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Why not? Chris Hermann, Jett Bandy, and Charlie Madden shouldn't prevent them from claiming him. But I guess there's a 40 man crunch as is, and he's not worth exposing Hernandez (AA) or Wong (AAA). Are teams still able to claim a player and then try to sneak them through waivers themselves?
 

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The 40-man situation all by itself is what should prevent them from claiming him. This is a guy they felt was expendable over the winter, and he's been through three other organizations since then, so it's not like he's suddenly improved from where he was in December.

If he clears waivers and is a free agent, then he might be worth signing to a minor league deal. But as long as he requires a 40-man spot, he's not worth picking up.
 

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From Terry Pluto's The Curse of Rocky Colavito on Mudcat's broadcasting career:

"Mudcat loved the game and got very excited when the Indians did something," said [Nev] Chandler. "When George Hendrick or Charlie Spikes hit a home run, Mudcat would just scream 'Yeeaah!' into the microphone. He had a fishing net that he used to scoop up foul balls that hit the screen and bounced near the broadcast booth."

What made Grant famous—or infamous—was that he loved to read his mail on the air. Mudcat assassinated the names of Cleveland suburbs. Massillon was pronounced mas-silly-on; Fostoria was Fost-tor-ree-a.

Chandler recalled, "The moment I'll never forget is when Harry Jones said to Mudcat, 'Why don't you dig into the mailbag and see what we have?'

"Mudcat came up with a letter and said on the air, 'We have this letter here from Mas-silly-on. Harry, it from the two sisters, the Cunt sisters.'

"Harry said, 'Mud, I think that's the Kuntz sisters. The Kuntz sisters from Massillon.'

"Mudcat said, 'Well, maybe you be right. Well, anyway, these two Cunts be writing us, and they say...'

"Harry Jones just sat there, speechless, knowing Mudcat was talking about cunts on television. Mudcat didn't mean it. It was just his southern accent. But Harry was stunned. Finally, he just decided to go on with the game and pretend it never happened."

Grant was on the air from 1973 to 1977. He was let go when the local TV station hired a new manager who wanted to bring in his own announcer. He then worked for a few years for the Indians in the community relations department, making appearances and speeches for the team. In the 1980s he moved to Los Angeles.

"A lot of people made fun of Mudcat's grammar and how he butchered names," said Joe Tait, "but I heard his work and liked it. I thought he could have been another Dizzy Dean. The average fan related to Mudcat, but he never worked with a strong partner. Harry Jones was a very nice man, but he had no idea how to use Mudcat, to play to his strengths, which were his knowledge of the game and his personality. It's too bad that Mudcat could not have gotten another crack at broadcasting. I know that I would have enjoyed working with him. He would have been better than some of the guys I worked with on TV in the 1980s."
 
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From Terry Pluto's The Curse of Rocky Colavito on Mudcat's broadcasting career:

"Mudcat loved the game and got very excited when the Indians did something," said [Nev] Chandler. "When George Hendrick or Charlie Spikes hit a home run, Mudcat would just scream 'Yeeaah!' into the microphone. He had a fishing net that he used to scoop up foul balls that hit the screen and bounced near the broadcast booth."

What made Grant famous—or infamous—was that he loved to read his mail on the air. Mudcat assassinated the names of Cleveland suburbs. Massillon was pronounced mas-silly-on; Fostoria was Fost-tor-ree-a.

Chandler recalled, "The moment I'll never forget is when Harry Jones said to Mudcat, 'Why don't you dig into the mailbag and see what we have?'

"Mudcat came up with a letter and said on the air, 'We have this letter here from Mas-silly-on. Harry, it from the two sisters, the Cunt sisters.'

"Harry said, 'Mud, I think that's the Kuntz sisters. The Kuntz sisters from Massillon.'

"Mudcat said, 'Well, maybe you be right. Well, anyway, these two Cunts be writing us, and they say...'

"Harry Jones just sat there, speechless, knowing Mudcat was talking about cunts on television. Mudcat didn't mean it. It was just his southern accent. But Harry was stunned. Finally, he just decided to go on with the game and pretend it never happened."

Grant was on the air from 1973 to 1977. He was let go when the local TV station hired a new manager who wanted to bring in his own announcer. He then worked for a few years for the Indians in the community relations department, making appearances and speeches for the team. In the 1980s he moved to Los Angeles.

