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CLEVELAND INDIANS (8-1-1) vs. MILWAUKEE BREWERS (6-5-0)
RHP Josh Tomlin (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (0-0, 0.00)
Spring Game #11/Home #6 » Sun., March 9, 2014 » Goodyear Ballpark » 1:05/4:05 p.m. (MST/ET) » SportsTime Ohio, WTAM/IRN/webcast
NINE TONIGHT: After dropping their Cactus League opener to Cincinnati on Feb. 26 by a score of 8-3, the Cleveland Indians have not lost over a 9-game span, going 8-0-1 following yesterday’s 4-4 tie with the Padres in Peoria.
THE INDIANS ON TV…: Beginning with this afternoon’s tilt against the Milwaukee Brewers, SportsTime Ohio will carry each of the Indians’ next 5 games on TV through Thursday…Matt Underwood & Rick Manning are scheduled to be in the booth for all 5 and will have a number of in-game interviews with Indians players and coaches throughout the week.
…AND ALSO ON YOUR RADIO DIAL: Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus will also have this afternoon’s call on stations across the Indians Radio Network, including WTAM in the Cleveland market…the game will also be available with an MLB audio subscription on Indians.com/webcast.
…BUT I CAN’T GO BACK I KNOW: Time stands still here in Arizona, as much of the country lost one hour last night by rolling their clocks forward as part of Daylight Saving Time…aside from the now 3-hour time difference between Phoenix and Cleveland, those of us here in the desert were largely unaffected (AZ now aligns with the Pacific Time Zone).
“TWO OAT SODAS GARY”: A city with no shortage of high-quality microsuds, Cleveland is set to host the Milwaukee Brewers today at Goodyear Ballpark for the first of two meetings between the two squads, as the Tribe will host the Brew Crew again on March 26…club’s met 3 times last spring, with the Indians winning 2 of those…Cleveland and Milwaukee have not met in the regular season since the Brewers swept a 3-game set at Progressive Field in June 2009 (Milwaukee has won last 7 regular season tilts)… Cleveland is 201-205 all-time vs. the Milwaukee franchise (1969-present) in regular season play, which includes a 7-11 mark in Interleague Play since the Brewers made the switch to the Senior Circuit.
YESTERDAY’S RECAP: Cleveland and San Diego battled their way to a 4-4 tie before the game was called after 10.0 innings at the Peoria Sports Complex on Saturday afternoo…MICHAEL BRANTLEY (2 2B, RBI) led the way for the Tribe with 4 hits (4-for-4, 2 2B, RBI), including a key RBI-single in the team’s 3-run first inning…ASDRUBAL CABRERA and CARLOS SANTANA also drove in runs, while Santana recorded 3 assists at third base…TYLER CLOYD (2.0IP, 2H, 0R) took the bump first in the starter-by committee affair for the Indians, while SCOTT ATCHISON, BRYAN SHAW, AUSTIN ADAMS, SCOTT BARNES and MIKE ZAGURSKI also enjoyed scoreless outings.
BULLPENNINGS: Indians pitchers who were scheduled to throw bullpens this morning at the Goodyear Complex: RHP CARLOS CARRASCO, RHP COREY KLUBER, RHP FRANK HERRMANN.
LET IT “B”: The Indians announced Saturday that the club will participate in its second “B” game of the spring, as Cleveland will host the Chicago White Sox at 10:00AM AZT/1:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 11 at the Goodyear Development Complex…the Indians edged the Angels 3-2 in a March 4 “B” game here in Goodyear.
UPCOMING BROADCAST INFORMATION: The Cleveland Indians announced on Monday that SportsTime Ohio will televise 154 games in 2014… FOX will broadcast nationally the Tribe’s June 21 game vs. Detroit – which will feature the Indians Hall of Fame induction of Omar Vizquel – while six other games (April 5, May 10, June 7, July 19, July 26 and August 9) will be broadcast on FOX’s new FOX Sports 1…SportsTime Ohio will also air Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story on March 13 at 3:00pm and a Tribe Report Season Preview on March 19 at 9:00pm.
