Thursday, February 16, 2006

Nothing to see here -- yet

Break out the old radio, Indians baseball is back! That's what 70,000 Cleveland-area households will be doing come April if this Plain Dealer report by Roger Brown comes true. Seems Cox Cable and the Indians are squabbling like Mark McGwire and a Congressional hearing over putting the new Indians channel onto the cable system.

"They're asking us to pay 200 percent more than we did when their games were on FSN Ohio, and that's for 20 [fewer] telecasts," (Cox Cable general manager
Kevin) Haynes said of the Indians. "It's totally unacceptable and outrageous. We're trying to stand up and look out for our customers. So, at this point, no, we're not agreeing to carry (the Indians' network)."

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Let's see -- "Kevin Haynes" is actually an anagram of "Heaven in sky". And Cox Cable? Sounds an awful lot like GOD Cable, doesn't it??

With pitchers and catchers reporting to training camp for the Indians today, it seems like the perfect time for God to rub it in a little bit. "I'm not going to let you watch the Indians lose six out of seven to end the season this year," God seems to be saying. Or, "I've got 36 one-run losses coming that you won't see!" Most likely, God's going to remove the blindfold just in time to watch Jim Thome hit a massive home run on Opening Day -- for the White Sox against the Indians.

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