On the Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast,
Sam and Brad spoke with TK Griffith of Hoban (around 32 minutes), Dean Rahas of Revere (43:20), Joe Noga of Cleveland.com on the Indians and previewing the Winter Meetings (starting off) , and Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository to preview the Browns and Panthers (around 11 minutes).
Jasen and Bobbi caught up with NFL.com's Nick Shook to talk Browns and Panthers and US Senator Sherrod Brown at 9:15 talked about Cleveland Indians great Larry Doby.
20.4 seconds Sam and Brad got into the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz with midday guru Jasen Sokol
8:59 Kurt Helin, NBC Sports Writer and managing editor for NBCSports.com joined the guys to talk about the upcoming NBA season and the news and notes around the Association.
27:07 Andre Knott from STO joined Sam and Brad to put a final wrap on the Indians season and talk about some of the decisions they have to make in terms of the roster and free agency.
48:33 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread for college and pro football for entertainment purposes only.
Stay tuned to tomorrow's podcast for the Prep Rally! We'll be talking to a variety of high school football coaches to get you ready for Week #8!
On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Ryan Isley from Cleveland.com joined around 11 seconds to break down Week 7 in High School Football including a matchup he'll be covering, Barberton and Ellet.
18:07 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only, One of the games includes the Red River Rivalry between perennial powers Oklahoma and Texas.
31:17 Former Cleveland Indian Carlos Baerga joined the program to talk ALDS between the Indians and Astros coming up Friday.
For the Sam and Brad Show Podcast from 10.3. 17 seconds in we spoke with Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network to talk ALDS between the Indians and Astros on Friday.
14:56 Former World series champ AJ Pierzynski of FOX Sports joined the fellas to talk about the MLB playoffs as a whole .
On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the guys dove into the ALDS between the Indians and Astros, as well as Zips football and the Cleveland Browns.
6.8 seconds Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the loss to the Raiders and looked ahead to the Baltimore Ravens matchup on Sunday
12:16 The guys debated about the two young quarterbacks that have the league talking, Baker Mayfield of the Browns and Patrick Mahomes II of the Kansas City Chiefs. Which one would you take?
17:09 Head football coach Terry Bowden of the University of Akron Zips joined the show to talk about the home game vs Miami (OH) on Saturday.
25:56 The guys get you primed for the ALDS Game #1 in Houston between the Indians and Astros.
Sports Time Ohio's Matt Underwood spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cleveland Indians and their matchup with Detroit Friday after an off-day today.
Indians beat reporter for MLB.com Jordan Bastian joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Indians as they continue their series in Tampa.
Progressive Field is now certified as "sensory inclusive," after the Indians partnered with Kulture City out of Alabama, to ensure all programs, activities, and events that the ballpark hosts accommodate the needs of fans with sensory issues.
Part of the certification process was ensuring that all Progressive Field staff be trained by medical professionals to better recognize guests with sensory needs. Now, the stadium is equipped with sensory bags, that include noise-canceling headphones, weighted lap pads, and more.
Progressive Field joins other local establishments, including Quicken Loans Arena and the Akron Zoo as sensory inclusive.
See the full press release from the Indians below.
The Cleveland Indians have partnered with KultureCity to make Progressive Field and all of the programs and events that the ballpark hosts to be sensory inclusive. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and fans with a sensory issue who visit the ballpark.
The certification process entailed the staff at Progressive Field being trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize those guests and fans with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation.
Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads will also be available to all guests at the ballpark who may feel overwhelmed by the environment and can be checked out from Fan Services.
Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions. One of the major barriers for these individuals is sensitivity to over stimulation and noise, which is an enormous part of the environment in a venue like Progressive Field. With its new certification, the ballpark is now better prepared to assist guests with sensory sensitivities in having the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible when attending any event at the ballpark
“To know that you soon will be able to see families attend a baseball game, a true community binding experience, with their loved ones who have a sensory challenge and who were not able to previously attend, is truly a heartwarming moment,” said Traci Johnson, Executive Director of KultureCity. “Our communities are what shapes our lives and to know that the Indians are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everyone, no matter their ability, is included in their community is amazing.”
KultureCity is a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs; not just those with Autism. In the past year alone, KultureCity has created several sensory inclusive venues and events including the NFL Pro-Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, 16 NBA arenas, 5 NFL stadiums, 5 NHL arenas and countless zoos, science centers and aquariums across the nation.
Senior VP of Public Affairs for the Cleveland Indians Bobby DiBiasio spoke on the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Indians great Jim Thome going to the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.
