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News photographer/Indians phan Dave Spangler has a long drive home from Philly after losing a bet

The great thing about the baseball season? There are 162 games.

Teams go through winning streaks, teams go through losing streaks — there are sweeps, and sometimes, you get swept.

Unfortunately, the latter happened for the Tribe this weekend, at the hand of the Philadelphia Phillies.

And while we hate losing just as much as anyone, we do have to extend our sincerest apologies to Cleveland 19’s photographer Dave Spangler AKA @PhotoDave19.

Why are we apologizing to our dear friend Photo Dave you may ask?

Well, here’s the deal.

So Dave is as loyal a Tribe fan as you can get, and a friendly bet with his sister led to him making the drive back from Philly to Cleveland like THIS…

But it just keeps getting better…

See, Dave is not only a good photographer, but is also good for his word, as he rocked that Phanatic hat the whole way home.

He even made a pit stop for yogurt, but according to this image provided by Photo Dave, eating yogurt is not ALWAYS as glamorous as Jaime Lee Curtis makes it seem in those Activia commercials.

And finally, it was back on the road for Dave — a pit stop in Bedford before he crossed over that border back into the great state of Ohio, where his Phillie Phanatic fuzzy hat could become just something of the past.

We do apologize, but we also applaud you, Dave. You’re a trooper.

-TribeVibe Contributor Missy Perez

Cleveland Indians hosted the 13th annual High School Hardball Classic Friday

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The 13th annual Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) High School Hardball Classic, presented by Novacare Rehabilitation, was played at Progressive Field tonight.

We hosted local high schools at Progressive Field for the annual Hardball Classic Friday — giving high school players the chance to duke it out on a big league field.
Final Results:

Kenston vs Elyria Catholic
• Final: Kenston 1, Elyria Catholic 8

St. Ignatius vs Brecksville/Broadview Heights
• Final: St. Ignatius 4, Brecksville/Broadview Heights 5
• St. Ignatius pitcher Michael Rogers #27 pitched right handed in the 5th inning and pitched left handed in the 7th inning
• Bottom of the 7th bases loaded walk off walk win for Brecksville/Broadview Heights

St. Edward vs. Olmsted Falls
• Final: St. Edward 0, Olmsted Falls 2
• Olmsted Falls broke the 0-0 tie in the bottom of the 6th scoring 2 runs on a throwing error from the St. Edward’s pitcher

Established in 1989, Cleveland Indians Charities is a self-sustaining charitable organization built on community values. CIC focuses on developing creative and meaningful partnerships with select organizations in the community. Through fundraising, CIC provides the opportunity to jointly prepare youth for success, improve the quality of youth baseball and softball, and create a sustainable plan for youth baseball and softball. Various CIC programs help young people learn to play the game of baseball, develop necessary life skills and develop confidence to face today’s hurdles.

Through the years, CIC has raised money at a variety of fundraising events and is aided by the generosity of donors including Cleveland Indians players, coaches, fans, Front Office personnel and corporate partners. Since 1989, CIC has donated more than $10 million to youth-oriented agencies and organizations of Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Indians mourn passing of longtime Premium Seating employee Matt Karlovic

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We are very sad to hear of the passing of Matt Karlovic.  Matt constantly brought a smile to the faces of all at Progressive Field, and has provided service to our fans through his role as an elevator operator in Premium Seating since 1996.  Matt passed away on Tuesday, April 26 after a long illness.  Matt’s father, Frank also works in Premium Seating.

Here is his full obituary as published by Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel:

Matthew David Karlovic passed away at the Cleveland Clinic on April 26, 2016, after a long illness.

Matthew made his home with devoted parents, Patricia and Frank Karlovic Sr.

Matthew was a graduate of Lakeview High School. Matthew was employed for 21 years by the Cleveland Indians Progressive Field in Cleveland and Leada Northeast in Warren.

Among his many awards he received the local, state and international “Yes I Can Award,” sponsored by the Foundation for Exceptional Children. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren and served on many committees.

Matthew’s smile and sense of humor will always be remembered by those who loved him.

He is survived and will be greatly missed by his parents; brother Frank Karlovic Jr.; a sister, Krista (Daniel) Whiting; grandmother Annette Karlovic; nieces Katherine, Kloe and Klair; uncles Charlie Karlovic of Vienna, Thomas (Pauli) Karlovic of Mesquite, Nev., and James (Kim) Tutino of Louisville, Ohio; aunts Vincie (Dominic) Greco of Edinburg, Pa. and Jaconda (Dominic) Scola of Struthers; great-uncles William (Freda) Karlovic of Brookfield and John Karlovic of Hubbard; great-aunts Margaret Argiro of Hillsville, and Josephine Commisso of Pittsburgh; a godmother, Ann Casemento of Warren; and many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Karlovic and Rocco Tutino; grandmother Katherine Tutino; godfather Joseph Casemento; and a cousin, Donnelle Greco.

