Tag Archives: Cleveland Indians

Streaking

Like the proverbial first-small-step of the longest journey, record-MLB streaks begin innocently enough. Each captures the imagination of the public in different ways. The most enthralling streaks occur over the course of a season. A few, equally impressive, are accomplished … Continue reading

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Group Psychotherapy for Cleveland

Nicholas Frankovich asks if Cleveland Indians fans require a big-couch session with a group psychotherapist. It’s a reasonable question. The 1954 Indians still hold the modern record for regular-season winning percentage—till the nonexistent Law of Averages caught up with them … Continue reading

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Little Red Scooter

To Martin’s Broad Agonistes, I note two Major League Baseball parallels: and our Right off the Bat is thus chockablock, many being downright spooky. On the night of May 7, 1957, left-handed ace Herb Score—called by Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, … Continue reading

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2014 Major League Predictions

In time-honored fashion, and this being the ROTB Project blog-number 499, here come my (Evander’s) guesses for the 2014 Major League Baseball season. (“Predictions” is such a silly word. Who could? Well, I! in this 2-year-old podcast.) American League East: … Continue reading

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Hello, Beatles; Good-bye, Ralph Kiner

I (Evander) am endlessly fascinated by temporal coincidence: I believe it’s called synchronicity. Permit me to play kowtow to my whimsy. As we celebrate the Beatles arriving in the U.S.A. fifty years ago, we say farewell to slugger Ralph Kiner, … Continue reading

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Smoky Joe Wood, Mort Cooper, Dick Wakefield, and Other Random Notes on Players at the Winter Solstice

As 2013 comes to a finish and activity at ROTB HQ reaches a fevered pitch (poor pun intended), I (Evander) would like “to close” (not Mariano-style) the year with Random Notes on fine, even great, baseball players who are by … Continue reading

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Cleveland Indians Continue to Surprise Everyone Except Me

The 62-58 Cleveland Indians, after a sputter or two, continue to roll. As I (Evander) predicted before the season began. They are certainly a team with a bright future. Unfortunately, in the present, the sensational Jason Kipnis is headed to … Continue reading

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You Can’t Count on Anything

Something new always happens in baseball. I (Evander) don’t know if this is a first, but I cannot remember it happening. (I do remember this oddity: One of former lifetime home-run champion Hank Aaron’s round-trippers [cricket fans: baseballspeak for “home … Continue reading

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Why I Like the Colorado Rockies in the NL West

Let me say, my ramblings in no way reflect “The Opinion Of The Management.” I like the Colorado Rockies. I liked the Rockies last year. I liked them in 2009. Playing mile-high baseball gives a great home-field (and home-run) advantage. … Continue reading

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Tigers Not in Rajasthan but in Detroit

Like the big cat I am, I’m going way out on a limb and picking the Detroit Tigers as the American League Wild Card team of 2011. (Cricket fans: The Wild Card is the team with the second-best record in … Continue reading

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