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August 29 – September 8 Homestand: Start fall right at Progressive Field

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The first-place Indians return to Progressive Field on Monday, August 29 to take on the Twins (August 29-31), Marlins (September 2-4) and Astros (September 5-8). Fans can soak in the summer sun at the ballpark as we approach September. Fans can start fall right by attending the game on Friday, September, 2 vs. the Marlins, featuring $2 Budweiser cans in the Right Field District from 5-7PM, Sugardale Dollar Dog Night, a Block Party and “Mash Ups” fireworks. Weekend fun continues on Saturday, September 3 with a Block Party and “Motown” fireworks. Additionally, 12,500 fans will receive a Carlos Baerga jersey courtesy of FirstEnergy.

 

GUARANTEE POSTSEASON PRIORITY WITH 2017 SEASON TICKET PURCHASE

Cleveland Indians fans now can secure priority access to tickets for any 2016 Postseason game played at Progressive Field by buying 2017 Indians Season Tickets. Along with current Tribe Season Ticket Holders, fans who buy 2017 Indians Season Tickets will receive access to a Postseason ticket presale before any public Postseason ticket on-sale.

Indians Season Tickets offer many perks, including:

  • Priority Postseason access
  • Priority Opening Day access
  • Substantial savings over Single-Game ticket prices
  • Tribe Rewards access
  • And plenty more

Visit www.indians.com/postseason for more information and to buy 2017 Indians Season Tickets or call Season Ticket representatives at 216-420-HITS for more information. Fans attending games may also speak directly to Indians Ticket representatives by visiting the Tribe Rewards kiosk, located behind Section 156 on the lower concourse.

 

TWINS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS

Monday, August 29 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Lindor Smile Squad: Each homestand the Indians host a Miracle League family to provide a memorable experience at Progressive Field. Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is the ambassador for this program – during batting practice he will sign autographs and visit with guests.

 

Tuesday, August 30 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Toto to attend game: American rock band Toto, known for their song “Africa,” will attend the game and assist with an in-game contest.

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, August 31 vs. Twins @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Ceremonial First Pitch: Columbus Blue Jackets player Boone Jenner will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Kluber’s Kids: This new program, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s, hosts a Cleveland Clinic Children’s patient and their family every homestand. Guests have a pregame experience that includes watching batting practice and meeting Corey Kluber.

 

MARLINS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS

Friday, September 2 vs. Marlins @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Pregame in the District presented by Budweiser: Pregame in the District presented by Budweiser features $2 Budweiser cans from 5-7PM in the Right Field District.

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: The Indians will have 11 Sugardale Dollar Dog Nights throughout the 2016 season. Fans can also enjoy Sugardale samplings pregame at Gateway Plaza.

Post-game Fireworks: Fans can enjoy ‘Mashups’-themed postgame fireworks.

Block Party: Block Parties include live pregame entertainment featuring music on the RTA stage, DJs, giant cornhole, Jenga and pong. Block Parties are perfect for the entire group to get pumped to cheer on the Tribe.

 

Saturday, September 3 vs. Marlins @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Carlos Baerga Jersey courtesy of FirstEnergy: 12,500 fans will receive a Carlos Baerga jersey courtesy of FirstEnergy.

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Post-game Fireworks: Fans can enjoy ‘Motown’-themed post-game fireworks.

Block Party: Block Parties include live pregame entertainment featuring live music on the RTA stage, DJs, giant cornhole, Jenga and pong. Block Parties are perfect for the entire group to get pumped to cheer on the Tribe.

ACE Hardware coupon: Fans will receive a coupon to ACE Hardware after the game.

 

Sunday, September 4 vs. Marlins @ 4:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 3PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 2PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: KeyBank Kids Fun Day allows kids to enjoy both the action on and off the field with various opportunities including Jungle Terry and more. A Tribe player also will participate in a Q&A with kids on the Family Deck at 11:45AM; this Q&A happens each Sunday home game at Progressive Field.

