The team that's rallied to win games all year wants its fans to rally, too. The Indians are gearing up for "Rally Monday," which will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday on Gateway Plaza, between Jacobs Field and Quicken Loans Arena. Every team in baseball that reaches the postseason will hold such an event for fans, who are invited to come out and show their team pride.
The Indians' version of the event will feature a live performance by local rock heroes Michael Stanley and the Resonators and appearances from former Tribe players such as Joe Charboneau and Len Barker. "We're encouraging fans to show their Tribe pride and support the team and cheer them on back to the postseason," said Curtis Danburg, the Indians' manager of communications and creative services. Fans will have the chance to drum along with superfan John Adams, the man responsible for the big beat that emanates from the bleacher seats at The Jake. Local high school bands also will perform. The free event will include some free giveaways. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive rally towels, and some lucky fans will win tickets to the Tribe's home games in the ALDS. The Jacobs Field team shop will be open for fans wishing to buy the increasingly hard-to-find AL Central Division championship gear and the "It's Tribe Time Now" T-shirts that went on sale last week. Ballpark food and refreshments, including a beer garden, also will be available for purchase. A live broadcast of WTAM 1100's "Mike Trivisonno Show" will emanate from the plaza, and WGAR (99.5 FM), WMJI (105.7 FM), WMMS (100.7 FM) and WMVX (106.5 FM) will be on hand, as well. Don't be surprised if a few more special guests show up. If the Indians end up having home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, a few players might be able to attend. And with "WWE Raw" taking place that night next door at The Q, it's not out of the realm of possibility that a professional wrestler or two might make their way to the festive scene.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.