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THE CLEVELAND INDIANS HIT THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CYCLE

Posted by HG on June 8, 2007

While congress is looking for the real steroid users, and the media wants to know who A-Rod is banging, the Cleveland Indians have stepped to the plate against domestic violence. Manager Eric Wedge and players C.C. Sabathia, Trot Nixon, Mike Rouse, Aaron Fultz, Jason Michaels, and Jeremy Sowers along with Kate Wedge and other wives have teamed up with the V-Day campaign to stop abuse against women and girls. The V-Day campaign’s mission is to increase awareness and raise money for anti-violence organizations.

Domestic violence is an issue that’s bigger than ‘roids, managers going ape shit, and how many black players are in MLB. Check out these statistics..1 in 3 women are beaten or raped in the world today. 1 in 6 women suffer the same fate in the United States.. Why doesn’t this get the same attention as a Don Imus or dogfighting?

It seems like every week we hear a story about a person of note, a man with some celebrity being accused of domestic violence. I know not every charge is true, but we’re only hearing the accusations against famous people. Imagine how many cases we don’t hear about.. 1 in 6 women in the United States?!? That’s disgusting. I’m glad the Indians are doing their part to stop this crime.

Manager, players take stand against domestic violence. Courtesy of The Plain Dealer

Manager, players, wives promote V-Day. Courtesy of MLB.com

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