Cleveland Indians

The Indians did something unusual this year – they sold out this Friday’s home opener even before single game tickets went on sale. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says opening day in baseball always seems to arrive with much more fanfare than any other pro sport.

Pluto says there would have to be an extraordinary event for a Cavs or Browns home opening game to draw such an interest.

"Maybe the day that LeBron James came back, or perhaps when the Browns came back in '99."

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, March 30:

Indians World Series
Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

The Cleveland Indians open the season tonight against the Mariners in Seattle. After playoff appearances each of the last two seasons, including a trip to the World Series in 2016, fans are hoping for another run.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, March 29:

Indians Spring Training
TERRY PLUTO

The Cleveland Indians are a two-owner franchise. Even casual fans know the majority owner is Paul Dolan, but what about the minority owner John Sherman? WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto thinks it’s no coincidence that the Indians really started winning after Sherman bought a minority stake in the team in 2016.

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