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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

Cleveland Indians, Delaware North serve annual Thanksgiving meal at Progressive Field

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Event offers Thanksgiving meals to visitors from Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs, Ohio Guidestone and City Mission 

Members of the Cleveland Indians front office and Delaware North Sportservice played host to the club’s annual Thanksgiving Meal at Progressive Field in the Terrace Club on Sunday.

Visitors from area charities, including Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Ohio Guidestone and City Misssion enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by members of the Indians front office, including Paul Dolan, Chris Antonetti, Mike Chernoff and others.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Cleveland Indians front office members, Slider volunteer at Greater Cleveland Food Bank

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Members of the Cleveland Indians front office volunteered at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank on Tuesday, packing lunches and preparing hot lunches for the Food Bank to distribute at area member agencies.

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik

 

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians mascot Slider makes annual #TribeOrTreat school visit

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Slider visited the St. Basil campus of St. Michael’s School on Thursday to celebrate Halloween with Tribe Or Treat contest winner Adler Meek and his family and classmates.

Entrants can post pictures of their children in Tribe-themed Halloween costumes, and the Indians judge them — the winner gets a school visit from Slider.

–Photos courtesy of St. Basil

The Rise and Fall of Slider: Reliving the 20th anniversary of the Cleveland Indians mascot’s fall in Game 4 of the 1995 ALCS

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Fall evening. Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at then-Jacobs Field.

Indians down 2-1. We needed a spark. Slider tried to provide one – but it turned disastrous.

First, watch the video:

And now, an EXCLUSIVE interview with Slider about that day.

TribeVibe: What the heck happened?
Slider: It was a somersault gone bad. We needed some energy and so I got up on the wall between batters before I was going to slingshot hot dogs to the crowd between innings.

I went into my somersault and instead of going head over heels, I turned over my left shoulder and could feel myself falling. I landed on my right leg and it completely blew up – I thought it was a compound fracture but it was a complete dislocation of my knee and every ligament tore.

You hear Bob Costas and Bob Uecker say that the Mariner Moose had just gone down. It was a bad week for mascots.

Mike Hargrove was furious in our dugout, and I look over at Ken Griffey Jr. (in center field) and he’s cracking up.

TribeVibe: What did Julian Tavarez and Jose Mesa (visible in the video) say to you?
Slider: They said, “you’re not hurt Slider – get up, you have to slingshot hot dogs!” I said, “I am hurt!”

TribeVibe: What happened with Slider the rest of the Postseason?
Slider: I came out for introductions at Game 5 (the next night) with crutches and his leg wrapped up – and to a rousing ovation. I worked with my leg in a full cast during the World Series.

Footnote: The brunette in the video, one of Slider’s handlers during the game in which he fell, later became Slider’s real-life wife. Small world!

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

Top 10 reasons to come to Progressive Field for Cleveland Indians series vs. the Kansas City Royals this week

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We’re 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card as we begin play this week, and more importantly, 4 games back in the loss column.

Our guys feed off fans’ support, so to help convince you to come down to the ballpark to cheer us on, we’ve compiled a Letterman-style Top 10 reasons to be at the ballpark tonight and all week as we push for a spot in that Wild Card game.

10. To defend Slider’s honor.
In May, KC mascot Sluggerrr – who misspells his name, ironically enough, took a shot at Slider. YOU SPELL YOUR NAME WRONG, BRO.

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9. We have great weather.
After some, uh, struggles this weekend, looks like nothing but sun and temps in the 70s and 80s.

Full forecast: http://www.wkyc.com/weather/

8. Great food.
Progressive Field is the only place you can get a taste of Cleveland and watch the Tribe live on the green grass of Progressive Field. Melt, Barrio, Sweet Moses, Dynomite Burgers and Great Lakes Brewing Co., along with other original options, await you in our new Right Field District!

Details: http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/cle/rfdistrict/neighborhoods.jsp

7. We’ve been great at home.
We’ve won eight of our last nine at home and 10 of our last 12. We’ve had 10 hits or more in 14 of our last 15 home games.

WATCH: http://m.mlb.com/cle/video/v410271083/milcle-almonte-smashes-a-triple-to-leftcenter/?query=Almonte

6. We have been playing great defense.
According to FanGraphs’ Defensive Runs Saved metric, we’re eighth in the league after early season struggles. Giovanny Urshela, Francisco Lindor and Lonnie Chisenhall in right have made a huge difference.

