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. 

YOU SAID IT

Bud: Baker Mayfield says he was born to play here. Correct me if I’m wrong. Cleveland hardly seems like a GQ Magazine kind of town. — Tim, C-Town. 

Someone else already said it best about Mayfield making news in GQ. So I’ll defer to Tony Grossi on ESPN 850 Tuesday when asked the same basic question: “It’s better than High Times.”

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Bud: Some folks are comparing Yasiel Puig to Albert Belle, but I don’t see it. Belle had the more powerful stick and Puig the more powerful arm. And Albert needed only one finger to wave. — Vince G., Cincinnati.

Outside of weekly therapy sessions, I haven’t thought about Albert in 25 years.

Bud: So Odell Beckham Jr. told Sports Illustrated his trade from the Giants to the Browns wasn’t a business deal? That the Giants sent him here “to die.” I don’t get it. Weren’t the Browns better than the Giants a year ago? — Chuck.

I don’t want to say Beckham can be overly dramatic, but, confidentially, that’s what one of his old kicking nets is telling people.

Bud: I am having knee surgery this week and I wonder if you think I'll be able to run a 4.45 40-yard dash after this. — EastSide Eddie.

Depends. Is Stipe Miocic chasing you? On the back of a dragon?

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Hey, Bud: Be honest. You had to have received some sa-weet endorsement deals for Links to the Game.  — Keith Jameson, Fairview Park.

I did get one deal out of that appearance. Every time that episode airs, the guy who gives me golf lessons pays me $20 not to tell anyone he’s the guy who gives me golf lessons.

Bud: Other than going face-first into the single-fold cologne sample pages, why would you ever pick up an issue of GQ magazine? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

I do it now on the off chance that the next Brown featured there is Freddie Kitchens trying to bring back the RompHim.

Bud: Is it true Antonio Callaway is all in favor of joint practices? — Paul Ferko, Parma.

Allegedly.

Bud: I see Chris Sale reached 2,000 strikeouts faster than any other pitcher. How does that compare to your high school dating career? — Kevin from Medina.

You Said It “winners” finally make a connection.

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