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Tweet using #Whiff + @Indians to help Cleveland’s kids

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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

Follow @HSforMen on Twitter to track @Indians‘ progress or visit Head & Shoulders “Season of the #Whiff” page at http://www.mlb.com/whiff.

Now get tweeting!

– TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling

#TribeTweetUp at Stamper’s in Fairview Park on February 11

Cincinnati Reds v Cleveland Indians

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.

Cleveland Indians broadcasters Jim Rosenhaus (@IndiansRadio) and Jensen Lewis (@JLewFifty) will be on hand to talk about the Tribe, as well as members of the Indians’ communications staff.

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.

Indians fan Alexandria Justice a finalist for MLB Fan Cave

Indians fan and MLB Fan Cave finalist Alexandria Justice (left) heads to Goodyear this week.

Indians fan and MLB Fan Cave finalist Alexandria Justice (left) heads to Goodyear this week.

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.

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WORLD SERIES GAME ONE WINS NIGHT ON TV AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Major League Baseball passed along the following press release earlier today; good news all around for the health of our game. -TribeVibe

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October 25, 2012
WORLD SERIES GAME ONE WINS NIGHT ON TV AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Giants Win, Sandoval’s Historic Night Generate Second-Most
Social Media Comments in Postseason History

Kung Fu Panda had fans buzzing during Game One of the World Series. Last night’s lopsided win by the Giants in Game One — which featured an historic three home run performance by Pablo Sandoval — generated 813,000 social media comments, making it the second-most talked-about game on social media in Postseason history, trailing only the classic Game Six of the 2011 World Series.

The World Series game dominated the social media conversation last night, as the game generated more than five times as many public Facebook and Twitter comments as the next highest-ranking show on television (+412%), and +79% more comments than the next nine most talked about shows on television Wednesday, according to data from Bluefin Labs. On television, the World Series led FOX to an easy win in prime time over all other competition and was the highest-rated Wednesday night on FOX since the American Idol finale in May.

Sandoval’s three home runs sparked social media’s biggest buzz, as 163,881 comments featured the words Pablo, Sandoval or Panda, representing 20.2% of all conversations around the game. #WorldSeries was by far the most widely-used hashtag of the night, featured in 15% of all comments.

The World Series also elicited tweets yesterday from celebrity baseball fans including Jeff Daniels, Kid Rock, Colin Hanks, Eminem, Larry King, Kevin Pollack, MC Hammer, Kerri Walsh and Rob Schneider, as well as current MLB players Matt Kemp, Jeremy Guthrie, Josh Reddick, Jimmy Rollins, Joba Chamberlain, Elvis Andrus and Ian Desmond, among many others.

Coverage of Game Two of the World Series begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

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