With the caveat that yes, it’s Spring Training, we have some guys off to hot starts, which is always nice to see. Chew on these numbers on a lazy Sunday:
Michel Brantley, who’s led the team in batting average the last two seasons and signed a five-year extension in the offseason, is off to an 8-for-13 (.615) start.
Jason Kipnis is hitting .385 after a 2-for-4 day Saturday.
Mike Aviles has five hits in nine at-bats.
Elliot Johnson, looking to make the team as a non-roster invitee, is hitting .375 (6-for-16) with a team-high 5 RBI.
Ryan Raburn, who made the club out of Spring Training last year by playing well, is 6-for-10 with two homers. (Raburn will miss a couple days after running into the wall on Friday.
The hot starts extend to the pitching staff:
The Tribe staff as a whole has allowed 28 earned runs in 91 innings, for a 2.77 ERA.
Carlos Carrasco has allowed one earned run in seven innings, with nine strikeouts.
Trevor Bauer, competing with Carrasco for the fifth spot in the Tribe rotation, has struck out seven in five innings.
Corey Kluber has six strikeouts and has allowed two earned runs in six innings.
The Indians are back at it today from Goodyear Ballpark, taking on the Milwaukee Brewers at 4PM ET!
GOODYEAR, AZ – Moms and dads, rest easy: You have kindred spirits in many members of the Tribe 40-man roster.
Eighteen players in that group have children, and like you, face the day-to-day challenges involved with working a full-time job while raising young kids. That group includes starting pitchers Justin Masterson, whose wife, Meryl, had twins in the offseason, and Corey Kluber, whose wife, Amanda, also gave birth in January. Yan Gomes’ wife, Jenna, is expecting.
Those players are gearing up for another season, when the parenting becomes more complicated. During the season, players arrive at the ballpark around Noon or 1pm for home games, and stay until 11pm or later. When the team takes road trips, the players often are gone for 10 days or more.
That can stressed-out moms and dads who don’t get nearly enough time with the kids.
“It’s tougher for the wives,” said Kluber, who has two daughters, Kendall and Kennedy. “It’s challenge for them, because for the most part, they’re handling a lot of the duties with the kids for much of the season.”
Amanda Kluber and the couple’s daughters will move to Cleveland from their home in Jacksonville, Fla., for the season, but even that doesn’t offer much respite from mom duty, Corey said: The moms don’t get much alone time with their husbands at the ballpark.
Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and his wife, Meredith, have a 2-year-old son, Cutter, and are expecting another boy in April, shortly after Opening Day. And like Kluber, Chisenhall says it can be difficult to find a happy medium between work and family.
Not only do the players spend a lot of time away from their families during the season, but when they are at home, they’re tasked with getting enough rest so they can be in the best shape possible for the next day at the ballpark.
“It’s challenging at times, especially on her. You leave for extended periods of time,” Chisenhall said. “Hat’s off to all the wives and moms who stay home; Meredith has a 2-year-old boy who is … active. Sometimes he’s great sometimes he’s a handful.”
For Mike Aviles, who with wife, Jessy, has three daughters – Kyla, 9, and 3-year-old twins, Adriana and Mayia – he says at times he knows the other 24 guys in the clubhouse better than his girls.
“This is a great life, and I wouldn’t change it for anything,” Aviles said. “On the outside looking in, I don’t think people realize how much we’re away from our families.”
The players’ busy schedules and lack of “us” time at home makes them appreciate the offseason even more, when they’re able to escape for a few months to enjoy more downtime with their kids – and give their wives a break.
The Klubers head back to Jacksonville, Fla., while the Chisenhalls are back to North Carolina and Aviles & Co. back to Utah. Family time commences.
“That’s how I look at it, a way to make up for lost time during the season,” Corey Kluber said. “I throw and work out, but I don’t have many other commitments, so I’m able to enjoy it more with (the kids).”
