Results tagged ‘ Terry Francona ’

PHOTO GALLERY: #TribeSpring opener vs. Cincinnati Reds, March 3

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The Tribe may have lost to the Reds in the Spring opener, but it was a fantastic day in Goodyear and heck, baseball is back! Check out the sights from Game No. 1!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Kluber’s live BP, Carrasco the groundskeeper, March 1

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Today’s photos include Corey Kluber’s first live BP session of the Spring, Carlos Carrasco driving a golf cart, Terry hitting more fungoes and Carlos Santana making more friends. Good day.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: A not-so-lazy Sunday at the complex, Feb. 22

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Full-squad report date!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Another beautiful day in Goodyear, Feb. 21

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New to camp today: Bourn, Santana and more!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Pitchers, catchers first workouts, Feb. 20

 

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First workouts for pitchers and catchers were today! Here are details on some friendly competition among the pitchers! Enjoy!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Season Ticket Holder Town Hall featuring Terry Francona, Mark Shapiro

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Tribe manager Terry Francona and President Mark Shapiro chatted with Indians Season Ticket Holders in the club’s annual Town Hall meeting on Monday, at ideastream at PlayhouseSquare.

Photos are above; here’s the broadcast schedule, all on SportsTime Ohio and beginning this Friday night at 7PM. Set you DVRs now!

  • Friday, 1/30: 7PM
  • Saturday, 1/31: 7:30pm
  • Sunday, 2/1: 10pm
  • Monday, 2/2: 9pm
  • Wednesday, 2/4: 6:30pm
  • Thursday, 2/5: 3pm
  • Saturday, 2/7: 7:30pm
  • Monday, 2/9: 7pm

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

KeyBank Main Stage schedule: 2015 Tribe Fest at Progressive Field

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This year’s Tribe Fest has a full slate of fun activities on the KeyBank Main Stage! Here’s a schedule:

SUNDAY

10:10AM-10:40: “Chat with the President,” with Mark Shapiro, hosted by Tom Hamilton

10:40-11:10: Noon-12:35PM: “Progressive Field Evolution,” with VP Andrew Miller

11:25-12:25PM: “Minute to Win It,” with players and hosted by Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus

12:40-1:40: “Glory Days in Tribe Town,” with Tom Hamilton and Terry Pluto

1:55-2:55: “Toeing the Rubber,” with players, pitching coach Mickey Callaway and hosted by Jim Rosenhaus

#12DaysofTribe is back for 2014!

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Last year’s #12DaysofTribe contests were a big success – thanks in large part to the great participation of our loyal social media followers!

Given last year’s success, we’re back this year! We’ll start on Monday, Dec. 8, and here’s a preview of what fun we have in store for you this year!

Monday, Dec. 8: Record your best Tom Hamilton home run call impression.

Tuesday, Dec. 9: Hashtag contest

Wednesday, Dec. 10: Haiku

  • We’ll give you a theme on Wednesday, and if you know us, you know we love haikus … You’ll have to get creative here.
  • Prize: Terry Francona replica jersey
  • Winner:

Thursday, Dec. 11: Vine contest

Friday, Dec. 12: Batting stance impression

Saturday, Dec. 13: Walk-off homer re-creation

Sunday, Dec. 14: Recreate a magical Tribe photo

Monday, Dec. 15: Meme!

Tuesday, Dec. 16: Photo caption contest

  • Prize: Four tickets to a 2015 game at Progressive Field
  • Winner:

Wednesday, Dec. 17: Trivia!

Thursday, Dec. 18: Guess the Corey Kluber faces

  • We’ll give you a jar full of Kluber faces and you have to guess how many are in it.
  • Prize: Kluber autographed ball
  • Winner:

Friday, Dec. 19: Favorite ballpark photos from 2014

  • Post to Instagram your favorite photos from Progressive Field in 2014.
  • Prize: Lofton jersey/ “ClevelandLAND that I Love” shirt
  • Winner:

 

Carlos Santana, Terry Francona to represent Indians in Japan All-Star Series

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Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have announced the players who have been named to the MLB All-Star Team to be led by Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell – and one of his coaches, Tribe manager Terry Francona! — during the upcoming Japan All-Star Series 2014.  The Japan All-Star Series 2014 will feature MLB All-Stars traveling to Japan next week to play a five-game series against “Samurai Japan” (Japan’s National Team).