 

ASTROS SERIES FOCUS/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS

Monday, September 5 vs. Astros @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
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!

 

Tuesday, September 6 vs. Astros @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Dunkin Donuts coupon: Fans will receive a coupon to Dunkin Donuts after the game.

 

Wednesday, September 7 vs. Astros @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

MLB Roberto Clemente Day: A presentation will take place during pregame to honor Roberto Clemente and the Tribe’s Clemente Award nominee, Carlos Carrasco.

 

Thursday, September 8 vs. Astros @ 12:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Today’s Getaway Game 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.

Cleveland Indians Law Enforcement Night set for September 17

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Cheer on the Cleveland Indians in the pennant race and help us honor area and state law enforcement officers and agencies by attending Law Enforcement Night at Progressive Field. Law Enforcement Night is set to take place on Saturday, September 17 vs. the Detroit Tigers at 4:10PM.

$5 from each seat purchased for that Saturday’s game will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States.

To make your purchase, visit www.indians.com/lawenforcement and use offer code: Law Enforcement. Questions and/or inquiries about purchasing nine or more seats together can be directed to JP Makrai at jmakrai@indians.com.

-TribeVibe contributor Hailey Ellis

Cleveland Indians Executive Chef Josh Ingraham to represent Ohio in World Food Championships

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Cleveland Indians Executive Chef Josh Ingraham never stops pushing boundaries in the kitchen by constantly coming up with innovative and interesting creations. His latest — “The Un Meatball Sandwich” — a dish that he originally created for a guest at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field. “The Un Meatball Sandwich” features a bacon wrapped meatball with sweet potato angel hair and cranberry demi-glace; and is now an award-winning entree!

Ingraham entered the recipe in the Taste of America Challenge, winning a slot to represent Ohio in the World Food Championships this coming November in Orange Beach, Alabama. When asked about the opportunity, Ingraham said, “I’m thrilled to go and proud to have the chance to represent our team at Progressive Field.”  At the World Food Championships, Ingraham will compete against 65 of the country’s top culinarians.

 

We can’t wait to see and taste what he comes up with next!

-TribeVibe contributor Hailey Ellis

Olympic gold medalist Harrison Dillard to be recognized on August 11 at Progressive Field

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In the midst of the 2016 Rio Olympics, it’s only appropriate to recognize Cleveland native and four-time Olympic gold medalist Harrison Dillard.

The Indians will recognize Dillard with a pregame presentation on Thursday, August 11 vs. the Angels. Additionally, Dillard will accompany his granddaughter, Izmailia Sougoufara, on the mound as she throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

Dillard competed in track and field in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. He won gold in 1948 in the 100 meter race and 4×100 meter relay. Then in 1952, he took gold for the 110 meter hurdles and 4×100 meter relay.

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In later years, Dillard was hired by Bill Veeck to work with the Cleveland Indians as a speed coach during spring training.

Dillard is also a U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame inductee, James E. Sullivan Award winner and has been honored with a statue at his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University.

11th annual Rock N’ Blast this weekend at Progressive Field

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If you haven’t made it to the ballpark yet this summer, now is the time! The first-place Cleveland Indians will return home on Thursday, August 11 for the longest homestand of the season — 11 games!

This weekend begins with the 11th annual Rock N’ Blast fireworks shows presented by FirstEnergy on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 at Progressive Field!

Make it a weekend to remember with your friends and family! Head to the ballpark to enjoy the Tribe’s award-winning Rock N’ Blast display after the Indians take on the Angels. This year’s Rock N’ Blast “One Louder” celebrates live music experiences and legendary concerts in history. The show features nearly 25 minutes of “live concert” experience, including synchronized scoreboard graphics and a dazzling fireworks display that extends around (and on the roof of) Progressive Field.

