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Cleveland Indians #TribeSocial night 2015: Chat w/Roberto, big heads everywhere and more

#TribeSocial night was a a hit on the Twitter-sphere on Thursday. Fans at the park — and even some at home — took part in making the night a digital success. Using #TribeSocial all evening, we were trending not only in Cleveland, but nationally as well!

It all started with @Cookie_Carrasco (Carlos Carrasco) greeting us with a selfie from the Twitter Mirror.

Then we lined all the #TribeEmojis for all to see along the dugout.IMG_1056


@Lindor12BC (Francisco Lindor) immediately started dancing around with his.

After doing the nae nae, @DreKnott wanted to get in on the Twitter Mirror game and play guess who?

Tito, who may still not even know what emojis are took a look at his and might have had the quote of the day!

@TheJK_Kid (Jason Kipnis) seemed to really like his emoji. Inspecting every detail. He said he may want one for himself….

After BP we had a player Q&A. @RobPerez2015 (Roberto Perez) was kind enough to come up and join the crowd and answer any and all questions. He fielded pressing inquiries such as: “Who’s the funniest in the clubhouse”,

Of course we needed to take a selfie after.

After 6PM we needed to keep our #TribeSocial people involved. We set up a scavenger hunt around the park and 10 lucky fans won gifts ranging from signed baseballs, bobbleheads and tickets!

It couldn’t be a Social Media Night without involving Periscope! We did a Slider Cam and followed him around and highlighted the Sugardale Hot Dog Derby.

We let the fans play DJ in park too. Fans had to tweet us what song they wanted to jam out to in the 7th inning. ‘B’ won for those wondering…

In-game features included: Guess that player’s handle, #TBT camera, which player tweeted that, and more! Our friend @gallcourtney was lucky enough to be chosen for What player tweeted that and went 3-4 on choices!

All in all, it was a great night for #TribeSocial and @Indians! Thanks for coming out and following along with us all season. We love connecting with you!

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-TribeVibe Contributor, @_ryan_delgado (Ryan Delgado)

Photo Gallery: Cleveland Indians beat Los Angeles Angels, 3-1, behind Trevor Bauer, timely hitting

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs

The Indians beat the Angels, 3-1, on Friday thanks to another bounceback outing from Trevor Bauer and some timely seventh-inning hitting. The Indians have won eight of their last 10 games at Progressive Field.

Bauer allowed one run in eight innings, striking out seven; . Cody Allen shut the door for his 27th save (T6 in AL).

The Indians rallied from a 1-0 deficit in a three-run seventh, as pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte got the rally started with an opposite field, RBI double. Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana each followed with RBI singles. The Indians have had 10 or more hits in 10 straight games at home, marking the first time since 1936 the club has accomplished that feat.

Photo Gallery: Cleveland Indians bats break out in win over Brewers, led by Kipnis, Lindor, Brantley

The Indians bats came alive in the opener of a five-game homestand, beating up Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta in an 11-6 win over the Brewers.

The top three hitters in the Tribe order – Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley – went a combined 9-for-12 with nine RBI and seven runs. In August, that trio is hitting .377 (75-199) combined.

Carlos Santana had an RBI double and Lonnie Chisenhall an RBI single in the first, while Kipnis and Lindor drove in runs in the second.

Brantley hit a two-run homer in the fourth, and Kipnis (RBI single) and Lindor (two-run double) did it again in the sixth. Brantley added another two-run homer in the eighth.


  • Brantley is the only AL player with 35 or more doubles, 10 or more homers and 70 or more RBI.
  • Kipnis had three hits and leads the American League with 17 games of three or more hits.
  • Lindor is hitting .378 in August and .306 for the season.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

#WorldPhotographyDay: Cleveland Indians photographers favorite shots from 2015 season so far

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Wednesday is World Photography Day, and we asked our top-notch shooters for their favorite photos of the 2015 season. Enjoy!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Jason Kipnis’ hometown Little League team, from Northbrook, Ill., pays a visit to Progressive Field


Millions of boys have played or been influenced on some level by Little League baseball.

While we play the game at a young age, our dream is to make it in the big leagues. Some of us have the fortune to look up to an idol  who once played on our local sandlots and has made it to the show. This is true for the 25-plus kids on the Northbrook, Ill., U12 Little League team that came to meet Jason Kipnis on Friday night at Progressive Field.

The squad stopped in Cleveland after their tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y.,  to see their idol, Jason Kipnis – a Northbrook native They just wanted to be in his presence, be at the park that their hometown hero now calls home. “Everyone says he’s their favorite player,” Coach Brain Greene said. Kipnis, who is currently on the Disabled List, got wind of the group being at the park and came out just to meet the team. “They were so excited when he came out,” Greene said. “That’s all they’ve been talking about is coming to see someone who played on the same fields, with the same coaches, that came from our hometown. For Jason to come out even on the DL, it just shows what kind of guy he is.”

The kids were so appreciative of Kipnis’ gesture that they wanted to return the favor. They all got together and signed a Northbrook baseball; we’ll present that to Kip on Saturday.

Coach Greene expressed further appreciation for Kipnis.

“How often does a Major League player say. ‘Yeah I’ve played on that field too’?…He represents the city of Northbrook so well. Everyone talks about him there. The kids that have come after him, what a great role model to have in your city playing in the big leagues. Someone that is true to the game, grinds … if our kids are like Jason on and off the field, what a great tribute that’d be.”

We here with the Indians truly appreciate the effort on both ends of creating memories and connecting these generations of baseball players.

-TribeVibe Contributor, Ryan Delgado


Shirtless Cleveland Indians fan an instant Internet celebrity


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.

SI ranks Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis as AL MVP front-runner

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First it was the pre-season cover, “This is our Year.” Then it was a low blow at a Carrasco injury. Then is was calling us the worst defensive team in history. Then it was not even mentioning us a tweet. Now, it’s Jason Kipnis.

It seems Sports Illustrated can’t get enough of the Cleveland Indians, and the magazine’s latest MLB article supports that: In its “Awards Watch” segment, Jason Kipnis was named as the AL MVP if the season were to end today. We know just how ridiculous Kipnis’ line is, so this should come as a surprise to no one. Here are some notes on him from Indians Baseball Information as of 6/24:

  • Extended his current hit streak to a career-best 19 games with a single in the bottom of the 3rd…marks the longest hit streak by an Indians player since a 22-game streak by Michael Brantley from May 20-June 15, 2012…is the longest active streak in the Majors and the longest hit streak in the American League this yearalso matches longest hit streak in the Majors this season, as Washington’s Wilson Ramos had a 19-game streak from April 24-May 19.
  • Kipnis has also hit safely in 28 straight games at home, which is the longest hit streak by any player at Progressive Field…marks the longest active home hit streak in the Majors and the longest by any player since Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez hit in 29 consecutive home games from May 20-July 31, 2012.
  • Is hitting .500 (54-for-108) with 17 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 15 RBI and 26 runs scored during this 28-game home hit streak.
  • The 28-game streak is now the 2nd-longest home hit streak in club history, behind Hal Trosky’s 31-game home hit streak that spanned from May 27, 1936-Aug. 2, 1936.
  • His 99 hits through the team’s first 71 games are the most by an Indians hitter since Carlos Baerga tallied 101 hits through the team’s first 71 games in 1995.
  • Has a hit in 57 of the 70 games he has played…Miami’s Dee Gordon and Texas’ Prince Fielder have both hit in 56 games coming into today.

MVP numbers indeed. Let’s hope we get the wins rolling and really make a case for this deserving candidate.

SI’s full article can be read here.

-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.


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