Family and friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road, NE in Warren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren, with the Rev. Thomas Eisweirth officiating.

Burial will be at Howland Township Cemetery.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thank you to the Cleveland Clinic Staff and the staff at Better Living Now for the support they gave him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Matthew D. Karlovic Scholarship Funds to assist persons with special needs.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Karlovic family.

Fox 8’s Mike Polk Jr. suggests new catch phrases for Tribe play-by-play man Tom Hamilton


Mike Polk Jr., a local provocateur and comedian, visited Tribe Spring Training in Goodyear and visited with legendary play-by-play man Tom Hamilton.

Why? Polk had some new catch phrases for Hammy to try out.

You have to watch this:

–Video courtesy of FOX 8

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners behind Lindor, Carrasco, Napoli

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Francisco Lindor had three hits and Carlos Carrasco pitched 6.1 strong innings for his second win in a 3-2 Indians victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Mike Napoli had an RBI double, scoring Lindor, in the third, and Rajai Davis and Lindor drew bases-loaded walks off Seattle starter Wade Miley in the fifth. Napoli and Lindor had highlight-reel defensive plays as well.

Carrasco (2-0, 2.79) allowed just a Kyle Seager homer in 6.1 innings, and has allowed just two runs and struck out 13 over his last two starts (14.1 IP).

Zach McAllister, Bryan Shaw (bouncing back after two rough outings) and Cody Allen pitched the final 2.2 innings, with the Mariners scratching out a run in the ninth for the final margin.

Developers, designers invited to participate in first Tribe Hackathon

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The Cleveland Indians, Progressive Insurance and Tech Elevator are partnering to bring Cleveland Tribe Hackathon 2016 to the community next month.

Developers, designers and community members are invited to participate in the event, with a stated goal of enhancing the fan experience using a creative mindset and cool technology.

The event will bring together the region’s tech community for a weekend of creative ideas and execution, celebrating our city as a great sports town and innovative tech destination.

The event begins May 6 at Progressive Insurance, and teams will have two weeks to build their concepts. The event will culminate at Progressive Field on May 20-21. Teams must register by April 29.

Participants could win a signed Michael Brantley jersey; Tribe tickets; BP experience from field level; Francisco Lindor signed hat; and more.

Participants can register solo and join a team or as a team; or community members can attend at no charge. For more information, visit or click here.


PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians bats come alive to beat Matt Harvey, New York Mets

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The Indians beat up Matt Harvey and hung on for a 7-5 win at Progressive Field on Saturday afternoon.

Harvey carried a perfect game into the fifth inning, but Carlos Santana walked, stole second and scored on Jose Ramirez’s RBI double to center. Juan Uribe followed with an RBI single to give the Tribe the lead.

In the sixth, Jason Kipnis had an RBI double, and Mike Napoli and Yan Gomes had RBI singles. In the seventh, Francisco Lindor added an RBI double and Napoli had another RBI single.

Tribe starter Josh Tomlin allowed just one run in five innings, but left after five with a hamstring cramp.

The Mets scored four runs in the eighth on home runs by Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker, but Cody Allen earned a four-out save – his third save of the season — to shut the door.

Corey Kluber takes the hill today in the teams’ series finale; in his last outing on Tuesday in Tampa Bay, he pitched 7.2 innings, allowing three runs.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Maureen MacGregor

Traci, Brodie Tigue throw ceremonial first pitch in front of Brodie’s Good Vibe Tribe

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We hosted special guests at the ballpark on Saturday afternoon: Area residents Traci and Brodie Tigue and about 180 members of Brodie’s Good Vibe Tribe.

Shortly after birth at Cleveland Clinic last May, the Tigues learned Brodie’s liver was failing.

Traci, though, was a match. Cleveland Clinic Children’s performed the transplant, in which 20 percent of Traci’s liver was transplanted into Brodie’s little body.

On Saturday, Traci threw out the first pitch, with little Brodie with her every step of the way.


Watch the Tigues’ inspiring story here:



Indians Homestand Guide: Tribe faces Mets and Mariners


The Cleveland Indians return to Progressive Field for a six-game homestand against the Mets (April 15-17) and Mariners (April 19-21). Weekend highlights include Jackie Robinson Day on Friday and Kids Run the Bases on Sunday presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Thursday is Weather Education Day presented by WKYC. All participants will receive a Weather Education Booklet.

Infield District:

The Indians have added seven new local restaurants – making it 12 at Progressive Field – plus a beer garden featuring Great Lakes Brewing Co., a new team shop and plenty more! Check out photos and all the details here!


Fans who volunteer this summer in the Cleveland community can earn Tribe tickets through the Indians Volunteer Challenge, this year featuring #ServiceWithSlider! The Tribe has teamed with BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence on this year’s challenge; fans who volunteer four hours can win Tribe tickets! Learn more!