Each Rock N’ Blast night also features some of the summer’s hottest events and promos:

Friday, August 12 vs. Angels

  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night
  • Pregame in the District presented by Budweiser ($2 cans from 5-7PM in the Right Field District)
  • Block Party

Saturday, August 13 vs. Angels

  • Bob Feller bobblehead (12,500 fans) courtesy of Meritech
  • Block Party presented by T-Mobile

 

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New face Anna Bolton: Indians Translator and Player Engagement Coordinator

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Even though Anna Bolton is still settling into her new position with the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland and Progressive Field (plus the many road cities she visits) are already home.

Bolton joined the Indians organization in May as the MLB Translator & Player Engagement Coordinator for the team — a position that MLB mandated for all teams this year.

When Bolton, who is never seen without a smile, isn’t at Progressive Field, she’s traveling with the team, but we were lucky enough to catch-up with her to learn more about her background and role with the Indians.

Indians: Tell us a little bit about your background and previous experiences.

Anna Bolton: I was a teacher before I began working with the Indians’ major league team. I taught middle school ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Dual Language Kindergarten and First Grade in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida.  

I also have spent a lot of time in the Dominican Republic, which is where I learned most of my Spanish. I first visited the country when I was 15 years old and have returned numerous times on mission trips, vacation, for a college semester abroad and lived in Santo Domingo for most of 2010. While living in Santo Domingo I ran children’s programs, frequently traveled to Haiti to participate in earthquake relief efforts, and taught English and American Culture in the Indians Dominican Academy.

In the Indians Academy, I taught Latino prospects who had signed with the team as International Free Agents. Young signees usually spend a year or two in the Dominican Academy preparing to come to the US to play in our minor league system.  There were about 35 players living at the academy and attending my classes, and they included Danny Salazar, Jose Ramirez, and Erik Gonzalez.

Indians: What got you interested in foreign languages/translating, and when did you decide to pursue it as a career?

AB: When I first went to the Dominican Republic as a 15 year old, I knew a little bit of Spanish from school and was able to communicate to some extent with Dominicans, but was often frustrated because I was unable to speak fluently and understanding them was often difficult. I knew that I was going to return to the DR, so this motivated me to seek out jobs and volunteer opportunities that allowed me to work with Latinos and speak Spanish.

I kind of got into translating and interpreting by accident.  As I am often the only bilingual person in a room of Spanish and English speakers, I frequently am asked to interpret. I always have enjoyed and seen the value in facilitating conversation for people who would otherwise not be able to communicate, so translating and interpreting eventually became a natural career choice.

Indians: What are some of your main responsibilities with the Indians?

AB: I am always available to interpret when the media is around for pre-game and post-game interviews. I have had conversations with the native Spanish speaking players about how I can be an asset for them during interviews. For some, I interpret everything in the interview. For others I just stand nearby to interpret questions that they don’t understand and answers that they prefer to give in Spanish, or feed them a word when they can’t think of it in English. A few native Spanish-speakers who always give interviews in English have asked me to just listen in and give them feedback afterwards on what they can improve on. 

In addition, our Spanish-speaking players know that I am available to answer questions or help them with anything from our travel itinerary on the road to getting their walk-up music to the scoreboard crew. I also translate documents for the Executive Offices from English to Spanish, work with all players’ wives and families, and play a role with both the Communications and Community Impact Departments.

Indians: What is your favorite part of your position?

AB: There are so many great aspects of this job and I am thankful that I have this opportunity to work in baseball and for such a great organization.  There are many things that I love about it, but my favorite is that I have daily opportunities to make life a little bit easier for our Spanish-speaking players. I like that they know that I am available for them if they need help doing, saying or understanding something and that I am able to relieve some of the stress that comes with living and working in a foreign country.

Indians: What has been the most rewarding part of your new role?

AB: Because of the language barrier, fans often do not have the opportunity to get to know Latino players on MLB teams the same way that they know English-speaking players. I love that I am able to give fans a chance to hear the more in-depth responses that they are able to give in their first language, and that fans are able to see a bit more of their personalities.  It is also rewarding to know that Spanish-speaking players feel more comfortable giving interviews and communicating when I am around.  

Indians: What has been your best or most memorable experience with the Indians so far?

