That’s Cleveland Baby is my little way to show just how awesome this town is. I grew up here and after going away for college and spending nearly a decade in Washington D.C., the wife and I came back to C-Town. I don’t care how much crap we take in the national media, Cleveland is the greatest town in the world. This is my little spot on the web to share the beauty that is Cleveland, Ohio.
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If you’ve read any of my stuff here, you’ll know that I’m a pretty big baseball fan. That said, Progressive Field (Jacob’s Field to me, but that’s another story altogether) holds a special place in my heart. I ran across this photo on Twitter the other day where user @GirlFromThe216 had is a her Twitter background. The sunset here showing through the clouds with the Terminal Tower and Progressive Field in the foreground make for an amazing photo.
What an amazing shot. Have you been out to Progressive Field yet this year? If not what’s stopping you? You could be missing out on a beautiful sunset such as this.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Cleveland is currently being used to film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Roads have been closed, social media has been hopping with updates and the town has been buzzing with celebrity sightings. Filming moved inside yesterday into Tower City. As I rode the escalator up from the parking garage, I was greeted with this sight.
And while I didn’t get a photo of Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans kissing, I did manage to snap a couple of pics and videos of the two stars filming a scene or two. The “first unit” was filming all day in Tower City both in the main area with the fountains as well as “downstairs” where the RTA comes into the building. Looks like Cleveland will be well represented in the film.
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend lined up in Cleveland! There’s a ton to do in and around town. Don’t forget the true meaning of Memorial Day but have a great weekend!
There’s a ton going on in Cleveland this weekend including the Great American Rib Cook-Off, the Chagrin Falls Blossom Time Festival, the Tremont Greek Fest and much more!!! Get out there and enjoy your weekend Cleveland!
In case you were living under a rock and missed it, recently 3 girls who had been missing for over a decade were found alive and well in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued from their decade long captivity in part by the gentlemen pictured here: Charles Ramsey.
I won’t bother recapping the entire story here, Ramsey’s role in the rescue, other parties involved or parody videos. There are far better sources out there if you’re looking for that. What I will say is that Charles Ramsey has become the face that is everything GOOD in the world. That’s what I’m going to hold onto in this case. In a world where there are people sick enough to hold others captive for a decade, there are also those like Charles Ramsey.
One year ago today, the Horseshoe Casino is downtown Cleveland opened its doors to the public. It’s been a great year and by all indications business is good at The Shoe. Congrats to everyone involved in bringing Cleveland another great landmark!
In case you didn’t know, the Indians are playing a true double header today against the New York Yankees. Buy a ticket and you get to watch at least 18 innings of baseball for the price of 9! That’s a great deal Cleveland!
The Tribe (as of this post) finds itself tied for first place but with the lowest attendance in the league. Come on Cleveland… show our Tribe that we love them!
We’re well into the swing of baseball season here in Cleveland. And when you venture down to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario you’re sure to see one super fan making the rounds – Slider!!!
I’m not really sure what Slider is supposed to be (aside from a huge Tribe fan) but he does a great job cheering on our Indians. They’re going for their 7th victory in a row today down at Progressive Field. Let’s go Tribe!!!
A few years ago, when you drove into downtown and would be greeted with a Cleveland icon… LeBron James. Back in those days LeBron’s banner with his arms outstretched had simply one word on it… “Witness“. These days as you make your way downtown you’re still greeted with an icon but it’s no longer Mr. James. These days the icon is Cleveland herself.
The “Witness” banner has been replaced with one sponsored by home town Sherwin-Williams that has a picture of Cleveland with seven words: “Our Home Since 1866. Our Pride Forever”
Baseball is back in Cleveland!!! The Indians opened up their home season yesterday at Progressive Field when they hosted the New York Yankees. The Home Opener (referred to by the Indians as Opening Day) sold out in only 6 minutes the day tickets went on sale to the general public. This picture was taken from my seats in section 521 and I was THRILLED to be there.
Downtown Cleveland was packed hours before the game with folks excited about Indians baseball. The weather was beautiful and even though the Tribe lost I think it’s safe to say that everyone is happy to have baseball back!
Today’s the day Indians fans… it’s the 2013 Home Opener!!! It’s been a long time coming and fans simply cannot wait to return to Progressive Field to cheer on our Tribe!
I saw this beautiful picture on Twitter this morning capturing the incredible sunrise over Progressive Field. I can’t for the life of me find the tweet so I can’t give proper credit. If you know who took this photo PLEASE let me know so I can give credit where it’s due.
It’s baseball season. Get out and cheer for our Indians. Let’s go Tribe!