DiBiasio says he will be in Cooperstown that weekend from July 27-30. The Induction will take place July 29.
Andre Knott, the Indians in-game reporter for Sports Time Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the deal to aquire Brad Hand from the San Diego Padres.
He also discussed the possibility of adding another player to bolster the lineup.
Indians beat writer Chris Assenheimer spoke about the Indians' strengths and weaknesses heading into the All-Star Break and what the Tribe can do when the second half of the season resumes against Texas on Friday.
Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network joined Brad Russell and Justin McKinney about the Tribe, who are on a 7-game winning streak heading into their road trip.
The Indians travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals tonight in game 1 of a three-game series. First pitch set for 8:10pm on 1590 WAKR.
Cleveland, OH—The Cleveland Indians will resume tours of Progressive Field on Tuesday, May 1, with all proceeds benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities.
Tours will run through Saturday, Sept. 1 and will take place Monday-Saturday with the exceptions of holidays and day home games.
The tours will begin and end at the Team Shop and will be offered at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. On days when the team is on the road or is idle, a 1:30 p.m. tour will also be offered.
Fans can go behind the scenes to explore the most popular areas at the ballpark, including many typically not available to fans on game days.
Those areas include (subject to change):
Tours are available in several packages:
o Additional tickets are available at $10 each.
Tour tickets can be purchased online at Indians.com/tours, in person at the Progressive Field Team Shop or ticket office or over the phone by calling 216.420.HITS.
Since Progressive Field opened in 1994, hundreds of thousands of patrons have toured Progressive Field and benefited Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC). CIC is the self-sustaining charitable arm of the Cleveland Indians that concentrates on creative partnerships with select organizations that focus on youth education and recreation. Since its inception in 1989, CIC has donated more than $10 million to youth-oriented agencies and organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.
MLB.com reporter for the Cleveland Indians Jordan Bastian asessed the Cleveland Indians during the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday.
He talked about the team's dreadful loss to the Cubs yesterday.
The Tribe and the Cubs will go at 7:10pm tonight in downtown Cleveland.
Jensen Lewis, fomer Tribe pitcher and current host on Indians Live on Sports Time Ohio, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Tribe on 1590 WAKR.
The Indians will be taking on the Minnesota Twins in Puerto Rico starting Tuesday for a quick-two game series.
Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Indians, the cold, and their early homestand.
Indians and Tigers play tonight at 6:10pm.
The Cleveland Indians are getting ready for their Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals at the corner of Carneige and Ontario
Communications Coordinator Curtis Danburg spoke with Jasen Sokol, Sam Bourquin, and Brad Russell about the promotions schedule and his views on Opening Day.
Chef Todd Brazile stopped by as well to talk about the latest ballpark food coming to Progressive Field this season.
Former Indians pitcher Chad Ogea also joined the program talking about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on the current Indians ballclub.
U.S. Senator and lifelong Tribe fan Sherrod Brown also spoke with the gentlemen in Booth 6 to talk about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on this year's team.
Voice of the Tribe Tom Hamilton spoke with the fellas as well about some of his favorite Opening Day memories.
Tribe writer Zack Meisel spoke as well about the team's start and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup.
Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Bud Shaw to talk about our teams on a Monday afternoon.
Longtime Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes talked about the Tribe so far in the Cactus League.
Sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Terry Pluto spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cleveland sports, including the trades from the Browns, the inconsistencies of the Cavs, and the Indians as they continue Spring Training.
In-game reporter and STVM grad Andre Knott spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Indians in Spring Training on 1590 WAKR.
He also talked about a special event at STVM, Stogies, Sliders and Sports tomorrow night at the Costigan Baseball and Softball facility on Green Street. For more information click here.
Coming off a great season but disappointing finish in 2017, the 2018 Cleveland Indians have unfinished business to tend to. The team lost a few familiar faces in the offseason, but many members of the squad are back, as well as some new blood.
Ray will have interviews with anyone and everyone around the baseball team, from the players to the front office executives, all the way down to the person who puts the bases on the field.
Andrew Miller - Relief Pitcher Brandon Guyer - Outfielder Cody Allen - Closer Greg Allen - Outfielder Randy Drone - Founder, Dinger Bat Company Tyler Olson - Relief Pitcher Yonder Alonso - First Baseman
ESPN Senior Writer Buster Olney spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about spring training as well aa the Cleveland Indians' prospects for sustained success moving forward.
For more on Buster's thoughts on the Tribe, click here.
Keynote speaker and Baseball Hall of Famer Robbie Alomar spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of tonight's Hot Stove Banquet.