AB: Since I used to be their teacher, I have truly enjoyed seeing Jose Ramirez, Erik Gonzalez and Danny Salazar flourish this season. It is difficult to describe the pride that a teacher feels when seeing a student reach life-long goals, but I am fortunate to be a part of this with all three of these players that I have known since they were teens. Witnessing first-hand Danny’s joy after he made the All-Star team, interpreting for Jose during his first ever post-game on-field interview and welcoming Erik to the Indians after he got called up from AAA are moments that I will always cherish and be grateful for.

Indians: Since you travel with the team, what have been some of your favorite places you’ve visited? Where do you like to go in road cities?

AB: My favorite two cities that I’ve traveled to with the team so far are Seattle and Toronto. Seattle is a fascinating city and Safeco Field is a beautiful ballpark. We stay at a hotel downtown near the water and there are so many attractions within walking distance. Toronto is huge and I didn’t have as much time to explore the city as I hoped due to that infamous 19 inning game, but our hotel is only a couple blocks from the field and I enjoyed walking to work each day and the parts of the city that I was able to see.

When we play night games, I am usually free during the mornings and early afternoons on the road. I try to find a good local place for breakfast, take a yoga class and see a few sights before heading to the field for the evening.

 

See Anna in action here — translating Jose Ramirez’s first ever post-game on-field interview! 

 

-TribeVibe contributor Hailey Ellis

Hofbräuhaus Cleveland 5k & 10k races benefiting CIC

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Run, eat and be merry! Hofbräuhaus Cleveland is holding a 5k and 10k races this Sunday with a portion of registration proceeds benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities. Runners receive a race shirt, finisher medal, age group awards, one free beer (21 & over only) and a brat!

There will also be an after party following the race that will include contests, prizes, live music, dancing and more!

Through fundraising, CIC provides the opportunity to jointly create and execute youth educational and recreational opportunities. These programs help young people learn to play the game of baseball, develop necessary life skills, learn responsibility and develop confidence.

RACE DETAILS:

When:

Sunday, August 7 @ 8:00AM

(registration and packet pick-up @ 7:00AM)

Where:

Hofbräuhaus Cleveland

1550 Chester Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

Registration:

Pre-Registration- $30 (fee includes a 12oz beer and a brat!) 

Online registration closes on Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 9:00AM

All mailed entries must be received by Wednesday, August 3 
Make checks payable to Hermes Sport and Events
2425 West 11th Street 
Suite #2 
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up- $40 (fee includes a beer and a brat!) Cash or Check Only*

Antonetti headlines PCA’s ‘Breakfast with the Indians’; nominations for area baseball/softball coaches of the year now open

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The Positive Coaching Alliance’s Cleveland Chapter will host a Breakfast with the Indians event at Progressive Field on August 16 with the Cleveland Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti headlining an all-star panel.

Other panelists include the Indians director of player development Carter Hawkins and former big leaguer and manager of youth baseball development initiatives Matt Kata with Fox Sports Ohio broadcaster Jeff Phelps moderating the discussions. Panel discussions will help local sports coaches learn how to unleash the power of positive coaching at the youth level with topics including performance benefits derived from positive coaching techniques and how the Indians evaluate and develop talent.

Tickets for the PCA’s Breakfast with the Indians fundraising event can be purchased here – those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

Additionally, the Baseball/Softball Coach of the Year award nominations is open! The award recognizes a dedicated baseball or softball coach who has demonstrated commitment to a positive approach on and off the field. Make your nominations here!

Corey Kluber announced as a finalist for 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

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The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation announced its Major League Baseball nominees for the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award today.

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, through the unique connection of baseball and the United States Navy, honors a current Major League Baseball player, a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, and a Hall of Fame member who embody the same principles and high achievement of Bob Feller.

Beginning Friday, June 24, in Texas and during the next couple of months, each team, along with foundation and military representatives, will honor the nominated players during a pre-game ceremony.

Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C on Thursday, November 17th at the United States Navy Memorial.

