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Ted Diadiun’s Prodigiously Ignorant Worldview Should Be on Life Support, Not on Cleveland.com

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click to enlarge In cities like Cleveland, Ohio, it’s almost impossible to square the notion of Free Speech under siege, (as advanced by an omni-partisan battery of the nation’s foremost intellectuals in an open letter this week), with the reality on the ground, in which wingnut columnists get to spout......
CBS US News

Amazon joins Target and Walmart in removing Washington Redskins merchandise

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Amazon is pulling Washington Redskins merchandise from its website, joining a handful of other major companies, including Target and Walmart, in discontinuing the sale of the NFL team’s products amid racial justice protests.  Amazon sent a note to sellers......
ESPN

The 60-game MLB schedule is out! Here’s what you need to know and big matchups we’re circling

ESPN
We all know the 2020 MLB season will be unlike any other (assuming it gets off the ground in the first place), with the usual 162-game marathon being replaced by a 60-game sprint. And now that the abbreviated schedule has been announced, we’ve got some actual games to talk about.......
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Trump defends Redskins, Indians team names

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President Donald Trump criticized the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians on Twitter for considering changes to their respective team names, accusing the teams of “trying to be politically correct.” Trump tweeted Monday that the NFL’s Redskins and MLB’s Indians are “fabled sports franchises.” He also taunted Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren,......
Cleveland Scene

Indians Say They’ll Discuss New Name, Local Native American Groups Approve

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click to enlarge The Cleveland Indians issued a statement Friday announcing that they intended to engage the community and “appropriate stakeholders” to determine a path forward with respect to the team name. pic.twitter.com/NUM5GYvlwe — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 4, 2020 The statement arrived on the heels of the Washington NFL......
ESPN

Indians manager Francona favors name change

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland manager Terry Francona won’t sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname. “I think it’s time to move forward,” Francona said Sunday. Francona’s comments came two days after the Indians, amid a nationwide movement to erase racially insensitive symbols,......
New York Post

Atlanta Braves not following same path as Redskins, Indians

NYPost
With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to many Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves on Saturday gave no indication they are willing to consider a similar change. The Cleveland Indians said Friday they’re reconsidering their nickname following the furor over the NFL Washington Redskins......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

‘Time for Change’: Washington, Indians Contemplating Name Changes

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Doughty Time for a Change The Washington football team and Cleveland Indians have used their respective nicknames for a combined 192 years. In a period of 10 hours Friday, both might have entered their final weeks of existence after......
ESPN

Indians to examine ‘best path forward’ for name

ESPN
The Cleveland Indians will “determine the best path forward” regarding their team name amid renewed calls for racial equality and social justice, the team announced in a club statement Friday. The move comes hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced they will “undergo a thorough review” of their nickname amid......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Cleveland Indians Open to Discussing Changing Team Name

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe In a statement released Friday, the Cleveland Indians announced they would be engaging with “appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.” “We are committed to making a positive impact in our......
Cleveland Scene

Former Indian Trevor Crowe Federally Charged for Evading Taxes In Connection With Illegal Gambling Operation

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Thursday, July 2, 2020 Former Indian Trevor Crowe Federally Charged for Evading Taxes In Connection With Illegal Gambling Operation Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 1:08 PM click image Crowe with the Astros/ Photo by EricEnfermero Former Indian Trevor Crowe was charged in federal court......
ESPN

Everything you need to know as MLB’s 2020 season restart begins

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7:00 AM ET David Schoenfield Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Jesse Rogers Close ESPN Staff Writer Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. It’s here. Finally. Spring training 2.0.......
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MLB prospects to watch on each team’s 60-man pool

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With Major League Baseball scheduled to open camps for “spring training 2.0” in the coming days, teams had to submit their initial 60-man player pools Sunday. Players still can be added with many teams listing fewer than 60 names, but this at least gives us a glimpse of whom we’ll......
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MLB predictions: Who will thrive, struggle in 60-game season?

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7:00 AM ET MLB InsidersESPN With the final hurdles cleared for a 2020 MLB season, the likes of which we’ve never seen before, we asked ESPN’s baseball writers, reporters and editors for their best guesses as to what we’ll witness during this abbreviated campaign. What teams and players are best......
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A .400 hitter? 30 wins to make the playoffs? How wild a 60-game season could really get

ESPN
Jun 23, 2020 MLB InsidersESPN With a 60-game schedule on tap for Major League Baseball in 2020, we now know we’re getting a season, but one whose brevity could yield some surprising outcomes in the standings and in the record book. With that in mind, we asked three of ESPN’s......
ESPN

Baseball’s top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

ESPN
It appears that there is going to be a baseball season after all, one of 60 games, following a month of ugly public negotiations between the players and owners over how to navigate through the money of the shortened season. In the words of Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, “COVID-19 already......
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The 2020 MLB draft pick who could make the majors first on all 30 teams

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One of the fun aspects of any MLB draft is trying to predict which players will be the first to reach the majors — and it’s not always the players right at the top of the draft. This has become even harder to do as teams manipulate service time and......
ESPN

2020 MLB draft tracker: Live updates of first-round picks, analysis and highlights

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From the first round Wednesday night to the second through fifth rounds that follow Thursday night, the 2020 MLB draft is here and we’ve got everything you need for all 160 picks. The Detroit Tigers had the No. 1 overall pick and grabbed Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson, followed by......
ESPN

It’s MLB draft day!: Here’s everything you need to know

ESPN
There is no baseball on the horizon, but there will be a baseball draft this week, though not in its usual form. You can watch the first round starting at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday on ESPN, with ESPN2 airing the next four rounds starting at 5 p.m. ET Thursday. Here......

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