The View From Pluto

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A crowded court

The Cavs won their highly-anticipated season opener against Kyrie Irving and the Celtics, 102-99. Irving demanded to be traded over the summer and landed in Boston. The new-look Cavs added Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder and LeBron James' former Miami Teammate and friend, Dwyane Wade.

Add them to James and Kevin Love, and the court can feel a little crowded.

“You have so many guys who are used to shooting the ball, and you only have one ball,” said WKSU commentator Terry Pluto.

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The Indians’ season came to a heartbreaking end in game five of the American League Division Series against the Yankees. They lost 5-2, losing three games in a row after leading 2-0 in the series.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the game felt off from the very beginning. The Yankees quickly took a three-run lead. Meanwhile, the Indians kept striking out.

“You could just tell their hitters were pressing,” Pluto said.

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The Indians face a must-win game at home tonight against the Yankees. The winner of game five moves on to face the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series beginning Friday.

Few people thought it would come down to a fifth game when the Indians had been rolling for so long. Before the two games in New York, the Indians had not lost two games in a row since the middle of August.

“They went six weeks, basically playing every day, without losing two in a row,” said WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto. “They kept winning.”

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The Indians will take on the New York Yankees in their first playoff series beginning Thursday night at Progressive Field. New York won the wildcard game last night against the Minnesota Twins.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says one of the more interesting things to come out of yesterday was the decision by Indians manager Terry Francona to start pitcher Trevor Bauer in game one tomorrow, instead of ace Corey Kluber.

LeBron James didn’t just stick to sports during a 45-minute press conference during Monday’s Cavs’ Media Day. The always outspoken superstar doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump, and backed up his weekend tweets in response to Trump uninviting the Golden State Warriors from a White House visit.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about what he liked from James' comments, and what he wished James wouldn't have said. 

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