Results tagged ‘ Terry Francona ’

Behind the scenes on Indians rookie Tyler Naquin’s major league debut

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Tyler Naquin shakes Manager Terry Francona’s hand before heading out to take the field on Opening Day.

While this year’s #TribeOpener was definitely a different Opening Day than many had planned, it was still a very special moment for Tribe Rookie OF Tyler Naquin.

Coming off of a scorching spring, Naquin was informed toward the end of it that he would be making his major league debut with the Indians — as he was officially a part of the Opening Day roster.

Cleveland.com‘s Zack Meisel writes about the emotional and exciting journey for the Naquin family from the moment Tyler was notified he had been invited to “The Show”, through his first major league at-bat in yesterday’s 6-2 loss to Boston.

 

From Meisel’s story:

“It’s like you dream of it for so long,” Tyler said,

“and it finally happens and you’re lost in the moment,

and you get out of it and you’re like, ‘That just happened.'”

His family watched from their seats behind the third-base side of home plate.

“It was awesome,” Zac said. “He was one, big smile.”

Even Tyler knew he couldn’t stop beaming.

“The whole time,” he said. “I don’t know. Not many words.

Unless you do it yourself, it’s hard to explain. It’s just surreal.”

 

Tyler’s first at-bat came as a pinch hitter in the 7th, as he strolled to the plate for the first time to raucous applause, and even a “Let’s Go, Tyler!” chant bellowing throughout Progressive Field.

He struck out on three pitches, but is more than ready to get things started as a young outfielder for the Tribe.

As Zack Meisel quotes him in the final line of his story:

“I was a little anxious,” he said. “But now it’s time to go to work.”

To read Zack’s whole account on Naquin’s #TribeOpener journey, click here.

-TribeVibe Contributor Missy Perez

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians workout prior to Monday’s #TribeOpener at Progressive Field

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The Tribe, back home from Spring Training and two exhibition games in Texas, took part in workouts at a cold Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.

And the guys seem to be loose.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Slider’s Spring Training: A look back at the Cleveland Indians mascot’s fun time in AZ

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We put Slider to work this year, in some good ways and some … not so good ways.

We called it Slider’s Spring Training, a quartet of videos documenting his work in Goodyear.

First, it was a helping hand to Joba:

Then, he helped Jose Ramirez with a problem he’d been having:

Of course, he got a little too comfortable in the clubhouse after his Body Issue debut:

Finally, he got busted after a little accident with Terry’s scooter. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Corey Kluber makes Cleveland Indians Spring Training debut

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Corey Kluber made his Spring Training debut in Saturday’s game at Goodyear Ballpark against the San Francisco Giants.

Kluber pitched two scoreless innings, with three strikeouts. Giovanny Urshela and Carlos Santana had RBI doubles.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: More live BP, Uribe arrives at Cleveland Indians #TribeSpring camp

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Juan Uribe arrived in Cleveland Indians camp today, as the club made his sign official.

Plus, more pitchers threw live batting practice and much more.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Photo Day, live BP at Cleveland Indians #TribeSpring camp in Goodyear

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Photo Day and the first day of live BP? Yes, it was a busy day around the complex.

Check out Dan’s awesome pictures above!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

‘Indians Illustrated’ Pictionary airs on SportsTime Ohio 2/9 at 7PM

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Second baseman Jason Kipnis draws “Elephant in the Room” for his partner Michael Brantley during Indians Illustrated at the Town Hall meeting at Playhouse Square.

Cleveland Indians players Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes put their artistic abilities to the test during the Indians version of Pictionary, appropriately entitled “Indians Illustrated”, on Jan. 29 at our Season Ticket Holder Town Hall.

Good news: You can watch the show tomorrow at 7 on SportsTime Ohio!

The four players competed against each other on teams of two, attempting to draw a variety of pop culture references, baseball terms and phrases, including Tribe mascot Slider.

A live studio audience saw a more personal side of the players, and you can too. Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood played host, while manager Terry Francona was also in attendance, adding to the entertainment and answering questions from fans in the audience.

