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  1. Tampa Bay Rays keep rolling, eliminate Cleveland Indians

    Jerry Crasnick

    Alex Cobb pitched superbly in helping lead the Rays to yet another season-saving victory.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  2. Manuel, Francona have a lot in common

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHILADELPHIA -- Terry Francona and Charlie Manuel go back a ways. In the summer of 1988, Francona logged a 62-game cameo with the Cleveland Indians near the tail end of his playing career. He had bad knees and minimal power for a first baseman-DH, as...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  3. Jason Giambi a mentor for young Indians

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis has excellent hand-eye coordination, a compact swing and more pop than you might expect from a guy who is listed at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds. He also lacks an "off" switch, which can be a good or ...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  4. Francona brings positive energy to Indians

    Jerry Crasnick

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona inherits a team that ranked 13th in the American League with 667 runs scored last year and 14th in ERA at 4.78. The good news (sort of) is that not many people showed up to watch all that u...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  5. Baseball's conventional wisdom gone awry

    Jerry Crasnick

    From the Blue Jays without Roy Halladay to the Padres' current place in the standings, March's conventional wisdom has turned out to be far from May's realistic picture.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  6. Rays win a time-consuming, tension-filled affair to even series

    Jerry Crasnick

    In the latest "pinch us" moment from a feel-good season, the Rays pulled even in the ALCS with a 9-8, 11-inning victory over the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2008
  7. Francona skillful and relaxed amid the chaos of Boston

    Jerry Crasnick

    Through eight seasons -- four with the Red Sox -- as a manager, Terry Francona has grown accustomed to the fickle nature of public and media acceptance.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2007
  8. MLB acknowledges in-game uniform check timed poorly

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Terry Francona "fashion police" flareup was a case of good intentions gone awry because of errant judgment on the part of a security agent, a top Major League Baseball official said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2007