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The team trucks are in Arizona, Indians pitchers and catchers will not be far behind: Cheers - and Tears at the death of Frank Robinson)

February 8, 2019

The team trucks are in Arizona, Indians pitchers and catchers will not be far behind: Cheers - and Tears at the death of Frank Robinson)

CHEERS ... to Indians spring fever. The equipment trucks are already at Arizona’s Goodyear Ballpark and pitchers and catchers report next week for spring training. It’s never soon enough.

TEARS ... at the death of baseball legend Frank Robinson at age 83. Robinson, a longtime Cincinnati Reds player, became the first African-American to manage a Major League team when he led the Indians as player-manager from 1975-1977.

CHEERS ... to Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration for following through on campaign pledges to crack down on costly no-bid contracts at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. A 2017 Columbus Dispatch investigation found that $17 million in no-bid IT contracts had been improperly steered to two firms.

TEARS ... at the passing of Cleveland barbecue legend Herbert Williams, the last surviving brother of the five founders of Hot Sauce Williams. The brothers  opened their first place in Hough in 1964, operating five locations at one point. Their awesome Po’ Boys, ribs, chicken and sides attracted fans as diverse as Mike Tyson, Kenny Lofton and Anthony Bourdain. 

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