As you well know, the 2013 baseball season is officially here! The Indians opened up the 2013 campaign on the road with a WIN in Toronto last night. If the buzz on Twitter for the Tribe was any indication, this town is electric for some Indians baseball this season!
And while Opening Day here in town isn’t until Monday afternoon (4:05 against the Yankees in case you’ve been living under a rock) I just had to post some Progressive Field love. This pic was actually taken on Opening Day 2011. As you can see it was a beautiful day. If the reports hold true we’re in for a similar day next Monday as well. Let’s go Tribe!!!
Who else is excited for some Indians baseball? Are you going to Opening Day on Monday?
It’s been a long and cold off season for Cleveland Indians fans, but we’re finally on the home stretch toward Opening Day for our beloved Tribe. We’ll be seeing a ton of new faces when the Indians trot onto the field next week and I for one an super excited about this team.
For quite a few Clevelanders (myself included) Opening Day is a holiday that we look forward to every single day from the time the previous season ends. Thanks to the Official Cleveland Indians Facebook page for posting such an awesome photo today.
It was announced today that the 2013 Cleveland Airshow was being cancelled due to budget constraints. Per the Cleveland National Air Show website: “The 2013 Air Show has been canceled due to the impact of Federal Government Sequestration budget cuts on Department of Defense and Aerospace Industry support of public air shows. Planning and preparation is proceeding for the 2014 Cleveland National Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The tentative 2014 dates are August 30 – September 1 (Labor Day Weekend).”
I don’t know about you, but for me if I attended or not, there was just something special about Air Show week in Cleveland. If you were downtown you got to see and hear the planes as they practiced during the week. And there was a certain anticipation in the air when folks started talking Air Show… it meant summer was coming.
Some quick Googling found me this amazing shot taken by John Slater at http://blog.slaterpics.com/ Talk about an incredible shot of the Blue Angels flying by the downtown Cleveland skyline. Here’s hoping that we’ve not seen the last of the Cleveland Air Show.
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day. Cleveland like many other cities will have its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and thousands of Clevelanders will turn out wearing their green and shamrock covered clothing. Not only will there be parades, shamrocks and possible a leprechaun or two, there’s one thing that you can be sure will be flowing… green beer.
This pic was taken outside the Tilted Kilt in downtown Cleveland a few months back but I figured it’d be a good one to post the day before St. Patty’s. Be careful out there tomorrow folks…
March Madness is starting early here in Cleveland this year. The Mid-American Conference (the MAC) is holding its Men’s and Women’s Conference Tournaments this week in downtown Cleveland at the Quicken Loans Arena. You can check out the entire schedule of events on the MAC’s website, which culminates with the Women’s Championship Game on Saturday (3/16) at 1:00 PM followed by the Men’s Championship Game 6:30 PM. (Tickets are available here)
In addition to the games themselves, the MAC Fan Fest has taken over Tower City. During the Fan Fest, fans can “Get your picture taken with the mascots, cheerleaders and band members from your favorite MAC team. Enjoy team autograph signings, inflatables, free throw contests, dunk contests, cornhole, tattoo booths and much more.” (Tickets are available here)
When the Horseshoe Casino came to downtown Cleveland the entire city was electric with excitement. For weeks after it opened, the Horseshoe had lines out the door waiting to get in and still to this day I think its safe to say traffic is exceeding expectations.
I took this pic the first weekend the casino was open as I took a spin through the high limit room. I’m thrilled to see that the Higbee building seems to be a perfect fit for the Shoe.
The casino was the subject of many debates for years prior to its arrival. But regardless of if you voted for it or not, I think it’s safe to say that it’s added yet another jewel to the downtown area.
Yesterday’s blast of Spring in Cleveland had everyone watering at the mouth for a little break from the gray. And even though if the weather folks are accurate we’re in for another cold week, it reminded us that we will indeed have patio dining and drinking weather once again! I didn’t have a chance to get down to East 4th yesterday but I heard from many folks that the patios were poppin. I went through the old hard drive and found this one. Anyone else excited for this?
Spring is on it’s way folks. Opening Day is around the corner and the St. Pat’s Day Celebrations are planned.
Wintertime in Cleveland can be downright dreary. I’ve lived here for a long time so I try REALLY hard not to be the person complaining about the weather in Northeast Ohio. After all… it’s CLEVELAND. What did we expect? This winter hasn’t even been that terrible with the exception of a couple of nasty snowstorms. That said, I’m still super excited for Spring to hit this year. It’s just been so gray for so long.
Luckily on my way to work the other day I saw a light at the end of the tunnel… Proof positive that here in Cleveland we do indeed have more that just 50 shades of gray.
Spring is coming! Opening Day for the Indians is just around the corner and there WILL be a day when we see the sun shine again. And I for one simply cannot wait.