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Theater of the Mind

Wayne Mack would broadcast on WDOK-AM from “the balcony radio box at the Waltz Palace, overlooking the great glistening dance floor and the huge stage” at “Northern Ohio’s oldest and most beautiful ballroom”—all made up, of course.

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Two Plain Dealer front covers showing LeBron James: July 9, 2010 headlined "Gone" and July 12, 2014 headlined "Home"

The Comeback – About This book

The moment I read the essay, I knew I had to write a book about the return of LeBron James to the Cavaliers. The essay was written with Lee Jenkins in Sports Illustrated. Some people told me they thought Jenkins really wrote it, and that he basically put the words in LeBron’s mouth. But most people told me, “I read it and I cried.” …

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Amy Mihaljevic school photo, with side-saddle ponytail

Minute by Minute — Amy Mihaljevic on October 27, 1989

The day Amy was taken, Bay Village was enjoying an Indian summer. Though it was late October, a balmy breeze cut off Lake Erie. It was the last breath of summer warmth before the world fell cold again until spring. A little after 6 a.m., Amy awoke and dressed herself. Sweats again. She picked out green pants and a pale green sweatshirt with lavender trim. She brushed her hair and slipped on her favorite earrings, silhouettes of horse heads rendered in turquoise, mounted on gold studs.

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The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland: How LeBron James Came Home and Brought a Championship to Cleveland, a book by Terry Pluto from Gray & Company, Publishers – front cover

Waiting for LeBron

Dan Gilbert was worried. The man who started a mortgage company called Quicken Loans hates to wait. And he hates to feel that everything is not in control. But it can be argued that Gilbert had been waiting for four years for a chance to bring LeBron James back to Cleveland, four years to “make this right” …

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The Making of Major League: A Juuuust a Bit Inside Look at the Classic Baseball Comedy, a book by Jonathan Knight from Gray & Company, Publishers – front cover

“Major League” and the Real-World Tribe

At the dawn of the 1990s, whenever the Indians did anything of note, local and national reporters couldn’t resist drawing parallels with Major League. In 1990, to promote the first full Indians season since the release of the film, the team introduced a new marketing slogan, which would be printed on pocket schedules and incorporated into a radio jingle: “A Major League Good Time” …

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