Details: http://m.indians.mlb.com/news/article/148746548/indians-have-been-transformed-by-their-defense

5. We have Josh Tomlin.
Tomlin is 5-1 in six starts since he returned from shoulder surgery, with a 2.85 ERA.

Watch: http://m.mlb.com/cle/video/v451812083/cledet-tomlin-discusses-third-career-complete-game/?query=tomlin

4. We have Lonnie Chisenhall.
All Lonnie’s done since coming back from Columbus is turn into one of the best right fielders in baseball.

He won ESPN’s Sweet Spot blog award for Defensive Player of the Month for August: http://tribevibe.mlblogs.com/2015/09/03/lonnie-chisenhall-named-espns-sweetspot-defensive-player-of-the-month-for-august/
And on Sunday he did this: http://m.indians.mlb.com/news/article/149194838/lonnie-chisenhall-makes-spectacular-grab

3. We have Francisco Lindor.
Aside from being a camera hog and smiling constantly, Lindor has been one of the best players in baseball in the second half.

He’s fifth in FanGraphs’ WAR measurement among ALL MLB players in the second half, and fourth in hits in the second half (73).

Here’s his Rookie of the Year case: http://tribevibe.mlblogs.com/2015/08/30/cleveland-indians-shortstop-francisco-lindor-american-league-rookie-of-the-year/

2. We have Michael Brantley.
Brantley has been his steady, All-Star self. He leads MLB in doubles, is seventh in average and ninth on on-base percentage.

Here are his season-long stats. http://m.indians.mlb.com/player/488726/michael-brantley

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If ALL of that wasn’t enough, we have two of the best deals in pro sports: $10 Upper Bleacher tickets and $13 District Tickets presented by SportsTime Ohio. With the latter, which is a Standing Room Only ticket, we’ll even buy your first drink!

Cleveland Indians, Step2 make donations to Cleveland Clinic Children’s

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The Cleveland Indians partnered with Step2 in making donations to Cleveland Clinic Children’s at an event on Thursday morning.

Streetsboro-based Step2 donated more than 20 playhouses and toys, while Slider and Indians representatives were on hand to deliver Indians gift bags and more. The toys now will be dispersed to Cleveland Clinic Children’s Therapy Services locations in Cleveland, Brunswick, Middleburg Heights, Westlake and Beachwood.

Fans’ guide to Indians homestand: Seven games vs. White Sox, Royals

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The Cleveland Indians return home to Progressive Field for series against the Chicago White Sox (July 23-26) and Kansas City Royals (July 27-29).

Indians to honor Larry Doby Saturday

The Cleveland Indians will unveil the new Larry Doby statue at 4:45PM at Progressive Field’s Right Field Gate.  All fans are welcome to attend and should be in the area by 4:30PM.

Doby, who played with the Tribe from 1947-1955 and in 1959, was the first African-American to play in the American League, just months after Jackie Robinson debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby played a 12-year career – earning All-Star honors seven times.

Speakers at the ceremony include:

  • Paul Dolan, Indians Owner and Chairman
  • Jim “Mudcat” Grant, former Doby teammate and friend
  • Larry Doby Jr., son of Larry Doby Sr.

The Indians will also provide a replica Doby statue to 12,500 fans courtesy of KeyBank, and fans at Saturday’s game will enjoy post-game fireworks presented by Pierre’s Ice Cream Co.

Slider celebrates milestone birthday

Everyone’s favorite mascot, Slider, will be celebrating his 25TH birthday on Sunday, July 26. Slider’s friends Gapper, Orbit, Paws, Phillie Phanatic and more will be in town to help celebrate the big day. Party plans include Step2 activities on Gateway Plaza, American Greetings birthday cards, mini cupcakes from Becker’s Donuts & Bakery and a special birthday gift for Slider.

Guarantee your item with Promo Pass

Fans looking to guarantee their promotional items, including Saturday’s Larry Doby replica statue, can add Promo Pass to their ticket for just $5. Available online only at Indians.com/PromoPass, this offer will ensure you get the promotional item even if all items have been distributed at the gates.

 

Thursday, July 23 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Pepsi photo booth: Stop by section 153 and snap a photo in the Pepsi photo booth! Fans can hop in the booth and take a picture featuring a backdrop from the ’95 season, then email the photo to themselves once done. Enjoy the Pepsi photo booth every game through July.

