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Manager October: Terry Francona has Indians 1 win from Series title

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Terry Francona is on the verge of ending another long World Series drought. Reggie Jackson earned the title of Mr. October. Call Francona Mgr. October. Cleveland’s maestro of a manager, who has pushed all the right buttons this season and especially over the past few weeks, moved closer to capturing his third Series title as the Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 in Game 4 on Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead. Francona is the one who guided the…

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Indians’ Josh Tomlin pitches game of his life with dad in stands

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When Josh Tomlin‘s night was done and he made the walk to Cleveland’s dugout, his eyes scanned the Wrigley Field crowd searching for his dad. He found Jerry Tomlin, who made it to the World Series – just like they both had dreamed. With his dad watching from a wheelchair, Tomlin pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings Friday night as the Indians spoiled a game Chicago fans had waited 71 years to see by blanking the Cubs 1-0 in Game 3…

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Slater Bayliss: Cubs want to party like it’s 1908

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As Floridians, we have a very special connection to baseball through spring training, as Florida is now one of only two states to host spring training games. In fact, only a few years removed from their 1908 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs came to Tampa in 1913 for spring training. In doing so, they became the first team to hold spring training in Florida.  In a twist of irony that same year, the Cleveland Indians came to Jacksonville and…

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Jennifer Ungru: Indians fans embrace “Cleveland Against the World” challenge

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Admit it. You’ve made a Cleveland joke. We’ve provided plenty of material. Many great moments in sports play like the reel of the Agony of Defeat for Cleveland fans. Ten-Cent Beer Night. The Drive. The Fumble. The Shot. Game 7. The Decision. 26 starting quarterbacks since 1999. Every Clevelander has a pit in their stomach knowing the good can be taken away with just one play. We have a chip on our shoulders because it has always been Cleveland Against…

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Want to see World Series at Wrigley? It will cost thousands

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Fans hoping to see the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945 are finding a seat could cost them more than what their grandparents paid for their houses. The euphoria from Saturday night’s victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers gave way Monday to the realization that history doesn’t come cheap. Box seats on ticket-selling sites such as StubHub were $50,000 and up, with one seller asking $100,000 for a seat and another asking for just…

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Dueling droughts: Cubs, Indians to meet in World Series

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At long, long last, it’s true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series. The matchup between teams that forever waited till next year – next century, really – is finally here. A classic Fall Classic, for sure. Do-it-all Javier Baez, flashy Francisco Lindor, MVP caliber Kris Bryant and a bevy of young stars. Lights-out relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, and wily skippers Joe Maddon and Terry Francona. Plus, intrigue if injured All-Star starter Danny…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.21.16 — Rick Scott in 2020?

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Forget about Marco Rubio in 2020, what about Rick Scott? Troy Kinsey from Bay News 9 reports that “some GOP operatives are floating him as a potential presidential contender in 2020, should Trump lose in November.” Kinsey then quotes all of one lone such operative in his story. But it does make for a good headline. Now, what about Marco Rubio? The Florida lawmaker made news this week when he declared in his debate against Patrick Murphy, “I’m going to serve in the Senate for the next six years, God…

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