The Cleveland Indians’ abbreviated season came to an end with an abbreviated postseason run of just two games, both losses to the New York Yankees. But unlike most offseasons during the Tribe’s run of success since 2013, this one in particular brings plenty of questions.Bob DiBiasio, VP from the Indians, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his final Tuesday hit of the calendar year, and he talked about what’s on the team’s plate heading into the offseason. Questions are swirling as to the future of Francisco Lindor playing for the Tribe, as he is a free agent after 2021 and may command a top-dollar contract. There are also questions as to the future and health of manager Terry Francona, who was out much of the 2020 season.In addition to the Indians, Bobby D also shared his thoughts on the recent passing of Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, as well as the MLB rule changes in 2020 and what should and shouldn’t stay.
The Major League Baseball playoffs are set to being next week, with the Cleveland Indians being a part of it in some capacity. If you’re confused about the playoff bracket, you’re not the only one.Tribe VP Bob DiBiasio made some sense of the playoff structure on the Ray Horner Morning Show. There is a possibility the Indians will take on their division foes in the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the playoffs, and DiBiasio points to the Tribe’s strong pitching staff giving them an edge in a short series.DiBiasio praised the way Major League teams have handled themselves during the abridged season, with very few positive tests and punishing those who broke the mandates.
The Cleveland Indians dropped six in a row, including getting swept by the Minnesota Twins, but due to the abridged season and expanded playoff bracket, the Tribe remains in the hunt. However, they will have to keep pressing on without their manager, Terry Francona.Bob DiBiasio from the Indians joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his usual Tuesday interview to talk about Tito’s health. DiBiasio says Francona is doing better and is doing what he can to stay in shape, but due to the pandemic and his numerous health issues over the years, he is at high risk.Bobby D also talked about the standings in the American League, including the much-improved and very competitive AL Central Division, which coincides with the Indians’ recent struggles leading up to the playoff push.
Bobby D. joins The Kenny & JT Show on Opening Day. Under the circumstances, can this Opening Day be as memorable as past ones? Bobby tells us how awesome the Indians Operations department has been to make this season as entertaining as possible. What can fans expect to see and hear as far as Opening Day activities? Are we going to see cardboard cut-outs of fans in the stands? There will be one for longtime Indians “drummer” John Adams. How flexible will fans need to be with the new rules put in place this year? Plus, more Tribe talk past, present, and future.
Bob DiBiasio has been a member of the Cleveland Indians staff for over 40 years, and he talked about the calls for changing the team’s name, which has been around for 105 years. DiBiasio says they are exploring all options at this time.
In our sixth episode, the podcast team of Nathaniel Cameron, Tyler Buchholz and Colin Kirk speak to the Cleveland Indians' Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Mr. Bob DiBiasio. Mr. DiBiasio serves on the Act of Valor Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. DiBiasio is the host of the popular “Indians Alumni Round-table Show” on SportsTime Ohio, as well as “Tribe Tales," a where-are-they-now segment that airs pre-game every Sunday on the Indians Radio Network. Bob shares stories from his 30-plus year career in Major League Baseball, his personal friendship with Bob Feller and lifelong commitment to community. Edited by Jack Metcalfe.For more information, please visit http://www.actofvaloraward.org/Support the show (https://customcoinholders.com/product/walk-of-heroes/)