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Tribe swipes five bases in victory over O's

Mike Napoli is known for his power, not his speed. Running the bases takes more than fleetness of foot, though. Ask the Indians' first baseman, and he will say that it takes instincts, planning ahead and a mentality that boils down to a simple mantra.
14 hours ago

5/28 Recap: Speed Demons Make Dinner of Sloppy O’s

Player of the Game With the exception of Kipnis, every Tribe batter generated at least one hit today. Mike Napoli was the top performer, reaching base safely on an error in the first and lining a single to left field in the second. Napoli scored 2 runs and knocked 2 in. What really gave Napoli the advantage this game was his super stealthy base-running abilities. His aggressive...
Via Burning River Baseball
16 hours ago

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...
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2 days ago  |  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...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians news & notes: Mike Napoli slides Tribe back into win column

Napoli's "slide" was the front page pic on at one point last night. Josh "Little Cowboy" Tomlin continued his renaissance last night. JLCT pitched 8 awesome innings and gave up 2 runs. One of those was to the first batter of the game, who got the usual Tomlin Solo Homer out of the way early. In other news, Mike Napoli tripled and stole a base. In the same game. I'm guessing...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli is the early leader for this season's worst slide into third base

Some players slide headfirst into third base, while others lead with their feet. Mike Napoli prefers to use his face.The Cleveland Indians' slugger legged out his 10th career triple on Tuesday night but didn't exactly stick the landing. He started his slide at a reasonable enough distance, but seemed to be slowed by the dirt before nearly flipping over.As you might guess, his teammates...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli gives Red Sox players ride to stadium during snow

A bit of winter weather hit Cleveland on Monday, which caused the game between the Red Sox and Indians to be postponed. Not only were there freezing temperatures, but snow fell at Progressive Field. Prior to arriving at the stadium, a few members of the Red Sox were walking through the streets of Cleveland amid the snowflakes when they saw an old friend. Mike Napoli, who now plays...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 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

Reports: Mike Napoli traded from Red Sox to Rangers

By Zach Cox Mike Napoli is headed back to the Lone Star State. The Boston Red Sox on Friday traded the veteran first baseman to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. Rob Bradford of was the first to report news of the deal, which came one week after Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox have yet to confirm the trade, and it has...
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli’s surprising situation with Sox lacks obvious solution

  This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — 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 apnea that nearly forced him into retirement, Napoli arrived at spring training looking and, according...
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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