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Television spots for the 2014 season are here, including Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Danny Salazar!
In this year’s campaign, we celebrate the passion, determination & resilience of Cleveland. This year, it’s about unfinished business.
Cleveland shut out Cincinnati 4-0 on Friday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark, as the Tribe pitching staff permitted just 3 hits and a trio of walks.
Starter ZACH McALLISTER retired 6 of the 7 batters he faced – save for one free pass – before giving way to JOSH TOMLIN, who followed with 2.0 spotless frames of his own and a pair of strikeouts. Five Tribe relievers carried the torch, recording 3 outs apiece to protect a 2-0 lead that RYAN RABURN provided with his 2-run HR off Homer Bailey in the 2nd inning. The Tribe plated 2 more runs in the 6th on CARLOS MONCRIEF’s RBI-single when a throwing error on the play permitted a second tally to come home.
The Indians will play their first true road game of the spring on Saturday when the team travels to Camelback Ranch for a 3:05PM ET first pitch against the Chicago White Sox. RHP AARON HARANG is scheduled to get the start opposite LHP John Danks. The broadcast will be available on the Indians Radio Network (WTAM in Cleveland) and through an online webcast on Indians.com.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
The Rosey Report: Spring Training edition is back after another Tribe W on Friday over the Reds. Today’s guests include MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, Mike Aviles — taking Rosey on a tour of the Tribe clubhouse — and, as usual, snippets from Terry Francona’s daily media briefing.
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–Photos by Dan Mendlik
YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Indians fell to the Cincinnati Reds, 8-3, in the first game of the 2014 spring exhibition season…RHP TREVOR BAUER & newly signed RHP AARON HARANG each opened with scoreless frames before the Reds enjoyed the first of their 4 two-run innings…Chris Heisey led the offensive charge for the Redlegs, finishing with a home run, a double and a pair of RBI…TONY WOLTERS singled home RYAN RABURN in his first at bat of the spring in the bottom of the 5th…along with Harang, NICK HAGADONE and PRESTON GUILMET also tossed scoreless relief innings.
AROUND THE (HOT) CORNER: Carlos Santana is set to make his spring debut at third base for the Tribe this afternoon…Santana spent the offseason working at the hot corner including a stint with the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League.
THE FIRE DOWN BELOW: Indians prospects were well represented in the Cactus League opener yesterday afternoon, as INF ERIK GONZALEZ singled, swiped a bag and scored a run, CA TONY WOLTERS chipped in an RBI single and OF TYLER NAQUIN doubled…OF CARLOS MONCRIEF made a pair of impressive plays in right field, while LHP NICK HAGADONE and RHP PRESTON GUILMET each registered a scoreless inning of relief.
In addition to these photos, don’t forget The Rosey Report — our new daily podcast!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Today’s edition of The Rosey Report: Spring Training Edition, features MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian with a recap of the Tribe’s 8-3 loss to the Reds to open the club’s Exhibition slate.
Plus, today’s show features some levity from WTAM’s Nick Camino, Word of the Day with Tribe third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and portions of Terry Francona’s daily media briefing.
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CLEVELAND INDIANS (0-0-0) vs. CINCINNATI REDS (0-0-0)
RHP Trevor Bauer (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Alfredo Simon (0-0, 0.00)
First Pitch: 3:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: SportsTime Ohio Radio: WTAM, IRN, webcast
GREETINGS FROM GOODYEAR: The Cleveland Indians return to the Goodyear Development Complex for their 6th year of Spring Training in the Cactus League…after 16 seasons in Winter Haven, Fla., from 1993-2008, the Tribe became the 14th organization to make its spring training home in Arizona beginning in 2009, while the Cincinnati Reds made it an even 15-15 split of teams between the Cactus and Grapefruit circuits after joining the Indians here in Goodyear for 2010…the Indians instructional league program began using the Goodyear facility in September of 2008.
TODAY’S TILT VS. CINCY: The Indians kick off 2014 Cactus League play with 3 straight games against the Cincinnati Reds…the Goodyear complex mates will also meet 2 additional times on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) and March 24…the Tribe and Reds also kicked off the 2013 Cactus League season with three consecutive matchups from Goodyear, as the Indians wiped the slate clean en route to a 5-0 start to their Cactus League campaign; the Indians scored a total of 27 runs in those 3 victories…Cleveland is 10-8-3 against the club’s intrastate rivals all-time in Cactus League play…beginning with the inaugural 2010 campaign, the Indians won 5 straight and 6 of the first 8 meetings (6-1-1) here in Arizona, but are 4-7-2 over the last 13 times Cleveland and Cincinnati have locked horns…the regular season “Battle of Ohio” was a clean split (2-2) in 2013 as both teams swept 2-game sets at their home parks; this year’s version of the Ohio Cup will again feature a “home-and-home” as the 2 clubs will play four straight games against each other from August 4-7 – the Tribe will host the Reds in the first 2 contests followed by 2 games at Great American Ballpark…the Indians hold a 44-41 (.518) record all-time against Cincinnati in regular season play.
SCHEDULE/BROADCAST INFO: The Indians are scheduled to play 33 spring training games in 2014, 16 of those coming here at Goodyear Ballpark; the Tribe will be the home team for 14 of those games with 2 exceptions coming against Cincinnati…the club will play just one split squad game this season – March 16 at San Francisco and Chicago-NL…the Indians will play their final two exhibition games vs. the Padres at the University of San Diego…sixteen Cleveland Indians Spring Training games will be broadcast on local radio and the Indians Radio Network, while eight will be broadcast on the flagship TV home SportsTime Ohio, including the Tribe’s first two Cactus League tilts today and Thursday…additionally, five Indians games will be aired on MLB Network in the Cleveland market.