Tribe first baseman Carlos Santana, who in 2014 became the first Tribe switch hitter to hit 25 homers and walk 100 times in a season, will join Terry overseas in this unique series. Santana also led the Majors in walks this season.

MLB Network will exclusively televise every game of the Japan All-Star Series live in the United States, beginning with the exhibition game on Tuesday, November 11th at 4AM ET.

MLB.TV subscribers also will be able to watch every game live and on-demand across any of its supported devices, including via the MLB.com At Bat app. The games will be called live by a rotating on-air team of MLB Network announcers that includes play-by-play by Paul Severino and analysis from Mark DeRosa and Darryl Hamilton. Each game will re-air later the same day at 9PM ET.

For more information regarding MLB Network’s coverage, please visit http://m.mlb.com/network/shows/?id=live_games.

News roundup: What they’re saying about Francona extension, Kluber/Brantley named finalists for BBWAA awards

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Looking for a one-stop shop for a recap of our big day of news from Tuesday? We have you covered. Here’s a roundup of what local and national writers are saying about Terry Francona’s extension and Corey Kluber and Michael Brantley being named finalists for the Baseball Writers Association of America awards!

FRANCONA

  • Anthony Castrovince, MLB.com: Francona’s genuine love for the Tribe shows in results
    • It’s hard to be around this club as much as I am and come away with the belief that either record would have been even remotely possible without somebody like Francona at the helm. I certainly don’t think a rookie skipper would have guided that 2013 club to the playoffs, and I’m doubly convinced that 85 wins, with a club playing multiple rookies down the stretch, would have been impossible had Francona not kept his clubhouse in order.
  • Tom Withers, AP: Francona helps turn around culture in Cleveland
    • Francona has been worth every penny since the Indians hired him following a disastrous, 94-loss season in 2012. He’s helped reshape the team’s culture, infused enthusiasm into the organization and made Cleveland a more attractive destination for free agents. Players want to play for Francona.
  • Zack Meisel, Cleveland.com: What Terry Francona’s contract extension really means for the Indians
    • That core — which now includes Santana, Kipnis, Yan Gomes and Michael Brantley — is locked up, and affordably so, for years. The starting rotation, a group that thrived in the second half of the season, is under team control on the cheap for at least another three seasons. With Francona in the fold until at least 2018 — the Indians hold club options on him the following two years — the organization is announcing its intention to see it through to the end with this bunch.
  • Joe Reedy, FoxSportsOhio.com: Locking up Francona allows Indians to keep moving forward
    • There are many, including me, who would say he did an even better job this past season considering the rotation was shaky until the last months and that 12 rookies saw significant playing time. Dating back to 2004, teams that Francona has managed have posted winning records 10 consecutive seasons (eight in Boston, two in Cleveland). That is the longest such managerial streak since Joe Torre had 14 straight with the Yankees and Dodgers from 1996-2009.

KLUBER/BRANTLEY

  • Anthony Castrovince, MLB.com: Takeaways from BBWAA finalists
    • The great thing about announcing these finalists the week before the award is that it gives the public, at large, proper appreciation of the seasons that will fall just short of actual hardware. Let’s say Mike Trout runs away with the AL MVP, as most of us are anticipating. At least now the sensational seasons of Victor Martinez and Michael Brantley are — for a few days, at least — headlines, not footnotes.
  • Jordan Bastian, Indians.com: Indians Kluber, Brantley finalists for BBWAA awards
    • Brantley became the first player in Indians history to finish with at least 20 homers, 20 steals, 40 doubles and 200 hits in a single season. “He’s a complete player,” Antonetti said at the end of the season. “And we think he’s deserving of MVP consideration with the year he had. He was a huge part of our success and we think one of the best players in the American League.” Brantley became only the ninth player in Major League history to end a season with at least 20 homers, 20 steals, 45 doubles and 200 hits. The others on that short list include Jacoby Ellsbury (2011), Handley Ramirez (2007), Alfonso Soriano (2002), Craig Biggio (1998), Larry Walker (1997), Ellis Burks (1996), Vada Pinson (1959) and Chuck Klein (1932). During his final game of the season, Brantley collected his 200th hit and was showered with “M-V-P!” chants from the Cleveland faithful. Hearing that from the fans meant a lot to the outfielder. “It’s a remarkable feeling,” he said. “I want to thank the fans for that. That’s something that’s not thrown around. It was a special moment and I appreciate that.”
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