Robbie talked about his memories playing in Cleveland, and his baseball journey.
Robbie will be speaking along with Sheldon Ocker, who was the recipient of the JG Taylor Spink Award for journalism and will also be in Cooperstown this summer.
One of the Tribe's most popular and productive players will be enshrined in Cooperstown in July, and had a chance to reflect on his time in Cleveland with the media and fans.
Jim Thome was back in Cleveland to answer questions from the media one week after he recieved his call to the Hall.
He talked about the pride he felt in being a first-ballot Hall of Famer and how he accomplished that feat with the help of his teammates and coaching staff.
"The man gets the honor, but it's so much more than about just the individual honor," he said.
Thome and Bob Feller are the only two players in Indians history to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
Thome retired with 612 home runs and five All-Star appearances in 22 seasons in the Major Leagues.
One of Jim's mentors, former Tribe hitting coach and manager Charlie Manuel spoke with him before he received the call to Cooperstown. Thome recalled how Charlie helped build up not only his confidence, but the other players around him.
"Charlie's greatest gift is that he could build anybody up to be great, at least make them think they're great, and that's what I love most about him."
Thome is one of six members in this year's Hall of Fame Class, joining Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Vladamir Guererro, along with Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who were elected this past December.
Thome had a sit-down interview with the radio voice of the Indians, Tom Hamilton before he spoke with the media. That interview can be seen on Sports Time Ohio at a later time.
The event was held at the Westfield Insurance Studio inside the Idea Center in Cleveland's Playhouse Square.
He says he does not know who will present him for enshrinement in July, but that he will speak with his wife Andrea, who was in the audience, and decide that at a later time.
In addition, Jim says he will wear the Block C at his induction in light of the news surrounding Chief Wahoo's removal earlier in the week.
For the full interview, click below
Cleveland Indians Senior V.P. of Public Affairs Bobby DiBiasio spoke at the 1590 WAKR Cleveland Indians Luncheon at the Duck Club.
Bobby D was Canal Park Wednesday to discuss the team as well as the recent news surrounding the removal of Chief Wahoo in 2019.
The Cleveland Indians have announced that after the 2018 season, they will abandon Chief Wahoo, removing the controversial logo from caps and sleeves.
Chief Wahoo has been the polarizing centerpiece of a long-running debate on whether or not the logo is racist. At the start of every Major League Baseball season, protesters gather outside of Progressive Field to voice their opinion on the logo as fans flock to the stadium for the home opener.
The logo was at the center of a national debate and was scrutinized heavily after a lawsuit was filed during the American League Championship Series between the Indians and the Blue Jays. The suit, filed in a Toronto court, was an effort to have the Chief Wahoo logo AND the Indians name banned from appearing on Canadian television during the series. Several Canadian broadcasters, and some national sports TV broadcasters, went as far as not saying the club name "Indians" during reports. The court case was tossed out by a Toronto judge.
While the team will not wear the Chief Wahoo logo beyond the 2018 season, the club will still retain the rights and hats and jerseys will still be sold at team shops and through other vendors both online and in-store.
Scott Miller from Bleacher Report joined Justin McKinney and Bem Thomas on the Sam and Brad Show Friday to talk about the Carlos Santana deal to the Philadelphia Phillies.
He also discussed the winter meetings in Orlando as well.
Jordan Bastian, Indians reporter for MLB.com spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the winter meetings and if the Indians will be making any moves.
The Cleveland Indians announced Wedensday that they will extend the safety netting at Progressive Field to the ends of each dugout before the start of the upcoming 2018 season.
According to a press release, the mesh netting will extend from section 164 along the third base line around to section 140 down the first base line.
The move comes after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made a push for all ballparks around the league to do the same, after a young girl was hit with a foul ball, reportedly traveling 105 miles per hour, during a game at Yankees Stadium in New York back in September. She suffered multiple facial fractures.
In a press release, Indians Vice President of Ballpark Operations Jim Folk said, "We remain committed to delivering the best experience for our fans at Progressive Field. Safety is our number one priority and these measures should balance that commitment to safety with the interactive nature of our game, something we know is important to our fans."
Terry Pluto, sport columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Indians' loss at the hands of the Yankees.
He also discussed the players who are free agents including Jay Bruce and Carlos Santana, and if they would be in an Indians uniform next spring.
Former Cleveland Indian "Super" Joe Charboneau spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of tonight's Game #5 in Cleveland.
He says he's confident the Indians can move past the Yankees and advance to the ALCS.
John Telich from Fox 8 Sports spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of a win-or-go-home Game #5 at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario between the Indians and Yankees.
