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Indians create shrine to Jobu straight out of ‘Major League’

The Cleveland Indians have found a new idol to worship within their clubhouse, and it’s one that is familiar to many sports fans: Jobu. Yes, the Indians have made a shrine for Jobu in their locker room between the lockers of Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis. Paul Hoynes snapped a picture of the beautiful scene: Shrine to Jobu erected between Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis' locker....
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians have created a shrine to Jobu

The sports scene in Cleveland is looking a bit more optimistic this week after the Cavaliers brought home a championship to the title-starved sports city. Looking to create some good vibes of their own, Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians are hoping Jobu’s return to the Indians' clubhouse will help them out. Jobu was the voodoo statue Pedro Cerrano, portrayed...
Via The Comeback
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Cleveland Indians hitting more home runs than they have in years

Through 69 games, Santana and Napoli are each on pace to hit 35 home runs. Nice. The Cleveland Indians hit three home runs during Monday's victory over Tampa Bay. It's the eleventh time they've hit three home runs in a game this season, matching their total for 2015, and more than doubling their total from 2014. The Indians have hit 83 home runs as a team so far this season, an average...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli smashes another longball for sick fan who asked for 'hug and a homer'

Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli came through on a fan's wish on Monday and then did it again on Wednesday for an encore.The fan is Kathi Heintzelman, who explained in a sign that caught Napoli's attention that she was about to begin chemotherapy on Tuesday and asked for "a hug and a homer."Napoli delivered the hug and went yard in the sixth inning on Monday, and then...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Hits Home Run, Signs Ball For Indians Fan Battling Cancer

Mike Napoli’s home run Monday afternoon wasn’t enough to power the Cleveland Indians past the Texas Rangers, but it did help make the day especially memorable for one Indians fan. As the Indians and Rangers warmed up before their Memorial Day matinee, Napoli met a fan named Kathi Heintzelman, who is battling cancer and was set to begin chemotherapy Tuesday. Her request: a hug...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan With Cancer Asks Mike Napoli for 'a Hug and a Homer'; Napoli Delivers Both

Even though the Cleveland Indians lost 9-2 to the Texas Rangers on Monday, one player scored a major victory with one of his fans. RELATED: Indians Prospect Clint Frazier Breaks Bat Over His Leg in One Fell Swoop Before the game, Indians fan Kathi Heintzelman held up a sign that caught the eye of first baseman Mike Napoli. The sign asked the slugger for a hug and a home run...
Via Stack
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli ridiculed by teammates over faceplant slide (vids)

Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli executed one of the most embarrassingly hilarious slides in recent memory when he went face-first — literally — into third base following a triple in Tuesday’s 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Let's watch @MikeNapoli25 slide into third over and over and over again: — Cut4...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Celebrates Rare Triple By Face-Planting Into Third-Base Dirt

Mike Napoli’s struggles of late were nothing to laugh about, but his slide into third base Tuesday night for a slump-busting triple, that’s a different story. The Cleveland Indians first baseman entered Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox mired in the middle of an ice-cold slump. In the previous five games, Napoli was just 1-for-22 with 12 strikeouts. However, he showed...
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox interested in bringing back Mike Napoli?

Mike Napoli embraced everything about Boston during his two-plus seasons with the Red Sox. It left an impression on the organization, which must make a decision regarding first base. Hanley Ramirez currently is slated to be Boston’s starting first baseman in 2016, but the Red Sox reportedly are covering their bases by checking in with Napoli this offseason. Red sox have had...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli’s surprising situation with Sox lacks obvious solution

By Ricky Doyle This was supposed to be Mike Napoli’s season of redemption. What happened? After an uninspiring 2014 season in which he was limited to 119 games because of various injuries, including a continuous bout with sleep apneathat nearly forced him into retirement, Napoli arrived at spring training looking and, according to the first baseman, feeling like a new man....
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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