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Saturday's gaff by the Indians angers an already alienated fan base
Opinion by Tim Shirer
Let me start out by saying, I am not like the rest of the media in Cleveland, I do not unnecessarily bash the Cleveland Indians and how they run their organization. I am not one of those Cleveland journalists that rips the Indians and praises the Browns no matter how good or bad the Browns are. I try to be fair. When the Browns were horrible for 19 of the last 22 years, I criticized them as they deserved to be criticized, the Browns organization does not like me very much because I told the truth about what they were. Last year I wrote on commentary during the Browns season, and I praised them for the improvements that have made and expressed my opinion that I thought Odell Beckham, Jr. should be traded because he is a distraction. It is no coincidence that they were better without him. But I am getting off topic. Today’s topic is the Indians and the last 24 hours of decisions.  Click here for the whole story
Growing up in Wickliffe the Indians were King in our house
Opinion by Tim Shirer
Growing up in Wickliffe in the 1970’s and 80’s baseball was king in our house. Yes, we loved all four major pro sports, but the Indians were the team that mattered most.

As we all know the Cleveland Indians were not particularly good in fact, they were terrible in the 70’s and 80’s. But my Dad hammered home that we should love the Indians and hate the Yankees. It was easy to do, game were always easy to get into because Cleveland Municipal Stadium was only maybe 15% full for most games after Opening Day where it usual drew 70,000+.  Click here for the whole story
Marty Schottenheimer deserves a spot in Canton
Opinion by Tim Shirer
October 22, 1984 I will never forget the day and where I was. I was a sophomore in high school, and I was in fourth period Record Keeping and Sales Class at Wickliffe High School. When someone came in and told my teacher Mr. Putinski that the Cleveland Browns fired Sam Rutigliano and hired Marty Schottenheimer to be the new head coach.  Click here for the whole story
Captains end skid with 7-6 win over Loons   
        BY TIM SHIRER
CAPTAINS BEAT WRITER
(EASTLAKE, OH) – The Lake County Captains and Great Lakes Loons wrapped up their six-game series at Classic Park. The Loons winners of the last four games of the series coming into Sunday’s finale had outscored the Captains 25-1 in the last two wins of the four-game streak. But Sunday was a different story as the Captains bats came to life ending their skid holding on and securing the 7-6 victory.

The Captains got on the board first in the third inning with two outs when Micah Pries in his first at bat as a Captains battled Loon’s starter Jesus Vargas for seven pitches and on the eighth pitch sent it into orbit down the right field line over the wall to give the Captains a 1-0 lead.     Click here for the whole story
Columbus/Cleveland mourn the loss of Matiss Kivleniek
   BY ANDREW GUARINO
 SENIOR HOCKEY WRITER
(CLEVELAND, OH) - July 5th will forever be remembered as a somber day in the sport of hockey, especially to the Cleveland Monsters and Columbus Blue Jackets' organizations and fans. 

Around 8:30 a.m. on July 5th an article saying Matiss Kivlenieks passed away was starting to make its way around the internet. News sources from Kivlenieks' home country of Latvia were first on the breaking news; shortly after that, it was confirmed by the Columbus Blue Jackets that it was indeed true that Kivlenieks passed away due to a tragic accident.  Click here for the whole story