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Introducing Triple Play for Season Ticket Holders: Renew/Check-In/Link for 5,000 Tribe Rewards points!

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With the move to the MyTickets account management system set for next season, the Indians have introduced a special deal for Season Ticket Holders to prepare for 2015.

The ‘Triple Play’ offer requires three simple steps from Season Ticket Holders, and once all three are completed, accounts will be credited with 5,000 bonus Tribe Rewards points.

To participate, simply complete the following tasks by the end of the next homestand (September  1 – September 11), and your account will be credited the points, which can be rolled over to the 2015 season!


 

Step 1. Register for MyTickets and renew your seats for 2015

- CLICK HERE to visit the MyTickets login page.

Step 2. Download MLB.com At the Ballpark application and check-in at an Indians home game.

- Visit http://www.Indians.com/BallparkApp for more information and to download the app on your iOS or Android device.

Step 3. Visit your MyTickets account and link your MLB account to your MyTickets account (See below of screenshots of how to link accounts.)

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- Once logged in, select the “My Account” button in the upper right (see white arrow).

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- Select the tab labelled “Link MLB Accounts” (see black arrow).

- Confirm your account information, and then click “Link My Tickets Accounts” (see red arrow).


After these three tasks have been confirmed, your Tribe Rewards account will be eligible to receive 5,000 additional points!

Please note, that accounts will not be credited immediately, but points accrued through Triple Play will be uploaded on Wednesday, September 17.

More great offers through MLB.com At the Ballpark App this weekend at Progressive Field!

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Fans visiting Progressive Field for this weekend’s series with the Astros will have the opportunity to take advantage of great check-in offers on the MLB.com At the Ballpark app (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD).

In addition to check-in offers for promotional items, concessions and merchandise, fans using At the Ballpark can watch game highlights directly on their phone, find a comprehensive ballpark map, track 50/50 raffle results and more!

Check out a preview of this weekend’s offers below:

 

Friday, August 22:

- KeyBank will be offering $10 Key Cash to fans that check-in using At the Ballpark, and visit the KeyBank Kiosk outside section 150. Key Cash can be used as Indians Fun Money to purchase concessions and merchandise around the ballpark. Supplies are limited, so fans are encouraged to arrive early on Friday evening to take advantage of the offer.

- All fans will receive an offer for a free Iced Coffee coupon at Dunkin Donuts. The coupon can be redeemed at the Guest Services booth outside section 107.

Saturday, August 23:

- Fans that check in using At the Ballpark will receive an offer for a Jim Thome replica statue, courtesy of KeyBank. Supplies are limited, so you are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the offer. The statue can be redeemed at the KeyBank kiosk outside section 150.

- All fans will receive an offer for a free Iced Coffee coupon at Dunkin Donuts. The coupon can be redeemed at the Guest Services booth outside section 107.

Sunday, August 24:

- Fans that check in using At the Ballpark will receive an offer for a Kenny Lofton replica jersey, courtesy of KeyBank. Supplies are limited, so you are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the offer. The jersey can be redeemed at the KeyBank kiosk outside section 150.

- All fans will receive an offer for a free Iced Coffee coupon at Dunkin Donuts. The coupon can be redeemed at the Guest Services booth outside section 107.

 

At the Ballpark is available for both Apple (iOS 7.0 or later) and Android devices. Visit http://www.Indians.com/BallparkApp for more details.

Fan Forum Conference Call with Terry Francona takes place Thursday at 6:15pm

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The Indians will be holding a Fan Forum Conference Call with Indians Manager Terry Francona on Thursday evening, beginning at 6:15pm ET. Fans will have the opportunity to submit questions to the Tribe’s manager, and Season Ticket Holders will have priority access to asking questions to Francona.

Fans interested in joining the call will have several options available to participate. Season Ticket Holders will receive a call at their primary phone number with an option to opt-in to the call. Alternatively, all fans will have the option to dial in around 6:15pm, using the information below:

Dial: 877-229-8493
Enter Pin-code: 13595
Date: Thursday, July 24
Time: 6:15pm ET

The Indians return home to Progressive Field on Tuesday, July 29 for an 8-game homestand, with series against Seattle, Texas, and intra-state rivals Cincinnati. Visit Indians.com for complete details on the upcoming schedule.

 

Guide to ALL NEW Mobile Entry in 2014

The Indians are introducing Mobile Entry as a brand new method for Season Ticket Holders and individual ticket-buyers to manager their tickets, and enter the ballpark on game days.