In addition, during the Town Hall meeting, all four players and Francona chatted with Underwood about the offseason and upcoming season, answering questions about the club’s rotation, prospects and more.

Be sure to set your DVRs tonight, you won’t want to miss this!

Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona donates $5,000 to Greater Cleveland Food Bank

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Manager’s donation equates to 20,000 meals, which will be delivered in partnership with Discount Drug Mart

Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona has donated $5,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, providing what amounts to 20,000 meals to those in need in Northeast Ohio.

Slider helped load the $5,000 worth of food donations at Discount Drug Mart’s Independence location on Friday morning. The locally based drug store chain also made a donation to the Food Bank to support Terry’s donation.

–Photo by Dan Mendlik

Cleveland Indians #12DaysOfTribe social media contest is back — with better prizes than ever

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Our 12 Days of Tribe contest is back for Year 3 – and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Ever want to take over our Twitter account during a game? How about our Instagram account?

Want signed baseballs, jerseys and more from players such as Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Corey Kluber, Yan Gomes and more?

Want to sit in our Field View Bullpen seats for an entire game? Want to watch Batting Practice from the field?

All of these prizes are there for the taking – you just have to enter each day’s contest!

We’ll start on Dec. 14 and go through Christmas morning. Here’s a list of prizes and a hint about that day’s contest. Each day’s contest will start at 10AM and run through Noon, with a winner chosen and announced shortly thereafter.

Monday, Dec. 14: Two tickets and Batting Practice Experience for 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Our Twitter bio

Tuesday, Dec. 15: Salazar/Kluber signed baseballs, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Captions

Wednesday, Dec. 16: Signed Cody Allen baseball and two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Photo recreation

Thursday, Dec. 17: Two tickets to 2016 game and radio booth visit to meet Hammy and Rosey

  • Contest hint: Haiku

Friday, Dec. 18: Signed Kipnis and Brantley baseballs, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Batting stances

Saturday, Dec. 19: Terry Francona signed jersey and ball, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Trivia

Sunday, Dec. 20: Signed Francisco Lindor ball plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Gumballs

Monday, Dec. 21: Signed Michael Brantley bat and ball, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Celebration  re-creation

Tuesday, Dec. 22: Signed Kluber, Gomes baseballs, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Christmas movies

Wednesday, Dec. 23: Field View Bullpen passes for an entire game

  • Contest hint: Video highlights

Thursday, Dec. 24: Instagram takeover for a game and two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: photos

Friday, Dec. 25: Help us tweet a game from the press box, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Christmas gifts

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

Cleveland Indians players, coaches describe their favorite Thanksgiving treats

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Like the rest of us, Cleveland Indians players enjoy traditional — and maybe some no-so traditional — Thanksgiving treats. We asked some of our guys about their holiday favorites, and here’s what they had to say:

Roberto Perez: Turkey, rice and beans – we have different traditions in Puerto Rico

Cody Anderson: Stuffing

Jeff Manship: Stuffing

Carlos Carrasco: Turkey

Austin Adams: Smoked turkey – cook it on a smoker and over coals for 12 hours

We also got these responses when we asked the question a few years back:

 

Terry Francona: Stuffing! The real stuffing. Not that (crap) in a box.

Bryan Shaw: My favorite Thanksgiving dish is deep-fried turkey because frying the turkey is fun — I do it myself while other stuff is cooking inside.

Corey Kluber: Favorite dish is my mom’s turkey soup because it was something special we only had on Thanksgiving.

Yan Gomes: Sweet potatoes.

Josh Tomlin: Turkey and dressing that my grandmother makes and broccoli and cheese casserole.

Trevor Bauer: Favorite dish is between cranberry sauce on biscuits and twice baked potatoes. Favorite dessert is my sister’s cherry pie.

Mike Sarbaugh: Pecan Pie. I always look forward to warming up a piece of pecan pie with vanilla ice cream on top.

 

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