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(CBS Cleveland)   The Cleveland Indians make their splash before the trade deadline by dealing for the guy the Chicago White Sox gave up for Kevin Youkilis   (cleveland.cbslocal.com) divider line 78
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2012-07-24 04:37:24 PM
Great, he can start in right field after we lose this series to the Tigers, fall seven back and start the fire sale with Shin-Soo Choo.
 
2012-07-24 07:15:55 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-24 07:25:29 PM
Runners at the corners, one out and...Kipnis gets picked off at first...and Brantley strikes out.

Sh*t.
 
2012-07-24 07:41:24 PM

CavalierEternal: Runners at the corners, one out and...Kipnis gets picked off at first...and Brantley strikes out.

Sh*t.


Tigers are on a roll, man. 3 out of 4 from LAA, followed by a sweep of the White Sox. And Verlander pitches the last game of this series. It's a long road trip though, after this series 3 against the Blue Jays and 3 against Boston(all away). But hey, when they get home it's against the Indians, so it'll be a good relaxing weekend.
 
2012-07-24 07:44:11 PM

Scruffinator: CavalierEternal: Runners at the corners, one out and...Kipnis gets picked off at first...and Brantley strikes out.

Sh*t.

Tigers are on a roll, man. 3 out of 4 from LAA, followed by a sweep of the White Sox. And Verlander pitches the last game of this series. It's a long road trip though, after this series 3 against the Blue Jays and 3 against Boston(all away). But hey, when they get home it's against the Indians, so it'll be a good relaxing weekend.


1-0 Indians
 
2012-07-24 07:58:12 PM
The game is young ^^

But I'm going to bed. Go Tigers!
 
2012-07-24 07:59:06 PM
Although, my last internet thought of the day is, leave it to the Tigers to take a 6-1 homestand against two good teams and then lose 2 out of 3 to the Indians.
 
2012-07-24 08:11:29 PM
The thing is that even a throw in stiff can be somebody's hero.
 
2012-07-24 08:14:07 PM
2-0 Indians
 
2012-07-24 08:17:09 PM
Does this mean the end of the Aaron Cuningham era? Let's all share our favorite memories of this magical time.

You start.
 
2012-07-24 08:19:50 PM

cleveoh: Does this mean the end of the Aaron Cuningham era? Let's all share our favorite memories of this magical time.

You start.


Well...
 
2012-07-24 08:25:53 PM
I was not aware that Casey Kotchman could jump that high.
 
2012-07-24 08:27:17 PM
And Fark's inexplicable love of minor transactions continues to grow. Amazing.

(PS, Subby, the main guy in that deal was Stewart. Lillibridge was more of a throw in because the red sox didn't have any true UTIL guys)
 
2012-07-24 08:30:12 PM

CavalierEternal: cleveoh: Does this mean the end of the Aaron Cuningham era? Let's all share our favorite memories of this magical time.

You start.

Well...


That really was nice...but when the alternatives are Shelly Duncan & Johnny Damon, you can't help but be an improvement.

Lots of Tribe hits. Need. Moar. Runs.
 
2012-07-24 08:41:36 PM
...Oh for f*ck sake.
 
2012-07-24 09:02:58 PM
Ladies and gentlemen...Aaron Cunningham's last stand.
 
2012-07-24 09:07:30 PM
Ump is drunk. That was strike frickin' 4!
 
2012-07-24 09:09:11 PM
F*CK MY ASS.
 
2012-07-24 09:10:13 PM
Cabby is a beast.
 
2012-07-24 09:12:30 PM
Joe Smith couldn't have done much more than set that pitch up on a tee for him
 
2012-07-24 09:15:15 PM
A HAFNER TRIPLE?!
 
2012-07-24 09:15:38 PM
Was that a Travis Hafner triple?? Wheels!
 
2012-07-24 09:16:02 PM
And now our hopes rest in the hands of...oh god.
 
2012-07-24 09:16:43 PM
It's Cunningham time!
 
2012-07-24 09:17:06 PM
YES! YES YES YES YES YES!
 
2012-07-24 09:17:48 PM
I temporarily take back everything I said about him
 
2012-07-24 09:24:00 PM

cleveoh: I temporarily take back everything I said about him


Who is your 8th inning guy? FSD guys were saying he was decent.
 
2012-07-24 09:24:53 PM

great_tigers: cleveoh: I temporarily take back everything I said about him

Who is your 8th inning guy? FSD guys were saying he was decent.


Vinnie Pestano. He's lights-out.
 
