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First, he rode a scooter all over Goodyear.
Then, he kicked off our “Harlem Shake” video with his, uh, best dance moves.
Now, Terry Francona has broadened his horizons into the counseling field, offering players Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis, Vinnie Pestano and others advice on very serious matters.
It’s Ask TERRi. Enjoy.
According to Nick Swisher, Monday’s filming of the Tribe’s Harlem Shake video was “Bring your own costume Monday!” And boy did he and his teammates ever. Here is the roster of the downright ridiculous costumes on display in the Tribe Town 216 edition.
Parrot: Jason Kipnis (costume courtesy of Vinnie Pestano)
Ohio State football star: Nick Swisher
Green man: Jason Giambi
Big baby: Terry Francona
Prisoner: Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Camo man: Mark Reynolds
Human bear: Justin Masterson
Lloyd Christmas & Harry Dunne (from “Dumb and Dumber”): David Huff & Chris Perez
Mario: Lonnie Chisenhall
Two Luigis: Mike Sarbaugh & Brian Jeroloman
Nerd: Michael Brantley
Flamingo wrangler: Cody Allen
Reno 911! cop: Ubaldo Jimenez
Hot dog with beard: Nick Hagadone
Disco man: Carlos Carrasco
Ironman: Drew Stubbs
Scarecrow: Trevor Bauer
Mummies: Juan Diaz & Michael Bourn
WWE wrestler: Brett Myers
Two Gumbies: Mike McDade & Scott Barnes
Two Easter bunnies: Rich Hill & Lou Marson
Three penguins: Matt Capps, Matt Langwell & Zach McAllister
Egyptian Pharaoh: Danny Salazar
Hula dancer: Cord Phelps
Spiderman: Joe Martinez
Gene Simmons: Mickey Callaway
Waldo: Matt Carson
Angry Birds: Scott Kazmir and Bryan Shaw
And in case you missed it, here’s the video again:
Yes, we’re a little behind on the craze. Sue us. We’ve been a little busy, you know, with Spring Training and all.
We think, though, that the Harlem Shake: Tribe Town 216 edition is worth the wait. On Monday, we teased it with a partial roster; today, we bring you the full video, with, in our humble opinion, the best “Shake” intro of them all.
Hope you enjoy.
–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond
In case you haven’t heard, Nick Swisher is excited to be in Cleveland and a member of the Indians.
On Monday, that excitement manifested off the field: as the organizer of an Indians Harlem Shake video. The video will be released on in the next day or so, so stay tuned to TribeVibe and our social media channels. In the meantime, this photo gallery will have to do. A partial roster:
- Green man: Jason Giambi
- Camo man: Mark Reynolds
- Human bear: Justin Masterson
- Lloyd Christmas/Harry Dunne (from “Dumb and Dumber”): Chris Perez, David Huff
- Mario with a diaper on: Lonnie Chisenhall
- Reno 911! cop: Ubaldo Jimenez
- Hot dog: Nick Hagadone
- Disco man: Carlos Carrasco
- Penguin: Zach McAllister
- Parrot: Jason Kipnis
- Ohio State football star: Nick Swisher
Cleveland media were on hand, too, and had these dispatches from Goodyear:
Paul Hoynes, Plain Dealer: “Told that bear costume he wore for Harlem Shake video looked like real bear, Masterson said: “It was a real bear. . .at one time.”
Jordan Bastian, MLB.com: Giambi on this morning’s Harlem Shake antics: “It was fun. That’s the stuff you need to build team unity.”
The Reno 911 sexy cop costume? Can confirm that Ubaldo Jimenez picked it out himself. Told Big U that I can’t un-see that. He laughed.
–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond
CLEVELAND INDIANS (7-5-0) at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (4-4-3)
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka(0-0, 4.50) vs.LHP Madison Bumgarner(0-0, 2.45)
TV: N/A Radio: Indians.com/webcast
BROADCAST INFORMATION: This afternoon’s Indians/Giants game can be heard for free on Indians.com by simply registering a username and password at Indians.com/webcast, Indians.com or MLB.com…those currently registered can enter their current usernames and passwords at any of the above links.
TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS: The Indians today re-assigned INF JESUS AGUILAR, OF JEREMY HERMIDA and LHP EDWARD PAREDES to minor league camp…Hermida will remain in Major League camp for the next several days.
MONDAY’S RECAP: The Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs 13-5 Monday at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, as Cleveland improved to 7-5 on the 2013 Cactus League slate matching their win total for the entire 2012 spring (7-22-3). Cleveland homered 3 times and collected 20 hits overall (7 XBH’s) to raise the team’s spring average to .285. The Tribe plated runs in each of the first 6 innings and received multi-hit efforts from 7 of the 9 players penciled into the starting lineup. LONNIE CHISENHALL and NICK SWISHER had particularly productive afternoons with 3 hits apiece. Chisenhall fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle and drove in 3, while Swisher picked up a pair of singles, his first homer of the spring and a game-high 4 RBI. MARK REYNOLDS also drove in 2 runs with a solo homer in the 2nd and an RBI-double in the 3rd, while DREW STUBBS collected 2 extra-base hits (double, triple) and a pair of RBI. FRANCISCO LINDOR played all 9 innings and singled twice. Cleveland used just 3 pitchers in the contest, as CARLOS CARRASCO, ZACH McALLISTER and TREVOR BAUER each worked 3.0 full innings while combining for 4 earned runs, 7 hits, 5 strikeouts and 2 walks.
TODAY’S TILT WITH THE BOYS FROM THE BAY: The Indians travel to Scottsdale Stadium this afternoon for the first of 3 exhibition matchups against the reigning World Series Champion San Francisco Giants…the McCovey Cove Dwellers will travel to Goodyear this Thursday (March 7), and again on March 16… the Indians have gone 2-5-1 against the Giants since joining the Cactus League circuit in 2009…Cleveland hosted San Francisco in the first ever Cactus League game played at Goodyear Ballpark on Feb. 25, 2009…JEREMY SOWERS took the mound in that contest against TIM LINCECUM, which the Giants won 10-7…the Indians are 4-5 against the Giants during regular season Interleague Play with all 9 meetings taking place between 2005-11.
24 Michael Bourn CF
6 Lou Marson C
10 Ben Francisco DH
33 Nick Swisher 1B
9 Ryan Raburn LF
46 Cord Phelps 2B
1 Ezequiel Carrera RF
66 Juan Diaz SS
82 Luis Hernandez 3B
20 Daisuke Matsuzaka
SAN FRANCISCO LINEUP
7 Gregor Blanco CF
88 Kensuke Tanaka 2B
8 Hunter Pence RF
28 Buster Posey C
9 Brandon Belt 1B
14 Francisco Peguero LF
35 Brandon Crawford SS
13 Joaquin Arias 3B
29 Hector Sanchez DH
40 Madison Bumgarner LHP
The Cleveland Indians’ home opener, on April 8 against the New York Yankees, is only 80 days away. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz., in 23.
But #TribeFest, a fan festival designed specifically for Indians followers, is just one day away!
Tribe Fest is Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm, with most activities taking place in the indoor service levels of Progressive Field.
So how can fans enjoy the entire experience at Tribe Fest?
- Collect autographs from your favorite Indians
- Practice your swing in the Batting Cages with Tribe players (for ages 12 & under)
- Chat in a roundtable discussion with Indians broadcasters
- Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Indians’ Clubhouse
- Finish the Twitter Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a suite for a 2013 game
- Take photos with Slider, Ketchup, Mustard and Onion
- Play video games against your friends or an Indians player
- Meet and greet with Indians alumni
- Meet and tweet at the Tribe Fest Social tweetup
- Create your own 2013 MLB FanCave Application
- Have your haircut by the Tribe’s barber
- Get an Honorary Indians Contract with the team
- And even more …
With so many activities, what are your favorite players looking forward to the most at Tribe Fest? TribeVibe asked some Tribe Fest participants for their expectations on Friday:
- “It’s fun to come out here and see everyone’s excitement and passion for the team.” — Corey Kluber
- “Visiting the schools and seeing all of the fans in the different sessions.” — Cody Allen
- “I know I have an hour in the Video Game Arcade, so I’m definitely looking forward to that. And the youth clinic fielding with Kipnis.” — Vinnie Pestano
- “Seeing and talking to fans, going to the schools, getting out in the community.” — Jason Kipnis (Tribe Fest participants were visiting area elementary schools on Friday afternoon as part of the Indians’ community outreach efforts)
- “The large autograph lines, where people are really excited. Seeing all of the little kids that are so happy to meet you.” — Lonnie Chisenhall
Still need to get tickets? If you buy in advance, up to two kids are free with each adult ticket. You can purchase them here or at Progressive Field.
