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Cleveland Indians, Delaware North serve annual Thanksgiving meal at Progressive Field

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Event offers Thanksgiving meals to visitors from Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs, Ohio Guidestone and City Mission 

Members of the Cleveland Indians front office and Delaware North Sportservice played host to the club’s annual Thanksgiving Meal at Progressive Field in the Terrace Club on Sunday.

Visitors from area charities, including Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Ohio Guidestone and City Misssion enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by members of the Indians front office, including Paul Dolan, Chris Antonetti, Mike Chernoff and others.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Role changes: Chris Antonetti becomes Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations, Mike Chernoff to General Manager, Derek Falvey to Assistant GM

Mike Chernoff (left) will assume the General Manager title, while Chris Antonetti now will be the President of Baseball Operations.

Mike Chernoff (left) will assume the General Manager title, while Chris Antonetti now will be the President of Baseball Operations.

The Indians announced on Tuesday that Chris Antonetti is now the club’s President of Baseball Operations.

Additionally, Assistant General Manager Mike Chernoff has been named the Indians General Manager, and Director of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey is now the Tribe’s Assistant GM.

Antonetti, 41, recently completed his fifth season as Cleveland Indians General Manager after being elevated to the position following the 2010 campaign. Under Antonetti’s leadership the club secured long term agreements with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco this past spring, joining Cody Allen, Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley among players under club control thru at least the 2018 season.

Chernoff, 34, just completed his 12th season with the Indians organization, serving the last five years since October 2010 in the Assistant General Manager role. Chernoff has been involved in all aspects of baseball operations and has played an instrumental role assisting Antonetti in the club’s player and contract procurement.

Falvey, 32, recently completed his eighth season with the Indians and fourth as the Director of Baseball Operations after being named to the position in December 2011. Falvey has worked closely with Antonetti and Chernoff in addition to assisting Terry Francona and the field staff with day-to-day activities involving the Major League club.

These moves will not impact the business operations as Indians Owner and Chairman Paul Dolan will continue to assume those responsibilities related to outgoing Indians President Mark Shapiro’s recent departure.

Francona, Kipnis, Lindor, coaches and more to appear post-game June 24 at The Corner to benefit VeloSano

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Paul Dolan, Mark Shapiro, Chris Antonetti scheduled to appear at charity eventC

Cleveland, OH— The Cleveland Indians will play host to a celebrity bartending event to benefit VeloSano following the Tribe and Tigers Noon game on Wednesday, June 24. The event will be held at Progressive Field’s “The Corner” in the Right Field District, which has become one of the hottest spots in Cleveland featuring nearly 40 beers on tap.

The Indians celebrity bartending lineup includes:

  • Manager Terry Francona
  • President Mark Shapiro
  • GM Chris Antonetti
  • 2B Jason Kipnis
  • RHP Trevor Bauer
  • RHP Carlos Carrasco
  • RHP Danny Salazar
  • RHP Bryan Shaw
  • LHP Marc Rzepczynski
  • SS Francisco Lindor
  • 3B Giovanny Urshela

*All celebrity bartenders subject to change

Fans are encouraged to attend the Noon game vs. the Tigers and stay post-game to support the cause, with tips and 20% of proceeds going directly to VeloSano.  The Indians will have a silent auction available to raise additional money. Snack items such as nachos and peanuts will also be available for purchase.

Fans not able to attend the game are still invited without a game ticket to attend the event and enter Progressive Field at the Right Field Gate near the New Era Team Shop off East 9th St. 30 minutes following last out of the game. The event is expected to conclude 3.5 hours (approx. 6:30pm) following the last out.

The Indians partnered once again with Cleveland Clinic to support VeloSano, an annual charity bike ride event, held this summer July 17-19 in Cleveland. The Indians will also field a team of nearly 60 riders, including Indians Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan and other members of the Indians front office.

VeloSano, Latin for “swift cure,” is a major community fundraising initiative, where 100% of dollars raised by VeloSano participants directly benefits cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. At its core, it’s a cycling event where riders commit to raise a pre-determined dollar amount by requesting support from personal contacts.

Presenting: Indians Mean Tweets

The Cleveland Indians have received a lot of national attention lately (read about it here), but that hasn’t stopped fans from being slightly critical. Indians players, staff and some special guests decided to fire back to the negative Twitter comments. Their reactions do not disappoint.

(By the way, we still don’t know what JIXES are…)

‘Really Big Show’ at Cleveland Indians camp in Goodyear, March 9-11


ESPN Cleveland’s “The Really Big Show” is in Goodyear this week, chatting with Tribe players and front office members. In case you missed their shows live, you can listen to them in podcast form!

Click below to listen to each interview:

























PHOTO GALLERY: Another beautiful day in Goodyear, Feb. 21

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New to camp today: Bourn, Santana and more!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

KeyBank Main Stage schedule: 2015 Tribe Fest at Progressive Field


This year’s Tribe Fest has a full slate of fun activities on the KeyBank Main Stage! Here’s a schedule:


10:10AM-10:40: “Chat with the President,” with Mark Shapiro, hosted by Tom Hamilton

10:40-11:10: Noon-12:35PM: “Progressive Field Evolution,” with VP Andrew Miller

11:25-12:25PM: “Minute to Win It,” with players and hosted by Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus

12:40-1:40: “Glory Days in Tribe Town,” with Tom Hamilton and Terry Pluto

1:55-2:55: “Toeing the Rubber,” with players, pitching coach Mickey Callaway and hosted by Jim Rosenhaus

Photos: Tribe front office serves Thanksgiving dinner to 300 at Progressive Field

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Members of the Cleveland Indians front office, including owner Paul Dolan, President Mark Shapiro, GM Chris Antonetti and more served Thanksgiving to nearly 300 people on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.The event was made possible, for the fifth straight year, by the Tribe’s partners at Delaware North Cos.

