Top 10 most popular TribeVibe posts of 2014 (so far)


No. 10: Indians, All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis agree to long-term contract

  • On Opening Day, the Indians announced that Jason Kipnis had agreed to a six-year contract extension through the 2019 season with a club option for 2020. The first-time All-Star in 2013 struggled with an injured oblique muscle throughout the 2014 season, and will be looked to to rebound in 2015 and continue to be a clubhouse leader for the team.

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No. 9: Taking a trip down memory lane: Ballpark construction photos

  • While looking at some old files in February, we found these photos of the original construction of then-Jacobs Field. Great memories, especially as we embark upon the current ballpark renovation project!


No. 8: Exclusive interview with the Progressive Field squirrel

  • Sometimes, in a long season, you have to have some fun … So when a random squirrel showed up and stayed a while during an April series with Kansas City, we posted a fake/sarcastic interview with said squirrel. It was a hit.


No. 7: VIDEO: Thome statue unveiling, Giambi honoring Thome

  • Aug. 2 was a special day: We honored Jim Thome with a statue at Progressive Field; he retired as an Indians player; and Jason Giambi gave up Thome’s No. 25 the same evening. Here’s video of it all.


No. 6: Hey guys? Accept that in-game TV interview at your own risk

  • On his way to becoming the American League Cy Young favorite, Corey Kluber – known for his stoic demeanor – also gave an epic in-game interview during a May game vs. the Tigers, while being pelted with sunflowers seeds, water and baby powder.


No. 5: Photo Gallery: Rain delay? Slip and slide.

  •  Long rain delay in a game against the Diamondbacks, who didn’t return to Cleveland this year? Time to let out some frustration for Lonnie, Kip and Handsome Mike.


No. 4: Special moment: Tom Hamilton watches son’s first big-league AB

  • In March in Goodyear, Nick Hamilton, an Indians 2012 draft pick after helping lead the Kent State Golden Flashes to the College World Series that June, found himself in the lineup as the designated hitter as the Indians took on the Cincinnati Reds from Goodyear Ballpark. Originally, Nick Swisher was in the lineup as the DH, but when the Reds said pitchers should bat — Cincinnati was the home team — Indians Manager Terry Francona sent Swisher home. Nick’s dad, Indians radio man Tom, was brought to tears.


No. 3: Return to Cleveland stirs fond memories for Tribe HOF inductee Vizquel

  • Omar talked with media before his induction into the Indians Hall of Fame in June, saying in part, “When you take a look back on your career, you have few chances to be part of a Hall of Fame. It’s a prestigious thing to be in such a place, especially with all of the great players that have played here.”

Nick Swisher celebrates his 2 run shot as he rounds first base.

No. 2: Walk-off grand slams at Progressive Field? Swish joins Belle, Haf, Santana and others

  • There have been some notable walk-off Grand Slams in ballpark history, and Nick Swisher added one on June 19 vs. the Angels … We compiled video of some of the more memorable ones, including Albert Belle, Travis Hafner and Carlos Santana.

No. 1: Postseason scenarios: What needs to happen for CLE to get in

  • Whenever you get in that Wild Card mix, there’s bound to be some wacky scenarios … So we kept our fans abreast of exactly what we needed to do and what we needed to happen with KC, Oakland, Seattle and more.

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