No Relief for Opposing Relievers

The Indians are 5-3 since last Saturday, and in that time, Cleveland was extremely tough on opposing relief pitchers…on and off the diamond.

First, there was Glen Perkins, whom the Tribe referred to as “Scott” in two tweets, leading to a correction from the man himself.

Remember The Name
(A word of explanation on “Scott’s” Twitter avatar: The night before he managed to get two Indians batters out while his fly was down. That photo is him eventually registering the save.)

To their great credit, Clevelanders almost immediately recognized the gravity of the error.

Vinnie With the Win
After that, there was Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers, who told police he was jumped while in Cleveland.

He ended up with a black eye and two small cuts above his nose according to the Dallas Morning News.

However, the worst part might have been what officers told him when he was trying to decide whether he should press charges. “They said it happens a lot, actually.”

UPDATE (and hat tip to Rob Mixer):
Tanner Scheppers appears to have misremembered what happened. Says a witness: “He lost a bar fight.”


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