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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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Indians Game Information June 18

CLEVELAND INDIANS (33-32, 2nd, -1.5) vs. CINCINNATI REDS (38-27)
RHP Derek Lowe (7-5, 3.78) vs. RHP Mat Latos (5-2, 4.64)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
TV: STO
Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
Series Notes:

20/20 VISION: Indians 2B JASON KIPNIS had 3 hits and a stolen base on Sunday against the Pirates, including a 2-out, solo home run in the first inning…with 11 home runs and 17 stolen bases (17-for-18) overall this season, Kipnis has an opportunity to become just the 2nd second baseman in Indians club history to record a 20-HR/20-steal season, joining Hall-of- Famer ROBERTO ALOMAR, who pulled the trick in 1999 (24 HR, 37 SB) and again in 2001 (20 HR, 30 SB)…Kipnis has now been successful in each of his last 15 consecutive steal attempts dating back to April 24 vs. KC (last CS on April 21 at Oakland).

SEND KIPNIS AND CABRERA TO KC: According to the latest balloting results for the 2012 All-Star Game announced today by Major League Baseball, the Indians keystone combination of 2B JASON KIPNIS and SS ASDRUBAL CABRERA both rank 4th at their respective positions.

INTERLEAGUE PLAY: Cleveland is 4-8 in Interleague Play this season after going 11-7 in 2011…the Indians have gone 25-41 (.379) in Interleague Play since the beginning of the 2009 season, which is the lowest winning pct. in the A.L. in that span and 3rd-lowest in the majors behind Houston (.296, 16-38) and Chicago-NL (.367, 22-38)…club is in midst of 15 straight games vs. N.L. opponents with 9 of those coming on the road…Indians pitchers are 4-for-14 with 7 K’s at the plate (3-for-19, 8 K’s in 2011)…since inception of Interleague Play in ‘97, Cleveland is 133-144 vs. the N.L., going 71-66 at Progressive Field and 62-77 in N.L. ballparks.

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