Previous award winners include Justin Verlander, Nick Swisher, Jonathan Lucroy, Yogi Berra, Tommy Lasorda, George Brett, U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Garth Sinclair, Senior Chief Petty Officer Carl Thompson, Chief Petty Officer Genell Cody, Staff Sergeant Rene Segura, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), and HOPPER Information Services Center.

The 2016 MLB Player Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Nominees:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Brad Ziegler

Baltimore Orioles: Darren O’Day

Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia

Chicago White Sox: David Robertson

Cleveland Indians: Corey Kluber

Houston Astros: Scott Feldman

Kansas City Royals: Wade Davis

Los Angeles Dodgers: Ron Fairly

Miami Marlins: Mike Dunn and Jeff Conine

Milwaukee Brewers: Jimmy Nelson

Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier

Oakland Athletics: Sean Doolittle

San Francisco Giants: Jake Peavy

Tampa Bay Rays: Matt Moore

Texas Rangers: Bobby Jones

Kluber’s Nomination Letter: 

The Cleveland Indians are honored to nominate Corey Kluber for the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. After winning the 2014 AL Cy Young Award, he has continued to excel as the ace of the pitching staff, while expanding his personal commitment to positively impact veterans and youth in the Cleveland community.

Throughout the 2016 season, Corey and his wife, Amanda, have committed encouraging and reaching out to wounded veterans at the Louis Stoke Cleveland VA Medical Center. Each month, Corey visits rehabilitating military veterans, spends time building personal relationships, and provides memorable experiences and autographed memorabilia for our servicemen and women. He will visit with veterans in the Spinal Cord Injury & Dysfunction Center, blind rehabilitation and other long-term care programs. Currently, there are six scheduled visits where Corey will invest time with over one hundred veterans throughout the season. In addition, the Kluber’s will look to host many of these rehabilitating veterans at Cleveland Indians home games whenever possible. The Kluber’s dedication to these hospital visits represents their personal passion and appreciation for our country’s veterans, in particular, showing support for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

In addition to his commitment to serving our veterans, Corey hosts young patients from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital every Wednesday home game as part of his Kluber’s Kids program. Through this program, Corey spends time getting to know each special guest and his/her family personally on-field during batting practice. He also provides an autographed jersey and memorabilia, and hosts them during the game with 10 Club Level tickets including all-you-can-eat food.  With 12 events in 2016, Corey hopes to create special memories for young children and their families here in Cleveland.

It’s a genuine dedication and appreciation for the veterans and youth of our local community that makes Corey Kluber an exemplary candidate for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award.

104 year old Tribe fan celebrates Mother’s Day and birthday at Progressive Field

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Birthday girl Emily Serian, also known as Nana, says she’s been a Tribe fan for all 104 years of her life. Serian, who hails from Punxsutawney, Penn. and now lives in Cleveland, attended Sunday’s game with her family to celebrate Mother’s Day and her 104th birthday.

Serian, who is one of 17 kids, has had an interest in baseball since she was young — she grew up around the sport and always attended her brothers’ baseball games. Her love for baseball grew when she married her husband and they started attending Indians games together in the 1940s. Serian recalled her trip to the 1948 World Series saying, “We packed up a picnic and traveled to Cleveland… it was one of the most exciting times of my life.”

Since then, Serian has always been very involved with the Indians. Other than attending as many games as she possibly can, in 2012 she threw out the first pitch to Indians pitcher Zach McAllister for her 100th birthday. Then in 2014, accompanied Indians alumnus Omar Vizquel on the field when he was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame. Throughout the years, Serian has become acquainted with other greats including legendary Tribe centerfielder Kenny Lofton and has made friends with various Indians Front Office employees.

As for current Indians players, Serian says she cheers for them all, but her favorites include outfielder Michael Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis. During Sunday’s game, Serian said, “I still love coming to games and it feels good to see [the Indians] play… I am so thankful to be here.”

-TribeVibe contributor Hailey Ellis

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