detroit tigers http://michiganradio.org en Listen to a poem in celebration of opening day for the Tigers http://michiganradio.org/post/listen-poem-celebration-opening-day-tigers <p>On opening day, the late Ernie Harwell&nbsp;- the voice of the Tigers for 42 years - would recite the poem <em>Song of the Turtle</em>. It signaled spring and a renewed life and opportunities. For Tiger fans, it just wasn't opening day without hearing Ernie Harwell speak those words of that poem.</p><p>In memory of the late sportscaster, here's Michigan writer Terry Wooten reading his poem <em>Old Ernie Harwell:</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:07:14 +0000 Stateside Staff 17047 at http://michiganradio.org Listen to a poem in celebration of opening day for the Tigers Detroit seeks proposals for former Tiger Stadium site http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-seeks-proposals-former-tiger-stadium-site <p>A baseball diamond is still there, but not much else.&nbsp;</p><p>Now Detroit’s Economic Development Corporation wants to see proposals to redevelop the former site of Tiger Stadium.</p><p>The EDC wants to establish a new headquarters for a Detroit youth sports league, Detroit PAL, along with three zones for mixed-use development at the site in the Corktown neighborhood.</p><p>The proposed plan should also have a youth baseball diamond “in the same area as many legendary baseball stars played.”</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:52:43 +0000 Mark Brush 16964 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit seeks proposals for former Tiger Stadium site Remembering Nelson Mandela and Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/remembering-nelson-mandela-and-detroit <p></p><p>Not many people remember it now, but there was a day in the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela when he came to Detroit. The Motor City went, predictably, wild over him. They filled Tiger Stadium to see him at 10:00 on a Thursday night in June.</p><p>He was welcomed by Mayor Coleman Young, and enthusiastically hugged Rosa Parks. He met stars of Motown, politicians and labor leaders, and visited workers on the line at a Ford assembly plant.</p><p>How many people know that Nelson Mandela, leader of a revolution, international icon of freedom, once went to an assembly line in Dearborn and told workers, “I am your comrade."</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:38:40 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 15573 at http://michiganradio.org Remembering Nelson Mandela and Detroit Detroit's Miguel Cabrera wins the American League MVP award http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-miguel-cabrera-wins-american-league-mvp-award <p>Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has won the American League Most Valuable Player award for the second straight year.</p><p></p><p>Cabrera led the majors in hitting this year, winning his third A-L batting title in a row. &nbsp;&nbsp;That's despite the fact he had to play with a nagging injury during the final two months of the season.</p><p></p><p>Cabrera won by a comfortable margin Thursday, getting 23 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:59:26 +0000 Steve Carmody 15293 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's Miguel Cabrera wins the American League MVP award Detroit's Max Scherzer wins the AL Cy Young award http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-max-scherzer-wins-al-cy-young-award <p>Detroit Tigers pitcher <a href="http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scherma01.shtml">Max Scherzer</a> easily won <a href="http://mlb.si.com/2013/11/13/max-scherzer-clayton-kershaw-cy-young/">the American League Cy Young Award </a>Wednesday.</p><p></p><p>The award honors the best pitcher in Major League Baseball this year. Scherzer led the major leagues with 21 victories this season.</p><p></p><p>Scherzer gave credit to his Detroit Tigers teammates.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:45:21 +0000 Steve Carmody 15276 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's Max Scherzer wins the AL Cy Young award In this morning's headlines: Detroit bankruptcy, problem solving lacking, new Tigers manager http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-detroit-bankruptcy-problem-solving-lacking-new-tigers-manager <p><strong>Detroit bankruptcy eligibility trial resumes </strong></p><p>"Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr is returning to court today as a witness in the sixth day of the city's bankruptcy trial.&nbsp; Unions and pension funds are asking Judge Steven Rhodes to throw out Detroit's Chapter 9 filing or at least protect the pensions of city retirees. They accuse Orr and his staff of failing to engage in "good-faith" negotiations before the petition was filed in July, a key step under federal law. Orr says creditors had plenty of time to come up with proposals," the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Report says few 8 year olds have problem solving skills</strong></p><p>A new <a href="http://www.aecf.org/KnowledgeCenter/Publications.aspx?pubguid={C1FB5F12-3394-4F79-9BF7-549F73DC7CA6}">report </a>out this morning by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says only about one in three children 8 years old and younger have developed the necessary learning and problem solving skills they’ll need as adults.