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Saturday's gaff by the Indians angers an already alienated fan base
Opinion by Tim Shirer
Let me start out by saying, I am not like the rest of the media in Cleveland, I do not unnecessarily bash the Cleveland Indians and how they run their organization. I am not one of those Cleveland journalists that rips the Indians and praises the Browns no matter how good or bad the Browns are. I try to be fair. When the Browns were horrible for 19 of the last 22 years, I criticized them as they deserved to be criticized, the Browns organization does not like me very much because I told the truth about what they were.   Click here for the whole story
Growing up in Wickliffe the Indians were King in our house
Opinion by Tim Shirer
Growing up in Wickliffe in the 1970’s and 80’s baseball was king in our house. Yes, we loved all four major pro sports, but the Indians were the team that mattered most.

As we all know the Cleveland Indians were not particularly good in fact, they were terrible in the 70’s and 80’s. But my Dad hammered home that we should love the Indians and hate the Yankees. It was easy to do, game were always easy to get into because Cleveland Municipal Stadium was only maybe 15% full for most games after Opening Day where it usual drew 70,000+.  Click here for the whole story
Marty Schottenheimer deserves a spot in Canton
Opinion by Tim Shirer
October 22, 1984 I will never forget the day and where I was. I was a sophomore in high school, and I was in fourth period Record Keeping and Sales Class at Wickliffe High School. When someone came in and told my teacher Mr. Putinski that the Cleveland Browns fired Sam Rutigliano and hired Marty Schottenheimer to be the new head coach.  Click here for the whole story
I have this friend
Opinion by Tim Shirer
In 1975 I met this friend. I only saw them on television most of the time, a couple of times a week. Occasionally, I would see them on TV on Monday night that was a big deal, because my friend was not all that good at what they did at the time I met them. But for some reason what they did was something I fell in love with as soon as I could understand the thing they did. I even tried to do it in my backyard or at times with other friends at some parks growing up in Wickliffe.

Five or six times a summer my dad would take my brother Tom and I sometimes my sister Sue to see my friend at their big old house by Lake Erie. Their house was not the best house, in fact it was in bad shape. But the greedy landlord would not make repairs, but it was their house, so it was special to them and since they were my friend it was special to me.   Click here for the whole story
Who cares what the national media says about Baker Mayfield, enjoy the team's success
Opinion by Tim Shirer
Since the Browns lost their season opener on Sunday afternoon with the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs people have been debating whether Baker Mayfield is an “elite” quarterback or if he is not. My thought is who cares if he is an elite QB or not. He is an incredibly good QB and that should be enough. Click here for whole story
Captains run win streak to five with 5-4 victory over TinCaps   
(EASTLAKE, OH) - The Lake County Captains entered game two of their six game series with the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Wednesday night on a four-game winning streak and just three games behind the first place West Michigan Whitecaps in the Midwest League East Division. The Captains continued to hit well and pitch well on Wednesday night and extended the streak to five games with a 5-4 win.  Click here for the whole story