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Indians Homestand Guide: Tribe faces Mets and Mariners

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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!

#ServiceWithSlider:

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!

VeloSano:

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.

 

METS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS BALLPARK EVENTS

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

ALL GATES: OPEN at 2PM
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 Indians.com 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.

 

MARINERS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS BALLPARK EVENTS

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 MLB.com’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

ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM
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.

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Cleveland Indians announce Opening Day festivities and guests

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Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney to throw ceremonial first pitch

Operatic singer William Clarence Marshall to sing national anthem

Alumni Bill Selby, Travis Hafner, Kenny Lofton to take part in pregame ceremonies, recognizing ‘Only Here’ moments from their careers

The Cleveland Indians announced on Monday a full schedule of festivities leading up to first pitch at 4:10PM on Monday, April 4, the Tribe’s 2016 Home Opener at Progressive Field. Gates will open at 2PM.

The game, the Tribe’s 23nd Home Opener at Progressive Field, marks the 116th as a charter member of the American League, and the 24rd consecutive Home Opener sellout dating back to the team’s final year at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. This year’s game sold out in 40 minutes on February 29.

The Black Keys drummer and Akron native Patrick Carney will throw the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day against the Red Sox. Carney and Dan Auerbach formed The Black Keys in 2001, and since have won seven Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

Operatic singer William Clarence Marshall, who also calls northeast Ohio home, is set to sing the national anthem. Marshall has a decorated career, including appearances with Opera Cleveland, Akron Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.

The Indians will honor all branches of the United States military, as members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will present the colors. Meanwhile, an oversized American flag will be presented by 250 employees of Progressive Insurance, the presenting partner of the club’s Opening Series.

Alumni Bill Selby, Travis Hafner and Kenny Lofton also will be on hand April 4 to celebrate some of the top “Only Here” moments in ballpark history.

Those three alumni will attend pregame ceremonies and will be recognized for “Only Here” moments at Jacobs/Progressive Field in which they played a part, including:

  • Selby’s walk-off grand slam off Mariano Rivera in 2002, Selby’s first and only career walk-off hit and grand slam, giving the Indians a 10-7 win against the Yankees.
  • Hafner’s game-winning walk-off single during the American League Division Series “bug game” in 2007, giving the Indians a 2-1 win over the Yankees and a 2-0 series lead.
  • Lofton’s catch in center field to rob B.J Surhoff of a home run on August 4, 1996, and Lofton’s game-winning run in the team’s 12-run comeback against Seattle in 2001.

The celebration will be an extension of the Tribe’s 2016 “Only Here” brand campaign, which launched today on television and radio across Northeast Ohio, and on Indians.com and social media. The Indians will celebrate moments whose impact can be best felt by experiencing games at Progressive Field, where fans can be part of the action and excitement – i.e. Corey Kluber’s 18-strikeout game last May or Yan Gomes’ grand slam last August.

The first spot of the campaign is now live on Indians.com, the Tribe’s social media channels or by clicking HERE.

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Sign petition for Bob Feller to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

feller“If the game proved anything it proved that we must win this war so that we may be able to continue to play and to see baseball games, instead of learning how to do the goose step.”

-Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 8, 1942

Preparing to pitch at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Bob Feller buttoned up his uniform. For the first time during his professional career, Feller donned a uniform that was not a Cleveland issued garment. As a member of the US Navy, Feller and a group of servicemen prepared to take on the American League All-Stars to help raise money for the war effort.

The United States All-Service team, coached by Mickey Cochrane, featured Feller, John Rigney (Navy-White Sox), John Grodzicki (Army-Cardinals), Mickey Harris (Army-Red Sox), Fred Hutchinson (Navy-Tigers), Frank Pytlak (Navy-Red Sox), Ken Silvestri (Army-Yankees), John Sturm and Morrie Arnovich (Army-Giants).

Opposing the service team was the American League All-Stars. Future Hall of Famers Hal Newhouser, Lou Boudreau, Joe Gordon, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams highlighted a star-studded roster.

