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Indians President Mark Shapiro is bound for Blue Jays

As his throat clogged with emotion, Mark Shapiro avoided making eye contact with his wife and two kids so he wouldn't break down crying. Saying goodbye to the Indians — his baseball family for half his 48 years — was tough. Shapiro barely finished his opening remarks before tearing up. "I almost made it all the way through," he said, turning to owner Paul Dolan. After rising through Cleveland's front office, building the Indians into consistent winners and directing the renovation of Progressive Field, Shapiro is leaving after this season to join the Toronto Blue Jays as their new president and CEO. It was a difficult decision for Shapiro, who became...

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