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Contest Time: Who Is Your Favorite Current Cleveland Athlete?

CLEVELAND– By now you have surely heard about LeBron James once again abandoning Cleveland with a depleted and overpaid roster in salary cap hell. After putting the number 23 jersey back in the closet, possibly for good this time, you will need a new “Super Hero Cleveland Athlete” to root for.

I thought it would be fun to pick the brains of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans in the nation. Who will be the new face of Cleveland sports starting today? The fan with the most creative and intelligent answer will win a copy of the “2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Book: All In.” A link for that read can be found here.

Here is the ballot, but you are more than welcome to go off the ballot as well, and pick whomever you feel is deserving. Leave your vote in the comment section. Have fun and good luck!  All votes are due by Wednesday at Midnight.

Kevin Love : Signed a long-term contract after the 2015 season and has never once complained despite being a team scapegoat.

Jose Ramirez: One of the best all-around players in Major League Baseball, a fan favorite.

Frankie Lindor:  Great at the plate, great in the field and great with the kids in the community. An infectious smile and the must-see player of the Indians.

Corey Kluber: A two-time Cy Young winner who was dominant in the 2016 MLB Playoffs until the Game 7 collapse. One of the best in the game.

Coletun Long: Along with teammate Chris Cvecko, organized a group to save NPSL Soccer in Cleveland. He is also the captain of a team headed to the NPSL playoffs.

Myles Garrett: The leader of the defense in only his second season, Garrett is passionate about our fan base and has no problems taking the lead as top dog in fans’ hearts.

Baker Mayfield: If he plays a role in turning around the sports world’s worst franchise, they may just build a statue of him in this town.

Stipe Miocic:  This blue collar champion will once again represent Cleveland on the grand stage of the UFC this weekend when he defends his UFC World Heavyweight Championship.



  1. Greg Vallo

    July 2, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Frankie Lindor

  2. Jessica Duer

    July 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Jason Kipnis?

  3. Kim Moore

    July 2, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Stipe Miocic

  4. Colin Fabian

    July 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Coleton Long

  5. William Hawkins

    July 2, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Mike Scarbro

  6. Paul Bartlett

    July 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Michael Brantley

  7. michael hirn

    July 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    It was Frankie before that other guy left for Hollywood and it will continue to be Frankie. A truly great ambassador for the city. #RallyTogether

  8. Gary

    July 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Stipe Miocic

  9. MMA FAN

    July 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Stipe Miocic, the true blue collar champion!

  10. D M

    July 2, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    The Baddest Man on the Planet, the man who TRULY broke the Cleveland Curse, STIPE!

  11. Bob Gugliotti

    July 2, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Lindor and Ramirez

  12. Drew Rose

    July 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm


  13. Chet Omilanowski

    July 2, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Frankie Lindor. He has the dazzling smile and flair rivaling the great Omar Vizquel. He is the face of the Tribe and has some hardware to prove his worth (platinum glove, silver slugger awards, player of the week 2 consecutive weeks in 2018. Kluber is amazing but doesn’t seem to have the charisma. Too soon for Baker Mayfield.

  14. Emily McKee

    July 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Frankie Lindor

  15. TJ Gibbons

    July 2, 2018 at 9:34 pm


  16. Sue H

    July 3, 2018 at 10:29 am

    A true leader on and off the field

  17. Dave Hancy

    July 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

    At least we still have STIPE!

  18. Indiansfan

    July 3, 2018 at 10:31 am


  19. Common Sense

    July 3, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Frankie Lindor

  20. Ray simpson

    July 3, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Cory Kluber

  21. Camille

    July 3, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Frankie Lindor!!!!! But a real close second is Corey Kluber!!!!!!

  22. Mollee

    July 4, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Frankie Lindor ⚾

  23. esmarxen

    July 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    I wanted very much to write a comment, intelligent and snappy
    About how very much I hoped all your fav athletes would be happy.
    I got my pad and pencil and sat in the CLE dugout for quite a time,
    But all my bright ideas to pitch KLUBER simply wouldn’t rhyme.
    I thought of 2018 baseball, 120 strikeouts, 88.6 sliders, Carnegie and Ontario, too–
    Since they don’t rhyme with # 28 COREY, so what am I to do???

  24. Spencer

    July 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm


  25. Dave Hancy

    July 5, 2018 at 9:30 pm


  26. Frankie Fanatic

    July 6, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Frankie Lindor

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