Jose Abreu And Danny Salazar Make Meaningless Game Something Special

If you're the kind of person who lacks the requisite attention span to sit through all nine innings of a baseball game, last night's game between the White Sox and Indians was perfect for you. You only needed to stick around for five innings of baseball in order to catch all of the awesomeness packed within the game,… » 4/11/14 11:13am 4/11/14 11:13am

Indians Fan On His Redface: "It's Cleveland Pride"

Remember all that "IIIIIIIIIIII'm probably fucking up here" supposing we did yesterday? Yeah, about that: our redface dude had no problems with his behavior and was actually in the process of setting this Native American straight about his belief that Chief Wahoo is an offensive and racist caricature. » 4/05/14 3:18pm 4/05/14 3:18pm

Dumb Question About Derek Jeter Drives Radio Host To Breaking Point

This is Bruce Drennan, a Cleveland sportscaster who hosts a call-in radio show called All Bets Are Off. During yesterday's show, a guy—a plant? an actual yokel?—called in and asked Drennan if he thought there was any chance that Derek Jeter might end up on the Indians. Much exasperation ensued, as did a mock… » 4/01/14 2:19pm 4/01/14 2:19pm

Terry Francona Goes To The Mound To Tell Pitcher He Made The Team

Terry Francona seems like a pretty rad dude. During Monday's spring training game against the Reds, the Indians manager went to the mound to remove pitcher Blake Wood from the game. At the time, Wood still didn't know whether he had made the roster or not. Francona, however, knew that Wood had made it, so he decided to … » 3/28/14 10:22am 3/28/14 10:22am

Brandon Phillips Line Drive Absolutely Rips Ump In The Dick

This...this is a mess. In the second inning of today's Reds-Indians game, Brandon Phillips uncorked a rocket right into umpire Brad Myers's dick. Myers tried to jump out of the way and instead positioned his dick right in the line of fire. He would remain on the ground for some time as both Cleveland and Cincinnati… » 3/17/14 9:06pm 3/17/14 9:06pm

Reilly On Native American Nicknames: "Antiques Of That Old Racism"

I wouldn't say that Rick Reilly is inconsistent, exactly. Compare this 1991 column on Native American nicknames for sports teams to the one he published earlier this week, and you'll find lots of similarities. In both, for instance, he goes for the reductio ad absurdum of comparing all such nicknames to racial slurs,… » 9/20/13 11:05am 9/20/13 11:05am