Spring Training Recap: Pirates vs. Braves

Just like yesterday: You can find the transcript of my live blog here, Dejan’s story at the Post-Gazette here and the mothership’s recap here. The Studs 1. John Smoltz, Atlanta Showed up with his Cy Young stuff. Pirates couldn’t do anything against him. 2. Ian Snell, Pittsburgh Ditto. Didn’t expect to see Ian throwing so well so early. He made Chipper and Andruw look average. 3. Bryan Bullington, Pittsburgh...

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Tribe Trivia– answers

If you haven’t seen the questions yet, scroll down and read the questions first!
1.� Who was the Indy Indians’ MVP in 2006?
Carlos Maldonado– He finished the season with .283 AVG, 6 HR, 47 RBI, including 24 multi-hit games and a 14-game hitting streak in July.� He had the top fielding percentage of the International League catchers:� .996.� He was also the Player of the Month in June.�
2. Who was the Indy Indians’ MVP in 2005?� What team did he play for in 2006?
Cesar Crespo — In 2005, he hit for a .261 AVG, with 9 HR, 51 RBI, and 31 stolen bases.� In 2006, Crespo played with the Richmond Braves.� He hit for a .239 AVG, with 5 HR, 29 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.
3. Who was the Indy Indians’ MVP in 1984?� What is he doing now?
Razor Shines — In 1984, he hit .282 AVG, with 18 HR and 60 RBI.� He was promoted to the Montreal Expos, where he played in 12 games, hitting .300 AVG with 2 RBI in 20 at-bats.� In 2006, Shines managed the Charlotte Knights.� He is currently listed as the third base coach for the Chicago White Sox.
4. Who was the last Indians’ MVP to also be�the League MVP for that season?
Roberto Petagine — In 1998, Petagine was both the Indy Indians’s MVP and the International League MVP.� That year, he hit for a .331 AVG, with 24 HR and 109 RBI with the Indians.� He was promoted to the Cincinnati Reds and played with them for 24 games.� In 62 at-bats, he hit .258 AVG with 3 HR and 7 RBI.� From 1999 through 2004, Petagine played in Japan.� He returned to US baseball in 2005, playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox and Boston Red Sox.� In 2006, he played for the Tacoma Rainiers and the Seattle Mariners.
Go Tribe!

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On Nady's Colon

Warning – more information than you might want to know about me ahead With Xavier Nady temporarily sidelined getting medical advice about his inflammed colon, I thought I’d chime in. Xavier, I feel your pain. He was scheduled to have a colonoscopy done and as a veteran of two of those procedures, I can say without doubt that he wasn’t having a good time while he was away. Hopefully the doctors will come up with a...

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Spring Training Game 3: Bucs/Braves Live Blog

Final score: Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 4. If you’re reading the log after the conclusion of the game, you’re going to want to start from the bottom and scroll to the top. I’ll provide a recap later tonight. 3:54: Prado grounds to a drawn-in Walker at third, and Neil hurries an off-line throw to the plate. For what it’s worth, Freddy wouldn’t have made the play either. Scott Rolen might’ve. 3:53: Romulo’s down to...

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Spring Training Recap: Pirates vs. Cincy

If you missed the game, you can read my live blog here. Dejan has a summary up at that Post-Gazette, and the mothership posted a story, too. My take on the performances: The Studs 1. Luis Matos, Pittsburgh Matos hit two homers (one wind-aided, one not) in the first game of Grapefruit League play. He started in the outfield along with Andrew McCutchen and Chris Aguila as the regulars (Bay, Duffy, Nady) had the day off. Matos has a...

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A Touch of Tribe Trivia

Opening Day is five weeks from today!

To help pass the time, how about a little bit of trivia?� How much do you remember from the Indianapolis Indians’ 2006 season?� Or from before that?� We’ll start with some easy questions — but no cheating!

1. Who was the Indy Indians’ MVP in 2006?

2. Who was the Indy Indians’ MVP in 2005?� What team did he play for in 2006?

3. Who was the Indy Indians’ MVP in 1984?� What is he doing now?

4.� Who was the last Indy Indians’ MVP to also be the League MVP for that season?�

Answers tomorrow!

Don’t forget to watch the Pirates vs. the Braves tomorrow afternoon on ESPN (1 pm EST).� Some of our minor leaguers will surely be playing.

Go Tribe!

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