Results tagged ‘ Terry Francona ’

‘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.

 

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians sweep Red Sox at Progressive Field, end season 81-80

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Danny Salazar earned his 14th win — tied for the team lead with Carlos Carrasco — on a beautiful Sunday at Progressive Field as the Indians swept the Red Sox to finish the season 81-80.

Check out our photographers’ best shots from the day in the gallery above.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Cleveland Indians gameday staff recognized before Saturday game at Progressive Field

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A group of Indians gameday staff members were recognized before Saturday’s game for their dedication and perfect weekend attendance this season.

Manager of Gameday Services Renee Van Laningham brought the idea to our uniformed staff, and bench coach Brad Mills and manager Terry Francona enthusiastically supported it. So before the national anthem, those gameday staff members who had perfectn Friday-Saturday attendance this season lined up along the third-base line and were greeted by staff and players.

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–Photo by Dan Mendlik

Cleveland Indians #TribeSocial night 2015: Chat w/Roberto, big heads everywhere and more

#TribeSocial night was a a hit on the Twitter-sphere on Thursday. Fans at the park — and even some at home — took part in making the night a digital success. Using #TribeSocial all evening, we were trending not only in Cleveland, but nationally as well!

It all started with @Cookie_Carrasco (Carlos Carrasco) greeting us with a selfie from the Twitter Mirror.

Then we lined all the #TribeEmojis for all to see along the dugout.IMG_1056

 

@Lindor12BC (Francisco Lindor) immediately started dancing around with his.

After doing the nae nae, @DreKnott wanted to get in on the Twitter Mirror game and play guess who?

Tito, who may still not even know what emojis are took a look at his and might have had the quote of the day!

@TheJK_Kid (Jason Kipnis) seemed to really like his emoji. Inspecting every detail. He said he may want one for himself….

After BP we had a player Q&A. @RobPerez2015 (Roberto Perez) was kind enough to come up and join the crowd and answer any and all questions. He fielded pressing inquiries such as: “Who’s the funniest in the clubhouse”,

Of course we needed to take a selfie after.

After 6PM we needed to keep our #TribeSocial people involved. We set up a scavenger hunt around the park and 10 lucky fans won gifts ranging from signed baseballs, bobbleheads and tickets!

It couldn’t be a Social Media Night without involving Periscope! We did a Slider Cam and followed him around and highlighted the Sugardale Hot Dog Derby.

We let the fans play DJ in park too. Fans had to tweet us what song they wanted to jam out to in the 7th inning. ‘B’ won for those wondering…

In-game features included: Guess that player’s handle, #TBT camera, which player tweeted that, and more! Our friend @gallcourtney was lucky enough to be chosen for What player tweeted that and went 3-4 on choices!

All in all, it was a great night for #TribeSocial and @Indians! Thanks for coming out and following along with us all season. We love connecting with you!

Be sure to follow us:

  • Twitter: @Indians
  • Instagram: @Indians
  • Facebook: facebook.com/indians
  • Snapchat: Indians

-TribeVibe Contributor, @_ryan_delgado (Ryan Delgado)

Indians Homestand Guide: 11 games vs. Tigers, Royals, White Sox featuring Dollar Dogs, Francona bobblehead

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The Indians return to Progressive Field for an 11-game homestand against the Detroit Tigers (September 10-13), Kansas City Royals (September 14-17) and Chicago White Sox (September 18-20).

LAW ENFORCEMENT NIGHT – SEPTEMBER 11

The Indians and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will hold a special Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Friday, Sept. 11 at Progressive Field as the Indians play host to the Detroit Tigers.

The event, in its fourth season in Cleveland, is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of all Ohio law enforcement and correctional officers and their families, while paying tribute to the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Additional details about Law Enforcement Night can be found here.

TERRY FRANCONA SCOOTER BOBBLEHEAD

10,000 fans will receive a Terry Francona scooter bobblehead upon entering the gates on Saturday, September 12. The bobblehead, courtesy of Meritech, depicts Tito riding on his faithful red scooter, complete with vanity TITO license plate.

Prior to the 12th, bobblehead Tito can be seen cruising around town on the Indians social media channels. Be sure to follow #RideWithTito and keep up with his travels.

INDIANS NAMED NORTHCOAST 99 WINNER

The Cleveland Indians proudly announce their selection as a 2015 NorthCoast 99 Winner – one of the best workplaces in Northeast Ohio. The organization now is a five-time NorthCoast 99 winner and was the first professional sports franchise to earn this prestigious award in 2009.

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program was developed and is presented by the Employer’s Resource Council (ERC).
Thursday, September 10 vs. Tigers @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/ Family Deck opens at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

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.

Friday, September 11 vs. Tigers @ 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.

Postgame Fireworks, presented by Wayside Furniture: Hang out after the game to enjoy fireworks set to Summer Nights. Rock out and revel in the last few late sunsets at the ballpark.

