MooseinOhio has a friend named Mike, who has followed the Indians for decades and decades. His friend reacted somewhat colorfully to the news of the Cliff Lee trade, and all involved were gracious enough to share that reaction with the rest of us:
Only Cleveland would trade the reigning Cy Young Pitcher who is currently performing as one the game’s best for 2 minor leaguers on the DL and not even asking for the team’s best prospect . . . What crap . . . If folks in Cleveland fall for this, then they deserve crappy teams . . . Charlie Manuel has discovered how to get what he wants from Shapiro, put on another team’s uniform! Did somebody put a gun to Shapiro’s head . . .
This is like Cleveland and Philly had a joint picnic . . . Cleveland brought ribs chicken steaks and baked beans . . . Philly brought some red kool-aid, generic potato chips and a quart of potato salad from Wal Mart, with a bad date.