We’ll see you at the ballpark!
– TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling
Tribe Fest to offer fans unprecedented access and personal interaction with Indians players and more
The Indians announced a unique new event will take place this winter to get Tribe fans ready for the 2013 season. Progressive Field will host Tribe Fest, presented by KeyBank, on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.
Tribe Fest was designed based on the feedback of Tribe fans from previous team events, and will offer fans of all ages unprecedented access to Indians players, coaches, and alumni.
“We want to provide our fans an opportunity to have personal interaction with our players, with the ballpark, our broadcasters, and many members of our front office,” said Indians’ Senior Director of Marketing Sanaa Julien. “Those personal interactions are what create lifelong memories for our fans.”
The event will feature a large contingent of current Indians players, including second baseman Jason Kipnis, catcher Carlos Santana, infielder Mike Aviles, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, and pitchers Vinnie Pestano, Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and Cody Allen.
In addition to meeting the players, taking photos and getting autographs, fans will have the opportunity to take part in a range of interactive activities.
“We’ll open locations that are typically closed off on game days,” said Julien. “That includes the batting cages, the clubhouse, press interview room, and we’ll have at least a dozen players plus alumni and our broadcast teams.”
Tribe Fest will take place from Noon to 6:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with most activities taking place in the indoor service levels of Progressive Field. Kids 12 and under can attend the event for free and regular admission is $10.
All tickets will be delivered via mail and fans are encouraged to buy tickets early as there is a limited supply available. All attendees must print and fill out a waiver to enter the ballpark, and Gate A will serve as the entrance for the event.
CLICK HERE for more information on Tribe Fest.
– TribeVibe contributor Max Lom
In the second part of the off-season feature, TribeVibe spoke to several of the Tribe’s young hitters about their plans for the winter. (Part One – Pitchers). Second baseman Jason Kipnis, center fielder Michael Brantley, and Third Basemen Lonnie Chisenhall each described their winter preparations as they look to take another step forward next season:
TribeVibe: What are you planning on doing now that the season had ended?
JK: Not too much – right after the season ends, I’m sure I’ll take about a month or so to kind of kick the feet up and recover and relax and clear the mind. And then get right back in to things, and start lifting again, and start swinging the bat, and getting ready for next year.
TV: How do you transition from vacation back to baseball mode?
JK: I don’t rush things. I gradually work back in to working out, but once I get into it, it’s pretty good training – about five days a week with swimming and yoga and all that good stuff – whatever gets the body ready. (more…)
Indians IF Lonnie Chisenhall, 23, was born in Morehead City, NC. In 23 games with Cleveland this season, Chisenhall is batting .271 with three home runs and nine RBIs. TribeVibe recently chatted with Chisenhall, who gave fans a chance to learn more about him in 15 questions.
TribeVibe: What is your inspiration?
Lonnie Chisenhall: For baseball, it was just kind of my thing. It was a big thing [with] my dad and grandpa in my town. I had a lot of success early. I kind of developed early as a player in my town. I was really good at it, and you always like what you’re good at.
TV: What has been your best moment with your son, Cutter, thus far?
LC: Any time he smiles kind of gets me going. The first few weeks, they like to cry when they need something. Now that he smiles a lot, we kind of turned the corner on that one. When he wakes up, when you’re feeding him, things like that.
TV: Why do you wear number eight on your jersey?
