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Major League Baseball and Head & Shoulders are teaming up for another “Season of the #Whiff” and we want you to get involved!
What is a whiff?
A whiff is the “swoosh” of the bat hitting nothing but air. Think of a terrible miss in a backyard game of whiffle ball, and you’ll hear a whiff.
While whiffs may be bad news for a hitter, whiffs are wonderful for a pitching staff — and now they could help kids in the Cleveland area get to play the game we all know and love. The MLB clubs with the highest whiff totals each month will earn funding for their local RBI program from Head & Shoulders!
What is the RBI program?
The Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program was designed by Major League Baseball to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball among underserved youth.
Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) and the Cleveland Baseball Federation team up to operate the local RBI and Rookie League programs that provide youth team-oriented activities while challenging them academically and physically. Kids are also required to attend educational seminars that stress positive social interaction, health issues, and the importance of staying in school. More than 4,500 Cleveland-area boys and girls participate in RBI and Rookie League each year.
How can I help?
Simply by including “#WHIFF + @Indians” in your tweets (or retweeting others who do) you could help raise thousands of dollars for Cleveland area kids! You can include “#Whiff + @Indians” in up to 27 tweets per day (per account) to count toward the Tribe’s whiff total.
The team with the highest total of #Whiff tweets each month will earn thousands of dollars for their local RBI chapter! Here’s the breakdown of dollar distribution for whiff leaders each month, April through September:
- 1st Place: $10,000
- 2nd Place: $7,500
- 3rd Place: $7,500
- 4th Place: $5,000
- 5th Place: $5,000
- 6th Place: $2,500
- 7th Place: $2,500
Now get tweeting!
– TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling
Baseball season is almost here! Celebrate the beginning of Spring Training with the Tribe on Tuesday, February 11 from 7-10PM at Stamper’s Bar in Fairview Park.
There will be dollar dogs and drink specials in addition to a raffle — including two tickets to Opening Day — for all Tribe fans in attendance. For more information, follow the hashtag #TribeTweetUp on Twitter, or visit Stamper’s website at www.stampersbar.com. RSVP by tweeting @Indians using #TribeTweetUp or commenting on the Indians Facebook page.
Stamper’s Bar is located at 21750 Lorain Road in Fairview Park, OH.
The Tribe officially has a fan flying out to Spring Training to compete for a spot in the MLB Fan Cave! Alexandria Justice was selected as a Top 30 finalist late on Tuesday and will arrive in Goodyear on Monday. TribeVibe caught up with Alex before she heads to Arizona to demonstrate why she is the ultimate baseball fan.
TribeVibe: What was your reaction when you found out you made the Top 30?
Alexandria Justice: Just like for the top 50, I’m not afraid to admit that I cried like a baby. Waiting for them to announce the top 30 after the voting closed at 5 p.m. was almost the death of me. I swear I didn’t blink for minutes at a time while staring at my computer screen and started to get lightheaded from holding my breath. Finally, I refreshed the page for the millionth time and there I was, in the top 30. My best friend was waiting outside of my room (I wanted to be alone, just in case) so when I screamed, “OH MY GOD, I LOVE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD!” she got the hint that it was safe to come in. She picked me up, spun me around, and we freaked out for the next five minutes. Once again, it was hard to believe that I wasn’t dreaming.