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Cleveland sports fans should not expect respect nationally
Opinion by Tim Shirer
I I was recently watching a Cavaliers game, it was either the first or second round of the playoffs and as usual the ESPN broadcasters criticized everything the Cavaliers did while praising the team (Indiana Pacers or New York Knicks) the Cavaliers eventually eliminated. Of course, listening to this irritated me, but then a thought hit me, and it made a world of sense.  Click here for the whole story
Jesus Aguilar is the biggest mistake of Terry Francona's career
Opinion by Tim Shirer
Let’s be clear about one thing Terry Francona is without a doubt the best manager in baseball currently and yes, he has won two World Series as a manager. But let’s not ignore the fact that Francona will ignore or throw young players and rookies under the bus and protect veterans at all cost. I believe in the end this will be a major factor in how Francona’s career as a manger ends. I like Francona and I am thankful that he has been the Indians manager since 2013, it has been a great run. But Tuesday night in Washington at the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Francona’s biggest mistake of his career, one that will haunt him for years will be on display. That mistake is named Jesus Aguilar.  Click here for the whole story
Indians Special Assistant Dave Wallace balances love of baseball and family 

​      BY TIM SHIRER
CAPTAINS BEAT WRITER
(EASTLAKE, OH) - Recently prior to a Lake County Captains game at Classic Park I sat down and talked with former Captains manager (2012) and current Cleveland Indians Special Assistant Dave Wallace.

When you talk with Wallace it becomes apparent, very quickly where his priorities are. For Wallace family is and always will be first.

Wallace signed with the Indians as a non-drafted free agent out of Vanderbilt in 2001 and played in the Indians organization from 2002 to 2007. Wallace served as an assistant to the Indians coaching staff in 2009, 10. Wallace then became a manger in the Indians minor league system from 2011 to 2016 when he stepped down from his job as manager of the Akron RubberDucks.  Click here for the whole story
Former Indians manager Doc Edwards, a true baseball lifer passes away at age 81   
Today we lost a great baseball man and an even
better person, Doc Edwards. Doc, 81, spent over half a century of his life in baseball and was still managing up until 2014, finishing a career that last 57 years in the game. Edwards, who earned his nickname “Doc” after serving as a former Navy medic, was born Howard Rodney Edwards. Click here for the whole story
Cavs thumped by Pacers 111-102
​ BY STONE LEXINGTON
CAVALIERS BEAT WRITER
(CLEVELAND, OH) - Success in the NBA preseason does not predict future results, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to build the tendencies necessary to compete in the Eastern Conference this season without You-know-who.

The Cavs entered Monday night’s preseason contest against the Indiana Pacers with a 2-0 record, both wins coming in a home-and-home against the East favorite Boston Celtics. Kyrie Irving played in neither game for the Celtics, but Boston had most of their regular rotation active for both games. On Monday, however, the Cavs suffered their first loss of the preseason, 111-102 in Quicken Loans Arena.   Click here for the whole story
Indians swept out of ALDS by Astros after 11-3 drubbing  
BY TIM SHIRER
SPORTS EDITOR
Game three of the American League Championship series was a must win game for the American League Central Division Cleveland Indians. They entered the game trailing in the series 2-0 to the AL West Champion and reigning World Champion Houston Astros. The Astros flexed their muscles and showed why they are the defending champs as they pummeled the Indians 11-3 to sweep the series and send the Indians limping home for the winter.  Click here for the whole story
Blue Devils sink Skippers 46-14

BY TIM SHIRER
SPORTS EDITOR
Entering Friday’s night homecoming game at Wickliffe Memorial Stadium there was a question of how the home Blue Devils would respond after their first 
loss of the season last week against the Cuyahoga Hts. Redskins 41-34. The visiting Fairport Harding Skippers found out early and often that the Blue Devils had recovered just fine as they blew out the Skippers 46-14 on a rainy night.  Click here for the whole story