The flame-athon Albert Belle style

“Dolan is getting what he paid for. Every time I watch a game in Cleveland, there’s nobody in the stands. I said, ‘Damn, it’s worse than the old place [Cleveland Municipal Stadium] where we played.’ What do they call that park now, Progressive Field? They should call it Regressive Field. I’ve got buddies in Cleveland who had free tickets to games this season. They told me, ‘We’re not going. Who are you going to watch?’ ” – Albert Belle



Your cool, to throw down on a team wounded by the scars of lost chances, and tons of mental tears due to long seasons only to be ended at the harsh foot of the Central. You are right, Dolan did do this to the team. But there was a reason. We did “clean house” and that was for a reason. We want to start over fresh, on a new foot, one that we can actually win on. You can use your cruel jokes to take us down another level, but does that make you cool?

I think not.

The negative output that has been tossed onto this dog pile of a season has really weighed down the front office, but does that give guys like Albert Belle chances to make jokes and cruel statements about our success rate? No! Albert was probably drained by the days when he played where the Indians were “the team” kind of like the Yankees. Albert isn’t used to this hard living baseball economy that we trance around in these days.

Yes Albert, Dolan really has made this team into one of the worst in the league, but he has traded players for the future of the organization. If you look at the ‘Victor Martinez trade’ where we sent him to the Red Sox for Masterson and Hagadone, you don’t really see the “catch” of the whole deal. But see, the organization at whole is one clever four leaf clover, and we don’t do everything so the fans can personally “see it.”

So what I am getting at is maybe we cleared the pathway for Santana at catcher, and maybe Victor was all just a bump in the road of getting there. Go ahead Albert, you can make comments all you want, but in turn – you don’t know your baseball.

You are just a meat head who goes around and says anything he wants these days, don’t join half of the athletes in this crazy world.

It is pathetic to see such an idol de-idolize himself like this.

When you want to talk baseball, make proper comments and don’t flame on your own team. That just makes “you” look bad. You dropped the bomb on the Cleveland Indians, and now the war has begun. Flame on thee, and thou shalt flame on you.

“So Albert – you think you can coach? You couldn’t coach the Yankees from a golf cart in Florida!!!” Try me.



  1. theodoor

    Great post here Ted. You made some great points in your post about “Dolan was opening up a hole for Santana” and such sort. I really think you are the winner in this ‘flame-athon.’

  2. TribeTed

    Thanks Theodoor – I hoped that I won this flame-athon. Its great that fans like you have my back. : )

    I am a hater too AZ, especially on those who are insane enough to disregard their old team. What does that do, make them feel good about themselves?? I have been ready for April since 2008. : ) Thanks alot !!!

  3. azinneck

    Isn’t that cool? He can kick a team when its down! I’m like you, I don’t like to see guys say things like that about their old teams…
    And I like the optimism regarding the moves (getting ready for April yet? haha) … great post

  4. crazy19canuck

    I lose respect for players who can’t be a good sport. Suck it up, and move on. You don’t like the old team – keep your trap shut. Just talk about the future. He’s a piece of work that guy…
    Now we just hang out and wait for February, and those 4 glorious words that start Spring…Pitchers and catchers report.

  5. TribeTed

    We all do Ginny. : ) ha those words bring music to my ears, if only this year could’ve been a contending year – I would be so happy. : ) But happiness doesn’t come in buches anymore.

  6. TribeTed

    Thanks Cubswinin2010, I try my hardest. : ) I am glad you liked the post. Anytime my friend, anytime. What comes around goes around in the Sphere.

    Albert obviously has nothing better to do with his life than comment about how bad the Indians are. Matt you hit the nail on the head, Albert is a loser.

    Balorioles, Albert “has’ been a joke indeed, and has showed himself publicly to the world. Why is he doing this? No one knows, but I would sure as heck like to find out. : )

  7. crzblue2

    There is a saying in my country, “en boca cerrada, no entran moscas.” Is kinda of weird and gross but it literary means “no flies get in your mouth if you keep it shut.” you get my drift so Albert Belle, sometimes is better to keep your mouth shut.

  8. TribeTed

    I hope Albert is reading it right now Jeff. : )

    Great line, Albert Belle should learn from that. Sometimes it “is” better to keep your mouth shut, especially when its about your own team….

  9. indians

    Marson will be catching next season until Santana is ready.
    I saw where he called and was complaining.

  10. raysrenegade

    I think Albert would make an awesome coach…………..for a bunch of 6-year olds in their T-ball League.
    They are still too young to know who he was, and not interested enough to want to find out. They are more interested in the crickets in the grass in the outfield than who this guy is telling them how to hit the ball.
    Seriously tho, It was just a slight attempt to get his name out there again in the Cleveland fishwraps and make people chat about him again.
    And the attempt worked…………here I am writing about him.

    Rays Renegade

  11. TribeTed

    Yes he will Aaron. But Marson is the Lockup guy until Carlos comes up and mashes the ball. That is what I was saying.

    Renegade, hit the nail on the head. He wanted every fan out there to talk about him. Heck, I wouldn’t let him coach me if he paid me… well maybe if he gave me a fair wager… : )

    Buz, no one listens to a dork like him… what a loser.

    Jane, he has done this a few times, and yet everytime – it doesn’t make sports news. He needs to step it up a notch or two. : )

  12. TribeTed

    ha, I would egg him in person if I saw him. : ) What an idiot. He shows the look on his face too, just look at him. Big baffoon.

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