The Terminal Tower In Teal

The Terminal Tower in Cleveland is certainly our most well known building. And you never know just what color it’s going to be on any given day.  Actually… that’s not true. If you look at this schedule and follow @TowerLightsCLE on Twitter you know EXACTLY what color it’s going to be!

Terminal Tower In Teal

What’s YOUR favorite color scheme for the Terminal Tower?

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Johnny Manziel In Cleveland – It’s Only Just Begun

Have you been keeping up with the party that is Johnny Manziel in Cleveland?  I won’t bother going over it here… there’s about a billion website that will do a better job.  I’ll just say this… Dude better be able to play.

Johnny Manziel

If not, it’s going to be another long year in Cle…

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Here’s Johnny! – Manziel Comes To Cleveland

Today’s photo comes from the front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the NFL Draft was last night (the first round that is) and the Browns were VERY busy.  They started the night owning the #4 pick which they promptly traded to Buffalo for the #9 pick a two picks in next year’s draft.  They then traded up to #8 and selected Justin Gilbert.  And they were just getting started.

Johnny Manziel (known as Johnny Football) was touted by some experts as the #1 pick in the draft.  He slid all the way to #22 when the Browns (after some more wheeling and dealing) snagged him.  This AM’s Plain Dealer told an interesting story.  Manziel, who’d slid WAY down below where many thought he would be was the headliner and Gilbert (the best corner in the draft) was a mere afterthought.

Johnny Manziel Comes To Cleveland

What did you think of the Browns draft?  How do you think Manziel will fare in Cleveland?

Here’s a couple of… interesting… pieces I found from around the web:

– Browns Fuck Up Announcement Of Johnny Manziel Pick, Naturally
– Browns Fans Love “Cocky Asshole” Johnny Manziel
– Johnny Football Learns a Little Humility
– Twitter reacts to Cleveland Browns drafting Johnny Manziel
– Nike Football Releases Johnny Manziel Ad That Focuses on His ‘Something Else’
– Even the NFL Is Mocking Johnny Manziel’s Draft Fall

The draft continues through the weekend but I can’t imagine it will be quite as interesting or headline grabbing. Love him or hate him he’ll be a Brown this fall. And then it’s time to see if “Johnny Football” can live up to his name.

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Cleveland Balloonfest ’86 – 99 Luftbaloons?

Ran across this photo the other day and simply had to post it.  This is from Balloonfest ’86 when a half a million balloons were released in downtown Cleveland.

Cleveland Baloonfest 86

If you’re interested in reading some more details about Balloonfest ’86 you can read about it on Wikipedia.

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A Year Of Weather In Cleveland At A Glance

The weather in Cleveland today is beautiful… it’s in the mid 50’s (56 on my phone right now) and the sun is shining.  Sadly, it doesn’t seem as if it’s going to last.  I just got an alert from the Weather Channel that’s telling me we’re under a Winter Storm Watch.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter storm watch…
4 to 6 inches of snow along with a glaze of ice. 15 to 25 MPH. 

A Year Of Weather In Cleveland
Photo courtesy @GirlFromThe216 on her FB page

Sadly as I’ve lived here for the better part of 30 years, this comes as no surprise to me.

Bundle up folks…

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Time To Get Into A Wahoo Frame Of Mind In Cleveland

It’s been a long, cold winter here in Cleveland.  I try really hard not to bitch about the weather cause let’s face it… we live in Cleveland.  It’s GOING to be cold in the winter.  This year seems to have been particularly tough.  That said, I’m SUPER pumped today because baseball is back!  The Indians hit the field today for their first Spring Training game.  Can’t wait to get back to Progressive Field for some real Tribe baseball!

Chief Wahoo Statue

Are you planning on going to Opening Day in April?

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Hoth Comes To Cleveland

Anyone that knows me even a little bit knows I’m a bit of a Star Wars nerd.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the blog but I ran across this image and I simply had to share it.  We’re going through our second arctic blast here in the last couple of weeks.  Would it shock ANYONE to see an AT-AT marching through Cleveland at this point?

AT AT Cleveland

Apologies to those readers who aren’t Star Wars fans cause if you aren’t you’ll have absolutely no idea what this image is.

That’s Hoth… er… Cleveland Baby!

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In Cleveland

We’re not even to Thanksgiving yet, but it’s been looking a lot like Christmas for a few weeks now in Tower City.

There’s just something special about seeing the holiday decorations in Tower City.

It’s the time of year Cleveland… Are you ready?!?

Tower City Christmas Tree

Hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday this week folks!

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Get Ready Cleveland, There’s A Lot Of Road Work Ahead

Getting into downtown Cleveland can be a chore sometimes.  Sadly, it just got a bit tougher.  On 10/3/2013 ramps from the Jennings Freeway and I-90 were closed and all that traffic was re-routed onto I-490 and I-77.  Innerbelt.org advises to “Opt for the Alternate!” which is a catchy way of saying “Get ready to sit in gridlock for 2 years…”

Road Work Ahead

Get used to these signs Cleveland… sadly, they’re going to be around for a long… long… time.

That’s Cleveland (Traffic) Baby… 

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A Cheat Sheet For Tonight’s Tribe Game Courtesy @zgebler

I found this little piece of brilliance on Twitter this morning while going through my feed.  As you know, the Indians are hosting the Wild Card game tonight a Progressive Field against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays in a one game playoff which will determine who goes on to face the Red Sox on Friday.  Here’s hoping that we get to hear the “GONE!!!” part of this flow chart quite often tonight.  Let’s Go Tribe!!!