CLEVELAND INDIANS (3-1-0) at TEXAS RANGERS (1-2-1)
RHP Corey Kluber (0-0, 18.00) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (0-0, —)
Spring Game #5/Road #2 » Monday, March 3, 2014 » Surprise Stadium » 1:05/3:05 p.m. (MST/ET) » Indians.com webcast
HOME OPENER SELLS OUT IN 15 MINUTES: The Cleveland Indians 2014 Home Opener on April 4 at 3:05 p.m. vs. the Minnesota Twins is officially SOLD OUT, marking the 22nd consecutive home opener sellout and the 21st at Progressive Field, which opened in 1994….since the Indians in 2009 moved the initial on-sale date to Spring, Opening Day sellouts have become official on March 30 (2009), April 8 (2010), March 24 (2011), March 15 (2012) and February 25 (2013) – this year’s initial on-sale was pushed a week later than last year’s…fans wishing to attend 2014 Opening Day still can secure tickets by purchasing a full Season Ticket package…Season Ticket Holders once again will save over 40% on average of Single-Game ticket purchasers in 2014.
WEEKEND ROSTER MOVE: The Cleveland Indians yesterday announced the club has acquired INF JUSTIN SELLERS from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations…to allow room on the 40-man roster the club designated INF DAVID COOPER for assignment…Sellers, 28, has appeared in 82 games for the Dodgers over the last three seasons (2011-2013) and hit .270 (88-326) with 4 triples, 6 homers and 65 RBI in 89 games between AAA Albuquerque and the Dodgers last season. ROSTER BREAKDOWN: The Indians have a total of 64 players in major league camp for the start of Cactus League play; this includes 24 non-roster invitees in addition to players on the 40-man roster…the club has 32 pitchers, including 25 right-handers (8 non-roster) and 7 lefties (1 non-roster), 7 catchers (5 non-roster), 16 infielders (6 non-roster) and 9 outfielders (4 non-roster).
TEXAS TWO STEP: The Indians travel to Surprise Stadium for the first of two Cactus League matchups with the Texas Rangers this spring…the Tribe dropped both exhibition tilts against Texas last spring, and have lost 4 straight Cactus League games against them dating back to 2011 – Cleveland is just 2-8-1 against Texas since joining the CL circuit in 2009…the Indians went 5-1 vs. the Rangers in 2013 regular season play, securing the club’s first winning season vs. Texas since 2008…the two clubs will square off 7 times this season with Cleveland having won 5 consecutive contests.
Tribe manager Terry Francona is in Cleveland this week for pre-Spring Training meetings, Tribe Fest and various other activities in the community.
He met with local reporters on Wednesday to discuss some Tribe-related topics. Here’s a sample of that chat:
Question: Did you ride the scooter today?
Terry Francona: Yesterday. (GM) Chris (Antonetti) picked me up today. I almost froze my (butt) off yesterday. My eyes almost froze shut.
Question: When do you get that itch to get back?
TF: Usually after Christmas. Things wind down for the holidays and at the start of January, you get that internal clock, it starts kicking in. You start talking to coaches, what drills you’ll run in Spring Training, etc.
Question: How do you organize players in Spring Training?
TF: I didn’t know what to expect last year, I don’t think anyone did. My expectations were never going to change, regardless of who was playing what position. We were just trying to win that day. There’s a process that goes into that; it starts in Spring Training. We’re pretty open and honest in Spring Training, and guys usually fall into three groups:
- Guys who know they’re going to play and are preparing for a lot of time
- A group of young kids that is trying to make a good first impression
- A group trying to make the team.
You try to be respectful of all groups. You form relationships with players, form an identity of the team.
Question: What do you think of the offseason so far?
TF: Getting David Murphy was a really good addition for us. We’re in a unique spot. No one’s sitting here saying we’re the 1927 Yankees, but we have guys in place that we want to pitch and play. We have Yan Gomes in place, we have Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin who we want to see pitch.
So rather than going out and spending money on guys, we want to see our guys. We have Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and Danny Salazar all for hopefully a full year. Again, we have guys in place. … Now we just have to figure out how well we can play.
Question: How’s Carlos Santana doing at third base?
TF: Carlos offered to go play third base in winter ball, and it sounds like he’s improving. Now, we aren’t going to make any decision today or at the start of Spring Training. If he can handle third, he gives us another option with our middle-of-the-order bats. We will give him a chance to play there in Spring Training.
