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A group of 25 Cleveland-area high school students spent much of Wednesday at Progressive Field as part of The Plain Dealer’s Reporter for a Day program.
The group met with an Indians representative to talk about the team’s efforts in social media and how it affects interaction with fans and media, along with players’ interactions with fans.
They then spoke with veteran Plain Dealer reporter Paul Hoynes to talk about the profession before sitting in on Indians manager Terry Francona’s daily pregame press briefing. They then watched batting practice from outfield seats, followed by the treat of the day: a sitdown with Indians players Chris Perez, Yan Gomes and Cody Allen.
They also were given two assignments: to write about their day for possible publishing on Cleveland.com, and also to Tweet throughout the day using the hashtag #TribeReporter for inclusion on TribeVibe.
Below are some of the best Tweets we received throughout the day:
Had an absolutely phenomenal experience at the ballpark yesterday, learned so much!! #tribereporter
— J.D. Walker (@JDWalker13) May 9, 2013
— Tommy Carosielli (@TCarosielli8) May 9, 2013
— Connor Lowe (@ConnorLowe55) May 9, 2013
— Tim Tedeschi (@Timo_Ted61) May 9, 2013
— Clayton Carmen (@ClaytonCarmen) May 9, 2013
Just walked by Asdrubal Cabrera. No big deal really. #TribeReporter
— Tyler Carey (@tylercarey94) May 8, 2013
— Zach Fehrenbach (@zfbach) May 8, 2013
I would just like to say that some of these kids that I met who are fellow #tribereporter s are truly incredible.
— Teri Theobald (@T_DawgTeri) May 8, 2013
— Jake Hromada (@JakeH25) May 8, 2013
–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond
According to Nick Swisher, Monday’s filming of the Tribe’s Harlem Shake video was “Bring your own costume Monday!” And boy did he and his teammates ever. Here is the roster of the downright ridiculous costumes on display in the Tribe Town 216 edition.
Parrot: Jason Kipnis (costume courtesy of Vinnie Pestano)
Ohio State football star: Nick Swisher
Green man: Jason Giambi
Big baby: Terry Francona
Prisoner: Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Camo man: Mark Reynolds
Human bear: Justin Masterson
Lloyd Christmas & Harry Dunne (from “Dumb and Dumber”): David Huff & Chris Perez
Mario: Lonnie Chisenhall
Two Luigis: Mike Sarbaugh & Brian Jeroloman
Nerd: Michael Brantley
Flamingo wrangler: Cody Allen
Reno 911! cop: Ubaldo Jimenez
Hot dog with beard: Nick Hagadone
Disco man: Carlos Carrasco
Ironman: Drew Stubbs
Scarecrow: Trevor Bauer
Mummies: Juan Diaz & Michael Bourn
WWE wrestler: Brett Myers
Two Gumbies: Mike McDade & Scott Barnes
Two Easter bunnies: Rich Hill & Lou Marson
Three penguins: Matt Capps, Matt Langwell & Zach McAllister
Egyptian Pharaoh: Danny Salazar
Hula dancer: Cord Phelps
Spiderman: Joe Martinez
Gene Simmons: Mickey Callaway
Waldo: Matt Carson
Angry Birds: Scott Kazmir and Bryan Shaw
And in case you missed it, here’s the video again:
The Cleveland Indians’ home opener, on April 8 against the New York Yankees, is only 80 days away. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz., in 23.
But #TribeFest, a fan festival designed specifically for Indians followers, is just one day away!
Tribe Fest is Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm, with most activities taking place in the indoor service levels of Progressive Field.
So how can fans enjoy the entire experience at Tribe Fest?