</p><p><strong>Brad Ausmus new Detroit Tigers manager</strong></p><p><br />"The Detroit Tigers have chosen Brad Ausmus as their new manager. The former catcher will replace Jim Leyland at the helm of the three-time defending AL Central champions," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:48:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15109 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Detroit bankruptcy, problem solving lacking, new Tigers manager What shouldn't be forgotten about Jim Leyland's baseball career http://michiganradio.org/post/what-shouldnt-be-forgotten-about-jim-leylands-baseball-career <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">This week, Detroit Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland announced his retirement. He was an ‘old school’ manager, relying more on his guts than a spreadsheet. His decisions irritated some fans, but not his results.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">When you’re 68, working in a young man’s game, announcing your retirement is not a surprise. But there are a few underappreciated qualities about this grizzled veteran that are worth remembering.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Jim Leyland was a baseball man to the core. Raised in Perrysburg, Ohio, the son of a glassworker, he grew up wanting to do one thing: Play baseball.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">He was good, very good, so the Tigers signed him up to play catcher in their minor league system. But just to get to the majors, you need to be great – and after seven years battling to get to the big leagues, Leyland realized he wasn’t great. Not as a player, at least. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:00:00 +0000 John U. Bacon 14979 at http://michiganradio.org What shouldn't be forgotten about Jim Leyland's baseball career Stateside for Monday, October 21st, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-october-21st-2013 <p>There's a labor shortage in West Michigan. Construction jobs are going unfilled. We look at what that means for the housing industry and the economy as a whole.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And, after this weekend's loss to the Boston Red Sox, Tigers Manager Jim Leyland announced he's stepping down today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We found out more about the man who led the Tigers to win the last three AL Central Division titles.</span></p><p>Also,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">George and Ira&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gershwin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are important figures in the history of American music, but there has never been a definitive edition of their joint body of work, but now the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gershwin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;family is teaming up with the University of Michigan to change that.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We spoke to the editor-in-chief of the George and Ira&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gershwin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Critical Edition to find out more.</span></p><p>First on the show, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bridge Magazine is taking a close look at the challenges Michigan faces as we try to improve our education system.</span> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:37:31 +0000 Stateside Staff 14928 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, October 21st, 2013 More about Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland http://michiganradio.org/post/more-about-detroit-tigers-manager-jim-leyland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tiger manager Jim Leyland brought the Detroit Tigers to the American League Championship Series for the last three years.</span></p><p>But Saturday night's elimination in Boston was the "final out" for Jim Leyland. Today he announced he is stepping down as manager.</p><p>John Keating, who covers the Tigers for Fox Sports Detroit, joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:13:14 +0000 Stateside Staff 14926 at http://michiganradio.org More about Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland Tigers manager Jim Leyland steps aside http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-manager-jim-leyland-steps-aside <p><strong>Update 2:00 p.m.</strong></p><p>Here's the <a href="http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9858387">video from the press conference</a>:</p><p><script src="http://player.espn.com/player.js?playerBrandingId=4ef8000cbaf34c1687a7d9a26fe0e89e&adSetCode=91cDU6NuXTGKz3OdjOxFdAgJVtQcKJnI&pcode=1kNG061cgaoolOncv54OAO1ceO-I&width=320&height=240&externalId=espn:9858387&thruParam_espn-ui[autoPlay]=false&thruParam_espn-ui[playRelatedExternally]=true"></script></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">11:30 a.m.