It’s a new way to cover newsmakers. You want transparency, right? Let's be clear, then.
"Let's Be Clear" is all about transparency. WKYC has a clear, mobile newsroom that we're taking across the state over the next few weeks to talk to those making headlines in Ohio. Whether you agree with the guest, disagree, or are a fan of them, we know you have questions for them.
So you’re going to be the one asking the questions. Write in what you want to know and our Will Ujek will pose it to them… live. You can tweet questions with #3LetsBeClear or leave them on our Facebook page.
On Wednesday we sat down with former Cleveland Indians catcher Sandy Alomar, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at Wednesday's Greater Cleveland Sports Awards.
You can watch the full interview again below:
The former Tribe catcher, who spent 11 of his 20 Major League Baseball seasons in Cleveland, now serves as the team's first-base coach.
Alomar recalled some of his favorite memories with the Indians, including his memorable 1997 season.
Among his favorite moments was when his 7-year-old son joined him on the field after the 1997 MLB All-Star Game, when Alomar hit a go-ahead home run to give the American League the lead and eventual win.
"And having a chance to go back to the World Series," Alomar added. "That was tremendous."
When it comes to his teammates, Alomar has had plenty who are worthy of a spot in Cooperstown. Jim Thome was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last year and Omar Vizquel remains on the ballot. Alomar's brother, Robbie, was enshrined into the hall of fame in 2011.
But Alomar was quick to name another past teammate he believes deserved a spot among the greats: Kenny Lofton.
"It was not fair," Alomar said. "He was one of the best lead-off hitters to ever play the game. He was our spark plug and he did as much as any of our other players did. He single-handedly beat Randy Johnson in the playoffs in '95."
When it comes to Vizquel, who has been Hall of Fame eligible for two years, Alomar is confident the former shortstop will join Cooperstown one day.
"He is going to be in," Alomar said. "He's one of the best. He was a pleasure to watch, man. When you had front row watching Robbie [Alomar] and watching Omar turning double plays and making the plays, it was fun to watch as a catcher".
In 985 regular-season games over his 11 years with the Indians, Alomar registered 944 hits, including 194 doubles, eight triples and 92 home runs, along with 416 runs scored, 453 runs batted in and 165 walks against 386 strikeouts.
Alomar had a .277 batting average, along with .315 on-base, .419 slugging and .734 on-base-plus-slugging percentages with the Indians. Over 49 games in 10 playoff series with the Indians, Alomar had 37 hits in 173 at-bats, including nine doubles, five home runs and one triple, along with 28 runs batted in, 17 runs scored and seven walks.
Alomar was the 1990 American League Rookie of the Year, a 1990 Gold Glove Award winner and six-time AL All-Star, with his most memorable showing coming in the 1997 Midsummer Classic at Progressive Field in Cleveland.