- Collect autographs from your favorite Indians
- Practice your swing in the Batting Cages with Tribe players (for ages 12 & under)
- Chat in a roundtable discussion with Indians broadcasters
- Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Indians’ Clubhouse
- Finish the Twitter Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a suite for a 2013 game
- Take photos with Slider, Ketchup, Mustard and Onion
- Play video games against your friends or an Indians player
- Meet and greet with Indians alumni
- Meet and tweet at the Tribe Fest Social tweetup
- Create your own 2013 MLB FanCave Application
- Have your haircut by the Tribe’s barber
- Get an Honorary Indians Contract with the team
- And even more …
With so many activities, what are your favorite players looking forward to the most at Tribe Fest? TribeVibe asked some Tribe Fest participants for their expectations on Friday:
- “It’s fun to come out here and see everyone’s excitement and passion for the team.” — Corey Kluber
- “Visiting the schools and seeing all of the fans in the different sessions.” — Cody Allen
- “I know I have an hour in the Video Game Arcade, so I’m definitely looking forward to that. And the youth clinic fielding with Kipnis.” — Vinnie Pestano
- “Seeing and talking to fans, going to the schools, getting out in the community.” — Jason Kipnis (Tribe Fest participants were visiting area elementary schools on Friday afternoon as part of the Indians’ community outreach efforts)
- “The large autograph lines, where people are really excited. Seeing all of the little kids that are so happy to meet you.” — Lonnie Chisenhall
Still need to get tickets? If you buy in advance, up to two kids are free with each adult ticket. You can purchase them here or at Progressive Field.
We’ll see you at the ballpark!
– TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling
Tribe Fest to offer fans unprecedented access and personal interaction with Indians players and more
The Indians announced a unique new event will take place this winter to get Tribe fans ready for the 2013 season. Progressive Field will host Tribe Fest, presented by KeyBank, on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.
Tribe Fest was designed based on the feedback of Tribe fans from previous team events, and will offer fans of all ages unprecedented access to Indians players, coaches, and alumni.
“We want to provide our fans an opportunity to have personal interaction with our players, with the ballpark, our broadcasters, and many members of our front office,” said Indians’ Senior Director of Marketing Sanaa Julien. “Those personal interactions are what create lifelong memories for our fans.”
The event will feature a large contingent of current Indians players, including second baseman Jason Kipnis, catcher Carlos Santana, infielder Mike Aviles, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, and pitchers Vinnie Pestano, Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and Cody Allen.
In addition to meeting the players, taking photos and getting autographs, fans will have the opportunity to take part in a range of interactive activities.
“We’ll open locations that are typically closed off on game days,” said Julien. “That includes the batting cages, the clubhouse, press interview room, and we’ll have at least a dozen players plus alumni and our broadcast teams.”
Tribe Fest will take place from Noon to 6:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with most activities taking place in the indoor service levels of Progressive Field. Kids 12 and under can attend the event for free and regular admission is $10.
All tickets will be delivered via mail and fans are encouraged to buy tickets early as there is a limited supply available. All attendees must print and fill out a waiver to enter the ballpark, and Gate A will serve as the entrance for the event.
CLICK HERE for more information on Tribe Fest.
– TribeVibe contributor Max Lom
Baseball is full of unique traditions that are handed down from veterans to the younger players on the club, and members of the Indians bullpen have their own specific ritual to help break in their youngest member.
When relief pitcher Cody Allen was called up to the Indians for the first time in July, he became the latest in a long line of relievers to perform an important duty for his senior bullpen teammates. Before each game, Allen must haul a load of supplies from the clubhouse to the bullpen, and he must carry them in a pink bag nicknamed “Wahoo Princess”.
Allen’s fellow reliever Vinnie Pestano carried the bag for a time last season, and revealed some intriguing details to TribeVibe: “The youngest guy in the bullpen has to take the bullpen bag down,” said Pestano. “It’s got various things in there – things that are top secret, but keep us busy and entertained and ready to go when we’re in the pen waiting.”
When Allen first arrived in Cleveland he wasn’t surprised to find the bag, which is a well-known commodity throughout the Indians’ minor league teams, and he accepted his role as the unofficial Bag-boy for the team’s bullpen.
“You got to embrace it. You got to have fun with it, and you got to enjoy it,” said Allen. “There are a lot of people that would kill to carry that bag in the minor leagues, so I just try to do the best I can, keep it full with stuff the guys like, and just carry it with pride.”
The tradition has evolved over time, with different players joining the bullpen, and new bags being brought in to keep things fresh. Pestano carried a different bag last season and has watched as new teammates and new bags have been welcomed to the Indians’ clubhouse.
