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Albert Belle takes himself out of the running for the Indians' job

Oct 6, 2009, 9:55 AM EDT

Never mind that he’d probably be violating 16 different restraining orders simply by showing up in Ohio again:

So what else could be missing from this fine Indians season that ends today? What about a phone call from former Tribe slugger Albert Belle to tie all the loose ends together?

For the third time in the past two years, Belle punched my cellphone
number from his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. As I walked down the dank
visitor’s tunnel at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday, I answered his
call. There was no mistaking the voice on the other end of the line.

“Tell Larry Dolan I won’t be interviewing for the
manager’s job,” said one of the most feared and ill-tempered hitters in
Indians history. “How can you manage when you’ve got no players? This season isn’t the manager’s fault. They traded
away all his players. You can’t win when you trade two Cy Young winners
in CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee. Dolan is getting what he paid for.

Albert Belle may be a violent sociopath, and if he had my cellphone number I’d probably call the FBI or something, but he’s got a decent point about the Tribe.

  1. Jacob - Oct 6, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    I’d also like to announce that I won’t be interviewing for the manager job.

  2. Chis - Oct 6, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Give me a call I would be pleased to the job.

  3. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Oct 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Maybe he was looking for some white walls and got confused when someone for the Cleveland Indians picked up the phone?

  4. Sophie Handley - Feb 26, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Hi just thought i would tell you something.. This is twice now i’ve landed on your blog in the last 3 days searching for totally unrelated things. Spooky or what?

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