Hello again. I had originally planned to post a typical entry with an update and some other random stuff, but sadly I have other news to report. The Cleveland Indians and particularly the current and former players and staff of the Kinston Indians lost a member of our baseball family earlier tonight, when Kinston’s clubhouse manager Robert Smeraldo passed away from the complications of a massive stroke he suffered Monday morning. Robert was a great guy and a consummate professional who always went the extra mile to make sure we had what we needed, both in Kinston and spring training. He will be missed by many current and former members of the Indians organization and not soon forgotten. There is some more information on the Kinston Indians website for those who desire it, but I’ll leave it at that for now and ask you to keep Robert and his son Robert, Jr. in your thoughts.