"A lot of people made fun of Mudcat's grammar and how he butchered names," said Joe Tait, "but I heard his work and like it. I thought he could have been another Dizzy Dean. The average fan related to Mudcat, but he never worked with a strong partner. Harry Jones was a very nice man, but he had no idea how to use Mudcat, to play to his strengths, which were his knowledge of the game and his personality. It's too bad that Mudcat could not have gotten another crack at broadcasting. I know that I would have enjoyed working with him. He would have been better than some of the guys I worked with on TV in the 1980s."
I can’t stop laughing.
 

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The situation in Arizona is really bad right now. They fired the hitting coach Darnell Coles. GM Mike Hazen is taking a physical leave of absence because his wife has brain cancer. The team has lost 9 in a row and are 2-23 in their last 25. You gotta think Torey Lovullo is next.

The only saving grace for D-Backs fans is they do have what many consider a Top 10 farm system and the #6 pick in the draft. But it’s going to be a long season.
 
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Mudcat when asked about becoming the first African American to win a World Series game: "I thank Yom Kippur for that" (he would have otherwise matched up against Sandy Koufax).
 

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From Terry Pluto's The Curse of Rocky Colavito on Mudcat's broadcasting career:

"Mudcat loved the game and got very excited when the Indians did something," said [Nev] Chandler. "When George Hendrick or Charlie Spikes hit a home run, Mudcat would just scream 'Yeeaah!' into the microphone. He had a fishing net that he used to scoop up foul balls that hit the screen and bounced near the broadcast booth."

What made Grant famous—or infamous—was that he loved to read his mail on the air. Mudcat assassinated the names of Cleveland suburbs. Massillon was pronounced mas-silly-on; Fostoria was Fost-tor-ree-a.

Chandler recalled, "The moment I'll never forget is when Harry Jones said to Mudcat, 'Why don't you dig into the mailbag and see what we have?'

"Mudcat came up with a letter and said on the air, 'We have this letter here from Mas-silly-on. Harry, it from the two sisters, the Cunt sisters.'

"Harry said, 'Mud, I think that's the Kuntz sisters. The Kuntz sisters from Massillon.'

"Mudcat said, 'Well, maybe you be right. Well, anyway, these two Cunts be writing us, and they say...'

"Harry Jones just sat there, speechless, knowing Mudcat was talking about cunts on television. Mudcat didn't mean it. It was just his southern accent. But Harry was stunned. Finally, he just decided to go on with the game and pretend it never happened."

Grant was on the air from 1973 to 1977. He was let go when the local TV station hired a new manager who wanted to bring in his own announcer. He then worked for a few years for the Indians in the community relations department, making appearances and speeches for the team. In the 1980s he moved to Los Angeles.

"A lot of people made fun of Mudcat's grammar and how he butchered names," said Joe Tait, "but I heard his work and liked it. I thought he could have been another Dizzy Dean. The average fan related to Mudcat, but he never worked with a strong partner. Harry Jones was a very nice man, but he had no idea how to use Mudcat, to play to his strengths, which were his knowledge of the game and his personality. It's too bad that Mudcat could not have gotten another crack at broadcasting. I know that I would have enjoyed working with him. He would have been better than some of the guys I worked with on TV in the 1980s."
OMG that is so funny.
 

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From Terry Pluto's The Curse of Rocky Colavito on Mudcat's broadcasting career:

"Mudcat loved the game and got very excited when the Indians did something," said [Nev] Chandler. "When George Hendrick or Charlie Spikes hit a home run, Mudcat would just scream 'Yeeaah!' into the microphone. He had a fishing net that he used to scoop up foul balls that hit the screen and bounced near the broadcast booth."

What made Grant famous—or infamous—was that he loved to read his mail on the air. Mudcat assassinated the names of Cleveland suburbs. Massillon was pronounced mas-silly-on; Fostoria was Fost-tor-ree-a.

Chandler recalled, "The moment I'll never forget is when Harry Jones said to Mudcat, 'Why don't you dig into the mailbag and see what we have?'

"Mudcat came up with a letter and said on the air, 'We have this letter here from Mas-silly-on. Harry, it from the two sisters, the Cunt sisters.'

"Harry said, 'Mud, I think that's the Kuntz sisters. The Kuntz sisters from Massillon.'

"Mudcat said, 'Well, maybe you be right. Well, anyway, these two Cunts be writing us, and they say...'

"Harry Jones just sat there, speechless, knowing Mudcat was talking about cunts on television. Mudcat didn't mean it. It was just his southern accent. But Harry was stunned. Finally, he just decided to go on with the game and pretend it never happened."

