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Shirtless Cleveland Indians fan an instant Internet celebrity

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So on Wednesday afternoon, it was hot at Progressive Field — 90 degrees and humid. So you can understand how fans might want to try to find ways to cool down.

One fan in particular was easily identifiable in his search for relief from the heat: The fan pictured above, who made it on to the SportsTime Ohio telecast of the game due to his seat — in the dugout suite behind the plate, caught by the TV cameras throughout the game.

When our photographer, Dan Mendlik, caught a shot of the gentleman, we Tweeted:

But, we thought: We had to know more, and we thought we owed it to our fans to tell this man’s — this LEGEND’s — story.

His name is Matt, but jokingly said he didn’t want to give us his last name because his boss might find out. (Too late, we told him — he was already an Internet superstar.) He and his friends were at the ballpark for his pal Mark’s bachelor party; Mark is getting married this weekend.

The crew came down from Toronto, and Matt said he’d been a fan of Cleveland for many years, and the town’s sports teams. He and his buddies rented a dugout suite for Mark’s big bash, and the group was headed back to Canada on Thursday.

After the game, we took the crew on the field for another picture.

Chances are Matt will be a bit more famous after his brush with Internet fame. Good on ya, Matt. –TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

PHOTOS: Trevor Bauer, David Murphy pace Cleveland Indians second straight W over Houston Astros

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Trevor Bauer pitched eight strong innings, striking out nine, and David Murphy delivered a two-run double in the eighth in Cleveland’s 4-2 win over Houston on Wednesday.

The Indians have won seven of their last 10 games, against three would-be playoff teams. (The Rays led the AL East when the Indians swept them last week.)

Bauer allowed a two-run homer in the first inning to Evan Gattis but nothing more, and Cody Allen shut the door in the ninth. Allen has recorded 17 consecutive scoreless outings (17.2 IP), during which he’s struck out 31 batters.

Jason Kipnis led off the game with a triple and scored on a Francisco Lindor groundout, while Michael Brantley singled leading off the fourth and scored on Murphy’s RBI double. In the eighth, Lindor doubled with one out, Brantley walked and Murphy came through again.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor’s first homer turns out to be a nice gesture

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Francisco Lindor came to bat against Buck Farmer in the fifth inning in a close 3-0 ballgame. Out in section 103 sat a young man by the name of Kyle Armbrecht, hailing from Streetsboro High School. Little did the two know that by the second pitch into the at-bat, they would be forever connected.

Lindor took a hack at Farmer’s 1-0 fastball and deposited his first Major League home run into the stands. In a day where milestone baseballs are either being held for ransom, or held for moral publicity, Kyle had no thoughts about that. He graciously was willing to give the ball back to Lindor: “It’s (his ball), not mine,” he said.

Kyle didn’t catch the ball on the fly, but managed to corral it after the people in front of him whiffed on the catch.

“It just kind of hit the people in front of me then bounced off the chair and I got it,” he said. A humble statement from a humble kid who actually was there via free tickets: Kyle is a pretty good baseball player in his own right, and was able to come to the game because he won the tickets for being named his high school’s team MVP.

Armbrecht claims his favorite player is Corey Kluber, who was also gracious enough to give a signed ball; but maybe after a Lindor home run this favorite player may change.

-TribeVibe Contributor, Ryan Delgado

PHOTOS: Cleveland Indians players become celebrity bartenders to raise money for VeloSano

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Jason Kipnis, Terry Francona, Trevor Bauer, Francisco Lindor, Danny Salazar, Roberto Perez and more all stopped by The Corner on Wednesday after the Indians beat the Tigers — all for a good cause.

The players participated in an event to raise money for VeloSano, a Cleveland Clinic fundraising bike ride that supports cancer research. The Indians, led by owner Paul Dolan, are founding partners of the event, which raised $1.7 million in its first year in 2014.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Francona, Kipnis, Lindor, coaches and more to appear post-game June 24 at The Corner to benefit VeloSano

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Cleveland, OH— The Cleveland Indians will play host to a celebrity bartending event to benefit VeloSano following the Tribe and Tigers Noon game on Wednesday, June 24. The event will be held at Progressive Field’s “The Corner” in the Right Field District, which has become one of the hottest spots in Cleveland featuring nearly 40 beers on tap.

The Indians celebrity bartending lineup includes:

  • Manager Terry Francona
  • President Mark Shapiro
  • GM Chris Antonetti
  • 2B Jason Kipnis
  • RHP Trevor Bauer
  • RHP Carlos Carrasco
  • RHP Danny Salazar
  • RHP Bryan Shaw
  • LHP Marc Rzepczynski
  • SS Francisco Lindor
  • 3B Giovanny Urshela

*All celebrity bartenders subject to change

Fans are encouraged to attend the Noon game vs. the Tigers and stay post-game to support the cause, with tips and 20% of proceeds going directly to VeloSano.  The Indians will have a silent auction available to raise additional money. Snack items such as nachos and peanuts will also be available for purchase.

Fans not able to attend the game are still invited without a game ticket to attend the event and enter Progressive Field at the Right Field Gate near the New Era Team Shop off East 9th St. 30 minutes following last out of the game. The event is expected to conclude 3.5 hours (approx. 6:30pm) following the last out.

The Indians partnered once again with Cleveland Clinic to support VeloSano, an annual charity bike ride event, held this summer July 17-19 in Cleveland. The Indians will also field a team of nearly 60 riders, including Indians Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan and other members of the Indians front office.

VeloSano, Latin for “swift cure,” is a major community fundraising initiative, where 100% of dollars raised by VeloSano participants directly benefits cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. At its core, it’s a cycling event where riders commit to raise a pre-determined dollar amount by requesting support from personal contacts.

Indians bounce back, ‘pen stellar as Tribe beats Chicago Cubs on Thursday

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A night after being beaten 17-0, the Tribe bounced back with some clutch hitting and some rain-induced, stellar work out of the bullpen in a 4-3 win.

The bullpen pitched 4.1 scoreless, including a rare fifth- and sixth-inning appearance from Cody Allen.

It all worked though — the Tribe took two of three from the Cubs in this rain-shortened, two-city series.

Terry Francona’s KeyBank Ask the Manager Show: On Detroit W, Francisco Lindor and more

Francisco Lindor also had an inside the park home run.

 

You may have heard that Francisco Lindor was called up to the big-league club.

He arrived shortly before Sunday’s game against Detroit, and was held out of the lineup due to that late arrival.

Here’s Terry Francona on Lindor and more:

PHOTO GALLERY: Bauer solid, Moss’ debut, Lindor’s inside-the-parker, Santana’s moon shot and more

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On Sunday at Goodyear Ballpark:

  • Trevor Bauer’s solid five innings
  • Lindor inside the parker
  • Moss’ debut in the field
  • Moonshot from Santana
  • And more!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Raburn, Perez supply right-handed RBI in Tribe’s 11-9 loss to Royals

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The Indians grabbed a 5-2 lead against KC on Friday before being done in by a strange fifth inning. Ryan Raburn and Roberto Perez each had two hits and two RBI in staking the Indians to that 5-2 lead.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Bauer, Gomes, Zimmer lead Thursday rout of Reds

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The Indians beat the Reds, 9-3, on Thursday, as Yan Gomes hit a two-run homer in a five-run fifth that blew the game open.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

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