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As people across the U.S. take part in their annual Thanksgiving traditions, Indians players are making their own holiday preparations. TribeVibe caught up with several players to hear their plans for Thanksgiving this year, which range from 50+-person family gatherings to trans-Atlantic vacations.
Pitcher Joe Smith:
“I’ll head over to my aunt Wanda and Uncle Ray’s house where most the family goes. My aunt Judy always passes around a sign-in sheet because they like looking back and seeing who all has made it. It’s usually around 50-60 of us with too much food, of course. After we eat, some of my cousins, my grandpa, friends and Uncle Ray will pack in downstairs to get away from the crowd, and do what everyone likes to do after thanksgiving meal: Football and Nap.”
Pitcher Vinnie Pestano:
“I’m going back home to California for Thanksgiving. My Mom is having it at my parents’ house so it’ll be good to see my whole family. I’m thankful I have a wonderful cast of people in my support system without which I would not be the person or player I am today.”
Infielder Jack Hannahan:
“Where do I start? My side of the family (16 people) will be coming over to the house where I will be preparing a 22 pound turkey on the Big Green Egg!
“350 [degrees] for four hours and the big boy will be singing!
“I’m thankful for my loving and supportive family, a healthy baby boy, my loving wife and the baby on the way. I’m thankful for a mother and a father who have been married 37 years. They worked so hard to put four kids through private schools.”
Pitcher Justin Masterson:
“I am heading to the in-laws for thanksgiving in South Bend, Indiana. We get together with friends and family there and then on Friday we’ll have a party with my family. So I get two turkey dinners in a row. It’s just a good blessing to have food on the table and be amongst those whom we love. I think we need to make everyday Thanksgiving.”
Second Baseman Jason Kipnis is using part of the weekend to head overseas to begin a two-week vacation in Spain. His destinations include Granada, Sevilla, the Canary Islands, and Barcelona – where he plans on attending a bull fight and an FC Barcelona soccer game.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Indians and TribeVibe!
Indians catcher Carlos Santana and citizens of the Dominican Republic celebrate their independence from Haiti on February 27.
Carlos Santana: In the Dominican, everyone celebrates by taking off their job. They try to have fun with the day — fun with the family, with brothers, everyone. They put the flag up that day to celebrate it and Dominican independence. We eat rice, fish, chicken, beer, and whiskey.
Indians infielder Jack Hannahan and citizens of the United States celebrate their independence from Great Britain on July 4.
Jack Hannahan: Growing up, we would always go to my cabin in northwestern Wisconsin. I’d bring a bunch of buddies, my brother would bring his friends, and both of my sisters would bring a bunch of their friends. We would go up there and spend the 4th of July weekend up there. We would light some fireworks up at the beach, and we’d just celebrate that way.
Indians infielder Jose Lopez and citizens of Venezuela celebrate their independence from Spain on July 5.
Jose Lopez: It’s really good. Everyone hangs out at the beach and sees the fireworks at about 7:00 or 8:00. The families, especially, have reunions and get-togethers. It’s a pretty cool day.
Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and citizens of South Korea celebrate their independence from Japan on August 15.
Shin-Soo Choo: I’ve lived there for a long time, and everybody takes the day off of work. Everyone puts the Korean flag near their house.
-Megan Golden, TribeVibe contributor
CLEVELAND INDIANS (26-21, 1st, +0.5) vs. KANSAS CITY ROYALS (19-27)
RHP Josh Tomlin (1-2, 4.67) vs. RHP Nathan Adock (0-2, 2.33)
First Pitch: 4:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
*Cleveland’s pitching staff combined to allow 35 runs (34 ER) during this weekend’s 3-game sweep in Chicago, raising the club’s season ERA 50 points from 3.90 to 4.40…according to STATS LLC, it marked the first time for the Tribe to give up 35-or-more runs in a series of exactly 3 games since June 4-6, 2002 at Minnesota (35 R-33 ER), although Cleveland managed to win one of those 3 games against the Twins.
*The Tribe is set to begin 3-game against the Kansas City Royals today with the Indians holding a 4-2 edge in this year’s season series…CLE entered 2012 with 8 consecutive winning seasons against the Royals, as the club is 91-61 vs. Kansas City since the start of the 2004 campaign.
*The Indians recalled INF LONNIE CHISENHALL from Columbus (AAA) and placed INF JACK HANNAHAN on the 15-day DL with a strained left calf, retroactive to May 27…to make room for RHP JOSH TOMLIN, today’s starter, the club has designated RHP JAIRO ASENCIO for assignment…SS ASDRUBAL CABRERA (day-to-day) has missed the last 2 games with tightness in his left hamstring…C LOU MARSON (day-to-day) suffered a facial contusion after being hit by a pitch on Sunday…C CARLOS SANTANA is on the MLB 7-day Disabled List with a mild concussion that he suffered after being struck in the face mask by a foul tip…DH TRAVIS HAFNER (soreness in right knee) has missed 4 games and did not travel to Chicago this past weekend.
With the roster moves that came down the pipeline this morning, some of the biggest news of the day involved the announcement that Jack Hannahan would be the Indians’ starting third baseman to begin the season. Hanny was nice enough to share his reaction with TribeVibe and he also talked about getting off to a quick start after being sidelined for just over a week with a mid-back strain (2-for-2, 2 doubles yesterday vs. Milwaukee). Overall this spring, he is batting .300 (6-20) with 3 doubles, a home run and 5 RBI, while playing the kind of defense Jack has become known for.
Obviously decisions like these have ramifications for other players in camp and this one was no exception, as Lonnie Chisenhall was optioned to Triple-A Columbus where he will be the Clippers’ Opening Day third baseman and have the opportunity to receive regular playing time. Anytime a move is made involving one of the club’s top prospects it elicits a number of passionate responses from fans, but it’s important to maintain perspective and remember how the game of baseball has a way of teaching us all patience time and time again. At 23 years, 5 months and 23 days of age (as of March 27), Lonnie is currently the third-youngest player on the Indians 40-man roster. The only two players on the 40-man who have taken fewer trips around the sun are infielder Juan Diaz (23 years, 3 months, 15 days) and right-hander Danny Salazar (22 years, 2 months, 16 days) – incidentally, RHP Jeanmar Gomez is 4th-youngest (24 years, 1 month, 17 days). Like most other prospects their age, Juan and Danny finished the 2011 season at Double-A Akron and Low-A Lake County, respectively, while Lonnie spent the last 3 months of the year as the youngest member of the Indians Major League roster. To reiterate what Manny Acta touched on today, Lonnie’s been one of the youngest players at every level of his professional career thus far. As a 22-year-old, he batted .255 (54-212) with 13 doubles, 7 homers and 22 RBI in 66 games for the Tribe, which stirs up memories of another former Indian who debuted at the same position. As many will recall, Jim Thome originally came up with the Tribe at the hot corner before making the transition to first base. In 3 seasons between 1991-93, Jim combined to hit .244 (90-369) with 18 doubles, 10 homers and 43 RBI in 114 games at roughly the same age as Lonnie – Jim debuted with the Tribe as a 21-year-old in ’91 and turned 23 shortly after joining the club during the ’93 campaign. While we all remember the outstanding career Jim had during his time in Cleveland, it’s healthy to recognize and respect the hard work, learning and repetition that was required to build it.
(Kudos to Danny Steele of the Indians Baseball Information Dept. for research support)