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‘Indians Illustrated’ Pictionary airs on SportsTime Ohio 2/9 at 7PM

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Second baseman Jason Kipnis draws “Elephant in the Room” for his partner Michael Brantley during Indians Illustrated at the Town Hall meeting at Playhouse Square.

Cleveland Indians players Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes put their artistic abilities to the test during the Indians version of Pictionary, appropriately entitled “Indians Illustrated”, on Jan. 29 at our Season Ticket Holder Town Hall.

Good news: You can watch the show tomorrow at 7 on SportsTime Ohio!

The four players competed against each other on teams of two, attempting to draw a variety of pop culture references, baseball terms and phrases, including Tribe mascot Slider.

A live studio audience saw a more personal side of the players, and you can too. Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood played host, while manager Terry Francona was also in attendance, adding to the entertainment and answering questions from fans in the audience.

In addition, during the Town Hall meeting, all four players and Francona chatted with Underwood about the offseason and upcoming season, answering questions about the club’s rotation, prospects and more.

Be sure to set your DVRs tonight, you won’t want to miss this!

Cleveland Indians players reunite for Tribe Fest weekend, but first: mini-camp

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As Tribe Fest is coming up on Saturday, all of the Indians players are flocking back to Cleveland from their off-season sites in preparation for the big event.

So, with most of them here – Michael Brantley, Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes decided to get the guys together for a player-orchestrated mini-camp at The Force in Westlake, Ohio.

The guys stretched, ran some drills, played catch and took some BP while they were at it – getting excited for Spring Training since it’s right around the corner!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

The best exchange you’ll probably see on Instagram today ft. Cleveland Indians infielder Jason Kipnis’s high school football days

We all know Jason Kipnis is a 12-sport star.

And now we have more proof of his football prowess, via an obscure November story from the Chicago area recounting Libertyville (Ill.)’s 2004 state football championship run.

The article highlights Libertyville defensive back Kevin Burns, who later went on to play for the University of Dayton.

It doesn’t fail to mention the only touchdown Burns allowed on defense that year, what he refers to as a “broken play”. A “broken play” that resulted in a 64-yard touchdown pass caught by none other than Glenbrook North High’s wide receiver…someone you may be familiar with, a young man named Jason Kipnis.

So naturally, Kip caught wind of the article – which led to one of the best reunions and exchanges on Instagram that we’ve seen in a while.

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Kipnis started the conversation by posting a screenshot of the article to his account, vocalizing that he hoped Burns would see his post and comment.

And it didn’t take long for friends of Burns to bring it to his attention…

Friends of Burns commenting

Then, finally, what we’d all been waiting for – the first, very profound communication from Burns himself.

Burns enters the convo

And, as expected, next came the fun part: the trash talking, which began shortly thereafter.

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Burns fires back

Next came one of our favorite parts of the whole exchange, the assurance from Burns that there’s a tape of said play which should be blessing the Internet very soon.

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We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty excited to see video proof of the time Burns got burned… at the hands of Jason Kipnis, of course.

If you want to read more about the 2004 Libertyville state champs, CLICK HERE.

–TribeVibe contributor Missy Perez

Cleveland Indians stars Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor and Slider help Cleveland Police Chief CJ save Christmas

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The City of Cleveland swore in an interim police chief on Thursday — a young man named CJ, who faced an immediate dilemma: The Crump (who looked suspiciously like FOX 8 personality Kenny Crumpton!) stole Christmas.

CJ took a trip around the city, with stops at Tower City, City Hall, The Q, Progressive Field and the Rock Hall.

CJ, who suffers from a heart defect, found the Crump and brought him to justice — with a little help from some of our crew: Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor and Slider!

Check out the photos above for how our guys got involved.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

SportsTime Ohio to replay seven 2015 Cleveland Indians games over next six weeks

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Need a baseball fix? SportsTime Ohio has you covered with Indians Rewinds this offseason.

They’ll broadcast seven different games at various times throughout the next six weeks, including some of the best performances of the 2015 season.

Check out the schedule here:

May 16 vs. Rangers: Kipnis’ late three-run homer gives Indians 10-8 win over the Rangers.

  • Dec. 10, 6AM
  • Dec. 17, Noon
  • Dec. 23, 6AM
  • Dec. 27, Noon
  • Jan. 1, 3PM
  • Jan. 12, 6AM
  • Jan. 23, 7:30PM
  • Jan. 26, 7PM

June 16 vs. Cubs: Bauer goes seven strong, Santana has four RBI as the Indians beat Jake Arrieta

  • Dec. 10, Noon
  • Dec. 17, 6AM
  • Dec. 27, 3PM
  • Dec. 31, 6AM
  • Jan. 5, 6AM
  • Jan. 14, 9PM
  • Jan. 23, 12AM
  • Jan. 26, 12AM

June 30 vs. Rays: Salazar pitches 7.2, Urshela hits three-run homer

  • Dec. 28, Noon
  • Jan. 1, 6AM
  • Jan. 9, 8PM
  • Jan. 23, 6AM

July 1 vs. Rays: Carlos Carrasco comes one strike away from a no-hitter

  • Dec. 24, 5PM
  • Dec. 29, 6AM
  • Jan. 1, Noon
  • Jan. 11, 11PM
  • Jan. 23, 3:30PM
  • Jan. 26, 6AM

May 13 vs. Cardinals: Corey Kluber strikes out 18 at Progressive Field

  • Jan. 7, Noon
  • Jan. 21, 9PM

Sept. 16 vs. Royals: Carrasco throws a one-hitter

  • Jan. 5, 7PM
  • Jan. 19, 7PM
  • Jan. 29, 3PM

May 23 vs. Reds: Kluber, DeSclafani duel, Kipnis’ late RBI double beats Cincy

  • Jan. 5, 3:30
  • Jan. 19, 6AM
  • Jan. 27, 6AM


Cleveland Indians #12DaysOfTribe social media contest is back — with better prizes than ever


Our 12 Days of Tribe contest is back for Year 3 – and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Ever want to take over our Twitter account during a game? How about our Instagram account?

