Rob Oller commentary: Indians' needs ...

Rob Oller commentary: Indians' needs are plenty -- just to hit ...

There are 7 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 13, 2010, titled Rob Oller commentary: Indians' needs are plenty -- just to hit .... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

CLEVELAND Former Indians pitcher Bob Feller threw out the ceremonial first pitch to former catcher and current first-base coach Sandy Alomar Jr.

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Bad ownership

Columbus, OH

#1 Apr 13, 2010
The Tribe stinks, and will always stink during the Dolan regime. This ownership overpaid for the team, and immediately fell into financial trouble. Ever since the Dolans harvested assets created by the Jacobs ownership, and ran a bargain basement operation, spending little on players and scouting. Tribe fans enjoyed a short term ray of light during the Jacobs years, when the Tribe contended, and ran a first class operation. But, with the Dolan ownership the Tribe returns to corner cutting, low cost, perpetual losing status witnessed from the late 50s till the early 90s.

We accept and enjoy minor league baseball in Columbus with the Clippers. Fans get a good value, pleasant surroundings, and no false promises. You cheer for players and hope they reach the big leagues anywhere. This Tribe team plays at a level hardly above AAA, and passes itself off as major league, charging big league prices. This ownership does not deserve fan support, like any other organization serving an inferior, cheap product, passing the product off as top quality. I say withhold financial support of the Tribe, and starve the Dolans out.

Although we hope the best for current Tribe players, an article seriously discussing this team's propects makes little sense. And, the article's half-hearted tone seems to acknowledge this reality. But it does not cover the underlying cause for the Tribe presenting this collection of players as a major league team. Nor does it mention that long time Tribe fans have seen this roster nonsense for decades before the Jacobs, and do not take it seriously.
Joe Blow

Mason, OH

#2 Apr 13, 2010
Has Cleveland ever had a winning sports franchise?

Columbus, OH

#3 Apr 13, 2010
I'd love to see someone that actually has money and isn't afraid to spend it buy the Tribe, like Mark Cuban. They'll never field a winning team as long as el cheapo Dolan owns the team.

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 13, 2010
This all sounds like an NHL team we all know.

New York, NY

#5 Apr 13, 2010
Joe Blow wrote:
Has Cleveland ever had a winning sports franchise?
Plenty...just not in decades? When did the Reds last make it at or above .500?

New York, NY

#6 Apr 13, 2010
There shouldn't be a question mark after decades.

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Apr 13, 2010
It's time to move the Browns and the Indians out of Cleveland. Multiple generations have passed without people knowing a winning season. Every year is a losing season. Cleveland sports (with the exception of the Cavs) are a joke nationwide. The city is old and dirty. No one wants to go to or live in Cleveland. It's a dead rusty city.

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