People of Cleveland

 

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Most people spend days, weeks or even months planning their ideal road trip. They pick the perfect destination, the perfect sights to see and make perfect Instagram posts.

 

I, on the other hand, spent two hours planning mine and picked my destination out of a cup.

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Ricky Vaughn First Pitch

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Credits: 1988 Janet Macoska

In an ideal world Charlie Sheen would wear skull glasses, a black turtle neck and an old Indian’s cap, walk to the mound, and pitch the opening pitch of the 2017 Cleveland Indians’ season.

 

Sheen starred in the 1989 film Major League, playing Indians closer Ricky Vaughn. And last year as the Indians clinched the American League pennant, a wave of fans called for him to throw out the first pitch at the World Series.

Sheen said he would be honored. The Indians, on the other hand, said the team was not entertaining the notion, according to the Clevelander.

Fans rallied around Sheen, but the pitch was never thrown. Is now the time for the second Ricky Vaughn to finally throw a pitch? I think yes.

Because in my head, the only thing that will be missing at Progressive Field on April 11 is the tune “Wild Thing” and a Major League quality first pitch by the one and only Charlie Sheen.

Winning!

-Samantha Gier

Progressive Field Sell Out

 

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CLEVELAND, Ohio –  For the 25th consecutive year, the Tribe has sold out their homeowner tickets – and this year they did so in a record 3 minutes.

 

 

Tickets for the Cleveland Indians’ 2017 home opener against the Chicago White Sox on April 11 went on sale at 10 a.m. on March 6. Last season, the team sold out its supply for the opener in 40 minutes, according to Cleveland.com. The year before, it only took 11 minutes.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Puppets and Baseball

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GOODYEAR, Ariz.– The city popular for hosting two MLB teams during spring training is also one of the fastest-growing cities in America.

The Cinnicinati Reds and Cleveland Indians call Goodyear home, for spring training, but there is more to do than watching early season action in this small city.

Fans can take a break between the innings and catch the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in nearby Glendale on Mar. 5 . Continue reading “Red Hot Chili Peppers, Puppets and Baseball”

World Series game seven round two

MESA, Ariz. – Just three months after the Chicago Cubs left Progressive Field with a game-seven World Series win against the Cleveland Indians, the teams rematched in the sunny south.

The teams found themselves again in a ninth-inning stalemate, but this time had the option to not play any extra innings. The score knotted at 1-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 15,388.

Cleveland Indians Danny Salazar threw 2 shutout innings, allowed one hit and tallied three strikeouts.  According to Cleveland.com Salazar resisted the temptation to daydream about what could’ve been in the postseason if he had been healthy.

“I didn’t think too much about that,” Salazar said. “Baseball is crazy sometimes. The way things happened, that was the way it was supposed to happen.”

Salzar promised fans that a good year is in store. This game was merely a Sunday matinee on a sunny day, but when the regular season matchup between the rivals comes on March 24 the story may be a little different.

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-Samantha Gier

Indian’s Newest Slugger Gets Romantic

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – February meant a lot more than spring training to one Cleveland player this year. Edwin Encarnacion, who went from the Blue Jays, to free agency, to the newest member of the Tribe this off-season, proposed to his then-girlfriend Karen Yapport on Valentine’s Day.

 

Encarnacion who is known for his strength, his 310 career home runs, and his serious demeanor, according to USA Today, can now be known as a hopeless romantic too.

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Kluber may not get opening day nod

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. – If Corey Kluber starts on the mound for Opening Day he will be one of only four Cleveland pitchers in the last 40 years to start three straight openers.

The Associated Press is telling fans not to get their hopes up. Manager Terry Francona said Sunday that the team will take a slow approach this spring with the pitcher. Continue reading “Kluber may not get opening day nod”