Visit the Bob Feller Exhibit: Be sure to check out the new Bob Feller Exhibit located on the Terrace Club third floor. Open to all fans, the exhibit features historic items such as Feller’s U.S. Navy jacket, his Opening Day no-hitter glove and much more.

 

Friday, July 24 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

$2 domestic cans: Pregame at the park Friday from 5-7PM with $2 12 ounce domestic cans. Deal is only available in the Right Field District.

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Join the Cleveland Indians in celebrating Sugardale winning the #1 MLB Hot Dog award from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council with a Sugardale Dollar Dog Night! Sugardale will also be providing free samples pregame at Gateway Plaza.

Post-game Fireworks, presented by Wayside Furniture: Hang out after the game to enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show set to the music of Mullet Madness. It’s not just a hairstyle; it’s a lifestyle. Rejoice in the mullet mantra of business in the front, party in the back.

KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend: KeyBank will be providing fans with exclusive experience and giveaways including delivering seat upgrades, hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream, all courtesy of the bank’s “Hassle-Free” checking account.

Pregame party: Come down to the ballpark early to enjoy pregame activities and performances from the Spazmatics on the RTA Summer Stage, DJ Denicio at The Corner and Chad Hoffman at the Plug and Play near the SportsTime Ohio Stage.

Alumni autographs: Gary Bell and Mudcat Grant will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

Uber representatives will be at The Corner: Uber Cleveland will be at The Corner bar passing out tchotchkes and providing fans with a passcode for a free first ride up to $20.

50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will be available for all home games of the 2015 season. The raffle will support Cleveland Indians Charities in its mission to provide softball and baseball programs to the underprivileged youth of Cleveland.
Saturday, July 25 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5:30PM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Larry Doby replica statue, courtesy of KeyBank: Upon entering the gates 12,500 fans will receive a Larry Doby replica statue courtesy of KeyBank.

Postgame Fireworks, presented by Pierre’s Ice Cream Co.: Fans can stick around after the game and enjoy post-game fireworks set to Big Band. All you cool cats jump, jive and wail your way to swingin’ sounds and poppin’ works.

KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend: KeyBank will be providing fans with exclusive experience and giveaways including delivering seat upgrades, hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream, all courtesy of the bank’s “Hassle-Free” checking account.

Larry Doby statue unveiling: The Cleveland Indians will be honoring Tribe legend Larry Doby with a statue unveiling pregame. The ceremony will take place outside the Right Field Gates at 4:45PM with special guest speakers Paul Dolan, Larry Doby Jr. and Mudcat Grant. Fans are encouraged to be in the area at 4:30PM to witness history.

Pregame party: Come down to the ballpark early to enjoy pregame activities and performances by Old Skool on the RTA Summer Stage and DJ Denicio at The Corner.

Alumni autographs: Gary Bell and Mudcat Grant will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

 

Sunday, July 26 vs. White Sox @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/ WMMS/IRN

Happy Birthday, Slider: Everyone’s favorite mascot, Slider, will celebrate his 25th birthday on Sunday. Slider’s mascot friends will be in town to celebrate the milestone and the Indians will present Slider with a special birthday surprise pregame.

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Back for another season, KeyBank Kids Fun Day will take place every Sunday of 2015. Families can enjoy kid-friendly activities in the newly renovated Kids Clubhouse including performances from Manny The Magician, Great Lakes Science Center, Jungle Terry face painters, caricature artists and a pregame interview with a current Indians player.

KeyBank Hassle Free Weekend: KeyBank will be providing fans with exclusive experience and giveaways including delivering seat upgrades, hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream, all courtesy of the bank’s “Hassle-Free” checking account.

Celebrate Slider’s 25th Birthday: Kids can stop by the Kids Clubhouse and Family Deck to create a personalized
greeting card for Slider on his birthday, or test out the new Creatacard tablet app and turn their drawings into cards that can be ordered and mailed directly to family and friends. Both activities courtesy of American Greetings.

Step2 activities: Families can have fun before the game with playhouses, coasters, ride-ons and more on Gateway Plaza courtesy of Step2. Plus, Step2 will give away one grand prize “Big Backyard,” worth over $1,000. Ten second-place winners will get a new WonderBall Fun House and Home Run Baseball trainer.