2012-07-24 09:25:12 PM
A one run lead against the Tigers does not fill me with confidence.
 
2012-07-24 09:25:31 PM

CavalierEternal: great_tigers: cleveoh: I temporarily take back everything I said about him

Who is your 8th inning guy? FSD guys were saying he was decent.

Vinnie Pestano. He's lights-out.


Delmon Young will strike out with a two seam.
 
2012-07-24 09:26:30 PM
Base hit for Young. A rare hiccup for Vinnie.
 
2012-07-24 09:26:48 PM
8th inning guy is Vinnie Pestano, who promptly yacks up a songle.
 
2012-07-24 09:27:05 PM
DP!
 
2012-07-24 09:27:50 PM
Jhonny Peralta...we meet again...
 
2012-07-24 09:28:03 PM

CavalierEternal: DP!


That pitch looks filthy.
 
2012-07-24 09:28:20 PM
A songle & a dibble play. Apparently my keyboard is channeling Inspector Clouseau.
 
2012-07-24 09:28:55 PM

great_tigers: CavalierEternal: DP!

That pitch looks filthy.


Pestano is one hell of a reliever. There's been talk of moving Chris Perez at the trade deadline. If that happens, Pestano is the new closer in Cleveland.
 
2012-07-24 09:29:42 PM
This is a rare bad night for Vinnie.
 
2012-07-24 09:29:51 PM

cleveoh: A songle & a dibble play. Apparently my keyboard is channeling Inspector Clouseau.


I was wondering if that was a new Indian's slogan. I like it. Traple, Hime Ron. Sluddar.
 
2012-07-24 09:30:52 PM
Inning.

And Chris Perez begins warming the canon...
 
2012-07-24 09:31:36 PM
Yeah, there's Perez to the Giants rumors floating around. They better get a haul for the Hair.
 
2012-07-24 09:33:43 PM

cleveoh: Yeah, there's Perez to the Giants rumors floating around. They better get a haul for the Hair.


Perez has been good for my fantasy team. If he does get traded I am getting that other guy.
 
2012-07-24 09:34:19 PM

cleveoh: Yeah, there's Perez to the Giants rumors floating around. They better get a haul for the Hair.


If Rafael Perez's rehab stays on pace and he can come back soon, then I have absolutely no problem moving Perez. My only reluctance about that trade scenario would be that it would weaken our already thin bullpen, but you have to ask if that's worth the risk to fill that huge hole out in left.
 
2012-07-24 09:34:36 PM
Brennan with some decent glove action. Not the best out there.
 
2012-07-24 09:34:53 PM
Nice catch, Tiger outfield guy!
 
2012-07-24 09:37:34 PM
How is Cleveland dead last in attendance????? KC? Houston? Colorado? TAMPA????? Indian fans, how does this happen?
 
2012-07-24 09:37:39 PM
Cabbie with a one-out double.
 
2012-07-24 09:39:04 PM
Are there any rumors for shopping of Kipnis? Sorry, another fantasy guy.
 
2012-07-24 09:42:52 PM

great_tigers: How is Cleveland dead last in attendance????? KC? Houston? Colorado? TAMPA????? Indian fans, how does this happen?


Ownership & fanbase completely disconnected. Fans convinced the Dolans are the exact opposites of Illitch. Fair? Maybe.

& on to the 9th!
 
2012-07-24 09:43:54 PM

great_tigers: How is Cleveland dead last in attendance????? KC? Houston? Colorado? TAMPA????? Indian fans, how does this happen?


There are a lot of factors that play into it.

1: The weather in Cleveland for the first two months of the season is dreadful. How they didn't think to put a dome on this ballpark when it was constructed is beyond me. You aren't going to get many fans to sit in 40 degree weather to watch...

2: A team that's been dreadful in recent years and seems to disappoint whenever the largest crowds of the season come out.

3: Resentment of the ownership and upper management. The fans hate the Dolans because the Dolans are rarely willing to spend money to pursue players to improve the team and the players they do risk the money on are generally disasters (Sizemore, Hafner, Kerry Wood, Ubaldo half the time).

4: In the 90s when the Indians had the record 455 game sellout streak, the team was marketed extremely well. You knew who the faces of the team were and you got to watch them every night on basic cable. Unfortunately, now the Indians games are aired almost exclusively on Sports Time Ohio, which leaves a lot of fans unable to watch the team and become familiar with them.

/I've been to the ballpark five times this year and I was living in Tennessee for the first three months of the season.
//At least we're not blaming it on a f*cking bridge.
 
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