The Plain Dealer reported that the event had a World Series type of atmosphere. Beginning with the 6:30 p.m. batting practice, the event featured the Fort Hayes band, Marine Corps drill, Fort Custer tank destroyer battalion and artillery outfit, parade of tanks, Great Lakes Naval Training Station band, V formation and a flag raising. The baseball game did not even start until 9 p.m.

The ballpark was dolled up in red, white and blue bunting and flags of the United Nations were draped from the upper deck. Photos of Douglas MacArthur were affixed to the walls at the base of the stands. A crowd of 62,094 turned out to see Feller and the Servicemen drop a 5-0 decision to the All-Stars. Feller pitched into the second inning before leaving, down 3-0. Fans understood that perhaps Feller didn’t have his best stuff due to his Navy duties taking precedent of his time. Famed Plain Dealer writer, Gordon Cobbledick wrote it this way:

“American League pitching was too sharp for batting eyes dulled by months of devotion to another task. American League bats were too potent for pitching arms grown rusty in the service of a greater cause than baseball. This was the story of the United States Service-American League All-Star game at the stadium last night before one of the greatest crowds of Cleveland sports history.”

Interestingly enough, even during an unofficial game such as this one, fans at Cleveland Municipal Stadium booed the Yankees’ star Joe DiMiaggio. He was quoted saying, “I can’t understand it. I don’t know of anything I’ve done to deserve it.”

Underlying the spectacle was the benefit of the game. For every ticket sold, $1 in War Stamps was included. The event raised between $130,000 and $150,000 for the war effort.

Bob Feller used his celebrity in the best way he could during the early part of the war. This game is just one reason why we believe Bob Feller deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Please help and sign the petition.

–Team curator/historian Jeremy Feador

Our favorite #NationalPuppyDay Snapchat submissions – 3/23

Today on Snapchat (Username: Indians) we asked you guys to screenshot a picture of a cute pup in celebration of Puppy Day and draw a Indians ballcap on him.

Your submissions were awesome! Here are some of our favorites:

 

Woof…Puppy artists for sure. Thanks again for all your submissions! Be sure to celebrate with your pup and give us a follow on Snapchat for more fun things! (username: Indians)

-TribeVibe contributor, Ryan Delgado

Trevor Bauer mans @Indians during Friday’s games — and #BauerTakeover is a hit

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The @indians account had a familiar face running the show as the Tribe played split-squad games in Goodyear and Mesa on Friday afternoon. Tribe pitcher Trevor Bauer – known on Twitter as @BauerOutage – spent the afternoon in the press box live tweeting happenings from both games, having a little fun at his teammates expense and answering questions from fans on Twitter.

Fans followed along using #BauerTakeover and Bauer even gave away a few tickets to a game back in Cleveland by asking fans to finish lyrics from one of his original songs.

He was so entertaining that by the end of the game, @Indians followers were requesting he Tweet all the games.  Lucky for us – and our job security – he is needed more on the mound, but we hope he’ll come back and join us for another #BauerTakeover.

Critiquing the ball boy:

Making fun of Atch:

A fun jab at MLB’s new pace-of-play rules:

Inside the mind of a ball player:

Twitter reacts to Melt, Barrio and Sweet Moses coming to Progressive Field

Today, the Cleveland Indians announced that local favorites Melt Bar & Grilled, Barrio and Sweet Moses will serve up their unique food at Progressive Field in 2015!

These new food selections will be located in the renovated Right Field District of the ballpark and provide fans with another fan-friendly option.

Melt, founded 6 years ago in Lakewood, will offer five of their most popular sandwiches: Kindergarten (grilled cheese), Chorizo & Potato (spicy sausage and potato hash), Parmageddon (pierogi, onion and sauerkraut), BBQ Pork (with onion rings) and Mushroom Melt (garlic mushrooms, onions and arugula).

