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AUDIO: Former Indian Pat Tabler on supposed SI jinx — ‘Never. There’s no such thing.’


Tribe radio man Jim Rosenhaus chatted with former Indians player Pat Tabler this weekend about how the 1987 SI cover came about — and why the 1987 and 2015 teams are very different.

Pat, who played for the Tribe from 1982-1987, explained how he thinks SI decided to put the Tribe on the cover and covers much more.

PHOTO GALLERY: Indians beat Blue Jays, 9-4, to start May well

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs



From The New York Times: Indians have home-field advantage on recycling

 In a garage behind the stadium's left field, C.L. Gholston prepares bins of food scraps that will be fed into a grinder made by Quasar. (Photo by Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times)

In a garage behind the stadium’s left field, C.L. Gholston prepares bins of food scraps that will be fed into a grinder made by Quasar. (Photo by Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times)

The New York Times visited Progressive Field before Opening Day and got a first-hand look at how the Indians are at the forefront of recycling technology among big venues. An excerpt:

Well before the start of a Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field, as players warmed up on the jewel-green field, it was business as usual in the garage behind left field for C.L. Gholston, a dishwasher.

He had wheeled down gray bins full of kitchen scraps — pineapple and melon rinds, carrot shavings and tomato ends — that were all part of the mix he fed into a contraption he calls the energy machine.

Built by InSinkErator, the garbage disposal maker, the machine grinds all types of food waste, including skin, fat, flesh and bone, into a slurry that is later transformed into energy and fertilizer at a plant operated by the renewable energy company Quasar.

As governments and industry seek to reduce emissions of methane — a more powerful heat-trapping gas than carbon dioxide — by limiting the amount of organic waste in landfills, large food processors are looking for new ways to get rid of their leftovers. Food waste, an estimated 34 million tons a year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent figures, is the largest component of landfills, which are responsible for roughly 18 percent of the nation’s methane emissions.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Indians vs. Blue Jays Batting Practice, April 30

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–Photos by Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Bats come alive as Indians beat Royals

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Danny Salazar struck out seven in six innings, Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer and Roberto Perez and Michael Bourn went a combined 5-for-7 with three RBI at the bottom of the lineup in a 7-5 win at Progressive Field on Wednesday.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Carlos Carrasco, Oberlin College students chat — in his first language, their second

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Carlos Carrasco is used to having to resort to his second language, English, when doing a sit-down interview. But he got to turn the tables on Tuesday night when he sat down with sophomore Kyle Dominy and other students and staff from Oberlin College.

Dominy was tasked with an individual project in his Spanish conversation and communications class to interview a Spanish speaking person and apply it to an area in his life. An Arizona native and a left-handed pitcher on Oberlin’s baseball team, Dominy turned his focus to Spanish-speaking ballplayers.

“At first I thought of my home of Arizona, growing up and playing baseball with a lot of Spanish speakers,” Dominy said.

Oberlin professor Barbara Sawhill reached out to the Indians when she heard what Dominy wanted to do for his project. She thought it would be a great opportunity for him to sit down and interview a professional ballplayer, and she had a prior relationship with the Tribe, bringing a group of students to interview former Indians player Orlando Cabrera in 2011.

“When I knew Kyle was doing this project, I thought, ‘I wonder if, I don’t know if it will happen, but I wonder if (it would happen again), and this is what happened,” Sawhill said.

Dominy sat down with Carrasco for 45 minutes and conducted an interview in Dominy’s second-language – Spanish.

“Obviously it was pretty nerve-wracking, a professional player at the top of their game … (and in) a different language…one that I’m not extremely comfortable with,” Dominy said.

Dominy shared a similar feeling to what Carrasco had to go through when he first got to the United States.

“It was really hard because I came here in 2004 … and it maybe took me five years (to learn), Carrasco said. “They put me with some teachers and I never learned. I just went, ‘OK, let me go straight to the American guys and start talking to them.’”

Carrasco and Dominy both cited baseball communication as the main reason for their need to learn each other’s language.

“You have to know English because (the pitching coach) can say something very important that you have to do with location or to the next batter. If you don’t know (English) then you don’t do it and screw up,” Carrasco said. “I learned English because I need to communicate with my teammates.”

“When I was on the field growing up, it would have been so much easier if I could have spoken Spanish with some of the players,” Dominy added. “It would have brought the team closer together and made it more of a community.”

For Carrasco, it was a rare chance to be interviewed in his first language.

“It was really good. It made me feel good and excited because some people want to learn another language the same way I did,” Carrasco said.

When asked what grade Kyle would get on his interview with Carrasco, Sawhill said that it wasn’t her decision.

“What is interesting is on the projects they grade themselves because he is the one that is doing the learning,” Sawhill said. “That was a great pitching performance there.”

Topics discussed during the interview:

  • How Carrasco has learned the language in order to play
  • How important Carrasco thought it was to learn English to communicate with others
  • Carrasco’s preparation before a game
  • The importance of showing up on time, following the rules and working hard
  • How Carrasco has grown as a player
  • Superstitions
  • Cultural differences between Venezuela and the United States
  • Language transition

–TribeVibe contributor Austin Controulis

Fans guide to Cleveland Indians 7-game homestand vs. Royals, Blue Jays beginning April 27


A guide to the seven-game homestand that begins Monday at Progressive Field vs. the Royals:

May 1 savings: Buy tickets to Friday’s game against Toronto at by Monday and receive 25% savings!

