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Indians fan Alexandria Justice a finalist for MLB Fan Cave

Indians fan and MLB Fan Cave finalist Alexandria Justice (left) heads to Goodyear this week.

Indians fan and MLB Fan Cave finalist Alexandria Justice (left) heads to Goodyear this week.

The Tribe officially has a fan flying out to Spring Training to compete for a spot in the MLB Fan Cave! Alexandria Justice was selected as a Top 30 finalist late on Tuesday and will arrive in Goodyear on Monday. TribeVibe caught up with Alex before she heads to Arizona to demonstrate why she is the ultimate baseball fan.

TribeVibe: What was your reaction when you found out you made the Top 30?

Alexandria Justice: Just like for the top 50, I’m not afraid to admit that I cried like a baby. Waiting for them to announce the top 30 after the voting closed at 5 p.m. was almost the death of me. I swear I didn’t blink for minutes at a time while staring at my computer screen and started to get lightheaded from holding my breath. Finally, I refreshed the page for the millionth time and there I was, in the top 30. My best friend was waiting outside of my room (I wanted to be alone, just in case) so when I screamed, “OH MY GOD, I LOVE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD!” she got the hint that it was safe to come in. She picked me up, spun me around, and we freaked out for the next five minutes. Once again, it was hard to believe that I wasn’t dreaming.

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Q&A with Jonathan Levey, MLB Fan Cave Candidate

JonFanCaveWe are proud to have two candidates in the running for the MLB Fan Cave contest! We asked each of our candidates some questions to help you get to know them better and explain why they should represent the Cleveland Indians in the Fan Cave.  Don’t forget to go vote for Jonathan here and follow him on Twitter @jlevey!

What is your favorite Tribe memory? Where were you and why does it stand out?
My favorite Tribe memory is when Tony Pena hit the walk-off home run with two outs in the 13th inning to win Game 1 of the 1995 American League Division Series versus the Red Sox. It gave me goosebumps as a fan, as it was the Indians’ first postseason win since the clinching Game 6 in the 1948 World Series. I was watching the game with my dad and stepmom. It was a school night so it was even more special to get to stay up late that night to witness the extra-inning heroics.

Who is your favorite Indians player of all time, and why?
My favorite Indians player of all time is Roberto Alomar, because I was a second baseman growing up and viewed him as an idol. Well, he was the best second baseman of his era, and I enjoyed every moment of his three seasons with the Tribe. I admired him so much that I went to Toronto in July 2011 to see the Blue Jays retire their first number, Roberto Alomar’s No. 12, one week after Alomar became the first Hall of Famer to be inducted as a Blue Jay.

There are two Indians fans as hopefuls for the Fan Cave. Why should fans vote for you? What makes you a great representative of the Cleveland Indians?
Fans should vote for me because I’m a fellow Clevelander and I’m a loyal, lifelong Indians fan. It would be a dream of an opportunity to be in the MLB Fan Cave and to represent the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Indians.

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Q&A with Alexandria Justice, MLB Fan Cave Candidate

AlexSliderWe are proud to have two candidates in the running for the MLB Fan Cave contest! We asked each of our candidates some questions to help you get to know them better and explain why they should represent the Cleveland Indians in the Fan Cave.  Don’t forget to go vote for Alex here and follow her on Twitter @alexjustice4all!

What is your favorite Tribe memory? Where were you and why does it stand out?
I have so many amazing memories of the Tribe, but if I had to pick just one, it just might be from the playoffs against the Yankees back in 2007. If not for the Indians, Cleveland public schools wouldn’t have had baseball and softball teams because of a lack of funding. Since my three other siblings and I played for John Marshall, this meant a lot to me. The Indians organization not only kept our teams alive, they also invited us to many events where we had the opportunity to hang out with the players. At the first playoff game in 2007, the Indians invited the softball and baseball teams to hold out the giant American flag on the field for the singing of the National Anthem at the beginning of the game. I cannot even begin to describe how sick that experience was — and to make that unforgettable day even better, we ended up crushing the Yankees in a beautiful 12-3 win.

Who is your favorite Indians player of all time and why?
It is so tough to choose just one of these amazing and talented guys, but I have to say my favorite of all time is Omar Vizquel. In the 10 years that he was with us, I can’t even count the number of times he left me in awe over the moves he would pull on the field. From his incredible offensive performance in the playoff runs in the 90s, to the three-run triple he hit against the Seattle Mariners in 2001 that tied the game and eventually led to a win and the greatest comeback in MLB history, to when he caught the catcher sleeping and stole home against the Detroit Tigers in 2003. His talent was pretty much limitless. Now that he is retired, I am eager to see him come back home in the next few years so he can give us just a little bit more of his magic again.

There are two Indians fans as hopefuls for the Fan Cave. Why should fans vote for you? What makes you a great representative of the Cleveland Indians?
First of all, I am so thrilled to have not only one Indians fan in the running to be in the Cave, but TWO of us. I like the odds! I know that I would make the perfect representative of the Tribe for many reasons. Most of all, though, I just want to give something back to the Indians. The MLB has provided me with 21 years of the great game of baseball, and the Indians provided my sisters and me with four years of softball in high school, and four years of baseball for my brother. Without his high school experience, he never would have lived his dream playing college baseball. Between attending home and away games, watching games on TV, being able to play in high school and seeing the happiness baseball brings my entire family, I could not be more thankful for all that the Indians have provided me. I just want to have an opportunity to show how grateful I am by proving in the MLB Fan Cave how truly passionate Cleveland fans are. My bond with them extends to almost every part of my life, and I only want to continue making our relationship more and more unique by representing them.

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