Folks from five area charities — Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Ohio Guidestone and City Misssion — enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by members of the Indians front office. Slider and the hot dogs also made an appearance, as evidenced by their lack of help serving in the video below!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

AUDIO: Chris Antonetti joins Bill Wills to discuss Francona contract extension

ICYMI: Terry Francona signed a contract extension through 2018 this morning, and Tribe GM Chris Antonetti joined Bill Wills on WTAM this morning to discuss the news.

Click the play button above to listen to Antonetti discuss why the man they call “Tito” is so valuable to the Tribe.

Francona, Antonetti discuss Tribe after season finale

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Indians Manager Terry Francona and General Manager Chris Antonetti chatted with media on Monday, a day after the club’s season finale against Tampa Bay on Sunday. They addressed a number of topics, including offseason goals, positives from 2014 and more.

Skipper first …


It’s still hard today … We don’t have all the answers.

Couple things I do know: We were faced with w lot of challenges: Some health, some guys not quite doing what we thought they’d do. Through it all, we managed to compete all the way to the end. That wasn’t our goal; our goal was to win. … I was really proud of the effort, of the players, of the front office guys. We always seem to do it together.

This year, it wasn’t enough to get us over the hump and into the playoffs, but it helped give us our best chance.

When it’s all said and done, you never want to leave it on the field, to have regrets. If you do, you’re kicking yourself if you end up a game or two short. That’s opposed to leaving it all out there, and not really having any regrets. It wasn’t good enough for us but we have no regrets.

We’re happy with how some of the young guys did, but we still need to get better. I’m not just talking about going out and getting players … I’m talking about everything, putting players in the best position to win.

On the team’s defense

There were a number of reasons where we weren’t really clean. It was flat out making errors, to maybe not getting to some balls earlier in the season. We spent a majority of the season trying to unshoot our foot. That’s a hard way to play. What we talk about is the more work we can get done at high intensity, the better.

Re: positives of 2014

We are disappointed. The goal is to get to the Postseason and keep playing. But part of what excites me so much fi the effort our guys gave to get us to where we got.

Look at some of the core group we have in place:

  • Yan Gomes is a bona fide All-Star. There’s a lot to like there : his energy, his game-calling ability.
  • Brantley turned into one of the top position players in the league. And his impact goes far beyond the numbers.

On Corey Kluber

I don’t know if he’s going to win the Cy Young or not, but he should. Look at (Seattle’s) Felix (Hernandez) and you look at Kluber — If you took their names off of it and put their resumes side by side, Kluber would win the Cy Young. That’s the best endorsement I can give Klubes. The reason I say that is that I went and did it – didn’t want to be a homer. I actually felt like Kluber deserved it, and I didn’t know whose numbers was who.

There are three reasons why I’m so happy here: One is our players, I love the players. Another is the atmosphere Chris and his guys have fostered here, which I think is remarkable. The third one is, I just like the city.

I grew up around here, spent first six years of my life here. There are challenges ahead of us, but it’ll be more special when we figure it out and put it all together.


It’s disappointing to not still be playing. Our goal is to win the World Series and to do that you have to be in the Postseason.

But stepping back from that, I couldn’t be more proud of our players and coaching staff and how they persevered. No matter how difficult the loss the night before, they showed up ready the next day. Tito, our coaches and players deserve a lot of credit for the way they handled things.

After you get past the disappointment of not making it and reflect back, there were a lot of positives this year – especially when you look at the development and progress for a lot of our younger players. We were alive on a really young roster to make a postseason push.

We had developments from Michael Brantley’s emergence as star, to Yan (Gomes), to Lonnie (Chisenhall)… Up and down, see progress they made. You see that and look forward and that’s incredibly exciting to us. We’ve never gone into an offseason in a better position of strength.

Our younger guys gained incredible experience. We asked a lot of them – to make the transition to the big leagues and the environment, and then make a postseason push. In exit meetings, a lot of guys referenced that experience. We’ll benefit from that.

This year obviously was not the script we drew up. We had some injuries, some inconsistencies from our veterans, and we placed a big burden on some of our younger guys.

There are a number of ways we improve this offseason:

  • The young guys who contributed this year can continue to progress
  • Our veteran guys return to health and perform the way they’re capable
  • And we’ll look externally and find ways we can improve

Re: Swisher’s surgeries

It’s important to get the surgeries out of the way, especially as we look to next year. Retrospectively, I don’t think we knew what he was trying to battle through and perform through. It’s easy to look back now and wonder if we could have done it differently, done the surgeries sooner. To his credit, he worked hard and tried to play through it for the team. Encouraging: He should come in to Spring Training ready to go and contribute the way we all know he’s capable of contributing.

On the positives from 2014:

In the rotation, look at the emergence of young, extraordinary pitching staff. We set the MLB record for strikeouts, which is an incredible accomplishment given youth. They’ll all be here for the foreseeable future. Look at the progress they made and where they go forward, it’s exciting.

Michael Brantley has emerged into what we believe is a star player in the league. Yan Gomes established himself as one of the best catchers in the AL if not baseball. Lonnie (Chisenhall put together a very good season especially for a young player. There were a lot of individual performances in all aspects of the club that are promising.

Our defense is an area we need to better in. It was better in the second half than the first half, but we have to be better there.



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