Mobile Entry will allow fans to access tickets on their smartphones, and scan a QR code directly from their device’s screen when entering the ballpark. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to use the new technology this season:

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IF YOU SELECT “TRANSFER TICKETS TO A FRIEND“, SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER DIRECTIONS:

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Guide to FanPass for Season Ticket Holders and Groups

FanPass returns as a method of paperless ticketing for the 2014 season. By selecting the FanPass method of delivery for your Indians Season Tickets or Group tickets, all of your Indians tickets are available to manage and distribute through your My Indians Account, and you can gain entry to Progressive Field by assigning tickets to different credit cards.

See below for step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the FanPass process:

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– TribeVibe contributors Nate Thompson and Max Lom

Week in Pictures: 2013 Winter Meetings

Baseball’s 2013 Winter Meetings were held at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida throughout the week. TribeVibe was there to capture a few snapshots of the scenery:

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Yan Gomes Earns Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Honors

In an announcement made tonight on MLB Network, C Yan Gomes received a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award after being selected as the Indians’ top defensive player for the 2013 season. Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia and Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra were later chosen as the overall American League and National League recipients, respectively. Founded in 2012, the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners are “determined by using a formula that balances scouting information, sabermetric analysis and basic fielding statistics.”

Gomes, 26, appeared in 85 games behind the plate for Cleveland last season (79 starts), batting .294 (86-293) with 18 doubles, 11 homers and 38 RBI. The Brazilian native threw out an impressive 38.3% (18-47) of runners attempting to steal, which would have been the highest such percentage in the A.L. had he caught enough games to qualify. Indians pitchers recorded a 3.56 ERA (710.0 IP, 670 H, 281 ER) with Yan catching, while Cleveland went 49-30 (.620) in his 79 starts.

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- TribeVibe contributor Court Berry-Tripp

Quotes from Indians GM Chris Antonetti re: today’s transactions

Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti spoke with reporters today during a conference call and media availability at Progressive Field. Here are some of his quotes from those sessions:

Thoughts related to Jason Giambi’s return to the organization in 2014:
“I don’t think there’s any better way to start our off-season than by re-signing Jason. I think he made such a huge impact on our team [in 2013] and he embodies everything we’re looking for in our players – his professionalism, the way he works and prepares for a game, the teammate that he is, the energy he brings to a team and the clubhouse made an immense impact on our team this year and we’re thrilled to continue to have him as part of the organization.”

“We started those discussions right away. As soon as the season was over, that was one of the first calls we made. We worked through things with his agent and ultimately Jason said this is where he wanted to be, and we obviously wanted him here. We are happy it worked out.”

On bringing Giambi back on a minor league contract for a second consecutive season:
“[We’re bringing him back] in a very similar context to last year, although at this point we have a first-hand appreciation of all the other things Jason brings to a team and an organization beyond just his [physical] ability […] we had heard that from other people about how he could impact a team in those ways, but last year we lived it first-hand and now go into Spring Training with a clear understanding of the value he adds beyond what he produces on the field.”

Comments regarding the trade to acquire LHP Colt Hynes from San Diego:
“Colt’s a guy with a good fastball/slider mix that we’ll bring into Major League Spring Training and give him an opportunity to compete for a spot on the Major League team.”

“He’s been extraordinarily effective against left-handed hitters […] this past season, he lowered his arm-slot a little bit and was dominant against left-handed hitters at Triple-A and was very effective against them at the Major League level…[a lefty specialist role is] certainly a strength of his, one we feel he’ll excel at, but we wouldn’t limit his role to just left-on-left because we feel in time he has the ability to not only get left-handed hitters out, but right-handers as well.”

On how the organization came to the decision to give Chris Perez his unconditional release:
“We considered a variety of factors as we got to that point (unconditional release of Perez) and felt that this provided us with roster flexibility in advance of Dec. 2 (MLB tender deadline) and allows Chris the opportunity to find his next team […] obviously (Chris) is arbitration-eligible again this year and he’s due for another raise through that process and we have to make some determinations of where our team needs are and how we’re going to allocate our resources moving forward.”

“We worked through our offseason planning process and our meetings and we made the determination that Chris would not be a fit on our roster for next year so once we got clarity on that, we felt that it made sense to move forward with the transaction now rather than waiting until Dec. 2.”