Question: What’s the state of the roster?
TF: I think we’re pretty settled. Chris is always going to try to make us better, but if we go to Spring training tomorrow, I’m pumped. We’re not the type of team that can just throw the bats and balls out and someone is going to hit a three-run homer. It can happen. But we have to play good baseball to win, and that’s fun. We’ve proven that when we play that way, we can win.
Question: Do you like Santana in the cleanup spot?
TF: I did last year. Early on, we talked so much about his catching duties, I thought it was unfair to hit him cleanup. When he wasn’t catching, he was pretty good in that spot. He hits from both sides, he takes a walk. There’s not a lot not to like.
Question: You had success with Swisher in the No. 2 spot. Do you like that again for 2014?
TF: We wouldn’t make the lineup out yet. The season is so long; those things happen, whether it’s injures or someone is struggling. We’ll see. They have a way of working themselves out. I never make up batting orders in the winter. It’ll write itself out.
Question: Last year you took a chance on Scott Kazmir; this year you’re taking a chance on Shaun Marcum. Are you looking forward to seeing him?
TF: I think he’s a little bit behind where Kaz was last year. But I think it’s a good sign because when he’s healthy he competes his rear end off. He’s done it in the AL east.
Question: Re: the team’s versatility
TF: We want Jason Giambi on our team. We’ve said that until we’re blue in the face. To do that, you have to have the right guys on your team so it works. Having guys that are versatile really helped us last year.
Question: Re: Danny Salazar
TF: The sky is the ceiling for Danny. You don’t want to make too many proclamations on a guy who has had 8 to 10 starts. I can’t wait to see him after 35 starts.
Q: Re: Josh Tomlin
TF: He’s a strike-throwing machine. He’s going to give up the occasional homer because he’s around the plate. We really want to see him pitch. We think he can help us win. When you start thinking about the dollars you can allocate for pitching, I think we’d rather see these guys pitch.
Q: Re: the bullpen
TF: Always the big question: Whether the names are the same or not, you never know. Vinnie (Pestano) struggled last year, and Chris (Perez) had his struggles. Sometimes the names change, sometimes they don’t. Bullpens always make themselves over. You want to have guys in Triple-A because you know you’re going to have to make changes due to struggles or injuries. You have to know you have options.
Q: Re: Trevor Bauer
TF: He’s been very good, and it’s been very encouraging. He’s coming into camp this year closer to the pitcher he wants to be. Last year, it was a lot of experimenting and trying to get comfortable in his delivery. It was tough for him at times. He was very open with us on everything. He’s tried very hard this winter in trying to get comfortable. He’s sent video into (pitching coach) Mickey (Callaway) and the guys in Baseball Ops. Whether he makes the team out of Spring Training or not, we’re really excited about watching him pitch.
Q: Re: bringing Indians prospects to Spring Training (Six non-roster invitations to Spring Training were announced on Wednesday, including Francisco Lindor)
TF: With Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin, we’d rather bring those guys to Spring Training rather than older free agents that don’t really have a chance to make the team. It helps us as a staff to get to know these guys and see how we do things.
Q: Re: the starting rotation
TF: We want to see Carrasco pitch, he’s created a little deception with his delivery. But I don’t think we need to anoint our rotation. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Normally, in Spring Training, someone will get beat up. It happens. Go in prepared and get everyone ready to play.
I’ll take my chances with Danny Salazar, with Corey Kluber for the full year.
Q: Re: instant replay
TF: I’m still learning as we go. It’s going to be new for everyone. You can bet that the day it was announced that the day it was announced that 30 managers were scheming and using it to their advantage. With technology being what it is, I think we’re going in the right direction. Does it go flawless? Probably not. But we’re going in the right direction.
Q: Re: what’s next?
TF: I hope that was the beginning. We need to go get busy, and we have to do it the right way. It’s fun. Our guys go into doing it the right way.