Barrio, with locations in Tremont and Lakewood, has gained notoriety for its casual atmosphere and fresh, flavorful tacos which fans can now enjoy while watching a game live at Progressive Field.

Sweet Moses, named after Cleveland’s founder, will bring classic ice cream sundaes and more to the ballpark including a sundae featuring homemade caramel corn and peanuts atop a salted caramel ice cream.

Our Twitter followers were pretty excited about the announcement. Here are some of our favorite reaction tweets!

Tribe drops prices on dogs and suds; fans go wild

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The Cleveland Indians announced they are rolling back the price of concessions at Progressive Field early this morning and the interwebs have been abuzz ever since. The $4 beers, $3 hot dogs, $2 soda refills and 15 $1 dog nights (presented by Sugardale!) have shown fans a concerted effort by the club, both on and off the field, to keep fans happy at the ballpark. “We’ve asked our fans what they want most in their ballpark experience at Progressive Field, and more affordable concessions prices routinely top the list,” said Indians president Mark Shapiro. “This is a way for us to let fans know we’re listening to them and that we value them.”

TribeVibe is listening too! Here’s a snippet of the response to these changes:

If you’d like to partake in the excitement, single-game tickets are still available via Indians.com, by calling 216-420-HITS (4487) or by visiting any Indians Team Shop. If you’re on the hunt for the Sugardale Dollar Dog nights, the Indians’ promotion schedule can be viewed  here.

We’ll see you at the ballpark!

— TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling

Francona Treats Cleveland Media to Lunch

The relationship between a team’s manager and the local beat reporters in a given city is a living, breathing entity that takes on many forms throughout the course of a baseball season and becomes a very important part of the process that delivers the news and information that you get through newspapers, television, talk radio, blogs, Twitter, etc.

Beginning with Spring Training, the manager maintains scheduled pre- and post-game media obligations on a daily basis in addition to all the incidental contact that may take place in person or over the phone with journalists who spend a significant portion of their working lives chronicling the club’s daily story lines. In short, it’s extremely beneficial for all parties involved for these relationships to be built upon some combination of trust, honesty, fairness, respect and professionalism. With that in mind, Terry Francona hosted the Cleveland contingency of beat reporters during a 90-minute informal lunch earlier today in the home clubhouse at Progressive Field, giving the local scribes an opportunity to get-to-know the new Indians skipper outside of a traditional press conference setting; equally, the meet-and-greet gave Tito the chance to familiarize himself with some of the people he’ll be interacting with on an almost daily basis at the ballpark and express his appreciation for the jobs that they do. The group covered a wide range of insightful topics, which MLB.com’s Indians beat writer Jordan Bastian hits in more detail HERE.

Indians Game Information for Monday, July 16

CLEVELAND INDIANS (45-43, 2nd, -4.0 G) vs. TAMPA BAY RAYS (46-43)
RHP Zach McAllister (3-1, 3.40) vs. RHP Alex Cobb (4-5, 4.89)
First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. (ET) at Tropicana Field
TV: STO  Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
Series Notes:

THE STANDINGS: The Indians were shut out 3-0 by Toronto on Sunday afternoon and fell 4.0 games behind Chicago in the A.L. Central standings, as the White Sox edged the Royals 2-1 at Kauffman Stadium…the 4.0-game deficit is the largest faced by Cleveland at any point this season, as the Indians had been in first or 2nd place for 56 consecutive days prior to yesterday’s loss.

STRIKE FAST: The Indians have gone 21-8 in series openers overall this season (10-4 on the road), winning 6 of 8, 10 of 13 and 16 of their last 21 lid-lifters.

GONE STREAKING: MICHAEL BRANTLEY went 8-for-11 (.727) with 3 doubles in the weekend Toronto series and has now hit safely in 13 straight games at .460 (23-50) with 3 homers and 10 RBI, T2nd-longest active hit streak in the A.L. behind the Yankees’ ROBINSON CANO (18 games)…paired with his career-high 22-game streak from May 20-June 15, which still stands as the longest in the majors this season, Brantley is one of 2 A.L. players with multiple hit streaks of 13+ games this season, joining the Twins’ JOSH WILLINGHAM (2, 15 games each)…LOU MARSON also enters this series vs. the Rays with a career-high 9-game hit streak at .412 (14-34).

