For a brief moment, it appeared there might be baseball at Comerica Park — when the tarp came off, and both managers walked around the field with umpires. “When we walked the field, it was so soft that we knew if it took any more water, it was going to be unplayable,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. Thursday’s game between the Indians and Detroit Tigers was eventually postponed because of bad weather, a move that could force the teams to squeeze in a makeup game Monday if it needs to be played because of postseason implications. With the regular season scheduled to end Sunday — and little room for extra games before the postseason — the Tigers and Indians waited through a delay of 4 hours, 13 minutes before the game was finally called.
Cleveland Coffee Company owner Brendan Walton found out that his company’s popular coffee line endorsed by Matthew Dellavedova was coming to an end when he saw a tweet from LeBron James. Dellavedova, according to James, had a agreed to an offer sheet with Milwaukee. Which meant that selling “G’day Mate” again next season probably wasn’t happening. “I said ‘oh no that’s not a good sign,” Walton said. “LeBron has more of a fast track to [the Cavaliers front office] than I do.” Their contract was set to end regardless of Dellavedova’s status with the Cavaliers, but with the close relationship the NBA player had formed with the company, it seemed likely he would have re-upped it. “We were keeping
Sometimes, you just have to shut down a heckler instead of ignoring him or her, especially when that heckler is pretty close to you in the dugout. Here's someone at Yankee Stadium who called out Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell for putting in a less-than-optimal lineup - remember, they had just clinched the American League East - on Thursday against the New York Yankees, especially with the Cleveland Indians breathing down their necks while jockeying for playoff seeding. Farrell had an extremely simple, very direct response: There you have it.