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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WaPo: U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.”

Could this mean Chief Wahoo’s days are numbered?


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hoynes: Carlos Santana is back in the tank

Look up (to see what’s coming down…again)

Carlos Santana looks lost at the plate—again.

Lost, however, doesn’t quite cover it. Maybe defenseless is a better word. The harder he swings, the slower his bat looks.

Manager Terry Francona, however, has not lost patience with him.

“We’ll have a lot of patience with him,” said Francona. “He’s our cleanup hitter. We’re not going to send him to Triple-A. He’s arguable our best hitter, our most productive hitter.

“We need to be patience because when he gets hot, he’ll get very hot. If you’re not patient, you miss out on that.”

Santana went into Saturday’s game hitting .139 (17-for-122) with four homers and 11 RBI. He started the season in a 3-for-58 skid before going 6-for-15 with three homers and eight RBI from April 28 through May 2. Since that brief hot streak, he’s 1-for-25.

“He’s had a period or two like this in his career,” said Francona. “It happens to everybody. When it comes at the start of the season, it’s a little more glaring.”

 

Repoz Posted: May 11, 2014 at 10:07 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: cleveland

Saturday, May 10, 2014

John Axford out as Cleveland Indians’ closer; replaced by closer-by-committee

John Axford is out as the Indians’ closer.

Manager Terry Francona told Axford of the decision before Saturday night’s game against the Rays. Francona said Axford will be replaced by a closer-by-committee consisting of Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Marc Rzepczynski and Scott Atchison.

Francona said the idea is to get Axford back in the closer’s role as soon as possible.

Axford is 9-for-11 in save chances, but has struggled in the last week. In his last four games, he’s allowed five earned runs on six hits and six walks in three innings. Two of the hits proved to be game-winning homers for the White Sox and Twins.

Thanks to Chet.

Repoz Posted: May 10, 2014 at 08:40 PM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: cleveland

 

 

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