Q: Re: September
TF: I wanted us to get there with a chance. If we could survive some of those road trips, and keep our heads above water, I thought if we had a chance, we could make a run at it. And we did. I didn’t know we’d have to win 10 in a row, but nobody lost. It was fun because we were doing with some guys who hadn’t done it before, some had. That’s what you’re dying for as a manager. You can’t wait to get to the ballpark. You’re tired, and you’re nervous, but it’s a great feeling.
Q: Re: the end of the season
TF: The playoff game stung. I had to talk to the team after the game and it was hard for me to do that. You have to do it so quick. It hurt. Season don’t wind down, they crash to a halt. There’s no better example of that than last year.
Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding this weekend’s Tribe Fest event, presented by KeyBank, at Progressive Field!
Where can I get tickets for Tribe Fest?
The easiest, most convenient way to get Tribe Fest tickets is by visiting Indians.com/TribeFest. Our Tribe Fest HQ features plenty of information about the event, plus ticket information. General Admission tickets are $10, and children under the age of 12 get in free when reserved with adult ticket purchases at Indians.com/TribeFest.
Can I walk up and purchase tickets on the day of the event?
Yes, our ticket windows outside Gate A will be open. However, by purchasing in advance at Indians.com/TribeFest, fans can avoid waiting in line at the ticket windows – potentially in cold weather. Additionally, tickets for children age 12 and under are $5 on the day of the event.
How many autographs can you get with an autograph ticket?
You are guaranteed at least one autograph from an Indians roster player, alumnus or prospect, depending upon which autograph session you purchased. In some cases, there will be more than one player, alumnus or prospect at a session, but those details are to be determined and not guaranteed. Fans who have purchased an autograph ticket are guaranteed at least one autograph.
My ticket does not specify what autograph session I bought. How do I tell where I need to go?
On your ticket – either a ticket we printed and sent to you, or you purchased at home – there is a six-digit Ticketmaster code. That code will guide you once at Tribe Fest.
The codes are as follows:
- ROAADT/ROACHD: Roster A session
- ROBADT/ROBCHD/ Roster B session
- PROADT/PROCHD: Prospect session
- ALUADT/ALUCHD: Alumni session
Once you arrive at Tribe Fest, look for the signage directing you to the appropriate autograph session location. Indians staff will be wearing Tribe Fest Staff T-shirts if you need assistance finding your location, and we will be checking tickets in line to make sure fans are in the right place.
How many items can I have autographed?
Each fan with an autograph ticket can have one item per player/alumnus/prospect.
Can I bring items to be autographed?
Yes! But, whether you have items to be signed or use a card provided at Tribe Fest, the same one-autograph per person per player applies.
Can I get autographs without an autograph ticket?
The only way to guarantee an autograph is by bundling an autograph ticket with a General Admission ticket at the time of purchase. However: If an autograph session’s 250 slots are not sold out, fans can stand in line after all autograph ticket holders for a chance to get an autograph. Again: The only way to guarantee an autograph is by bundling an autograph ticket with a General Admission ticket at the time of purchase.
Can I take pictures with the players in the autograph line?
Given the strict time schedule of our players during the event, and to keep the autograph lines moving, no pictures will be permitted with the players. Gameday staff will be on hand to ensure lines keep moving to ensure all fans who have purchased an autograph ticket get their autograph.
For fans who want to take pictures with players, there is a Player Photo Booth located in the Club Lounge, where 1-2 Indians players will be appearing each hour for photographs with fans. Photos are free with your camera or can be purchased via our FanFoto group.
Do you have full player list for Friday’s Tribe Fest VIP Premiere event?
Scheduled to appear are: Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Mike Aviles, Danny Salazar, David Murphy, Corey Kluber, Bryan Shaw and more. (All player appearances for the entire weekend are subject to change.)
When will Nick Swisher be there, and what autograph sessions will he take part in?
Player appearances will be determined at the event and will not be announced beforehand, due to all player appearances being subject to change.
How can I add additional autograph tickets?
There is a limit of one autograph ticket per General Admission ticket purchased; to purchase additional autograph tickets, you must add them at the Guaranteed Autograph Ticket Booth once inside Progressive Field for Tribe Fest.