MLB 9/11 Remembrance Day: The Cleveland Indians, in part of a league wide initiative, will pause for a moment of silence to remember the events of 9/11.

Law Enforcement Day: The Indians and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will hold a special Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Friday. Members of local law enforcement offices will be honored with a pregame presentation followed by a ceremonial first pitch by August 2015 National Officer of the Month Stephen Wilson of South Euclid. The national anthem will be sung by Columbus Police Officer Regina Dudley.

Pregame party: Come down to the ballpark early to enjoy pregame activities and performances by local artists on the RTA Summer Stage and at The Corner.

Alumni autographs: John McDonald and Jaret Wright will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

Authentics auction: Take home a piece of the game!  Check out the silent auction table located behind Section 155.  Bid on game-used and autographed memorabilia, authenticated by Major League Baseball.  Bidding ends at the final out of the 6th inning.

Saturday, September 12 vs. Tigers @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Terry Francona scooter bobblehead, courtesy of Meritech: Upon entering the gates 10,000 fans will receive the Terry Francona scooter bobblehead.

Postgame Fireworks: Hang out after the game to enjoy fireworks set to Bar Sing-A-Longs — the tunes you croon out when you’ve had one too many.

Pregame party: Come down to the ballpark early to enjoy pregame activities and performances by local artists on the RTA Summer Stage and at The Corner.

Alumni autographs: John McDonald and Jaret Wright will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

MLB Equipment Drive: In partnership with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and Major League Baseball, the Indians will hold an equipment drive benefiting local baseball and softball programs.

Topps postgame giveaway: Fans will receive Topps cards upon exiting the gates postgame.
Sunday, September 13 vs. Tigers @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/ WMMS/IRN

KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Bring your family to the ballpark and enjoy the last KeyBank Kids Fun Day of the season. Families can participate in several 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.

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.

Step2: Join us this Sunday at the Kids Clubhouse by Step2 to celebrate Grandparents’ Day! Stop by for your chance to win Step2 toys and to receive your Step2.com discount card!

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, September 14 vs. Royals @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

TeamSmile presentation: Representatives from TeamSmile will be recognized pregame for their dedication to improving local youths’ dental hygiene. The Cleveland Indians work with TeamSmile to provide area children with treatment and instruction in a fun environment while promoting the significance of good dental hygiene.

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.

Tuesday, September 15 vs. Royals @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open 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.
Wednesday, September 16 vs. Royals @ 7:10PM

ALL GATES: OPEN at 6PM (Right Field Gate/Family Deck open at 5PM)

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Roberto Clemente Award: Prior to Wednesday’s game, Carlos Carrasco will receive the Roberto Clemente Award, presented to a player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Carlos has shown great dedication to our community through Youth Camp visits, participation in reading programs and much more.
Thursday, September 17 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

Social Media Night: Members of #IndiansTwitter will come together Thursday to enjoy a fun night of baseball and social media. Guests will participate in a player Q&A, receive an Indians player emoji shirt and more! Tickets can be purchased at Indians.com/SocialMediaNight. Emoji shirts will also be available in the Indians Team Shop.

Friday, September 18 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

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

Alumni autographs: Dave Burba and Steve Karsay will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

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, September 19 vs. White Sox @ 7:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 5PM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Alumni autographs: Dave Burba and Steve Karsay will be on hand for fan autographs in Heritage Park from 6PM-6:30PM.

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.
Sunday, September 20 vs. White Sox @ 1:10PM

*ALL GATES: OPEN at 11AM

Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD,  WTAM/ WMMS/IRN

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.

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.

#WorldPhotographyDay: Cleveland Indians photographers favorite shots from 2015 season so far

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Wednesday is World Photography Day, and we asked our top-notch shooters for their favorite photos of the 2015 season. Enjoy!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Parents/founders of Ohio Flags of Honor latest participants in Terry Francona’s ‘Friends of Francona’ program

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Gino Zimmer, middle, a guest of Terry Francona on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday marked another day for Tribe manager Terry Francona’s Friends of Francona program, through which he invites a military veteran and his or her family and friends to the ballpark.

Terry, along with WTAM and others, provide club seats and $20 in fun money for each member of the group.

Sunday’s honorees were Gino and Lisa Zimmer, who lost their only son, Nicholaus, on Memorial Day 2004 in Iraq. After they lost their son, the Zimmers founded Ohio Flags of Honor, which is a display set up across the state with one flag for every military member from Ohio that has lost his or her life in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Gino said the moment he was told he’d be honored at the game he had tears in his eyes. “It was a mix of tears and smiles, but it’s nice to know that the Ohio Flags of Honor are out there.”

Gino and and family have been lifelong Indians fans. “Shoot, my whole life.”

The flags will be on display this weekend in Brook Park. The group’s mission and photos can be found at OhioFlagsOfHonor.org.

Past Friends of Francona participants:

 

 

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