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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Morning Brew: Cliff Lee is a Hero, Man Saves Family From Quicksand, Pittsburgh Airport Targets Cleveland Travelers, and Twins Try to Run Across Ohio

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 11:43 AM

The most nonchalant catch in the history of baseball.
  • The most nonchalant catch in the history of baseball.

Good morning, Cleveland. Here's some stuff to read while you teach your children the virtuous tradition of hating the Yankees.

— Former Indian Cliff Lee was thought to be heading either to the Yankees or the Rangers. Then the Phillies swooped in, signing Lee out from under New York. Two things: 1) We can all agree the man is a hero. 2) Eff the Yankees. (AP)

— The Pittsburgh airport will spend $300,00 on advertising to try and entice Clevelanders to fly out of Pittsburgh instead of Hopkins or Akron-Canton. With more on-time flights and cheaper fares, they think they have a case. They also seem to forget it's a two-hour drive to Pittsburgh. (Post-Gazette)

— Things you don't think will happen in your backyard: Your wife and son getting trapped in quicksand. (WOIO)

— Two twins are en route from Cincinnati to Cleveland in their attempt to run across the state of Ohio. The 22-year-olds, both graduates of Valley Forge, tried the same feat last year but had to stop when one of them got shin splints. This year's voyage is sure to be different, namely because it will likely end in frostbite or hypothermia instead. (Sun News)

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