Regarding Cleveland Indians’ Zach Plesac, sometimes silence really is golden: Paul Hoynes

Regarding Cleveland Indians’ Zach Plesac, sometimes silence really is golden: Paul Hoynes

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A long time ago, when Brian Sipe was the Browns quarterback, he was unhappy with some of his teammates’ preparation during the week before a game. A couple of players had fallen asleep during some meetings. Sipe called them out publicly, starting one of those two or three-day brushfires that fans love so much. Tom DeLeone, the late and underappreciated center who played for the Browns at that time, was asked about the back-and-forth between Sipe and some teammates. DeLeone did not go into detail, but said, “The more you stir it, the more it stinks.” Those should be words to live by for Indians right-hander Zach Plesac and whoever is currently advising him. Or maybe somebody should just tell him to stop talking. On Thursday, Plesac posted on Instagram his version of what happened Saturday night when Mike Clevinger and he broke curfew in Chicago and were busted by MLB security and the Indians. Plesac, pleading his case in video form, said Clevinger and he have been vilified by the media. “Dragged through the mud,” as he put it. In his explanation of the night’s events, however, Plesac didn’t contradict a single fact that has been reported about his unapproved excursion. He couldn’t claim fake news because he confirmed just about everything that has been reported from that night. More than anything it sounds like his feelings were hurt by some less-than-flattering media coverage brought on by Plesac and Clevinger’s reckless behavior. As for the apology Plesac issued ...
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