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So the Cleveland Indians finally got to play again Tuesday night, opening a three-game home set against the Los Angeles Angels in ... Milwaukee? That was actually a pretty good compromise to get the games in after a disastrous weekend in Cleveland. It was apparently going to be the Brewers' Miller Park or Minute Maid Park in Houston and the teams settled on Bud Selig's hom…

No sporting entity is less considerate of its fans and less respectful of the integrity of the game than Major League Baseball. Early April starting dates are absurd when it comes to the northern cities. The weather is often brutal. Injuries become a major concern. But that's the way it goes so that MLB can extract maximum dollars out of those who support it by eliminatin…

This is depressing. All the anticipation of Opening Day is shot by the weather. So much for celebrating the 20th anniversary season in Dunn Tire Park. And good luck to the Bisons and Richmond Braves trying to get any baseball in this weekend. A doubleheader Friday? Yeah, right. Teams in the IL North get to open in the South Division once every three years, as the Bisons d…

As a Red Sox fan, I have to say I'm disappointed in the decision to move Jonathan Papelbon back to the closer's role. I know this isn't a fashionable position, but if a pitcher has the arm strength and ability to be a starter, you make him a starter. If you can get 220 quality innings out of a guy, you have to put him in the rotation. It makes no sense to make him a closer…

    It has to be more than a bit unsettling for Yankees fans to have Carl Pavano confirmed as the Opening Day starter the same day Randy Johnson throws 3 shutout innings and whiffs 5 for the Diamondbacks.      I know the Yanks wanted to cut back on their spending. And they have returned to the fold Andy Pettitte, the bulldog they never should have…

Bisons manager Torey Lovullo told me Tuesday night  he was almost certain that Cleveland mega prospect Adam Miller would be the Herd's Opening Day starter April 5 against Richmond in Dunn Tire Park. Those plans might have gone out the window Wednesday afternoon in Winter Haven, Fla. Indians ace C.C. Sabathia got knocked out of his final spring start when he was str…

Mike Harrington, Jerry Sullivan, Bob DiCesare and Rodney McKissic provide the bulk of the background and commentary.

If you are a baseball fan, the only thing better than watching a game is talking about it. And there will be lots of talk here, from the Yankees to the Bisons and around the majors.