Leading Off with Ryan Lewis: A podcast on the Cleveland Indians.
Ryan and Ashley wrap up the 2021 season and pay tribute to Matt Loede.
In this edition on Leading Off, Ryan and Ashley wrap up the 2021 season and forecast the possibilities for the Guardians in 2022. They also pay tribute to late longtime Cleveland sports journalist Matt Loede.
End of an era: Guardians on the way, Bieber is back and the Akron Rubberducks
On this edition of Leading Off, Ryan and Ashley talk about Cleveland's last home game as the Indians, Shane Bieber's return to the mound and the Akron Rubberducks Double-A Northeast League Championship win.
Bieber fever: Cleveland’s ace returns to the mound
In this edition of Leading Off, Ryan and Ashley talk about the return of Shane Bieber for Friday’s game against the White Sox in Chicago. It will be his first time on the mound for Cleveland since June. They also talk about how the front office will shape the roster heading into 2022, James Karinchak’s progress in Columbus, outfielder-turned-pitcher Anthony Gose talking about how he’s “too stupid to quit,” and much more. In the pop culture portion of the podcast, they recap wins and losses from the Emmys.
Logan Allen’s curveball, Zach Plesac’s bad luck and a visit to Harry Potter World
Ryan and Ashley talk Ryan’s visit to Harry Potter World, and Ryan’s beef is apparently squashed with Daniel Radcliffe. They then discuss the adjustments made by Logan Allen, Emmanuel Clase’s progression, Ryan Larvarnway saving Cleveland from some dubious history and manager Terry Francona’s health situation. They also talk about Zack Plesac’s bad luck being on the opposing side of three no-hitters.
Roberto Perez, Amed Rosario, Logan Allen and Ryan’s beef with Daniel Radcliffe
In this edition of Leading Off, Ryan and Ashley talk about Roberto Perez and his progress in Akron, Amed Rosario’s 5-for-5 night, the ups and downs of Logan Allen, James Karinchak and Bradley Zimmer and Ryan’s beef with “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe.
Note: The next edition of Leading Off will post Sept. 16.
Positives from negatives: Injuries, rehabs, setting up for 2022, COVID tests and ‘Ted Lasso’
In this edition of Leading Off, Ryan and Ashley talk about what the recent loss of Tristan McKenzie means for the team going forward. They also give an update on manager Terry Francona’s health, talk about the team’s middle infield and outfield situations, Bobby Bradley’s emergence at first base and the future of Roberto Perez. They close with another “pop culture” corner and give their latest bingeworthy TV picks.