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Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

I agree about St. Louis being a hot baseball town. It was just one example. We're still 26th. though. I agree that Cleveland is a bandwagon town. This is an exciting team that made it to the World Series and is in 1st place. I would love to see higher attendance. I agree that people can watch on television, but they can do that in any city. I don't think the St. Louis economy is bustling all that hard. In St. Louis, people also have living expenses. But again, we're 26th. Our ranking has barely increased after making the World Series. Indians games are some cheap ass entertainment. I guess not compared to sitting at home, but as far as going out and paying for something, it's pretty cheap.

District tickets are always $13 and upper deck tickets are often $13 or sometimes less. District tickets come with $4 loaded value. Tickets can be found online even cheaper for the less desired games like on weeknights.

I don't see why you need to buy merchandise to go to an Indians game. I would guess the majority of the people that attend games do not buy merchandise every game.

One can bring any food they want into a game and even a bottle of water. You don't really have to drink beer, but if you really need to get your alcohol on to enjoy yourself, there are ways to get it in if you use your head a little bit.

Parking is among the cheapest I have seen. I have been to 20+ ballparks. There are shuttles from places like Great Lakes Brewery and $5 parking is easy to score, and even cheaper parking than that can be found.

In my opinion, like you said, Clevelanders are bandwagoners, and that is the issue. I don't buy the excuses. The Indians bend over backwards to try to accommodate all of the ridiculous excuses. Currently, the not spending money and bad team excuses don't work. It's not expensive to go to an Indians game. No one has money for games, but the more expensive playoff games always sell out. Hmm...

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Posted by BrianWilson on 07/18/2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Thank you for circulating this piece.
My wife and I saw this man while traveling in the Middle East. First at Karak Castle where our tour guide joked that he was the ghost of a crusader. We then saw him again at Petra climbing on the temple.

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Posted by George C. on 07/18/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Back Stabbers

So sad to hear all of this...I hope y'all can work it out for the sake of his memory...I loved his music...Thank you William Powell...May you R.I.P..

Posted by Glenda Powell Smallwood on 07/18/2017 at 3:08 AM

Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

It may be a smaller market, but it's been the hottest baseball town in the country for a long, long time...and consistently outdraws much larger cities in the Midwest and on both coasts.

Cleveland's problems are many...it's a bandwagon town...people don't jump on board unless the Tribe is a consistent winner. Some people still haven't gotten the message that downtown is no longer an urban jungle, and are afraid to leave their suburban couches.

And then there's the local economy...some people just can't afford to go in person anymore,because they need to do other things...like pay for food, gas, utilities, medicine, and rent. Others are just priced out...tickets and parking and food and beer and merch really add up fast...and watching on cable is cheaper and more comfortable.

Cleveland and St. Louis are like apples and oranges...they are both fruit and both round...but then the comparison stops.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/18/2017 at 12:52 AM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Omg! We saw this guy in New Orleans in May. We thought he was a ghost in St. Louis No. 1 cemetery but then we saw him later in his armor in the quarter at strip clubs!

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Posted by Traveling Tara on 07/17/2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

This man will see the Kingdom come. He shall take his place with those who fought against Islam: Charlemagne, Charles Martel, Godfrey of Jerusalem, Richard the Lionheart.

Carry on Crusader. Islam is not a race but a the wicked ideology of the murderer Muhammed of Mecca.

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Posted by Anonymous on 07/17/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

I saw him again, yesterday, at Willard Park. He turned up to the Resist Fascism rally/march.
He's now wearing a metal bucket on his head as part of his costume.

He got in one guy's face. And, there was a woman in her religious outfit, and he started shouting anti-Islam comments at her. Pure racist. He's not out there to stop us from being mean and violent (we're actually peaceful protesters...not that many people like to believe so) -- he's the one causing trouble. Most of the time he is ignored, but he goes on with disrupting everything.

Yesterday, the police talked to him but let him continue on. He kept shouting that these are HIS streets, and he's cleaning up, and he will be king.

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Posted by Julie Jules on 07/16/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

"Cleveland fans have held up their end of the bargain"

If this year's attendance is holding up the bargain, we're in trouble. Attendance is only good on a few select Friday and Saturday night games in mid-summer with fireworks and giveaways.

The Indians are 26/30 in MLB in attendance. That's pathetic for a team that was in the World Series last year. St. Louis, a smaller market, is averaging 7,000 more than the current capacity of Progressive Field.

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Posted by BrianWilson on 07/16/2017 at 1:21 PM

Re: “My Weekend at a Northeast Ohio Nudist Camp

Great writing. Very interesting.

Posted by Hibetee Hoopla on 07/14/2017 at 8:13 PM

Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

Hey, have you heard Jason Kipnis is from Chicago?

If you watched any of the [World Series] games last year, they must have said it a hundred times.

Hey, have you heard that Jason Kipnis is half-Jewish?