“Last year I had a pink one with Disney princesses on it,” Pestano explained. “We had a different bag at the beginning of the year, but now that Cody’s up – and obviously it’s his first time up – we had Nike make a bag for him, so he’s been rocking that out there every day. It says ‘Wahoo Princess’ on it. It’s just one of those duties – one of those paying your dues kind of things.”
Allen says he is still enjoying his part in the unique Rookie ritual, but would be prepared to pass on the bag-toting duties should a younger player join the ‘pen.
“It would probably be weird the first couple times, walking out there without carrying the bag, but I think I’d be OK with it,” declared Allen. “[The new guy] would inherit the pink bag. They would inherit it, and they would love it.”
CLEVELAND INDIANS (54-62, 3rd, -9.0G) vs. LOS ANGELES ANGELS (60-56)
RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (9-11, 5.25) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (0-1, 5.68)
First Pitch: 10:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
JUST LIKE CALIFORNIA: Cleveland is in the early portion of a 10-day, 9-game road trip through Anaheim, Oakland and Seattle while holding a 13-5 (.722) record against teams from the A.L. West, the highest winning pct. vs. that division by any team in the majors this season…Cleveland has batted .281 (171-609) with a .360 OBP, .402 SLG and 4.7 runs-per-game (84 R/18 G) in those 18 games against the A.L. West, while the Tribe’s pitching staff has registered a 2.96 ERA (54 ER/164.0 IP) and .235 avg. against…this marks just the 2nd time all season for the Tribe to travel west of the 95th meridian, as the Indians had played just 2 road series against A.L. West foes to this point in the season (@Seattle & @Oakland as part of a 7-2 trip April 13-22).
ALLENTOWN: CODY ALLEN has logged 11.1 consec. shutout innings since having his contract selected from Triple-A Columbus July 20 (opponents 3-for-34, .088 at the plate)…that it the longest scoreless streak to begin a major league career exclusively in relief with the Indians since TOM WADDELL had a streak of 12.1 scoreless IP from April 15-May 5, 1984.
WINS AND LOSSES: Cleveland beat the Angels 6-2 last night to get off to a 1-0 start on this 10-day, 9-game road trip through Los Angeles-AL (1-0), Oakland (3 games) and Seattle (3 games)…the victory also snapped a 10-game road losing streak…Cleveland finished recent 7-game homestand at 3-4 against Minnesota (1-2) and Boston (2-2)…the Indians have not had a winning homestand or road trip since July 2-8 when the club went 4-3 against the Angels (2-1) and Rays (2-2) during a 7-game stretch at Progressive Field…the Indians have won 4 of their last 6 games, but have still lost 18 of 25 and 21 of their last 30 games – a stretch that was significantly impacted by a season-high 11-game losing streak from July 27 – Aug. 7 that saw Cleveland lose 7.0 games in the divisional standings…Cleveland has held a lead at some point in 7 of the club’s last 13 losses…the Indians finished July at 11-15 for their 2nd consecutive losing month after going 11-9 in April and 16-14 in May…club is 4-9 to start August…Cleveland’s overall 2012 record sits 8 games below the .500 mark (54-62), 16 games shy of the club’s season high-water mark (8G, 26-18 on May 24)…the Indians have been at or above the .500 mark for 102 of the last 120 days, including 97 consecutive days from April 15-July 21…Cleveland is one game above the .500 mark at home (30-29), winning 13 of 24, 19 of 36 and 28 of the last 51 games at Progressive Field after starting the year 2-6 in Cleveland…club’s road record sits 9 games below the .500 mark (24-33), losing 10 of 11 and 11 of last 13 away from Cleveland.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (52-61, 3rd, -10.0G) vs. BOSTON RED SOX (56-58)
RHP Zach McAllister (4-4, 3.60) vs. LHP Franklin Morales (3-2, 3.14)
First Pitch: 6:05 p.m. (ET) TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
HALL OF FAME SATURDAY: The Cleveland Indians will induct 3 new members into the organization’s Hall-of-Fames this evening, headlined by GAYLORD PERRY, who spent parts of 4 seasons with the Tribe from 1972-75 and went 70-57 with a 2.51 ERA in an Indians uniform…already a Cooperstown Hall-of-Famer, Perry became the first pitcher in major league history to win a Cy Young Award in both leagues, earning that distinction for the Indians in 1972…the 5-time All-Star represented the Indians in the Mid-Summer Classic twice in 1972 and 1974…he was also honored earlier today during the club’s first-ever Indians Hall of Fame Benefit Luncheon…JIM WARFIELD and JACK GRANEY will be also inducted into the Indians Distinguished Hall of Fame for non-uniformed personnel…Warfield was an athletic trainer for the Indians organization from 1965 until his passing in 2002…Graney was a left-fielder for the Tribe from 1908-22 and returned to the organization from 1933-1953 as a popular play-by-play announcer-the first player to enter the broadcast booth in baseball history.