District Ticket presented by SportsTime Ohio: For $13, fans will get a Standing Room Only ticket with their first drink included (a 12 oz. domestic beer for those age 21 and over, Pepsi product or bottled water).

KeyBank Kids Ticket: These tickets start at just $10 (in April and May) for kids 12 and under with the purchase of an adult ticket (max of two kids per adult). Tickets are located in the redesigned Family Deck (formerly the Mezzanine section) and adjacent to our expanded Kids Clubhouse.

6:10PM starts: The Cleveland Indians remind fans that each game in this week’s home series against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field will begin at 6:10PM ET, an hour earlier than typical weeknight games.

The club is testing an earlier weeknight start time during the season’s early months to support the best interests of our players and fans, in an effort to avoid potential weather issues. Additionally, families and children who may be attending the games will arrive home an hour earlier.


Monday, April 27, 2015 vs. Royals @ 6:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 4PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WMMS, WTAM/IRN

Terrace Club: The third floor of the Terrace Club will once again be open to the public in 2015 for fans to enjoy.


Tuesday, April 28 vs. Royals @ 6:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 4PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN (radio subject to change)

50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will be available for all home games of the 2015 season. The raffle will support Cleveland Indians Charities in their mission to provide softball and baseball programs to the underprivileged youth of Cleveland.


Wednesday, April 29 vs. Royals @ 6:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM (Right Field Gate opens at 4PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Sony Action Cam scavenger hunt: Fans in attendance will have the chance to win a Sony Action Cam by taking part in an in-game scavenger hunt. Clues will be announced mid-inning from the first to the fourth with the winning announced mid-fifth.

Tramon Williams first pitch: Cleveland Browns cornerback Tramon Williams will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. The Browns signed Williams in March after he spent eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers.



Thursday , April 30 vs. Blue Jays @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate opens at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN


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Friday, May 1 vs. Blue Jays @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate opens at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Topps Cards post-game giveaway: Topps baseball cards will be available to all fans upon exiting the ballpark.


Saturday, May 2 vs. Blue Jays @ 4:10PM


Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

GIBBY Award presentation: Corey Kluber and Lonnie Chisenhall will receive their 2014 GIBBY (Greatness in Baseball Yearly) awards on the field pre-game. Kluber received the GIBBY for breakout pitcher while Chisenhall took home the award for hitting performance. (Presentation date is dependent on pitching rotation.)

Play Sun Smart: In combined efforts with Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians aim to educate fans on how to be sun smart. A booth will be set up for fans to come learn more about the Sun Smart program and how they can play safe.


Sunday, May 3 vs. Blue Jays @ 1:10PM


Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Back for another season, Kids Fun Day will take place every Sunday of 2015. Families can enjoy kid friendly activities in the newly renovated Kids Clubhouse including performances from Manny The Magician, Great Lakes Science Center, Jungle Terry and more.


Is Corey Kluber going to add an Oscar to his Cy Young?

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Corey Kluber won the Cy Young Award in November, but he’s making a strong run at another prestigious award: An Academy Award.

Kluber has shown quite the acting chops over the past 9 months or so. In chronological order:




From Chile to Tribe Town

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Fan travels over continents to watch Indians baseball

Baseball is a global game – players come from all over the world to play in Major League Baseball and the same can be said for it’s fans. Alex Ratinoff, of Chile, South America made a point to support his favorite team last night. Ratinoff attended his first ever Major League Baseball while the Tribe was in Chicago to play the division rival White Sox.

Ratinoff’s Indians roots come from several places: His two uncles reside in the Metro-Cleveland area and are the main source of his fandom. “I’ve been a long time Indians fan because my uncles gave me an Indians hat when I was younger, I’ve been a fan ever since.”

Like most of us, he remembers the Indians of the 90s very well. In 1997 he stayed up late (4AM) to watch the World Series replay because of it not being played live and in a different time zone in Chile. He now gets to know the Tribe teams of today through technology with his MLBtv App.

Alex came stateside for a trade show & work in Indianapolis, but made sure to plan it out where he could finally see his team play in person. We’re glad we could get a win for him! Gracias, Alex

-TribeVibe contributor, Ryan Delgado

Cleveland Indians Charities “Fields For The Future” at Luke Easter Park

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Today the Cleveland Indians, in partnership with SportsTime Ohio, Benedictine Academy, and John Adams High took to Luke Easter Park to rebuild local fields.

The effort is part of the Cleveland Indians inititive “Fields For The Future” program. The new plan is aimed to rebuild and restore local Cleveland fields in to restore youth baseball.

Front office staff, along with local students refurbished fields, painted and restored player and spectator benches and more!

Yan & Jenna Gomes took part in the repairs and even took the time to speak to the high school students. The event was capped off by a ceremonial unveiling of the inaugural “Fields For The Future” sign hanging behind homeplate.

-TribeVibe Contributor Ryan Delgado/ photos by Sarah Sachs


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