If you followed baseball online last year, it was all over the interwebs.

Jewish ballplayers , at least at the major league level, have always been as rare as snow in May. That has been true for 150 years.

So when SCENE runs a cover photo of Kipnis wearing a crucifix (as opposed to the image that ran on Page 13 and also on this site,) it only makes sense to fully expect that somewhere in the interview there'd be a mention of the fact that he was raised Jewish in the heavily Jewish Chicago suburb of Northbrook (where "The Breakfast Club" was filmed in the Eighties), and that he converted to Catholicism in his late teens. Technically, one must be born of a Jewish mother to be considered Jewish...only his father was--which doesn't "count" (Hey, I didn't make the "rules"...or make that up).

But that didn't stop the media from talking about the latest "Jewish ballplayer" to star in the majors. You'd think SCENE would want to get his opinions on being considered the latest "Hebrew Hammer" (as previous Jewish ballplayers have been tagged)...especially when it isn't so...hence the prominent cross. Instead...not a peep. Frankly, I was disappointed.

And as for the reaction to negativity on social media...and in public...a "Fuck off!" is a rather piss-poor response from someone of celebratory stature. When one is at the top of his profession, a member of the one per cent, and consistently in the spotlight (and under a magnifying glass), a thick skin has to come with the territory.

Ask LeBron and any number of other professional athletes. In any sport. Replies are a waste of time and keystrokes. Gotta let it slide, man! (not dude...or bro...I'm old...)

Looking at the screen constantly, and reading every response, and responding to negativity with further negativity, might have caused those neck spasms. And a case of rabbit ears...or whatever the hell you call getting upset from all those annoying tweets...by all those twats.

But, hey, even after six seasons, he's still pretty young...thirty. So he gets a pass.

And in another twenty or thirty years, he'll look back nostalgically...and laugh about it all the way home..

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/13/2017 at 10:21 PM

Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

Well written, informative, good insight into Kipnis and the way he thinks! I think Kipnis had the worst post WS time because of where he lives off-season. For that, I am truly sorry he felt trapped, it had to be difficult. I hope that the season goes better than expected and we are playing baseball until late in October! Go Tribe-We Believe!

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Posted by Regina Herron Hughes on 07/12/2017 at 6:19 PM
Posted by Greg Vovos on 07/12/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

Minnesota and Kansas City apparently did not believe the Hot Stove League memo that a World Series rematch between Cleveland and the Cubs was a sure bet.....and the Central was not supposed to yield any tangible division derby for October.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/12/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Dear Humanity,

Please don't associate us with this colossal fucknugget.

Sincerely,

The Global HEMA Community

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Posted by Robert Brooks on 07/06/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

A lot of HEMA instructors across the world have just read this in dispair. Over the last couple of decades we've worked hard to make it inclusive. Everyone is welcome no matter what their ethnicity, gender, sexual preferences, religion or ability. As long as they are prepared to respect their training partners.

The last thing we need is people with a terrible grasp of medieval history (historical research is a big part of HEMA) using it as an excuse to play out some sort of white supremacist Bruce Lee fantasy.

Please don't connect us with this idiot

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Posted by Nigel Plum on 07/06/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

I saw this guy running around at the March for Science in downtown Cleveland last April. I witnessed him grabbing an anti-trump sign from a woman, ripping it up and throwing it on the ground. Strange individual. Thanks for the article Scene. I had the same question, "Who is this guy?"

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Posted by Jack McNeely Jr. on 07/06/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Buffalo? I'm guessing that's where his family lives, and where he is originally from. Why go there otherwise?

Nobody here seemed to miss his, presence either. Without him, the rally and march were boringly peaceful, with the usual speechifying and rhetoric, most of which had nothing to do with Trump.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/06/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

He was seen at the impeachment rally in Buffalo. He was armored in an American flag tunic with his stars on it. Reports are that he was verbally demoralizing protesters; eating peaches, saying he would TAKE power after their impeachment process was successful.

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Posted by OneLife on 07/06/2017 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Meet the Clevelanders Climbing Bridges and Chasing Rooftops for the Best Views in the City

Doing this shit makes me laugh even harder. Whatta fucking stupid way to die. And for what? Likes?

Saw JoSEPH "Lawless" Melendez at his "fake news" book signing in Lakewood. He's a suburban (N. Olmsted) con man and an a-hole.

His whole shtick is nothing but a scam--designed to get suckers to buy his books for $35 a pop. What bullshit. Don't be a chump!

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/05/2017 at 12:19 AM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

He wasn't at the Impeachment March. Unlike in other places, the turnout was not all that large.
Having it on a holiday weekend, in a family-oriented town like this one, guaranteed a small crowd,
In bigger cities ( NY- L.A. - Chicago) a lot more people have fewer family ties than they do here.

Maybe this dude was having a few burgers and brewskis with his relatives--which is what so many folks do here on holidays.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/05/2017 at 12:09 AM

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