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Tribe fans offered advice

By Marla Ridenour Published: April 18, 2010

Browns president Mike Holmgren attended Indians' opening day last Monday with senior advisor Gil Haskell. But it might not have felt like he was skipping work.

''I got a lot of advice that day,'' Holmgren said during Thursday's pre-draft press conference. Browns coach Eric Mangini's wife Julie is the sister of Tribe general manager Mark Shapiro.

The Browns pick seventh overall in Thursday's draft and hold 10 picks in the seven rounds of the three-day affair, including five of the first 92.

''That was fun, I got to go to the baseball game and I don't get to do that very often,'' Holmgren said. ''The Indians were very nice.''

Holmgren sat in the front row behind the dugout. Asked the funniest thing said to him that day, he said, ''Down in front.''

He explained that he laid his jacket on the top of the dugout, but an Indians usher told him to move it. As he put it on, he said someone behind him chided him for standing.


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