LC: I do like Cal Ripken; he was one of my guys. It’s symmetrical. I have a big last name, so a small number underneath looks good, too.
TV: What is the best advice a coach or manager has ever given you?
LC: Don’t take any day for granted, especially at the higher levels [of baseball]. You never know what day’s your last day. Have a good time, and get after it.
TV: What is your most embarrassing moment?
LC: Last year, [the rookies] had to wear underwear on the bus in Detroit. That was kind of embarrassing, walking down the street like that.
TV: What was the worst punishment you ever got from your parents?
LC: We had to write a lot of sentences when we were younger and we did bad stuff. A couple hundred sentences was an awful punishment for a little kid.
TV: Did you play any other sports growing up?
LC: I played basketball and football when I was younger, but baseball always had the lead.
TV: What is your favorite thing about Progressive Field?
LC: I think a good Friday, Saturday, Sunday night crowd is probably the best thing. You get the fans out there and have a good atmosphere. It’s nice to play with a lot of people behind you.
TV: Describe the ideal day off.
LC: I’d love to sleep in, have a nice late breakfast around noon, 1:00, something like that. Maybe catch a few movies if there’s something good in the theaters. [Eat] a nice dinner, just hang out in the house, watch a few TV shows — not doing much of anything.
TV: You are on a desert island and can take three things with you. What are they?
LC: Can I take water? I’ll take water, Twizzlers, and a Netflix app.
TV: What is your favorite meal, and who cooks it?
LC: I like an awesome steak; it doesn’t matter who cooks it — ribeye, medium-rare.
TV: What would your career path have been if it was not baseball?
LC: I would probably be something involving sports—maybe be a teacher, coaching sports on the side. It’d have to be math or science. English has too much going on for me.
TV: If your mustache could give the fans one message, what would it say?
LC: Thank you for your support.
TV: What is the best advice your mother has given you?
LC: It would be along the lines of always try your best, always respect the people you’re around.
TV: What is your favorite thing about manager Manny Acta?
LC: Maybe the way he dresses. He always has a hat or some sort of accessory going on that’s entertaining to see.
-Megan Golden, TribeVibe contributor
CLEVELAND INDIANS (34-32, 2nd, -.5) vs. CINCINNATI REDS (38-28)
RHP Josh Tomlin (3-4, 5.56) vs. RHP Mike Leake (2-5, 5.05)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
THE STANDINGS: The Indians beat Cincinnati 10-9 in last night’s series opener to cut their deficit to one-half game behind Chicago-AL in the A.L. Central standings, as the first-place White Sox hosted the Cubs in a 12-3 defeat at U.S. Cellular Field…despite going 6-7 since June 5, the Indians have stayed within one-half & 1.5 games of first place, as the White Sox are 4-9 over that same 13-game span…Cleveland has been in 2nd place for 21 straight days after being in first place for 35 consecutive days (sole or shared) from April 24-May 28, including sole possession of the top spot for each of the last 27 days of that stretch…Cleveland held a season-high 4.0-game lead on May 17 and has trailed by as much as 3.5 games (April 12).
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME: Indians closer CHRIS PEREZ successfully converted his 22nd consecutive save opportunity last night and now owns the 2nd-longest single-season save streak in club history (since inception of the “save” in 1969) trailing only JOSE MESA, who successfully slammed the door in 38 straight save opportunities from May 5-Aug. 23, 1995…his 22-game streak is the 5th-longest in club history overall (research assistance by Aaron Charlton/STATS LLC).
LON THE RISE: Last night LONNIE CHISENHALL (5-for-10 last 3 games) became the first Indians player to fall a double shy of hitting for the cycle since GRADY SIZEMORE on Aug. 21, 2008 vs. Kansas City…according to Elias, Chisenhall also became just the 3rd ninth-place batter over the past 5 seasons (2008-2012) to have a 3-hit game that included both a triple and a home run, joining MARK TEAHEN with Chicago-AL (4/12/10 at TOR) and J.P. ARENCIBIA with Toronto (4/1/2011 vs. MIN).