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The amazin' Tribe!

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by ashlandbuck, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. AKAK

    AKAK Mayor of Turkey Balls Falls Staff Member Bookie

  2. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Nice link AKAK. It's good to see them getting some National attention.

    Their ability to hit the ball has to be another feather in the cap for Eddie Murray. Some one is going to hire this guy for their manager soon.

    Some of moves by the Tribe front office include:

    Bartolo Colon traded for Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore and Brandon Phillips.
    Chuck Finley traded for Coco Crisp.
    Ryan Dreese traded for Travis Hafner.
    Robby Alomar traded for Matt Lawton.
    David Justice traded for Jake Westbrook.

    Signed Victor Martinez as an undrafted free agent.
    Ronnie Belliard was signed as a free agent.
    Sabathia, Blake and John Mcdonald were drafted.

    Now just 2 games back with the 8-2 win over the Twins tonight!
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2004
  3. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    Don't jinx it. :wink:

    Seriously, though, I've only been following the Tribe for about four years now - they've got a lot of character. Pronk and Coco are on my fantasy baseball team, but they're fun as hell to watch regardless.
     
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    The Tribe avoided the chance of being swept as they blasted Minnesota tonight. The can do no worse than finish four games behind the Twins (they are two back now after the win). Of course, if they complete the sweep themselves, they'll be tied for the division lead come Monday.
     
  5. Buck94

    Buck94 Rookie

    Sorry if you took my attempt at clarification as a jab as that was not my intention. :!

    I agree wholeheartedly that the attendance is pathetic given the team's success. That's why I put my money where my mouth is and purchased tickets for the series with Minnesota.

    BTW, thank you for your "sincere" apology...apology accepted. :wink2:
     
  6. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Just as Mili said in an ealier thread, I remember when the stadium had an average of 5,000 in attendence. I remember several times there being 1,000 people in the seats. I don't think 20,000 is that bad.
    Hell, Pittsburgh couldn't sell out Three Rivers when they were in the playoffs.

    If an organization can average 20,000 a game for the entire season, the total lends up at 1.6 million. That's really nothing to be ashamed of.
     
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Mark Shapiro and Eric Wedge

    These two guys deserve alot of credit for the quick turn around (2.5 years)....it sometimes takes teams 4-5 years after they rebuild to contend...(ie The pirates are in the 9th year of a 4 year rebuilding plan )

    They stuck with a philosphy of building from within and it has worked for them, it helps that they have one of the top farm systems in baseball. They were smart with trades and now these guys are really fun to watch and they play hard and are learning how to win, I think they are 1st or 2nd in 1-run game wins?

    Thats a sign of a good team. I have to be honest I am a big tribe fan it was very difficult to see them trade and let go some of the big names of the last few years and yes I was bitter when Thome left, but life goes on and they have turned it around, whatever happens the rest of the year, they are definetly on the rise.

    Go Tribe!

    :osu4:
     
  8. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    7-0 Tribe in the 5th and the Jake is sold out.

    That's more like it. :wink2:
     
  9. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    Another thing I really like about the Indians is their local FSN coverage. Hegan, Manning and Sanders do a fantastic job, and are actually funny sometimes. I'm watching a ChiSox game on WGN - these assholes sound like a couple of regular fans. It's more or less the same with Reds games. Can't wait to get back to watching Tribe games in Cbus instead of on ESPN.com's Game Update.
     
  10. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Tribe wins, 7-1, and are now one game back of the Twins.

    Anybody care to trade Travis Hafner for Jim Thome? :biggrin:
     
  11. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Hafner can just plain hit. The night before last he went down and got a pitch that was down and away and slapped it between short and third for a single.
    Tonight in the first he takes a pitch off his shoe tops and lifts it out of the park.
    He's in the top four of about four different offensive catagories. He's hitting about 40 points higher than Thome. You can have Thome's 48 homeruns.
    A homerun is the most overated stat in baseball. If any of you get a chance sometime, read the book, "Men at work" by George Will. He takes one chapter and shows stats that clearly tells why the homerun is not as meaningful as people would like to think.
    One example I remember is the early 80's world series between the Cardinals and the Brewers. The Brewers lead all of baseball in homeruns and the Cardinals were last in all of baseball in homeruns. The Cardinals won the series by playing their typical small ball along with good pitching.
    It was truly amazing to see in the book, the finishes of teams that lead the major leagues in homeruns year after year. These teams were mostly in the bottom half of league in the final standings.
    It's still about good pitching, good defense and timely hitting.(bunching your hits together) Everything the Tribe is doing right now.
    1 Game out......Man, this is getting to be a lot of fun!

    Do any of you realize that the last four games of the season for the Tribe is against the Twins?
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2004
  12. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    So...if the Indians win the pennant, and Pronk finishes out the season at his current clip (final stats of rougly 30, 120, .320) is he the MVP? Ortiz, Manny and Vlad can each make a case, but just presuming (for the sake of argument) that the Angels lose the wild card race and the Indians win the central... I don't know. Is this just crazy talk? He's got 20 more RBIs than A-Rod and is batting twenty-five points higher, for crying out loud. Like Ash said - 4th in doubles, 4th in RBI, 5th in average, 2nd in OBP, 3rd in slugging, 3rd in OPS. How can you argue?
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2004
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    7-1 Tribe, Lets Go For The Sweep!

    Well, thats six in a row and they are just playing solid, I look at the Twins and I know they just want to get out of town, hopefully we get the sweep this afternoon, by the way want a shame about jacque jones homer they said didn't clear the wall!

    Go Tribe!


    :groove: :groove: :groove: :gobucks3: INDIANS
     
  14. Buck94

    Buck94 Rookie

    Well, I guess Hafner is no longer a project

    In a recent interview asking him if he minded the "project" label, he responded something to the effect of, "if they drop the project label, then I'll just be Donk, so I don't mind." Classic....
     
  15. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    There haven't been any updates to this thread in about 5 days. Ho-hum. Where is LakeCoBuck when you need him?
     

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