Archive for June, 2011

may be stuck on 40 for a bit

may be stuck on 40 for a bit

| June 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

Yeah, yeah, I know – I give the Tribe some love a few days ago, then it starts to fall apart. Thanks to Jonathan Sanchez, Cleveland will now be without Shin-Soo Choo for at least a month after Sanchez broke Choo’s thumb with a wild pitch Friday night in San Francisco. And just when Choo […]

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Cavs a trade away from getting back to playoffs

Cavs a trade away from getting back to playoffs

| June 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Adding point guard Kyrie Irving from Duke (No. 1 overall pick) and power forward Tristan Thompson from Texas (fourth overall) gave the Cavs two outstanding young talents to build around. However, it doesn’t take an NBA hoops addict to realize the Cavs are jammed with too many point guards and power forwards. They have Irving, […]

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cavs better today

cavs better today

| June 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Of course, how could the Cavs have avoided improving on last season, when they only won 19 games. But, with the pick of Kyrie Irving to lead off last night’s NBA draft, they began the long climb back to respectability. Irving, his Duke pedigree aside, was the consensus No. 1 pick, which is what Cleveland […]

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40 wins

40 wins

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

In 2010, the Cleveland Indians won their 40th game on July 20, and their 4-3 win tonight over the Rockies puts them at 40-33. The bullpen was lights-out again, and helped keep the Tribe a game in front of Detroit in the AL Central. The White Sox are only five back and the Twins, somehow, […]

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Cabrera

Cabrera deserves All-Star start

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Asdrubal Cabrera won’t win the first slot in voting for the American League shortstop to play in the All-Star Game, but the man deserves it. As of June 23, Cabrera was hitting .296, third among shortstops on the ballot behind Baltimore’s J.J. Hardy (.304) and, gasp, Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta (.298). And while the man has often […]

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Johnson suits up for Vancouver Canadians

Johnson suits up for Vancouver Canadians

| June 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Matthew Johnson , an Orrville and COW grad, has been assigned to Toronto Blue Jays’ Class-A Vancouver Canadians team in British Columbia. I’ll have more on him in my Sunday D.R. column. No, he wasn’t involved in the Vancouver Canucks crazy fans’ riot, but he did get to drive by and see the aftermath. The Vancouver […]

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can we please move on?

can we please move on?

| June 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

The past few weeks have been about as bad as they can get for sports fans here in NE Ohio — and when the years without a championship is nearing the number that would qualify for a Golden Buckeye card, that’s saying a lot. The one program we could always count on, Ohio State football, […]

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I can finally take a breath

I can finally take a breath

| June 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Whew!! Now that the high school sports seasons have finished I finally have time to do one of these fancy blogs. The high school football, boys basketball and girls basketball stats have been finished up and filed waiting on next season to start.  I feel like a school teacher at the end of the school […]

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Barry Craddock

WC Legion team looks impressive

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Barry Craddock Had a chance to watch the Wayne County Senior Legion baseball team (8-4) run-rule Tuscarawas County 12-2 Wednesday night. The local boys looked pretty good, with Triway graduate Derek Carmichael going 2-for-4 with a double and three-run homer and Rittman senior-to-be Dylan Litman notching the win. Dalton grad Jake Zeek hit two doubles during […]

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LeShame

LeShame

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

I had an interesting conversation with Laurie Stiles, the Orrville Goodwill Store Manager, which finally prompted me to write this. In our conversation I told her that I like to talk about conterversial topics that make it interesting for all the readers to read. Something that draws the readers in and make them want to […]

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