Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Things To Read That Might Not Suck: Happy Face Edition

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:15 AM


Because I don't think you would know what to read without me.

— Nonsports: Bill James' thoughts on the future of newspapers. Excellent read. (The Future of Newspapers)

Brian Hartline's girlfriend or something. (Busted Coverage)

— Seriously, it's like we talk about the Browns because we really do have something self-destructive in our brains as Clevelanders. (Waiting For Next Year)

— If you've read the Indians Annual, hung around Let's Go Tribe, The Diatribe, or Tony Lastoria's minor league site lately, you know this already, but it's always nice to hear from someone else. The Indians absolutely destroyed the Dodgers in that Casey Blake for Carlos Santana Trade. From Keith Law:

I cannot believe, almost eight months later, that the Dodgers traded Carlos Santana for Casey Blake. Seeing Santana for the first time this spring has retriggered the existential crisis I underwent when first hearing the Dodgers had traded this great catching prospect for an old, not very good impending free agent. It can't possibly be real. Santana is a force at the plate — sure, he has a funny setup with a toe-tap and a big stride, but he keeps his weight back, lets the ball travel and then goes medieval on it. He's getting his arms extended more this year and is strong enough to drive the ball to the gaps or out of the park anyway. I don't think he's that far off, but even if he was, you just can't give a guy like this away for two months of Casey Blake.
( Insider)

— James Walker wonders if things wouldn't be different for Quinn and the Browns now had there never been a holdout after the Notre Dame star was drafted. (

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation