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Should the Cleveland Indians have a Plan B for Brad Hand? -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Sports fans wonder about the back end of the Indians bullpen, the Browns improvement in two short years and whatever happened to the pitcher who built the drones.
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Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Brad Hand delivers in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

CLEVELAND —  "You Said It" is a reader participation column based on the premise that if you don't laugh about Cleveland sports you'll cry.

And that if you do laugh about Cleveland sports, you might still end up crying. But at least friends and family will like being around you more. 


Bud: Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes (to a lesser extent) have clearly helped the Indians lineup since the trade. But I still wish we had whatshisname pitching every fifth day. — Tim, C-Town.

I’m sure Trevor Bauer would take your sentiment in the spirit you intended.

Bud: Now that the Indians have caught up to Minnesota, shouldn’t Terry Francona start grooming a replacement for Brad Hand just to be safe? He looks shakier than Barney Fife making an arrest — Billy Boy.

Thank you for guaranteeing I won’t make the most dated reference in this edition of YSI.

Bud: In retrospect, I'm starting to think that Hue Jackson guy wasn't a very good coach -- Aaron.

And still some people say they turn to You Said It out of total boredom and not for the sharp insight.

Bud: I found a 2017 Browns playbook. It opened at 3rd and 14.  — Michael Sarro.

From what I remember of that season and the one that followed, that was optimistic.

Bud: When I viewed the video you imbedded in YSI of Baker slamming a beer, the next video in cue was titled "Scully's call of Gibson memorable at-bat.”??? — CJ, Avon Lake.

Makes you wonder what Vin kept in that coffee cup.

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Bud: Will Johnny and his alter ego Billy be spokesmen for any Cleveland law firms anytime soon? The black hair and white hair attorneys are getting long in the tooth. -- O. Bill Stone.

Johnny is busy doing auto insurance commercials. That's only surprising if you were thinking life coach.

Bud: What color sport coat do sportswriting ‘hall of famers’ receive upon their induction? -- Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Mustard. Or Ketchup. Many combine the two.

Bud: Is there any difference between Damon Sheehy-Giuseppi and Antonio Callaway when they sleep on grass? -- Michael Sarro.

You Said It "winners" are occasionally men of substance.

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