Regarding other options for the closer’s role in 2014:
“We feel that we have some guys internally that are capable of doing that, but I do anticipate that we will look externally to add to the group that we have […] We go into the offseason with some quality alternatives, but I expect it will be an area that we seek to address as we work through the winter. We will try to bring in guys – whether it’s an experienced closer or other guys that have experience pitching in leverage innings out of the bullpen – that will complement the group we have.”

“Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are two returning guys who have had the most experience pitching in those high-leverage situations; we’re still confident that Vinnie Pestano will bounce back and be a contributor on our team. We’ll also take the off-season to look at opportunities to fortify our ‘pen […] we re-signed Matt [Capps] a couple weeks ago and he’s healthy at this point so he’ll come into Spring Training ready to go and compete for a spot on the team […] the roles in the bullpen evolve over the course of the season and how those roles take shape is something that we’ll get a better sense of once we have full knowledge of the group heading into camp and how those guys pitch once they get the opportunities.”

Indians OF Tyler Naquin Named AFL Player of Week

The Arizona Fall League announced that Cleveland Indians prospect Tyler Naquin, 22, has been named as the circuit’s Player of the Week for Oct. 21-27 after going 8-for-20 (.400) with one double, 7 RBI, 2 runs and 2 steals over 5 games for the Surprise Saguaros (cactus species found throughout Arizona). That stretch extended Naquin’s season-opening hit streak to 13 consecutive games, as the outfielder has hit safely in 14 of 15 overall while batting .333 (21-63), with 2 doubles, 11 RBI and 9 runs over the first 3 weeks of AFL play. His 21 base hits lead the league, while he ranks 3rd in RBI. The left-handed batter is also carrying a .421 avg. (8-19) against southpaws.

Drafted 15th overall by Cleveland in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas A&M, Naquin ended the 2013 campaign at Double-A Akron. He will represent the Saguaros (and Indians) in Saturday’s Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium (7:10 p.m. ET on MLB Network).

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Welcome to Goodyear: @ClevelandChick arrives at Spring Training

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Leaving behind freezing Cleveland for sunshine and 80 degrees in Arizona was one of the easiest things I have done in a long time. I’m looking forward to a week of hanging out with my best friend, quality time with my dad and some serious Tribe autograph snagging.

This of course, requires a little bit of planning. I landed in Phoenix, grabbed my rental car and drove straight to Scottsdale for the Tribe vs. Giants game. One of the keys to having a great Spring Training experience is simple: Say hello. I met all sorts of Giants fans — some were from Lakewood! — that stepped aside so I could grab some photos and talked baseball. We traded tips about each park (Goodyear and Salt River Fields are amazing), joked about who is going to take the pennant this year (totally the Tribe) and how beautiful the weather was. It was a great afternoon, all because I smiled and said hello to fellow fans. My mom would be proud. Fans at Spring Training are here not only because they love their team, but because they also love the game.

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While the games are great, batting practice is downright fun. Each team takes practice on their respective practice fields four hours or so before each game. At Goodyear, the Tribe fields are down the street from the ballpark, and the best way to start the morning. The team works out on several fields, on a variety of drills, open for fans to watch for free. This is an awesome time to take pictures, get an autograph or even snag a ball. Keep an eye out, because it is easy to get a ball tossed to you. Or conk you on the head, so pay attention. At the Goodyear Fields, there are also bleachers and picnic tables to sit on, but restrooms are not around, so go easy on the big gulps.

Most of the players will sign autographs at some point during batting practice, maybe a few at a time as they cross the fields. Some guys will sign more after practice, so have your Sharpie ready. Be aware though, that these guys are working and can’t always sign. Be patient. The players usually go straight to a game after practice and can’t be late to work to sign autographs.

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Let’s talk autographs for a second. Think ahead of time what you want to have autographed. Last year I bought a plaque from the Team Shop and had the players sign it for me and I love it. But you can get just about anything signed. A ball you caught from a game. A baseball card, a bat or as I saw last year, a fuzzy pink whale. If you want a player to sign a ball, use a blue ball point pen (not a fancy gel pen). A permanent marker will actually fade with time on a baseball, and according to all the autograph aficionados, a blue ball point pen is the way to go. A permanent marker, however, is great for bats, cards and fuzzy pink whales.

I’m looking forward to sharing a great week Tribe fans; sunshine, palm trees and Indians baseball!

–TribeVibe Fan Correspondent Traci (@ClevelandChick)

Cleveland native Traci Christler, who blogs independently at http://www.HappinessIsaHotPierogi.com, is in Goodyear this spring and writing about the Indians for TribeVibe. The Indians are not compensating her for her coverage, nor did they fund her travel.

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