Online Onsale for Single-Game tickets set for Monday, March 3; fans must register at Indians.com/OnlineOnsale by Friday at Noon
Families can save with KeyBank Kids Value Tickets
Promo Pass offers fans the opportunity to secure promotional items without arriving at ballpark early
KeyBank Kids Value Tickets, Promo Pass and Brohio tickets available on March 3 during Online Onsale
The Cleveland Indians announced on Wednesday new initiatives at Progressive Field for the 2014 season, including further details of the team’s Onsale for Single-Game tickets, a new Family ticket option and the team’s new Promo Pass initiative.
Fans who register at Indians.com/OnlineOnSale will have first crack at Single-Game tickets – including the Indians home opener — on Monday, March 3.
It’s easy to sign up: Just visit Indians.com/OnlineOnSale and enter your contact information, and fans will receive access to the absolute lowest prices on Single-Game tickets for the 2014 season. Fans will receive a password with which they can access the On-Sale on March 3. But hurry: The deadline to sign up for this access to Single-Game tickets is Friday, February 28 at Noon ET.
KeyBank Kids Value Tickets
The Indians are proud to celebrate families and connect generations at Progressive Field each day, and a new ticket offer will make it more affordable for families to come to the ballpark.
KeyBank Kids Value Tickets give kids $15 loaded value for use on concessions (excluding alcohol) or merchandise in the ballpark.
Tickets must be purchased with a full-price adult ticket, and are limited to two kids tickets with each adult ticket. Tickets must be purchased online at least 48 hours in advance of game time, and are good for Mezzanine and Upper Box sections.
More details are available at Indians.com/KidsValue.
New in 2014, the Indians Carnegie Tickets program offers flexibility and tremendous value for fans, including a bonus depending on the amount of money fans deposit into their accounts.
Fans will make an initial investment into their Carnegie Tickets account, which they then can use to buy tickets over the course of the season, for any seating location, and any game, subject to availability. For making this up-front commitment, fans will receive a bonus, ranging from 5%-20%, depending on level of investment.
Redemption is online only at CarnegieTickets.com, 48 hours in advance of the game. The amount deducted from the account will be based on the current single-game price of their selected seats at the time they redeem. As ticket prices will generally rise as the game approaches, Carnegie Ticket purchasers are encouraged to Buy (and Redeem!) Early and Save.
After listening to fan feedback during the 2013 season, the Indians will implement a new Promo Pass program, which will allow fans to secure promotional items in advance for a small fee without having to arrive at the ballpark early.
The items available for Promo Pass include:
- Orel Hershiser bobblehead courtesy of Meritech, May 3 (1,000 Promo Pass tickets in addition to 10,000 promotional items at gates)
- Brohio bobblehead courtesy of Sugardale, May 31 (2,000 Promo Pass tickets in addition to 12,500 promotional items at gates)
- Omar Vizquel jersey courtesy of Medical Mutual, June 21 (2,000 Promo Pass tickets in addition to 12,500 promotional items at gates)
- Jason Kipnis bobblehead courtesy of FirstEnergy, July 8 (2,000 Promo Pass tickets in addition to 12,500 promotional items at gates)
- Jim Thome replica Progressive Field statue courtesy of KeyBank, August 2 (2,000 Promo Pass tickets in addition to 12,500 promotional items at gates)
By adding Promo Pass onto a ticket purchase for an additional $5, when fans arrive to the ballpark there will bea reserved promotional item waiting for them at a convenient redemption location just inside the gates, even if all the items at the gate have already been given out. Promo Pass tickets are available online only and must be purchased 48 hours in advance of the game. For more information, fans can visit Indians.com/PromoPass.
Brantley bobblehead added to Promotional schedule
The Indians have added a fifth bobblehead to their 2014 Promotional schedule, and it features “Dr. Smooth,” Michael Brantley, who earlier this month signed a contract extension through 2017. The Brantley bobblehead will be given to fans on September 1.
The Brantley bobblehead, in addition to the Brohio and Kipnis bobbleheads, Vizquel jersey and Thome replica statue, will be available to 12,500 fans at the gates this year, an increase over last year’s promotional item availability and another alteration the Indians have made after listening to fan feedback.
Fan Designed T-shirt Contest voting announced!
The Indians Fan Designed T-shirt Contest, courtesy of Cleveland Clinic, was named the No. 4 promotion in Major League Baseball in 2014 by Sports On Earth, and we received over 100 creative submissions.
After a week of voting on Indians.com, the winner is Greg Pennypacker’s design, which features a white Block C collage on a Navy Blue shirt. (The winning design is attached to this email.) The T-shirt will be given away to 10,000 fans on Saturday, September 6, when the Indians take on the Chicago White Sox, courtesy of Cleveland Clinic.
Brohio Governor; New Brohio T-shirt design to launch Opening Day
Indians fans – along with Nick Swisher, the President of Brohio – have spoken, and Adam Gockowski has won the Brohio Governor election. Gockowski was sworn in on Tuesday with the Honorable Ketchup presiding at the Indians What’s New event at Progressive Field.
Gockowski, a video engineer at a Lakewood company, featured former Ohio State football coach and current UA executive Jim Tressel in his nomination video. He will be charged with leading Brohio – in Section 117 at Progressive Field – each Friday and Saturday this season.
Fans originally submitted videos to be considered for one of four finalist spots. Those finalists then campaigned in front of Swisher himself on the KeyBank main stage at Tribe Fest last month. Fans, and Swisher, then voted on the finalists, with Gockowski declared the winner.
In addition to a new full-time Brohio Governor, a new Brohio T-shirt design will be unveiled on Opening Day.