Wedge’s Firing Ends Disappointing Campaign in Cleveland

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Dan Delagrange in MLB
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After a season of massive underachieving and general hopelessness, the Cleveland Indians have fired manager Eric Wedge. Wedge, who came to helm of the Tribe in 2003, led the team to within one win of a World Series appearance in 2007. That year's squad held a three games to one lead over the eventual world champion Boston Red Sox before collapsing and losing three in a row (a meltdown that, to this writer, is strangely not grouped with the other infamous Cleveland sports disasters), ending Wedge's most successful year as manager of the Indians. Wedge's Indians also nearly made the playoffs in 2005, losing a deciding game on the final day of the regular season to the Chicago White Sox, a team that had already clinched a playoff spot. After the heartbreaking exit from the playoffs in 2007, t ...

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