With the Browns season in the books and the Cavs season limping along painfully, let's start thinking about Indians baseball.
In a new adventure this year, the Tribe is doing away with the mall tours and holding a giant fanfest at Progressive Field January 19 and 20. From noon - 6 each day, fans can meet and greet tribe players, get autographs, pictures taken with players, tour the batting cages and clubhouse (which if you have not done yet, it is awesome) and kids activities. I'm nerdily excited for the roundtable with Indians broadcasters and there will be an opportunity to submit your 2013 MLB FanCave application.
The players and Tribe personalities that will be there is nothing to sneeze at. Skipper Terry Francona, Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana, Vinne Pestano, Lonnie Chisenhall, Drew Stubbs, Carlos Carrasco, Zach McAllister, Francisco Lindor, Nick Hagadone, Corey Kluber, Cody Allen, Tom Hamilton, Jim Rosenhaus, John Adams (my hero), Katie Witham and the Cleveland Blues.
OK, so if Ketchup and Kipnis isn't enough to get you there, how about a chance to win a suite for a game for you and 11 friends?
For an added twist of fun, the Tribe is holding a Twitter Scavenger Hunt, randomly selecting a winner from all of the complete applications for the big prize of a suite. If you want to start thinking about the pictures and planning your day, check here for all the rules and requirements. One word of warning, I completely didn't read the rules correctly and it isn't the first person that completes the tasks. The winner is chosen at random, so be creative. Be cool. Just be sure to follow the rules and tag your posts correctly.
My favorite recently added event is a tweet up for social media kids on the Sunday, the 20th at 3:30 pm, so check the Indians Twitter page to sign up for the official announcement as space will be limited.Terry Francona and Mark Shapiro will be there and there will be some autographed items given away as well. WOOT!
You can get tickets for the event and all of the official scoopage here. Tickets are 10 bucks, well worth it for the chance to shake hands and maybe try to sneak a hug from Jason Kipnis while offering him a Christmas Ale if you asked me.
53 days until I report to Spring Training.