</strong></p><p>It's official. <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/det/jim-leyland-stepping-down-as-detroit-tigers-manager?ymd=20131021&amp;content_id=63201648&amp;vkey=news_det">Jason Beck writes for MLB.com</a>:</p><blockquote><p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Jim Leyland is stepping down as manager of the Tigers, and he will announce his decision today at a news conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET at Comerica Park ...</p><p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The decision ends Leyland's eight-year tenure leading the team he grew up with, first as a Minor League catcher and then as a manager in its farm system. This season was his 50th in professional baseball, 22 of them managing at the big league level, the last eight in Detroit.</p></blockquote><p><strong>10:36 a.m.</strong></p><p>It's not official yet, but talk radio and Twitter are buzzing about the expected announcement that Tigers manager Jim Leyland will announce his <strike>retirement</strike>&nbsp;decision at an 11:30 press conference this morning.</p><p>This from <a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9857689/detroit-tigers-manager-jim-leyland-return-reports-say">ESPN.com</a>:</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">Jim Leyland won't return as manager of the Detroit Tigers&nbsp;next season, a decision the team will announce in a Monday morning news conference, according to multiple reports.</span></p></blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">Here's how the news broke on Twitter:</span></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Tigers holding an 11:30 am presser. Trying to track down rumblings that Jim Leyland may be announcing his retirement.</p>— Detroit Sports 1051 (@DSports1051) <a href="https://twitter.com/DSports1051/statuses/392282658753220608">October 21, 2013</a></blockquote><p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p><p></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sources telling our <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMazawey">@TomMazawey</a> that Leyland informed team of his decision to retire on the flight home from Boston.</p>— Detroit Sports 1051 (@DSports1051) <a href="https://twitter.com/DSports1051/statuses/392284162625138689">October 21, 2013</a></blockquote><p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p><p>Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek will be at the news conference this morning.</p><p><em>*The headline for this story changed when the information was confirmed by MLB.com. Early reports used the word "retirement." He says he's taking another position with the Tigers, hence the strikethrough above.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:00:07 +0000 Mark Brush 14921 at http://michiganradio.org Tigers manager Jim Leyland steps aside The Tigers' Jim Leyland by the numbers http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-jim-leyland-numbers <p><em><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="line-height: normal;">"I hope you enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed you." - Jim Leyland in a statement to fans</span></font></em></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="line-height: normal;">Here are some of the significant numbers from Leyland's career as an MLB manager (<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/201310/Jim_Leyland_Announces_Retirement.pdf">numbers from the Detroit Tigers</a>):</span></font></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:44:00 +0000 Mark Brush 14923 at http://michiganradio.org The Tigers' Jim Leyland by the numbers Red Sox slam Tigers again, ending Detroit's season http://michiganradio.org/post/red-sox-slam-tigers-again-ending-detroits-season <p>BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are going to the World Series for the third time in 10 seasons.<br /><br />Shane Victorino launched a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Red Sox past the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Victorino's home run came on an 0-2 pitch and followed an error by shortstop Jose Iglesias to load the bases.<br /> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 10:34:02 +0000 The Associated Press 14910 at http://michiganradio.org Red Sox slam Tigers again, ending Detroit's season The Detroit Tigers are heading home after splitting two games with Boston in the ALCS http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-are-heading-home-after-splitting-two-games-boston-alcs <p>The Detroit Tigers split the first two games of their American League Conference Series with the Boston Red Sox over the weekend.</p><p>It looked like the Tigers were going to win both games over the weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, the Tigers defeated the Red Sox 1 to 0 in Game One.