ANOTHER SWIM WITH THE RAYS: Cleveland is set to meet Tampa Bay for the 2nd time in a little more than a week, as the two clubs also closed out the season’s first “half” with a 3-game series at Progressive Field…the Indians enter tonight’s series here in Tampa Bay with a 71-44 record all-time against the Rays, including a 29-26 mark at Tropicana Field…this marks the first return trip to Tropicana Field for JOHNNY DAMON and CASEY KOTCHMAN, who were both members of the Rays last season…TRAVIS HAFNER has a .361 (30-83) avg., 9 HR and 20 RBI in 23 career games at Tropicana Field.

TURF WARS: Cleveland is set to begin the club’s 2nd consecutive and final series of the season on artificial turf…club went 3-3 on turf last season, but is 20-31 (.396) over the past 5 seasons (2008-12)…last winning season on turf was 2007 (12-6).

Indians Game Information for Sunday, July 15

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CLEVELAND INDIANS (45-42, 2nd, -3.0 G) vs. TORONTO BLUE JAYS (44-44)
RHP Derek Lowe (8-6, 4.43) vs. RHP Carlos Villanueva (3-0, 3.05)
First Pitch: 1:07 p.m. (ET) at Rogers Centre
TV: WKYC  Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
Series Notes:

POWER SURGE: Cleveland went deep 3 times in yesterday’s defeat, as it marked just the 3rd time over the past 3 seasons for the Indians to hit 3-or-more home runs and lose (23-3 record in those games from 2010-12)…the Indians have slugged 21 home runs over their last 13 games beginning June 28, which is tied with New York-AL and Toronto for 2nd-most in the majors over that span behind Pittsburgh (24)…that works out to an average of 1.6 HR-per-game for the Tribe since June 28, after generating 0.8 HR-per-game from Opening Day through June 27.

WAITING FOR THE RIGHT ONE: Cleveland’s offense saw an average of 3.9 pitches-per-plate appearances in yesterday’s loss (172 pitches/44 PA), continuing a season-long trend for the Tribe…the Indians have averaged 3.87 pitches-per-PA overall this season, which is the 6th-best figure in the A.L. and 9th-best in the majors…Cleveland also leads the majors with 319 walks and ranks 4th with a .334 team on-base pct. behind Texas (.341), St. Louis (.340) and New York-AL (.336).

GLOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE: Cleveland’s defense has been charged with just 5 errors over the club’s last 18 games, playing error-free baseball in 6 of the last 7 and all but 4 of those 18 contests overall; Cleveland’s .986 team fielding % (46 E/3309 TC) is 3rd-best in the A.L. and 4th in the majors behind Seattle (.989), Chicago-AL (.989) and Cincinnati (.986).

BE LIKE MIKE: MICHAEL BRANTLEY has gone 6-for-8 with a double, HR and 2 RBI in this series…additionally, he has hit safely in 5 straight at-bats against left-handed pitching to raise his season average vs. LHP to .303 (33-109), which is now higher than his season average vs. RHP (.297)…Brantley is the first strictly left-handed Indians batter with a hit in 5+ consecutive AB vs. LHP since teammate SHIN-SOO CHOO from July 26-27, 2009 and one of just 7 LH-batters in the majors to pull the trick this season.

HITS IN 5+ STRAIGHT AT-BATS AS LEFTY VS. LEFTY, 2012
Brett Gardner, NYY (5) April 10-17
David Ortiz, BOS (6) April 13-18
Norichika Aoki, MIL (5) May 17-18
Joey Votto, CIN (6) May 25-27
Joe Mauer, MIN (5) June 13-25
David Murphy, TEX (5) June 12-July 4
Michael Brantley, CLE (5) July 13-14

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