Kids Run the Bases Presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run the bases like their favorite players after the game! All kids (12 & under) can stay immediately after the game to take part, and 100 participants will receive an item from Cleveland Clinic Children’s when they’re finished.

Purell post-game sampling: Fans are able to take free samples of Purell hand sanitizer after the game. Samples will be available at all gates.

 

Monday, July 27 vs. Royals @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Ballpark app: Download MLB.com’s Ballpark app presented by KeyBank and stay up to date on all things Tribe. Ballpark features mobile check-in offers from KeyBank, Majestic, New Era and other partners, an interactive concourse map, exclusive team videos and more. Fans can also easily manage their tickets digitally through the app, and gain access to the Indians mobile-only entrance at the Right Field Gate.

Buy Early and Save: Fans who purchase tickets early and online will always receive the best prices on game tickets. Buying tickets online rather than at the box offices provide fans the best deals.

 

Tuesday, July 28 vs. Royals @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Come down to the ballpark and enjoy a fan favorite — Sugardale Dollar Dog night, one of 15 this year.

Heart and Hustle Award presentation: The Heart and Hustle Award will be presented on field pregame to Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis.

50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will be available for all home games of the 2015 season. The raffle will support Cleveland Indians Charities in its mission to provide softball and baseball programs to the underprivileged youth of Cleveland.

Uber representatives will be at The Corner: Uber Cleveland will be at The Corner bar passing out tchotchkes and providing fans with a passcode for a free first ride up to $20.
Wednesday, July 29 vs. Royals @ 12:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM
Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/IRN

Indians Scholarship presentation: A deserving student will be awarded with The Cleveland Indians Scholarship pregame. In addition to attending a College Now advised school in Northeast Ohio, the scholarship winner has shown commitment to excellence in education and involvement in community service initiatives.

Today’s Getaway Game is presented by the UPS Store: The UPS Store presents today’s getaway travel game. A representative from one of more than 40 local The UPS Store locations will throw out the first pitch.

Cleveland Indians mascot Slider to celebrate milestone birthday Sunday at Progressive Field

 

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Phillie Phanatic, Orbit, Gapper and more on hand for Slider’s 25th

Kid-friendly activities available throughout ballpark, plaza courtesy of Step 2, American Greetings and more

Mascot Hall of Famer Slider turns 25 years old Sunday, and fans are invited to celebrate with Slider and his MLB mascot friends.

Party plans include:

  • Step2 on Gateway Plaza: Step2 will have playhouses, coasters, ride-ons and more on Gateway Plaza before the game
    • Plus, Step2 will give away one grand prize “Big Backyard,” worth over $1,000. Ten second-place winners will get a new WonderBall Fun House and Home Run Baseball trainer.
  • American Greetings Birthday Cards for kids to customize for Slider in the Kids Clubhouse and Family Deck
  • 1,000 mini cupcakes provided by Becker’s Donuts & Bakery and available in the Family Deck
  • Surprise Slider birthday present

Several mascots from around Major League Baseball will be attending the festivities. (All mascots subject to change.)

  • Ace (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Gapper (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Orbit (Houston Astros)
  • Paws (Detroit Tigers)
  • Phillie Phanatic (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Screech (Washington Nationals)
  • Stomper (Oakland Athletics)

A mascot group photo will be held in the Family Deck beginning at 11:30AM.

Family Pricing: The KeyBank Kids Ticket is only $15 and includes a game ticket and all the fun activities for children in the newly renovated Kids Clubhouse. Kids can race against their favorite Tribe mascots, mimic the stances of big leaguers, and much more! Also, every Sunday SportsTime Ohio hosts a Kids TV show in the Kids Clubhouse where kids can do a Q & A with an active roster player.

Plus, KeyBank will offer fans free prizes all throughout the weekend during its Hassle Free Weekend! Tickets are available at Indians.com/Tickets.

To purchase tickets for Sunday’s game and festivities, click here.

-TribeVibe Contributor, Ryan Delgado

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians mascot Slider does his own ESPN The Magazine ‘Body’ issue photo shoot

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So, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love took the Internet by storm on Monday when his ESPN The Magazine “Body” issue photo shoot went viral. What can we say? Guy looks good.

However, there’s another Clevelander who looks just as good, if not better, without his clothes on — Slider.

So we put Slider through his own “Body” issue photo shoot, hoping ESPN calls us next year.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

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