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 04:15:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 14829 at http://michiganradio.org The Detroit Tigers are heading home after splitting two games with Boston in the ALCS Good day for democracy http://michiganradio.org/post/good-day-democracy <p></p><p>Well, it has been an odd and remarkable week in an odd and remarkable year. Large parts of the federal government are still shut down, and Detroit’s march towards bankruptcy is still proceeding, agonizingly slowly.</p><p>Yesterday, however, there was a flurry of good news, most from poor beleaguered Motown itself. The city’s thoroughly corrupt former mayor was sentenced to a record stretch in federal prison.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:40:58 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 14813 at http://michiganradio.org Good day for democracy Detroit Tigers win Game 5 in Oakland, will play Boston in the American League Championship series http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-win-game-5-oakland-will-play-boston-american-league-championship-series <p>The Detroit Tigers are on their way to the American League Championship series.</p><p>The Tigers defeated the Oakland A&rsquo;s last night to win their American League Division Series playoff. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander dominated last night&rsquo;s game in Oakland.</p><p>Verlander struck out 10 Oakland batters on the way to a 3-0 Tigers win.&nbsp;</p><p>The Tigers will now play the Boston Red Sox for the right to play in the World Series. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 03:46:49 +0000 Steve Carmody 14811 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers win Game 5 in Oakland, will play Boston in the American League Championship series Detroit Tigers win Game 4, the ALDS moves to Oakland for one game to decide the series http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-win-game-4-alds-moves-oakland-one-game-decide-series <p>The Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland A&rsquo;s last night to force a deciding Game 5 in their baseball playoff series. &nbsp; The two teams will face off Thursday in Oakland.</p><p>Detroit baseball fans have been waiting for the Tigers offense to show itself during this playoff series against the Oakland A&rsquo;s. &nbsp;&nbsp;During first 3 games of the series, the Tigers scored a combined 6 runs.</p><p>Last night, it showed up.&nbsp; The Tigers erupted for eight runs.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 02:05:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14776 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers win Game 4, the ALDS moves to Oakland for one game to decide the series The Detroit Tigers host the Oakland A's in baseball playoff game today http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-host-oakland-baseball-playoff-game-today <p>The Detroit Tigers take on the Oakland A&rsquo;s in today&#39;s game three of their American League Division Series.</p><p>The teams are tied one-one in the best of five game series. The series has been marked by strong pitching and little scoring by both sides.</p><p>Tigers&rsquo; manager Jim Leyland says he would like to see his players produce more runs in this afternoon&rsquo;s game at Comerica Park.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:44:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14740 at http://michiganradio.org The Detroit Tigers host the Oakland A's in baseball playoff game today Jim Leyland and Jim Schwartz display two ways to celebrate a win for Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/jim-leyland-and-jim-schwartz-display-two-ways-celebrate-win-detroit <p>It&#39;s not exactly an apples to apples comparison.</p><p>The Detroit Tigers had just clinched a division title after a long season, and the Detroit Lions had simply won a game, b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut&nbsp;the two different ways the head coaches of Detroit&#39;s major sports teams celebrate a win does show something about their personalities.</span></p><p>Here&#39;s the &quot;Jim Leyland moonwalk&quot; making the rounds online (You can scroll to 1:25 to see the moonwalk, but his heartfelt &#39;thank you&#39; to his players, staff, and fans is worth watching. - you can follow this <a href="http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;src=v5:share:sharepermalink:&amp;from=sharepermalink">link </a>if the video doesn&#39;t load below):</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="270" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://hub.video.msn.com/embed/30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732/?vars=Y29uZmlnTmFtZT1zeW5kaWNhdGlvbnBsYXllciZsaW5rYmFjaz1odHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LmZveHNwb3J0c2RldHJvaXQuY29tJTJGJmxpbmtvdmVycmlkZTI9aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5mb3hzcG9ydHNkZXRyb2l0LmNvbSUyRnBhZ2VzJTJGdmlkZW8lM0Z2aWRlb2lkJTNEJTdCMCU3RCZjb25maWdDc2lkPU1TTlZpZGVvJm1rdD1lbi11cyZzeW5kaWNhdGlvbj10YWcmYnJhbmQ9RlNfRGV0cm9pdCZmcj1zaGFyZWVtYmVkLXN5bmRpY2F0aW9u" width="480">&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;A