Grant was on the air from 1973 to 1977. He was let go when the local TV station hired a new manager who wanted to bring in his own announcer. He then worked for a few years for the Indians in the community relations department, making appearances and speeches for the team. In the 1980s he moved to Los Angeles.

"A lot of people made fun of Mudcat's grammar and how he butchered names," said Joe Tait, "but I heard his work and liked it. I thought he could have been another Dizzy Dean. The average fan related to Mudcat, but he never worked with a strong partner. Harry Jones was a very nice man, but he had no idea how to use Mudcat, to play to his strengths, which were his knowledge of the game and his personality. It's too bad that Mudcat could not have gotten another crack at broadcasting. I know that I would have enjoyed working with him. He would have been better than some of the guys I worked with on TV in the 1980s."
That's tremendous. Thankfully that didn't happen today otherwise Mudcat would have been canned before the last pitch, forced to write an apology at gunpoint and sent to a reeducation camp.
 

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That's tremendous. Thankfully that didn't happen today otherwise Mudcat would have been canned before the last pitch, forced to write an apology at gunpoint and sent to a reeducation camp.
I have to think that today the mail would have been opened by an intern or producer and Mudcat wouldn't have been handed a letter to read with a name that might lead to a problematic mispronunciation. Or he would have been coached on how to say the name.
 

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Indians left with a rotation of Civale and whoever is physically capable of pitching that day… and one off-day between now and the All-Star Break. Competing for the 2nd wild card was nice while it lasted. Bieber hasn't had his usual otherworldly command the past few weeks and the Mariners were sitting on his curve all day on Sunday.
 

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Benintendi placed on the IL with another rib issue. A right rib fracture. Ouch.
 

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#Rays Glasnow update: Glasnow underwent a MRI this morning in Chicago, which revealed a partial UCL tear as well as flexor strain. A timeline for his return will be determined after further medical evaluation.
 

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That sucks about Glasnow. I want the Sox to overtake the Rays, but feel awful for Glasnow and the team -- which will probably still find a way.
 

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As people have seen, “partial UCL tear” still leaves a lot of unknown. If it’s high grade and more than 50% he is probably headed for TJ.

Glasnow probably is going to get multiple opinions on the imaging, a bunch of clinical exams, and an MRI with fluid injected into the joint (if not already done).

Rest and rehab can work for the lower grade injuries, but obviously not good news as least part of his problem was damage to the ligament. TJ definitely still on the table until we learn more.
 

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This is probably the best place for this, as I imagine it will be a bit of a story soon.

Apparently Starling Marte strapped a live rat to a firework and then shot it off. He put the video up on his Instagram story, clips of it are circulating around Twitter but I'd rather not link to it.

Don't know what that dude was thinking doing that, let alone putting a video of it up on social media, but I imagine he's going to be blasted for it.
 

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This is probably the best place for this, as I imagine it will be a bit of a story soon.

Apparently Starling Marte strapped a live rat to a firework and then shot it off. He put the video up on his Instagram story, clips of it are circulating around Twitter but I'd rather not link to it.

Don't know what that dude was thinking doing that, let alone putting a video of it up on social media, but I imagine he's going to be blasted for it.
I just saw the video. Wow.
 

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No word yet today on whether Aaron Civale's finger injury will land him on the IL or not. If it does, Cleveland's 5-man rotation from opening day will include 3 guys on the IL, 1 demoted to AAA and 1 demoted to AAA and on the IL there. Cal Quantrill, who lost the battle for the #5 spot in spring training and was sent to the bullpen, would be the de facto #1 starter... he threw a season-high 77 pitches in his last appearance.
 

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Buster Olney reporting on something he heard from a front office official with another team: "Have you seen [high profile AL East reliever since the "sticky" memo was circulated]: he's gone from Superman to Clark Kent."

I assume that's Barnes? The only other "high profile" AL East reliever is probably Chapman, right? Unless the Rays have a closer that's been getting blown up lately?
 

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Buster Olney reporting on something he heard from a front office official with another team: "Have you seen [high profile AL East reliever since the "sticky" memo was circulated]: he's gone from Superman to Clark Kent."

I assume that's Barnes? The only other "high profile" AL East reliever is probably Chapman, right? Unless the Rays have a closer that's been getting blown up lately?
Maybe this guy, who gave up a couple of walkoff hits (including a grand slam) to the famously light-hitting Mariners over the weekend.
 

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He hasn't been very good for two months now though, .840 OPS allowed since April 21.
Maybe you/he meant Fairbanks? He lost two games to SEA and you know what he did tonight. A lot of guys are looking more mortal the last week or two, also I’m sure there is an adjustment period.