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In case you haven’t heard, Nick Swisher is excited to be in Cleveland and a member of the Indians.
On Monday, that excitement manifested off the field: as the organizer of an Indians Harlem Shake video. The video will be released on in the next day or so, so stay tuned to TribeVibe and our social media channels. In the meantime, this photo gallery will have to do. A partial roster:
- Green man: Jason Giambi
- Camo man: Mark Reynolds
- Human bear: Justin Masterson
- Lloyd Christmas/Harry Dunne (from “Dumb and Dumber”): Chris Perez, David Huff
- Mario with a diaper on: Lonnie Chisenhall
- Reno 911! cop: Ubaldo Jimenez
- Hot dog: Nick Hagadone
- Disco man: Carlos Carrasco
- Penguin: Zach McAllister
- Parrot: Jason Kipnis
- Ohio State football star: Nick Swisher
Cleveland media were on hand, too, and had these dispatches from Goodyear:
Paul Hoynes, Plain Dealer: “Told that bear costume he wore for Harlem Shake video looked like real bear, Masterson said: “It was a real bear. . .at one time.”
Jordan Bastian, MLB.com: Giambi on this morning’s Harlem Shake antics: “It was fun. That’s the stuff you need to build team unity.”
The Reno 911 sexy cop costume? Can confirm that Ubaldo Jimenez picked it out himself. Told Big U that I can’t un-see that. He laughed.
–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond
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
CLEVELAND INDIANS (54-70, 4th, -14.5G) vs. NEW YORK YANKEES (72-52)
RHP Corey Kluber (0-2, 6.27) vs. LHP CC Sabathia (12-3, 3.56)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
IN A NEW YORK MINUTE: The Indians are set to begin a 10-day, 10-game homestand by hosting the New York Yankees for 3 games to wrap up a brief season series…at just 6 games, it will be the most abbreviated season-series between the Indians and Yankees since they met 6 times in 2007…New York swept a 3-game series from Cleveland at Yankee Stadium back on June 25-27…Tribe’s last winning campaign vs. the Bronx Bombers came in 2008 (4-3), as Cleveland is 8-18 against New York-AL over the last 4 seasons (2009-12), going 4-7 during that same span at Progressive Field.
ROSTER MOVE: The Indians today announced that the club has promoted INF/OF MATT LaPORTA from Triple-A Columbus…to make room for LaPorta, RHP FRANK HERRMANN has been optioned to Columbus…LaPorta has spent nearly the entire season at Columbus, hitting .264 (99-375) with 19 2B, one 3B, 19 HR and 62 RBI in 101 games (.350OBP/.472SLG/.822OPS)…he currently ranks 9th in the International League in SLG pct. (.472) and HR (19), tied for 10th in RBI (62) and 11th in OPS (.822)…he has appeared in 52 G at 1B for the Clippers and 25 in LF…he was previously
w/ Cleveland for one stint (June 3-12), appearing in 3 games (2-for-11, R).
AROUND THE BLOCK: According to STATS LLC, this season marks just the 3rd time in franchise history for Cleveland to endure multiple losing streaks of at least 8 games (also 1969, 1987)…despite being charged with 20 errors over the club’s last 27 games, Cleveland’s defense still maintains the 5th-best fielding pct. in the A.L. at .985 (68 E/4659 TC)…Cleveland’s starting rotation has a 3.49 ERA (30 ER/77.1 IP) over the club’s last 13 games at Progressive Field, holding opponents to 3 earned runs-or-less in 11 of those 13 home games…JASON KIPNIS is one of just 4 players in the majors this season to collect at least 10 homers, 60 RBI and 20 stolen bases, joining the Brewers’ RYAN BRAUN, the Cubs’ STARLIN CASTRO and the Angels’ MIKE TROUT…minor league OF LeVON WASHINGTON, who had right hip surgery in late April, is scheduled to be added to High-A Carolina’s roster tomorrow…MATT LaPORTA is 12-for-37 (.324) with 7 RBI in 10 career games against the Yankees.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (54-65, 3rd, -11.5G) vs. OAKLAND ATHLETICS (63-55)
RHP Corey Kluber (0-1, 8.56) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (9-9, 3.55)
First Pitch: 9:07 p.m. (ET)
TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
GRAND PLANS SCRAPPED: SHELLEY DUNCAN connected for his first career grand slam in last night’s 6-4 loss, the 2nd hit by an Indian this season (also Kipnis, June 1 vs. MIN)…over the last 32 games in which Cleveland has hit a grand slam, it marked just the 2nd time for the Tribe to take a loss (also 9-8 loss, April 11, 2012 at DET; Valbuena) and snapped a streak of 9 such wins…last night’s game also marked the first time for Cleveland to score exactly 4 runs on a grand slam since taking a 5-4 loss May 19, 2002 vs. KC when TRAVIS FRYMAN accounted for all of the Tribe’s offense.
LEAVE ‘EM WANTING MORE: The Indians bullpen took last night’s loss after allowing a pair of inherited runners to score in the 8th, a rarity considering the fact that Cleveland relievers have permitted multiple IR’s to cross home in only 9 games this season (1-8 record in those games)…last night marked just the 3rd time in VINNIE PESTANO’s career to allow multiple IR’s to score, as the right-hander entered last night’s contest having stranded 15 of 16 this season…collectively, the Tribe’s ‘pen has stranded 71.4% (110 of 154) of IR’s overall this season, the 5th-best mark in the A.L.
FAMILIAR FACE: The Indians are set to face A’s RHP BARTOLO COLON in tonight’s contest…Colon was originally signed by Cleveland in 1993 as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic and went on to appear in parts of 6 major league seasons with the Tribe, going 75-45 with a 3.92 ERA (448 ER/1029.2 IP) over 162 games/160 starts in an Indians uniform.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (53-61, 3rd, -9.0G) vs. BOSTON RED SOX (56-59)
RHP Corey Kluber (0-0, 6.10) vs. LHP Jon Lester (5-10, 5.36)
First Pitch 1:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
ELIAS SAYS: BRENT LILLIBRIDGE went 3-for-4 w/ a 2B, HR and 2 RBI in last night’s victory…according to Elias, Lillibridge became just the 2nd player in the last 53 seasons (1960-2012) to homer against Boston within 4 weeks of wearing a Red Sox uniform…just last month (July 17 at Fenway Park), the White Sox’s KEVIN YOUKILIS became the first player to pull that trick since Detroit’s TED LEPCIO did it on May 5, 1959 at Tiger Stadium just days after being traded by Boston.
THE STANDINGS: The Indians beat the Red Sox 5-2 last night, cutting their deficit to 9.0 games behind Chicago in the A.L. Central standings…the Tribe is also 8.5 games back in the A.L. Wild Card standings… Cleveland has been in 3rd place for 28 straight days after spending 56 consecutive days in either first or 2nd place (April 24-July 14)…of the 129 days of the Indians’ season, Cleveland has been in first place for 40 days, 2nd place for 46 days and 3rd place for 33 days…Cleveland held a season-high 4.0-game lead on May 17, but has gone 31-45 since.
LEFT COAST SWING: At the conclusion of the today’s game the Indians will head West to begin a 10-day, 9-game road trip against the Angels, Athletics and Mariners…trips starts with the Tribe’s first and only visit to Anaheim this season to conclude the season series against the Halos, who have traveled to Cleveland twice this season (Indians hold a 4-2 advantage in 2012 play)…the Tribe is 122-140 all-time at Angel Stadium, going 11-17 over the last 5 seasons at “The Big A” (2007-11).