Recaps
Road To Brazil - The NBA Finals

Road To Brazil – The NBA Finals

Soccer may be the most popular sport in the world, but basketball is a better one. I am on my way to the World Cup. So what. The NBA Finals will be watched and analyzed no matter what country I’m in. After a depressing ending to a Finals Game 1 for LeBron James (due to jello-leg),...
Jason Kipnis Wins Personal World Series In Seventh Inning, Jason Giambi Wins Game In Ninth

Jason Kipnis Wins Personal World Series In Seventh Inning, Jason Giambi Wins Game In Ninth

Introducing: The Kip Flip. Yes, Jason Kipnis gave the Indians a 3-2 lead with a base knock in the seventh inning. No, it did not win the game, or the World Series. But, to Kipnis, it was worthy of a severe bat-flip. And if #22 is into it, you know Ricky and Roro are on...
Only In Disneyland: Angels and Indians Square Off In Battle of Futility, Angels Win By Losing

Only In Disneyland: Angels and Indians Square Off In Battle of Futility, Angels Win By Losing

If you missed the 14-inning affair between the Indians and Angels on Tuesday night, then congratulations, you are a human being. If you were one of the nine creatures with opposable thumbs who suffered through the game, then you were witness to something that no living organism should have had to endure. The two teams...
Pretend to Listen, Talk About Mother's Cancer: A Day In The Life of an Indians Fan

Pretend to Listen, Talk About Mother’s Cancer: A Day In The Life of an Indians Fan

3:04 am: I wake up. My back hurts. It often does these days because I have a ten pound beer belly (those are my doctor’s words, not mine) and my abdominal muscles are akin to jelly donuts, though they cannot taste as good. So I get up, take some ibuprofen, and remember that there might...
The 2013 All-Star Game: This Time (and the ten times before) It Counts

The 2013 All-Star Game: This Time (and the ten times before) It Counts

I was napping when the 2013 All-Star Game began. I woke up at what turned out to be the halfway point. I had heard this one counted. I threw on my Jason Kipnis jersey and raced out the door: over to Lil’ Roros house we drove. Pick up some Thai food on the way, pretend...
God Help Us All, It's the Home Run Derby

God Help Us All, It’s the Home Run Derby

COMMENCE DERBYIN’! (As narrated by Chris Berman <— CLICK ON THIS) WE GOT PITBULL ON THE STAGE, PEOPLE! Everyone knows that Pitbull is the perfect artist to open the spectacle that only 12 year olds and people who don’t understand baseball love. I think I’ve heard this song he’s “singing”, in a bud light commercial or...
I Was Kicked Out of an Oakland A's Game for Drinking the Official Beer of the Oakland A's

I Was Kicked Out of an Oakland A’s Game for Drinking the Official Beer of the Oakland A’s

It was hot today. Maybe I don’t need to tell you that, because it’s summertime, and you were probably hot too. Maybe hot enough to drink an ice cold beverage, like a frozen juicebox, a can of Coke, or hell, you deserve it – an all American marketed macrobrew owned by a Canadian company. You’ve...
A's 6/16/13 - Ode to the Fat Man

A’s 6/16/13 – Ode to the Fat Man

Starting Pitcher: Colon, 8-2, 2.92 ERA He must be on drugs, right? That is the only way I can fathom Bartolo Colon doing what he’s doing. He dials it up to 95, throws an exploding slider, doesn’t walk a soul, and pretty much goes 6+ without fail. But whether or not he is going to...
I Will Stop Writing About Jason Kipnis When He Stops Playing Baseball

I Will Stop Writing About Jason Kipnis When He Stops Playing Baseball

With a 2-0 victory over the Nationals, the Indians have now won four of their last five, and have climbed back to .500.  A huge part of their success is directly related to the kid they call Jesus (fine, that’s what I call him), Jason Kipnis. In those five games, Kipnis has gone 9-17, with...
Rumble in the Ravine

Rumble in the Ravine

What a treat it is when two teams get together to play a nice friendly intra-division game and instead end up brawling like it’s 1987. Last night the Dodgers and Dbacks did just that, supplying us with many captivating moments: coaches almost coming to fisticuffs, Yasiel Puig getting hit in the nose by a pitch...
A's - 6/6/13: Oakland Hits Only Home Runs, Continues to Deny Existence of Losing

A’s – 6/6/13: Oakland Hits Only Home Runs, Continues to Deny Existence of Losing

Starting Pitcher: Straily, 3-2, 4.67 ERA The matchup for Thursday’s game didn’t look that great to me for the Oakland A’s: Quintana is a better pitcher than most people realize, and Dan Straily has been throwing the ball over the plate at an absurd rate the past few games and doesn’t have the stuff to...