This is a petition to pressure the Dolan Family to sell the Cleveland Indians.
Larry Dolan and the Dolan family started decreasing the payroll in the year 2001, when we missed the playoffs on the last day of the season after making the playoffs many years in a row. They stated that they were rebuilding the team, but in reality the team was young and talented and had no need to rebuild. He reduced the payroll by millions, by trading players such as Manny Ramirez, Kenny Lofton, Omar Vizquel, Bartolo Colon, and Jim Thome. All of which are still great major league players, including Bartolo winning the Cy Young. By Larry Dolan rebuilding, and turning our great team into a mediocre one, our attendance record was lost and only about 25,000 people showed up to each game. He dramatically hurt the economy of downtown Cleveland, not to mention the morale of the entire state. Last year, with much young talent the Indians achieved 93 wins, just missing the playoffs. In the offseason Mr. Dolan lost some of our key players like Kevin Millwood and Bob Howry and expected us to be better than last year. We are much worse, and completely out of contention. We will never win a World Series under the ownership. The ownership of the Dolans is the worst thing to happen to Cleveland since Modell moved the Browns.
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