data-cke-saved-href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; target=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;_new&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; title=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Tigers clinch AL Central - Part 1&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Video: Tigers clinch AL Central - Part 1&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/A&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And here&#39;s the &quot;Jim Schwartz headset throw&quot; going around the net (the Lions had just beaten the Washington Redskins - follow this <a href="http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/190z5gcgks0wcgif/original.gif">link </a>if the video doesn&#39;t load below):</span></p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MSZstYvv5c">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MSZstYvv5c</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maybe it&#39;s just <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXacL0Uny0">the difference between baseball and football</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">H/T to Tony Brown.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:27:26 +0000 Mark Brush 14618 at http://michiganradio.org Jim Leyland and Jim Schwartz display two ways to celebrate a win for Detroit Good news for baseball and health care http://michiganradio.org/post/good-news-baseball-and-health-care <p></p><p>The Detroit Tigers won their division championship last night, and there&rsquo;s good news for Democrats in that. This year, they can root for the team to win the World Series. Last year, that wasn&rsquo;t the case.</p><p>You see, there&rsquo;s an odd quirky way in which baseball correlates to national elections. When the American League wins the World Series, that&lsquo;s generally good news for the Republicans. National League wins; good for the Democrats.</p><p>Detroit&lsquo;s last two World Series triumphs came in 1968 and 1984, years when the GOP won presidential elections. The Tigers lost the World Series seven years ago, and less than a month later Democrats recaptured Congress. When the Tigers were humiliated in last year&lsquo;s series, we knew it meant curtains for Mitt Romney.</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:26:31 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 14596 at http://michiganradio.org Good news for baseball and health care Cleveland fans chant 'Detroit Bankrupt' at last night's game with Tigers http://michiganradio.org/post/cleveland-fans-chant-detroit-bankrupt-last-nights-game-tigers <p>It was only a matter of time for opposing sports fans to strike at Detroit's soft spot.</p><p>During last night's MLB game with the Tigers' American League Central rivals, the Cleveland Indians, fans in Cleveland chanted "Detroit Bankrupt."</p><p>Take a listen (ignore the voiceover):</p><p>http://youtu.be/YXEAv6SHgTo</p><p>The Tigers got the last laugh.</p><p>They beat the Indians 6-5 in extra innings, extending their win streak to 11, and going another game up on Cleveland.</p><p>Jeff Wattrick at <a href="http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/5949/baseball_fans_in_city_with_burning_river_notices_detroit_is_bankrupt#.UgO_KJK1HjV">Deadline Detroit</a>&nbsp;had some words for Cleveland fans - saying they love their sports teams --</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(44, 44, 44); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">But those teams just don't love them back. The Browns moved to Baltimore and won two Super Bowls as the Ravens, while the replacement Browns remain subpar. Lebron James' free agency signing with Miami sent Cleveland into a tailspin culminating with their sad attempt&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/30005543" style="border: none; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(186, 12, 12) !important;">to claim the 2011 Dallas Mavericks' championship</a><span style="color: rgb(44, 44, 44); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/cleveland-pathetically-celebrates-greatest-sports,20819/" style="border: none; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(186, 12, 12) !important;">as their own</a><span style="color: rgb(44, 44, 44); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">. Then, there's the Indians. They haven't won a World Series since the 1940s. Also,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/features/1998/wsarchive/1997.html" style="border: none; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(186, 12, 12) !important;">Jose Mesa and the 1997 World Series</a><span style="color: rgb(44, 44, 44); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">.</span></p></blockquote><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:37:44 +0000 Mark Brush 13895 at http://michiganradio.org Cleveland fans chant 'Detroit Bankrupt' at last night's game with Tigers