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Busy day around here: Tribe players visited Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, then took part in our Tribe Fest VIP events for our Season Ticket Holders.
Here’s a recap in Tweets:
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
You may have heard some exciting news from us on Wednesday: Popular local restaurants Melt, Barrio and Sweet Moses are coming to Progressive Field! Check out photos from the announcement above, and hear what the owners of the three restaurants had to say in the video below. Also, check out some highlights from Twitter reaction here.
–Photos by Sarah Sachs/Video by Nick Owens
Congrats to 2015 Cleveland Indians Mentors of the Year: Ned Barnes and Michael Gong from Carroll Ballers
Ned Barnes and Michael Gong started the Carroll Ballers program to help mentor at-risk young people. They’ve been lauded locally and nationally for their efforts — and now they’ve been voted as the 2015 Indians Mentors of the Year.
The second annual contest awards those making . Fans can nominate people for the award, and after finalists are chosen, fans then vote. The duo
From Cleveland.com, more on the program:
It was before their sophomore year at John Carroll University that Michael Gong and Ned Barnes formed the John Carroll Ballers. It is a group of more than 60 JCU students who, five nights per week make the trip to the detention center to play basketball, eat pizza, and hold discussions about valued character traits with those in the center. Boys and girls at the detention center receive the students’ attention.
Both Gong and Barnes are now seniors. Gong plans to become a doctor, while Barnes majors in political science, but it is this project that is now their passion.
Gong said the whole idea for John Carroll Ballers began when he worked as a freshman at the detention center as part of the Passport to Manhood program through the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland.
It was at that time that Gong began to see those in juvenile detention in a different light.
“I thought, ‘Isn’t this an interesting place?'” Gong said of his reaction upon first entering the facility. “After you talk to them, you see they’re all boys with hopes and dreams, just like the rest of us. And, yes, they’ve made mistakes, but haven’t we all?”
Watch Ned and Michael talk about the program below:
Do you love the Tribe? Do you love “Family Feud”?
Then you HAVE to be at Saturday’s early Tribe Fest session: “Tribe Feud” will pit four Indians players against each other in a game of Family Feud on the KeyBank main stage – and comedian Mike Polk will be your host!
And here’s a bonus: YOU can win your way on to one of the players’ teams!
Teams will be made up of two players and two fans. On Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 4PM, we will have a contest to see which Tribe fans will be
We won’t give away what the object of the contest is, but suffice it to say you’re going to have to prove how big of a Tribe fan you are.
For those that don’t win your way on to one of the teams, be sure to be at the KeyBank main stage at 12:45 to watch all of the fun. Should be a heck of a good time.
In the meantime, here are some of our favorite “Family Feud” moments:
Tickets: General admission tickets are $10, and available at Indians.com/TribeFest. Fans can guarantee autographs by bundling autograph tickets with their GA purchase – and they should do soon because autograph sessions are selling out quickly!
Parking: Due to events at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night and Sunday, parking could be both limited and costly. We have a limited supply of $3 parking spots available in the Gateway East garage: If you’ve already purchased tickets for Tribe Fest, call 216-420-HITS and they will add parking to your purchase for just $3. If you haven’t purchased tickets but will, add parking on to your purchase during the checkout process.
Who will be there?: Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, MVP finalist Michael Brantley, Silver Slugger Award winner Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Lonnie Chisenhall, Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Santana, Manager Terry Francona and plenty more!
Who will be signing when and where?: All player appearances are subject to change and will be announced shortly before each autograph session.
Promotional schedule announcement: We’ll announce our exciting 2015 promotional schedule on the main stage at Tribe Fest at Noon on Saturday – be there to find out what great stuff we have planned!
Text alerts: Sign up for event updates by texting TRIBEFEST to 38955 (msg/data rates may apply).
Win a trip to Goodyear!: ProTravel and Goodyear Ballpark are giving away a trip to Spring Training! Stop by their booth at Tribe Fest to enter.
Batting cages: Kids can swing like the pros in the batting cages at the ballpark (waivers required).
MLB Advanced Media table: Stop by the Club Lounge (where player photos will take place) to receive a free pair of Indians sunglasses – perfect for thinking of spring!
MLB.com Ballpark app: Make sure to download the Ballpark app from the iTunes store for Tribe Fest and for the 2015 season at Progressive Field! Check in to receive benefits such as:
- Check-in offers: KeyBank will be giving away fun stuff all weekend long to select people who check in on the Ballpark app
- Tribe Fest maps, information
- And plenty more during the season!
Tribe Fest Feud: You can win your way into a game of the feud! Four of our players will split up into two teams, and on Jan. 21, we will run a contest for four fans to win spots on those teams! Stay tuned…
Hashtag: Use #TribeFest on Twitter and Instagram all weekend long to have your Tweets or pictures featured on our big screen!
Twitter takeovers: We’ll have our crew taking over @Indians all weekend – Mark Shapiro on Saturday, and then Terry Francona on Sunday!
#TribeFest Social: In-person with chats with Trevor Bauer (Saturday) and TJ House (Sunday)
- Stay tuned to our Twitter account for how you can win!
The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2015 class today, and with that occasion, we dug through the archives a bit and found the above pictures — a letter from the Hall to Bob Feller, who was inducted in 1962; and telegrams from Jackie Robinson, future Indians Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau, former Tribe owner Bill Veeck and more.
Snow has fallen and temps are dropping, but that doesn’t mean our construction crews are stopping. (That was kind of poetic.)
Check out the latest photos from our ongoing ballpark enhancement project — as you’ll see, the bullpens continue to take shape, as does the two-story bar in right field and the new group area in the former Upper Reserved in right field.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik