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No Joy in Cleveland

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
November 4
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Cleveland fans are used to heartbreak. But nothing could’ve prepared them for this. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings at Progressive Field to win the World Series in one of the most dramatic Game 7’s of all time. It is the Cubs’ first championship in 108 years. ...

Patel: Change the name

Patel: Change the name

Riddhi Patel, Columnist
November 4
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite the progress we have made as a country in terms of race relations, we still have sports teams named after racial groups, such as Cleveland’s baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians’ got their name from Louis Sockalexis, the first Native American to play Major League ...

Baseball fever infects Cleveland

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
October 28
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The city of Cleveland is having an identity crisis. Once known as the Mistake on the Lake, the city is now in search for a new moniker. Following in the footsteps of the Cleveland Cavaliers just four months prior, the Cleveland Indians are just three wins away from bringing another title to the fo...

Could the Indians be next?

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
October 14
Filed under Baseball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The city of champions is looking to continue its success this year, but in a different sport. The Cleveland Indians defied many experts’ expectations and won the American League Central division this season, with the Detroit Tigers coming in second eight games behind. Now, the Indians have won t...

Indians legitimate World Series contenders

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter
September 2
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

It is an exciting time to be a Cleveland sports fan. Of course, we all know about LeBron James’ heroics in the NBA when he brought home the championship for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A team that has slipped under the radar, however, is the Cleveland Indians. After finishing in the middle of the division f...

What to do this weekend

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Sept. 2 (7:10 p.m.), Saturday, Sept. 3 (7:10 p.m.), and Sunday, Sept. 4 (4:10 p.m.): Indians vs. Marlins at home Friday, Sept. 2 to Saturday, Sept. 3: Stupid F**cking Bird,  Eldred Theater, 7 p.m. both nights Saturday, Sept. 3: CWRU vs. Chicago, Noon, DiSanto Field Saturday, Sept 3: Rock ...

Changes and high hopes as the Indians open season

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
April 8
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Despite their first game of the season being canceled due to weather, the Cleveland Indians’ season is underway. The Indians are considered to be worthy competitors in this year’s wide open American League. Even with the division rival Kansas City Royals returning major parts of their club from...

Cleveland home of the Indians

Billy Heyen, Contributing Reporter
August 21
Filed under Baseball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Welcome to Cleveland, everyone, home of Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians. Since students at Case Western Reserve University come from far and wide, the wonder of the Indians is not common knowledge. We are here to make it common knowledge. The Cleveland Indians have been a part of the...

Have faith in Indians “Big Three”

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
April 24
Filed under Baseball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Newsflash: Indians pitchers are very good at fanning opposing batters. This has been a growing trend. Last year, the Indians’ rotation averaged 8.92 strikeouts per nine innings. Such a feat hadn’t been seen in a very long time—since 1884, to be exact, when the Milwaukee Brewers pitching corps...

March against the mascot

March against the mascot

J.P. O’Hagan, Sports Editor
April 16
Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Last year an iconic photo brought the Cleveland Indians controversy to the national spotlight, and the issue hasn’t been forgotten yet. The photo, published on an April 2014 cover of Cleveland Scene Magazine, featured a Native American man facing off against a baseball fan decked out in full red...

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