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emd2k3

  • joined Mar 25, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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Longtime Indians torture victim. I like to say my favorite Indian was Mel Harder, but I never saw him play, so I'll go with Andre Thornton.

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Nickname Seeks Indian — "Country Peach Passion"

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” -- Winston Churchill Congratulations, voters. You found the cup of the carpenter....

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Nickname seeks Indian vote — "Fridge Magnet"

via blogs.roanoke.com (Google image search of "indians fridge magnet") The nominations are in. The arduous seventy-four-hour process of culling the near-interminable list of suggested recipients...

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Indians by the Numbers — #22

via hypeskin.com (Hy Peskin Collection, not hype skin.) Pitch-22 People often speak of intangibles — you know, those strangely mysterious qualities athletes have that don’t show up in box scores...

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Nickname Seeks Indian: "Fridge Magnet"

Congratulations to Sir Jack HANNAHAN, who garnered over half of the thousands of votes cast. I'm sure the nickname "English Leather" will serve him well in the years beyond his service to the...

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Nickname seeks Indian vote — "English Leather"

The thoroughly exhaustive nomination process is complete, and there are six contenders to the crown of "English Leather." I applaud all who participated and enjoyed their detailed and overwrought...

Nickname seeks Indian.

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I'm a big fan of this feature over at NotGraphs, and also a big fan of making up obtuse and strange nicknames for players. I lament the laziness that dominates current nicknaming practices wherein basically every player is a sad, unimaginative variation of the pedantic J-Lo Method. So by stealing Dayn Perry's NotGraphs thunder, I hope fellow LGTers might indulge me the honor of submitting a current or past Indians player who fully embodies the nickname of "English Leather" A men's cologne originally created by Dana in 1949, English Leather was a somewhat popular, economically-priced fragrance for men along the lines of Canoe or Aqua Velva. Basically, a KMTA (Kevin Millwood Type of Aftershave) A perfect "small market" scent, no? And as history has shown, English Leather is no stranger to sports. Once the nominations are in, I'll follow up with a poll to vote the winner of this prestigious autre nom. All your men may wear English leather, but only one can be a Cleveland Indian.

Sunday Best

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I'm a longtime Broncos fan, an an occasional commenter here on MHR. This is a really vibrant fan community and an obvious place to share this link. I'm also an art director/designer. I created Sunday Best as a place to showcase fun and irreverent football-related shirt and product designs for sale. Since I'm a Broncos fan, I started with a few Tebow designs to get the ball rolling. I'm busy creating more right now. My hope is to make enough to donate a healthy portion (pretty much all) of the proceeds to charity. Zazzle makes most of the money on each of the products, but I'd like to put my royalties to good use. Check them out — there will be new product types like sweatshirts and hoodies coming soon. Go Broncos!

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Indians by the Numbers — #20

via 2.bp.blogspot.com twentysomething The best player to wear #20 for the Cleveland Indians is not the same as the best #20 in Cleveland Indians history. Frank Robinson, the first African...

A bit of Cleveland Indians uniform non-history.

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Paul Lukas of UniWatch turns his keen eye to a 1958 Cleveland Indians uniform prototype that never made it to the field.

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Indians by the Numbers — #16

via images.checkoutmycards.com   Not So Sweet Sixteen Never have so many contributed so little to the historical plight of the Cleveland Indians than the collective to wear the number 16. This is...

Indians fail to catch Tigers, squirrel.

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Indians fail to catch Tigers, squirrel.

I couldn't resist ...

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Priced to move at $25.25! Celebrate Thomecoming with a new tee from Mistake By The Jake. Unfortunately, not available in flannel. However, also available in navy.

July 24, 1911. Addie Joss benefit game Panoramic photo. See if you can find Ty Cobb, Cy Young and...

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July 24, 1911. Addie Joss benefit game Panoramic photo. See if you can find Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Joe Jackson, who all played for the Naps that day,and lost 5-3 to the "All-Star team." Courtesy of Ninety Feet of Perfection. FULL SIZE

The elusive Major League baseball card set.