If fans want to purchase an additional guaranteed autograph ticket within a different Tribe Fest session – for example, they are attending Saturday 10-2, but want an autograph session within the Saturday 4-8 session – they will need to General Admission/guaranteed autograph ticket bundle.
Can I change my autograph session?
There are no refunds or exchanges for Tribe Fest tickets. Additional autograph tickets may be purchased at the Guaranteed Autograph Ticket Booth inside Progressive Field during event hours, based on availability.
Do I need a waiver?
Only those fans participating in activities in the batting cages, inflatables & games, Haircut Like A pro and Kids Clubhouse are required to sign a waiver this year at Tribe Fest. Completing a waiver and receiving a wristband at one activity is good for all activities throughout the day. If you return for the second day of TribeFest you must complete a new waiver to participate in the above mentioned activities.
Does a baby need a ticket?
Per Progressive Field policy, children 2 and under do not need a ticket.
Can I bring a stroller[JK1] ?
Yes! Strollers can be checked during the event. Stroller check-in is located by the Info Booth and Guaranteed Autograph Ticket Booth.
Where’s the best place to park?
Gateway East Garage, accessible via Bolivar Avenue and Huron Road, will be open for parking during each Tribe Fest session. Surface lot and meter parking around the ballpark also will be available.
Can I purchase Indians Season Tickets or Group tickets, or talk with Indians ticket representatives, at Tribe Fest?
Yes! We will have a Season Ticket and Group Ticket table in the Underground Service Area tunnel during the event, where reps will be on hand to answer fans’ questions about the benefits of becoming a Season Ticket Holder at Progressive Field. Remember: Our Season Ticket Holders saved over 40%, on average, over Single-Game buyers at Progressive Field in 2013.
Additionally, current Season Ticket Holders can visit our Fan Cave table at Tribe Fest to talk with their Client Service Specialist.
Can I buy single game tickets for 2014?
Our Single Game tickets will be available in a 2014 Online On-Sale in early March, with more information about registration for the on-sale available next month.
Can I purchase Indians merchandise at Tribe Fest?
Yes! There will be three locations for merchandise purchases: in the main Underground Service Area, in the Club Lounge and near Autograph Station 3, located on the underground level near the Kids Clubhouse. Plus, the Indians Team Shop on the main concourse level will be open and accessible as well.
Will there be a Twitter Scavenger Hunt again?
Yes, there will be. Stay tuned to @Indians and our website for further details, but the scavenger hunt returns and the prize remains the same: The entire Social Suite for a game! (12 tickets, food/beverage not included)
We all know how much baseball players love music, from their clubhouse tunes to their walk-up jams. Who loves Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You”? What is Terry Francona’s favorite holiday song? All these questions and more answered below:
- Terry Francona: Santa Baby
- Mike Aviles: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (by the Jackson Five)
- Corey Kluber: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year
- Justin Masterson: Deck the Halls (by Run DMC)
- Mike Sarbaugh: All I Want for Christmas is You (by Mariah Carey)
- Yan Gomes: Don’t really have a favorite, I love them all!
What’s your favorite holiday jam? Add it to the comment section below!
– TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling
This time of year, reflection and resolutions go hand-in-hand with Auld Lang Syne. TribeVibe caught up with Cleveland Indians players and coaches about their favorite memories from 2013 and resolutions they have for the new year.
What was your favorite moment from 2013 and why?
- Terry Francona: Had to be the (Jason) Giambi walk off. It was going to be a hurtful loss and it became a wonderful emotional comeback win!
- Justin Masterson: My favorite moment hasn’t happened as of this interview, but when my twins enter this world that will be my favorite moment of 2013. Nothing like the gift of life to remind you who is in control, what really matters, and that it is amazing that newborns’ poop does not smell!
- Bryan Shaw: I have two. My first favorite was something that Swish did for me that I really appreciated. I have looked up to Mariano Rivera my whole career because he is the best closer ever. We were playing a series against them and I really wanted to get a jersey from him signed. Swish said he’d walk it over to him and get it signed for me. It’s hanging in my house right now. The other is getting to meet Big G and play with him during the season. He and I both went to the same college. Getting to play with another former (UC-Long Beach) Dirtbag in the majors was really exciting.
