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I did not like Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Like it? How could anyone like it? The wind whipped in...

I did not like Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Like it? How could anyone like it? The wind whipped in off the lake and made summer evenings in July feel like that fruits and vegetables room at Costco; and winter afternoons in December feel like a Stalingrad. The view from every seat, every single seat, was blocked by a metal beam -- it was an architectural marvel in that way, the ballpark equivalent of that pool table where no matter where you aim the cue ball it ends up in the same place. The floor was covered in some kind of remarkable and ambiguous tacky substance that I’m entirely sure was later patented and used for the Sticky Buddy. Asbestos seemed to be leaking out of the walls, there were exposed wires everywhere, the place smelled of the kind of gasoline beer that could get you drunk if you were within a 500-foot radius. My father, of course, would buy the cheapest tickets available which meant that even though there were countless empty seats in front of us in that cavernous place, we would sit far back because to move up would be cheating*, so it would feel like we were a half mile away from the game. The place was so big and, except on the Fourth of July, so empty and so filled with ghosts that to go in there was like walking into instant sadness machine; it felt like the place was crawling with dementors from Harry Potter.

Joe Posnanski

I'm developing a deep-seated hatred of the Cleveland Indians. I'm damn sure not the only one....

I'm developing a deep-seated hatred of the Cleveland Indians. I'm damn sure not the only one. Plenty of Seattle Mariners fans are coming to dread games against the Indians - not because the Indians have the Mariners' number in any meaningful way, but because the Indians have built a track record of devastation. The Indians just keep generating dramatic moments at the Mariners' expense. I resent them for it. Other people resent them for it. Indians fans don't care. Indians fans don't hate the Mariners back. Indians fans are probably rather fond of the Mariners, on account of all the losing.

The always entertaining Jeff Sullivan, in his recap of yesterday's game for Lookout Landing

To me, you have to maximize at bats. Your better hitters should have a shot at getting that extra...

To me, you have to maximize at bats. Your better hitters should have a shot at getting that extra at bat.

Manny Acta in a FanGraphs two-headed interview with Indians Asst GM Mike Chernoff. Acta, as usual, shows that he's a completely reasonable man. Interview focuses primarily on lineup construction.

Beltre's three-run homer in the 11th inning Saturday was the first allowed by a Cleveland pitcher...

Beltre's three-run homer in the 11th inning Saturday was the first allowed by a Cleveland pitcher to a pinch-hitter in extra innings since Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson connected it for Baltimore off LHP Dave LaRoche on April 19, 1977. It was the first pinch-hit homer given up in extra innings by an Indians pitcher at home since RHP Frank Funk served one up to Kansas City's Leo Posada on June 12, 1961.

Notes section of today's CBS recap. Source is likely STATS LLC

Every single game is big. When you're supposed to win the game, you need to, because at the very...

Every single game is big. When you're supposed to win the game, you need to, because at the very end of the season, making the playoffs or not comes down a couple games here and there. So every game's important, and we're here to play to win every single night.

Johnny Damon, post-game interview. Now I know why we're supposed to love the guy and very possibly going to love him: He's the anti-Wedge.

The Indians have a prospect putting up very, very interesting numbers in Class AA:...

The Indians have a prospect putting up very, very interesting numbers in Class AA: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/...

Tweet SSS alert! 7 IP, 3H, 0R, 15/0 K/BB

Source: #Indians on verge of two-year, $16.5 million extension with Asdrubal Cabrera. That would...

Source: #Indians on verge of two-year, $16.5 million extension with Asdrubal Cabrera. That would cover 2013 and 2014 -- one free agent year.

Jon Morosi via Twitter

We traded Paul Hoynes for cash considerations, so this will be Paul's last day in camp. We actually...

We traded Paul Hoynes for cash considerations, so this will be Paul's last day in camp. We actually paid cash.

Chris Antonetti viaBastian

#Indians DFA Rick van den Hurk to make room for Jairo Asencio on 40-man roster.

#Indians DFA Rick van den Hurk to make room for Jairo Asencio on 40-man roster.

Hoynes via Twitter

We're gonna give this guy an extra million, he really moves the runner over and gets his bunts...

We're gonna give this guy an extra million, he really moves the runner over and gets his bunts down. #thingsyouneverhere -Trevor Crowe, seemingly making the dumbest player complaint on Twitter in baseball history

https://twitter.com/#!/tcrowe4/status/184826130996531201
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