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Not expensive, but apparently hard to come by. Also contains an interesting error: Apparently Pepper Leach was the team's 3D coach, even though the film was not shot in 3D.

Baseball trickery through the magic of ... physics?

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Baseball trickery through the magic of ... physics?

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Indians by the Numbers — #12

via www.pristineauction.com He was the other Alomar brother. Although he's a Hall of Famer with a Blue Jay cap, Roberto Alomar is the greatest Cleveland Indian to wear uniform #12.  Sandy was the...

The New Moneyball

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"The surprising Indians ran to the top of the American League with a defense that ranked second in the AL in Defensive Efficiency as recently as May 23, but a 4-14 slump in their ensuing 18 games was joined by a drastic decline in their defensive performance. Cleveland currently ranks 23rd in Defensive Efficiency, 11th in the American League."

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Indians by the Numbers — #10

The ConTENders. via www.clevescene.com Patrick Sean Tabler Ohio native Pat Tabler played six seasons in Cleveland. Tabler, originally drafted by the Yankees, came to the Indians after bring traded...

Asdrubal Cabrera, Mr. Underrated.

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"When people talk about awful trades, the conversation always turns to A.J. Pierzynski for Francisco Liriano/Joe Nathan, or Bartolo Colon for Grady Sizemore/Cliff Lee/Brandon Phillips. But Cabrera was acquired from the Mariners for the last 43 games of Eduardo Perez’s career. When the Mariners gave Cabrera up, they were 41-40 -- only two games out of first place, but hardly a juggernaut. Perez came over to DH, but the Mariners felt like he needed a platoon partner. So they did what most of us would have done, which was give up Shin-Soo Choo for Ben Broussard. Once Mariners fans take enough prescription drugs, they can convince themselves that the Indians really are the 2011 Mariners, and then they don’t mind so much"

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Indians by the Numbers — #8

via www.historicauctions.com Eight Sans Debate Sometimes, you have to let the numbers do all of the talking: 50 Home Runs. 52 Doubles. Five-time All Star. Five silver slugger awards Three-time top...

Most Memorable Home Runs

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Craig Calcaterra tries his hand at this memory game. No Tony Pena or Tony Fernandez for the Tribe, though until you get to the comments.

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Indians By The Numbers — #6

via blog.cleveland.com First with a curse. Rocco Domenico Colavito. The name sends shivers down the spine of any reasonable Indians fan.  From his rookie season in 1955 through 1957, Colavito...

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Indians by the Numbers — #4

De4ense. "If I had been able to catch like Hegan I wouldn't have needed to hit". – Bill Dickey via www.vintagecardtraders.com Jim Hegan, a light-hitting catcher known more for his defensive skills...

Shin-soo Choo, That's Who.

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"We were watching in Tacoma," says his former teammate in the Mariners' organization, Eddie Menchaca, now a manager at Class A Clinton. "The clubhouse erupted, everyone started chanting 'Choo! Choo! Choo!'" A man appeared in the Tacoma clubhouse to see what the commotion was about. It was then Mariners G.M. Bill Bavasi, visiting from Seattle. It was quickly becoming apparent that he had just gifted the Indians their next star.

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Indians by the Numbers — #2

Google Image Search of "Fat Shortstop" yields the above results. ALSO! Juan Uribe.  via www.esquire.com A #2 By Any Other Name. Did you know Earl Averill wore #2 for the Cleveland Indians? I did...

Nice patch, Robert.

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Nice patch, Robert.

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Indians by the Numbers — #1

The Number One Number One.   via i38.photobucket.com Bobby Avila was the first Mexican to enjoy success in the Major Leagues. Avila was a ten-year mainstay on one of the most dominant Indians runs...

Maybe the Mariners should stop playing baseball and just make commercials.

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Maybe the Mariners should stop playing baseball and just make commercials.

Indians PR machine in high gear, as club uses subtle product placement in inaugural Charlie Sheen...

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Indians PR machine in high gear, as club uses subtle product placement in inaugural Charlie Sheen tweet.

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