Help the Indians and Cleveland Clinic in the fight against cancer and join Sandy Alomar and the Tribe’s team in this July’s VeloSano Bike to Cure event! Fans who join the Tribe’s team will ride with an Indians legend and get a cool Indians bike jersey. (Minimum fundraising requirements exist.) More info.



Friday, April 15 vs. Mets @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Jackie Robinson Day: A video tribute will spotlight the contributions of baseball pioneers Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby during pregame festivities. Additionally, all players will be wearing No. 42 on their jerseys.

Diverse Business Partner recognition: The Indians will recognize minority- and female-owned business partners before the night’s game.


Saturday, April 16 vs. Mets @ 4:10PM

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

District Ticket: Our $13 District Ticket, presented by SportsTime Ohio, is back! Fans can grab one only at for a Standing Room Only ticket, and their first drink (12-ounce beer, bottled water or Pepsi product) is on us!

Gayloard Perry first pitch: Tribe alum Gaylord Perry will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Perry is one of four Tribe pitchers to win the Cy Young award.


Sunday, April 17 vs. Mets @ 1:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at Noon (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 11AM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WMMS/IRN

Kids Run the Bases Presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part, and 100 participants will receive an item from Cleveland Clinic Children’s when they’re finished.



Tuesday, April 19 vs. Mariners @ 6:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 4PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Ballpark App: Download’s Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. Ballpark features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, New Era and other partners, an interactive concourse map, exclusive team videos and more. Fans can also easily manage their tickets digitally through the app, and gain access to the Indians mobile-only entrance at the Right Field Gate.


Wednesday, April 20 vs. Mariners @ 6:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM (Right Field Gate/ family Deck open at 4PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WMMS/IRN

Kluber’s Kids: Kluber’s Kids hosts a Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital patient and  his or her family every Wednesday home game. Guests have a pregame experience that includes watching batting practice and meeting Corey Kluber. Additionally, guests receive goodie bags and an autographed Kluber jersey, and enjoy the game Club Level with all-you-can-eat food.


Thursday, April 21 vs. Mariners @ 12:10PM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WMMS/IRN

Weather Education Day presented by WKYC: Approx. 3,000 kids and their families will participate in Weather Education Day, which features a science presentation from WKYC. Weather mascots will also be in attendance. Additionally, all participants in Weather Ed Day will receive a Weather Education Booklet.

Today’s Getaway Game is presented by the UPS Store: The UPS Store presents today’s getaway travel game. A representative from one of more than 40 local The UPS Store locations will throw out the first pitch.


FAQ: How to stream Cleveland Indians games through FOX Sports Go

Will I be able to stream Indians games this season?

Yes.  If you are a customer of a participating pay-TV provider, you will be able to stream SportsTime Ohio’s Indians telecasts on FOX Sports GO.

Can I stream Indians telecasts starting Opening Day?  

Yes, assuming you are a customer of a participating pay-TV provider. An initial version of our MLB streaming product will debut in FOX Sports GO on Opening Day.  As is customary when introducing new digital products, we will continue to make improvements based on customer feedback and use.

How will it work and how much will it cost?

If an Indians game is being televised on SportsTime Ohio, it will also be available on FOX Sports GO.  To stream games, users will need to verify their credentials by signing In with their pay-TV provider’s User ID and Password.  There is no additional charge to use FOX Sports GO.

How can I access FOX Sports GO?

FOX Sports GO is currently available for iOS, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, select Windows devices, and online at  Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.

Why do I need to sign in?

FOX Sports GO is an extension of your pay-TV service that you get at home. FOX Sports GO allows viewers to watch on best available screen– at home or on the go.

Will Comcast customers be able to stream Indians games?

Unfortunately, Comcast does not yet offer SportsTime Ohio streaming content.  As a result, Comcast customers will be unable to stream SportsTime Ohio’s Indians telecasts.  Customers who want to access the games should contact Comcast.

What about Dish customers?

Yes, Dish is expected to provide its customers with access to FOX Sports GO in the months following Opening Day.

Which other pay-TV providers participate in FOX Sports GO?

Nearly every major pay-TV provider participates in FOX Sports GO.  Please visit for a full list of participating pay-TV providers.

What if my pay-TV provider is not listed or supported?

We’re working all the time to add new TV providers. Contact your TV provider and let them know you want FOX Sports GO.

What if I don’t have my pay-TV provider credentials or I forgot them?

Contact your pay-TV provider to retrieve your username and password.

Can I stream Indians games if I travel beyond the team’s local TV territory? 

Yes, verified customers of participating pay-TV providers can stream SportsTime Ohio’s Indians telecasts during temporary travel anywhere within the United States.

FOX Sports GO isn’t working. What can I do?

You can contact us on Twitter @FOXSportsGOHelp or visit

For all other questions, please review our FAQ page on



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