Indians Live host Al Pawlowski spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday ahead of a critical Game #5 against New York tomorrow at Progressive Field.
Hall of Fame pitcher and FOX Sports MLB Analyst John Smoltz spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of Game #4 of the ALDS in New York.
The Indians hold a 2-1 lead over the Yankees in the best-of-five series.
Ahead of the ALDS Game #1, first base coach and former Tribe great Sandy Alomar Jr talked about throwing out the first pitch tonight.
He also talked about he and the club being thankful for another opportunity to be in the postseason.
"It means a lot to us," Sandy explained. "I'm very proud of this team."
Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to discuss the ALDS Thursday.
The Tribe will play the winner of the Yankees/Twins Wild Card Game on Tuesday.
Cleveland Indians outfielder Greg Allen, who was recently called up from AA Akron, joined the Sam and Brad Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about his play and the Tribe's historic winning streak.
The Indians play the Kansas City Royals tonight at 7:10pm on 1590 WAKR.
Jensen Lewis, former Tribe pitcher and and Sports Time Ohio and Fox Sports Ohio personality spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the surging Cleveland Indians.
In the midst of an historic winning streak, the Indians are looking ahead to next season... Not really, they just released their 2018 schedule as it's now been set.
- The Indians open the season on the westcoast, with a series in Seattle against the Mariners on Thursday, March 29th.
- The Home Opener is Friday, April 6th, against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field.
- In a rematch of the 2016 World Series, the Indians host the Cubs April 24th and 25th, and play two at Wrigley Field May 22nd and 23rd.
See the full schedule below:
2018 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
@ Los Angeles-AL
@ Los Angeles-AL
@ Los Angeles-AL
April 6 v Kansas City
v Kansas City
v Kansas City
@ Minnesota (San Juan)
@ Minnesota (San Juan)
@ New York-AL
@ New York-AL
@ New York-AL
v Kansas City
v Kansas City
v Kansas City
June 22 v Detroit
June 23 v Detroit
June 24 v Detroit
June 25 @ St. Louis
June 26 @ St. Louis
June 27 @ St. Louis
June 29 @ Oakland
June 30 @ Oakland
July 1 @ Oakland
July 2 @ Kansas City
July 3 @ Kansas City
July 4 @ Kansas City
July 6 v Oakland
July 7 v Oakland
July 8 v Oakland
July 9 v Cincinnati
July 10 v Cincinnati
July 11 v Cincinnati
July 12 v New York-AL
July 13 v New York-AL
July 14 v New York-AL
July 15 v New York-AL
July 16-July 18 – MLB All-Star Break
July 20 @ Texas
July 21 @ Texas
July 22 @ Texas
July 23 v Pittsburgh
July 24 v Pittsburgh
July 25 v Pittsburgh
July 27 @ Detroit
July 28 @ Detroit
July 29 @ Detroit
July 30 @ Minnesota
July 31 @ Minnesota
August 1 @ Minnesota
August 3 v Los Angeles-AL
August 4 v Los Angeles-AL
August 5 v Los Angeles-AL
August 6 v Minnesota
August 7 v Minnesota
August 8 v Minnesota
August 9 v Minnesota
August 10 @ Chicago-AL
August 11 @ Chicago-AL
August 12 @ Chicago-AL
August 13 @ Cincinnati
August 14 @ Cincinnati
August 15 @ Cincinnati
August 17 v Baltimore
August 18 v Baltimore
August 19 v Baltimore
August 20 @ Boston
August 21 @ Boston
August 22 @ Boston
August 23 @ Boston
August 24 @ Kansas City
August 25 @ Kansas City
August 26 @ Kansas City
August 28 v Minnesota
August 29 v Minnesota
August 30 v Minnesota
August 31 v Tampa Bay
September 1 v Tampa Bay
September 2 v Tampa Bay
September 3 v Kansas City
September 4 v Kansas City
September 5 v Kansas City
September 6 @ Toronto
September 7 @ Toronto
September 8 @ Toronto
September 9 @ Toronto
September 10 @ Tampa Bay
September 11 @ Tampa Bay
September 12 @ Tampa Bay
September 14 v Detroit
September 15 v Detroit
September 16 v Detroit
September 18 v Chicago-AL
September 19 v Chicago-AL
September 20 v Chicago-AL
September 21 v Boston
September 22 v Boston
September 23 v Boston
September 24 @ Chicago-AL
September 25 @ Chicago-AL
September 26 @ Chicago-AL
September 27 @ Kansas City
September 28 @ Kansas City
September 29 @ Kansas City
September 30 @ Kansas City