The Cleveland Indians and Frank Robinson made history four decades ago. They celebrated again on Saturday. The Indians unveiled a statue of Robinson prior to their game against Kansas City. Robinson became the first African-American manager in the major leagues with the team. "It's such a great day here," he said in a speech during the ceremony. "I didn't think I would see this day. I never thought I would be here to see something like this." The Indians hired Robinson following the 1974 season and he made his debut on April 8, 1975. Still active as a player, he made the day even more memorable by hitting a home run in his first at-bat. The statue shows Robinson holding the lineup card with the
The Cleveland Indians had another squirrel run onto the field during a game on Friday. This just happened a couple weeks ago on May 13. I'm not sure if it's the same squirrel, but this time the game wasn't delayed for the little guy. Though broadcasters said that fans at Progressive Field were "standing and cheering." Sadly, the squirrel had to go eventually. One thing I'd like to address here is how the broadcasters questioned why fans go so crazy when squirrels show up at baseball games, yet when a squirrel runs through your backyard no one cares. The answer is this: sports squirrels are the best squirrels.
Through the first two months of the Major League Baseball season, rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made before the trade deadline. • The Red Sox will activate David Price. • The selling price of the Miami Marlins continues to drop with the price to buy now at a reported $1.3 billion.