- Josh Tomlin: Getting back to traveling with the team, being around them, and enjoying the last month with them.
- Yan Gomes: Definitely all the walk-offs were awesome! But clinching that Wild Card game and hosting was a great experience!
- Mike Aviles: Big G’s walk-off followed by an ice bath courtesy of Swish and myself.
- Mike Sarbaugh: Giambi’s walk off HR against the White Sox in late September. We needed to win that game to stay in the one of the top two Wild Card spots.
- Corey Kluber: I don’t think I could single out one moment as my favorite from 2013, but Big G’s walk-off the last week of the season was pretty special.
And a few New Year’s Resolutions for 2014…
- Terry Francona: 95 wins!
- Bryan Shaw: Just to stay healthy and help the team get back to another post season.
- Corey Kluber: 2014 resolutions are pretty simple: 1. be a good father & husband 2. Help the Indians win the World Series.
- Mike Aviles: WIN THE WHOLE THING!!!
Happy New Year, Tribe Fans!
– TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling
Players, alumni, manager Terry Francona on hand for autographs, photos and more; additional session added to improve fan experience
Fans can purchase opportunity to guarantee autographs this year; tickets on sale to Season Ticket Holders Dec. 5, to general public Dec. 6
The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday announced details for Tribe Fest 2014, presented by KeyBank, set for Progressive Field on January 25 and 26.
The second annual event will be expanded this year, with manager Terry Francona, current Tribe players including Mike Aviles, Carlos Santana, Danny Salazar, Yan Gomes, David Murphy, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and others, Indians prospects (including former No. 3 overall pick Trevor Bauer and 2012 top pick Clint Frazier), and several prominent Tribe alumni including, Kenny Lofton, in attendance for autographs, interviews on the KeyBank main stage and more.
In addition, more of Progressive Field will be open this year, including the 1994 Party Suite for autographs, Club Lounge, Kids Clubhouse and more. The Indians also plan to announce their 2014 promotions schedule and 2014 Hall of Fame Induction details on the KeyBank main stage during Saturday morning’s session.
Due to large crowds at last year’s first Tribe Fest, in addition to anticipated high demand this year after the Indians Postseason berth in October, the 2014 event will feature three sessions:
- Saturday, January 25: 10AM-2PM
- Saturday, January 25: 4PM-8PM
- Sunday, January 26: Noon-6PM
Admission for adults is $10 in advance and tickets are available online only, starting at 10AM Thursday, December 5 for Season Ticket Holders and 10 AM Friday, December 6 for the general public, at Indians.com/TribeFest. Kids ages 12 and under again this year can attend the event for FREE when reserved with the purchase of an adult ticket. There is a limit of two free children’s admissions per paying adult. Tickets for kids age 12 and under are $5 at the gate day of event.
This year, autographs can be guaranteed by purchasing an autograph ticket bundled at the same time with the general admission ticket online at Indians.com/TribeFest. Fans are limited to one guaranteed autograph ticket per person to allow for as many fans to get access to the players. Prices in addition to the $10 ADULT general admission ticket – kids tickets are free when reserved in advance — as follows:
- $10/ticket for Indians Minor League Prospect sessions
- $15/ticket for Indians Major League roster player sessions
- $20/ticket for Indians Alumni player sessions
Each Tribe Fest event features multiple autograph sessions, for which 250 tickets will be sold. Autographs for specific players are not guaranteed, just a space in line. If autograph sessions are not sold out, fans will be allowed to wait in line at their own risk for autographs, time permitting and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In addition to interacting with players, young fans can hit in the Progressive Field batting cages (waivers will be required), take tours of the home clubhouse, listen to Q&As with Tribe broadcasters and players, and more. Concessions will be available in the Club Lounge, while KeyBank customers will have access through pre-event registration to an exclusive area in the Collection Auto Club at Progressive Field.
All player appearances are subject to change.
For complete event details, visit Indians.com/TribeFest.