NICE START: CODY ALLEN has logged 10.1 consec. shutout innings since having his contract selected from Triple-A Columbus July 20 (opponents 2-for-31, .065 at the plate)…that it the longest scoreless streak to begin a major league career with the Indians since ALEX HERRERA strung together 11.0 consec. scoreless frames from Sept. 13, 2002-July 13, 2003 and the longest to do so in the same season since TOM WADDELL had a streak of 12.1 scoreless IP from April 15-May 5, 1984.
THIRTY-THIRTY CLUB: Indians closer CHRIS PEREZ recorded his 30th save of the season on Thursday (98th save of his major league career), 3rd-most in the A.L. behind Tampa Bay’s FERNANDO RODNEY (34) and Baltimore’s JIM JOHNSON (33) and 5th-most in the majors…with that door slam, Perez became the 5th pitcher in Indians history to record multiple seasons of 30+ saves, joining DOUG JONES (3, 1988-90), JOSE MESA (2, 1995-96), MIKE JACKSON (1998-99) and BOB WICKMAN (2001, 2005)…with 36 saves in 2011, Perez became just the 4th to do so in back-to-back seasons (Jones, Mesa, Jackson).
CLEVELAND INDIANS (47-45, 3rd, -3.0 G) vs. BALTIMORE ORIOLES (48-44)
RHP Derek Lowe (8-7, 4.33) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (1-1, 2.59)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
TV: STO Radio: WTAM-WMMS, Indians Radio Network
YOUTH IS SERVED: The Indians announced today that the club has selected the contract of RHP CODY ALLEN from Triple-A Columbus…the 23-year-old Allen, who was selected in the 23rd round of the 2011 June draft, would become just the 2nd player drafted last season to appear in the majors in 2012, as RHP TREVOR BAUER (1st round, 3rd overall pick) made his debut with the Arizona Diamonbacks back on June 28…even prior to the addition of Allen, Cleveland entered today with the 6th-youngest 25-man roster in the American League at 28 years, 356 days, also the 9th-youngest 25-man roster in the majors.
BULLPENNINGS: The Cleveland bullpen has kept opponents off the scoreboard in 9 of the club’s last 16 games since June 30, while posting a 2.47 ERA (13 ER/47.1 IP) and .200 (34-170) opponents’ avg in that span…that 2.47 relief ERA ranks 4th in the A.L. and 7th in the majors since June 30, while the .200 avg. is 5th-lowest in the majors behind Oakland (.152), Atlanta (.192), Los Angeles-NL (.196) and Los Angeles-AL (.199).
FREE BIRD: Beginning with tonight’s opener, the Indians play host to the Baltimore Orioles for a 4-game series that will also conclude a stretch of 15 consecutive games against A.L. East opponents; Cleveland is 10-15 overall this season vs. A.L. East squads, compared to a combined 29-20 record against the A.L. Central/A.L. West…the Indians took 3 of 4 meetings from the Orioles earlier this season at Camden Yards and have gone 24-15 against Baltimore over the past 6 seasons (2007-12), winning 9 of the last 12 tilts…Tribe is 11-5 vs. the O’s at Progressive Field since the start of the 2007 campaign, winning 4 straight and 7 of the last 9 at home.