A Swing And A Drive @zgebler
This brilliance brought to you by Twitter user @zgebler

I have absolutely no ownership over this picture… but I simply HAD to share it’s brilliance.  Thanks to @zgebler for putting it on paper!!!

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We’re In! October Baseball Here Comes The Tribe!!!

For the first time in 6 years we’ve got October baseball here in Cleveland!  Yesterday afternoon the Indians won their 10th straight game and in the process clinched the top spot in the American League wild card race.  They’ll host the wild card game on Wednesday evening against either the Tampa Bay Rays of the Texas Rangers.  Let’s make sure The Jake (Progressive Field) is packed… Let’s Go Tribe!!!

We're In - October Baseball In Cleveland
Photo courtesy the Cleveland Indians email list and Indians.com

Will you be at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario on Wednesday night? I know I will!!!

Have a listen to the highlights of the playoff clincher from the best in the biz Tom Hamilton

http://www.wtam.com/player/?mid=23772779

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A Swing And A Drive… Are You Kidding Me?!?!?

In case you haven’t noticed (and judging by the attendance you haven’t) the Indians are in the thick of the playoff race here in late September.  Last night, Jason Giambi sent the Progressive Field crowd home happy when he hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat the Chicago White Sox.

A Swing And A Drive
Jason Giambi Gets A Bath After A Walk Off Home Run. Photo credit: Official Cleveland Indians Facebook Page

If you’re a baseball fan you already know this, but Cleveland is lucky to have two of the best voices in the business to call our games: Matt Underwood and Tom Hamilton.  Hamilton has long been known as one of the best voices in baseball and his home run calls have become iconic.  Underwood… especially last night… has been taking up the mantle of home run calls as well.  Here’s both of them in all their glory.

– Matt Underwood’s Call
– Tom Hamilton’s Call

I’m typically a Hamilton guy, but I think (at least for last night) I may have to give the nod to Underwood.  Either way, it was an incredible win and it put the Tribe that much close to playoff baseball.  Tonight the Indians close the regular season at Progressive Field.  Get out and support them!

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Through The Looking Glass – Tower City & Terminal Tower

This is one of the first That’s Cleveland Baby! pictures I ever took.  I was walking through Tower City one glorious spring morning and looked up through the glass ceiling and saw the Terminal Tower staring me right in the face.  I have to say that no matter how many times I see this view it really does take my breath away.

Through The Looking Glass

I took this one on my iPhone proving once again you don’t need to be a pro photographer to capture something beautiful.

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Cleveland Municipal Stadium Back In The Day

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day and ran across this gem.  My friend was clearing out a box of old photos in a house he’d recently moved into and found this pic of Cleveland Municipal Stadium.  The Indians called Municipal Stadium their home for some 60 years and the Browns for nearly 50 years.  While it wasn’t necessarily the best place to WATCH a sporting event, I’ve got some of my first (and greatest) memories from that site on the shores of Lake Erie.

Cleveland Municipal Stadium
No Instagram Filter Here… This IS Vintage

This particular photo had a date of 1980 on it and looks like its held up great.  I’ve got to say that this is probably my personal favorite rendition of Chief Wahoo.  Got a story of Municipal Stadium you’d like to share?  We’d love to hear it!

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Downtown At Dusk – Happy Birthday Cleveland

I ran across this amazing shot on Instagram the other day when scrolling through my timeline.  It was posted by the incredibly talented Mike Waterhouse.  And while Instagram can make even the most novice picture taker look like a pro, Mike is indeed just that.  Dude is AMAZING when he picks up a camera.  I found the original, non-Instagrammed image and that’s what you see below.  You can follow Mike on Instagram, on Twitter at @MikeWaterhouse or on his blog at http://nakedbagel.com/

If you’re interested, here’s the Instagram photo that I first saw. 

Downtown At Dusk
Photo Credit: Mike Waterhouse

Mike took this photo of the downtown skyline on Cleveland’s 217th birthday on July 22nd, 2013.  I’m a few days late, but I’d like to wish the town I love a very happy birthday.

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Cedar Point – Get Your Thrills Just Up The Road

Summertime in the Cleveland area means heat and humidity.  But it also means fun in that sun and there’s no place better to spend an awesome afternoon getting some thrills than Cedar Point.  Yes, I know that Cedar Point isn’t technically in Cleveland (it’s about an hour or so away in Sandusky) but for many its synonymous with the Northeast Ohio / Cleveland area.

Cedar Point
Photo credit Buzzfeed.com

You can find Cedar Point on the web at http://www.cedarpoint.com.  If you’ve never been, and you’re a fan of roller coasters I’ve got to ask… What are you waiting for?  You’ll find some of the greatest rides in the WORLD right up the road from the land of Cleve.  Enjoy summer folks!

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Celebrate Independence Day In Cleveland

A huge Happy Independence Day to all the That’sClevelandBaby.com friends and fans!

Cleveland Indians Fireworks
Fireworks At Progressive Field

If you’re looking to see some fireworks this weekend, here’s a great list from Cleveland.com:

Celebrate July Fourth with fireworks, parades and more

Have a happy and safe weekend folks!

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