Want signed baseballs, jerseys and more from players such as Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Corey Kluber, Yan Gomes and more?

Want to sit in our Field View Bullpen seats for an entire game? Want to watch Batting Practice from the field?

All of these prizes are there for the taking – you just have to enter each day’s contest!

We’ll start on Dec. 14 and go through Christmas morning. Here’s a list of prizes and a hint about that day’s contest. Each day’s contest will start at 10AM and run through Noon, with a winner chosen and announced shortly thereafter.

Monday, Dec. 14: Two tickets and Batting Practice Experience for 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Our Twitter bio

Tuesday, Dec. 15: Salazar/Kluber signed baseballs, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Captions

Wednesday, Dec. 16: Signed Cody Allen baseball and two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Photo recreation

Thursday, Dec. 17: Two tickets to 2016 game and radio booth visit to meet Hammy and Rosey

  • Contest hint: Haiku

Friday, Dec. 18: Signed Kipnis and Brantley baseballs, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Batting stances

Saturday, Dec. 19: Terry Francona signed jersey and ball, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Trivia

Sunday, Dec. 20: Signed Francisco Lindor ball plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Gumballs

Monday, Dec. 21: Signed Michael Brantley bat and ball, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Celebration  re-creation

Tuesday, Dec. 22: Signed Kluber, Gomes baseballs, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Christmas movies

Wednesday, Dec. 23: Field View Bullpen passes for an entire game

  • Contest hint: Video highlights

Thursday, Dec. 24: Instagram takeover for a game and two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: photos

Friday, Dec. 25: Help us tweet a game from the press box, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Christmas gifts

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Third baseman Giovanny Urshela

Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Giovanny Urshela

Height: 6-0

Weight: 200

Birthday: 10/11/91

Birthplace: Cartegena, Colombia

Club control: 2021 (pre-arbitration)

Twitter: @urshela10

The numbers:

  • .225 (60-267)
  • 15 extra-base hits

Behind the numbers:

  • Made MLB debut on June 9
  • Collected first hit and homer on June 11 vs. Seattle
  • Career high three hits on 8/4 at Los Angeles Angels; hit the game-winning homer in the 12th inning that day
  • Had a 13-game hit streak from June 20-July 4
  • Reached base safely via hit or walk in 21 straight games from June 11-July 4
  • Batted .253 in 31 first-half games before shoulder soreness bothered him for much of the second half
  • Finished with UZR of 4.1, fifth-best among AL third basemen


2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Righty Josh Tomlin


Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Josh Tomlin

Height: 6-1

Weight: 190

Birthday: 10/19/84

Birthplace: Tyler, Texas

Club control: 2016 (arbitration eligible)

Twitter: @jtomlin43

The numbers:

  • 7-2
  • 02 ERA (22 ER, 65.2 IP), 0.84 WHIP
  • 57 strikeouts
  • Two complete games
  • .195 opponents’ average

Behind the numbers:

  • Made an unbelievable recovery from shoulder surgery in Spring Training, going 7-2 in 10 starts after returning August 15
  • AL ranks after 8/15:
    • Opponents’ average: 3rd, .195
    • Opponents’ OBP: 1st, .227
    • K:BB ratio: 1st, 7.13
    • Wins: 1st, 7
    • Hits per 9: 5th, 6.44
    • Innings: 3rd
    • Strikeouts: T10, 57
  • In September: 3-1, 3.00 ERA, .197 opponents’ average, two complete games
  • Recorded 5+ strikeouts in each of his first 8 consecutive outings to begin his season, the longest streak by an Indians hurler to begin a season since Justin Masterson pulled the trick in his first 13 outings in 2013


2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Reliever/setup man Bryan Shaw

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 26:  Bryan Shaw #27 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Bryan Shaw

Height: 6-1

Weight: 210

Birthday: 11/8/87

Birthplace: Livermore, Calif.

Club control: 2017 (arbitration eligible this offseason)

Twitter: @bryanshaw37

The numbers:

  • 3-3
  • 95 ERA (21 ER, 64 IP), 1.22 WHIP
  • 23 holds
  • 54 strikeouts
  • .242 opponents’ average

Behind the numbers:


2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: First baseman Carlos Santana



Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Carlos Santana

Height: 5-11

Weight: 210

Birthday: 4/8/86

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Club control: 2017 (signed through 2016, club option for 2017)

Twitter: @TheRealSlamtana

The numbers:

  • .231 (127-550)
  • 19 homers, 85 RBI (both team highs)
  • 108 walks (fifth in baseball)
  • 50 extra-base hits

Behind the numbers:

  • Owns the most homers in club history by a switch hitter (117); passed Carlos Baerga on June 13 with his 105th
  • Has 502 walks from 2011-2015, second-most in MLB
  • Has played in 112 consecutive games, fourth-most MLB
  • Fifth consecutive season Carlos has finished in the top five in the AL in walks
  • Finished in the top 20 in the AL in OBP (20th, .357), RBI (T19th, 85), times on base (12th, 238) and pitches per plate appearance (2nd, 4.3)
  • Tied for 12th in the AL in post-All-Star break RBI (45)
  • 11-game hit streak from Aug. 23-Sept. 4 was second longest of his career
  • Set new career high with 11 steals (same amount as Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen)
  • Santana’s 399 RBI since 2011 are 13th-most in AL



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