Tribe playing like a genuine team

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CLEVELAND — Still surprised by the franchise-record turnaround and searching for reasons why the Indians are playoff-bound for the first time since 2007? Manager Terry Francona might be a good place to start. “You knew with Tito it was going to be an exciting year, just by the experience he brings and the character that Read More…

Still playing: Indians finish off incredible regular-season run with win over Twins, first postseason berth since 2007

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CLEVELAND — The Indians manipulated their rotation in order to start right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in a pivotal regular-season finale Sunday at Target Field. The Big U didn’t let them down. Continuing his dominating second-half with gusto, Jimenez pitched the Indians past the Twins and into the postseason for the first time since 2007, as Cleveland Read More…

Indians’ playoff push draws fans to Progressive Field

Indians Attendance

If you keep winning, apparently they will come. Indians fans have failed to support their team at the turnstiles for much of the season, but with the Tribe in the thick of the American League wild-card race, they slowly but surely began flocking to Progressive Field. After beginning the final homestand with sparse crowds, attendance Read More…

Jason Giambi picks up Indians with walk-off home run to beat White Sox


CLEVELAND — Jason Giambi has helped the Indians as a veteran presence and with a key hit from time to time this season, but perhaps his biggest contribution of the year arrived Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With the Indians trailing by a run in a pivotal game for their postseason hopes, Giambi rode to Read More…

Indians lose Masterson to injury before losing game to Orioles


CLEVELAND — The Indians dropped a game Monday to fellow American League wild-card competitor Baltimore. That’s bad. They also lost their ace, Justin Masterson. That’s worse. Kicking off a crucial homestand in highly forgettable fashion, Cleveland was pummeled 7-2 by the Orioles, with Masterson departing in the second inning after sustaining an injury to his Read More…