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2020 Schedule
1d

The Right Time: 'Change the name', Cam-New England, DeSean's tweet

Bomani addresses why “the money” was right for Washington’s football team and Cleveland’s baseball team to consider a name change (1:00), why he really hopes Cam Newton plays well with the Patriots (28:29) and why DeSean Jackson made a colossal error despite thinking he was putting us up “on game” (41:10). Plus, your voicemails from when you accidentally got caught up in a “rough” neighborhood you didn’t expect (51:57).

1d

BBTN: Anthony Castrovince and Todd Radom go deep on Cleveland changing its name

MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince joins Buster to discuss the Cleveland name change, the history of the name “Indians” for the team, why he favors the Spiders for the new name, the inspiration for his book “A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics” and what he thinks happens with Francisco Lindor this season (5:33). Plus, Todd Radom stops by to talk about the work involved with a team changing its name and creating a new logo (21:46).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Gio Urshela talked to me about working out with Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, and how they had a friendly bike riding contest during the hiatus! Urshela (in Spanish) "Lindor has been doing that for a long time, I just started!'

2d

BBTN: Dave Schoenfield on Cleveland changing its name and players expressing skepticism about playing; Sarah Langs on the David Price opting out

David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Cleveland’s decision to review its name, possible names to replace the Indians, Freddie Freeman getting sick, Mike Trout, Sean Doolittle and Buster Posey’s skepticism about playing, and what the tipping point could be to shut the season down (7:16). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to talk about her aversion to spiders and what losing David Price means to the Dodgers (26:02).

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3d

Indians manager Francona favors name change

Cleveland manager Terry Francona won't sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname.

Buster: Indians changing their name would be significant (1:12)
3d
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5d

Indians to examine 'best path forward' for name

The Cleveland Indians will "determine the best path forward" regarding their team name amid renewed calls for racial equality and social justice, the team announced in a statement Friday.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

When we spoke two years ago, baseball exec Mike Veeck said he was pleased — and thought his father Bill, the late Cleveland Indians owner, would also be — that the team's controversial "Chief Wahoo" logo was going away. And Veeck said then of the NFL Washington franchise clinging to its nickname: "It's time for a change and I don't get the 'historic meaning' argument," adding, "What's wrong with correcting a bad idea?"

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5d

Indians: OF DeShields tests positive, doing well

Indians president of baseball operations said outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus before coming to Cleveland and is being quarantined.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

ESPN has learned that more than half of all intake testing is almost complete as MLB prepares for preseason workouts to officially resume tomorrow. General information about the results will be released in the next 24-48 hours, but will not have identifying factors in order to protect players' privacy. As previously reported, COVID-19 related information won't be disclosed without players' permission.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Manager Luis Rojas confirms Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will be working remotely. Rojas also said all Mets players have reported to "summer camp" and are currently undergoing the intake and COVID-19 testing process.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In a statement to ESPN, MLB said it wouldn't disclose COVID-19 related information without an individual's permission. MLB does plan to publish general testing information, for example, number of tests and positive results, but with no player names or identifying characteristics.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB statement to ESPN regarding teams not naming players that test positive for coronavirus: "Because COVID-19 is not considered an employment-related injury, we will respect the privacy of the players who test positive or who are under evaluation, and we will defer to their wishes regarding public updates about their status. Without their voluntary permission, we will not disclose any COVID-19 related information."

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12d

Several Indians staffers to skip camp over virus

Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti said a "couple" of staff members have chosen not to take part in the resumption of training camp because of COVID-19 concerns.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs119Tied-5th
Batting Average.2745th
On Base Percentage.33611th
Slugging Percentage.4657th
Earned Run Average5.8027th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.5427th
BAA.24113th