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With Cactus League games in Arizona, it won’t be long before the Cleveland Indians are headed to Progressive Field and the April 5 home opener against the Kansas City Royals.

Get an early start to Cleveland’s unofficial spring holiday by attending the Talkin’ Tribe – Season Opener virtual event, from noon – 1:30 pm on April 5, 2021, featuring Indians beat writers and columnists from cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer.

MAIN EVENT

Hosted Virtually at noon on Opening Day

April 5, 2021

Main Event: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Featuring Indians Beat Writers and Columnists from Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer:

Terry Pluto
Terry Pluto
Terry is a sports columnist with cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer. He is a Northeast Ohio native, having attended Benedictine High School and graduating from Cleveland State University with a degree in secondary education and social studies. He has written 31 books and is a 9-time winner of the Ohio Sportswriter of the Year.
Joe Noga
Joe Noga
Joe is in his 23nd year covering pro sports in Northeast Ohio. He has reported from Indians Spring Training, the NBA Finals, World Series and numerous OHSAA championships. Joe begins his 5th season on cleveland.com's Indians coverage team. He hosts the weekly Cleveland Baseball Talk podcast and moderates in-game chats with fans throughout the season.
Paul Hoynes
Paul Hoynes
Paul is in his 38th year covering the Indians, his first two with the News-Herald, 29 with The Plain Dealer, five with cleveland.com. He grew up in Cleveland Heights and lives in Mentor with his wife, Jackie. Got an Indians question? Submit it to cleveland.com/heyhoynsie, and Paul will choose several questions to answer each Sunday in the sports section.
Doug Lesmerises
Doug Lesmerises
Doug is a sports columnist for cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer since 2005, starting out as the Ohio States beat writer before branching out into other sports. He also previously served as a Major League Baseball beat writer for four years, three of them covering Terry Francona during his tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies.

What to expect:

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Expert insights

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Surprise Cameos

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Indians Trivia with fun prizes

Live Auction, benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities

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Shane Bieber autographed jersey

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Jose Ramirez signed baseball

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replica home Indians cap

V.I.P. EXPERIENCE

In addition, you can also win tickets to a special smaller group prior or post to the main event experience. Virtually sit with Indians alumni players, and with Terry, Paul, Joe, and Doug

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    Opportunity to virtually mingle with former Indians players Carlos Baerga and Mike Jackson

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    Discuss hot baseball topics with our baseball beat writers:
    • Paul Hoynes – The pitching staff: How good can the rotation be, and how Terry Francona will use the bullpen.
    • Joe Noga – The position players: Where the offense will come from, and who’ll end up in the outfield.
    • Doug Lesmerises – Roster-building: The Indians and their approach when it comes to keeping players or moving them.
    • Terry Pluto – The prospects: Some names to watch as the Indians try to develop a new group of young star players.

JOIN US DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR ON MONDAY, APRIL 5 from NOON-1:30 PM!

for discussion, trivia, live auction, and surprise cameos! Secure your tickets today. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win tickets to the V.I.P. event.

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