April 23, 2014

12 Days of a Cleveland Christmas rolls on!

We are off and running! Congratulations to ThatAlex who was randomly selected in yesterday’s giveaway. He’ll be going to see the Cavs and Lakers next week (hopefully in his new WFNY shirt!) Thanks to all for using the proper format as well, just makes it a little easier on me. As always, feel free to comment on each others’ answers. Love seeing the discussion.

Just a reminder how the giveaway works. For the next 11 weekdays we will give away a Cleveland themed prize. To enter, you need only to respond in the comment section in the appropriate manner. The winner each day will be randomly selected and notified by email. (Which means you better make sure that the email address you use to comment here is a legit one.) I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas. We’ll do our best with the things we have in hand. Only one member of a household can enter each day, and only one winner per household during the length of this contest. Just spreading the love around.

Let’s get to today’s contest-

Today’s Prize:

The winner today will receive a Wahoo blue and red WFNY t-shirt as well as a Jason Kipnis autographed baseball! The Kipnis ball is an official MLB baseball and comes in a cube holder.

And let me say, these blue shirts from our partners at GV Art and Design are super sharp!

Today’s Question:

Jason Kipnis’ nickname is ‘dirtbag’, a reflection of the way he plays the game with hustle and effort. What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

Remember that to enter you need to 1) re-state the question and 2) answer the question.

Comments must be posted by midnight Cleveland time in order to qualify for the drawing. Check back tomorrow at noon for the results. Remember, only one entry is allowed, but you may still comment to add to the discussion.

Good luck!

  • mgbode

    “What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?”

    Kipnis – hey, it’s his nickname.

  • http://www.winningfantasyfootball.com/ Phil

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Kenny Lofton – I don’t think anyone else is even comparable.

  • KF

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Omar Vizquel!

  • BuckeyeDawg

    What current or former Indian is your favorite “dirtbag” for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Has to be Kenny Lofton. Lofton scoring from 2nd on the passed ball against the Mariners is still the single greatest hustle play I’ve ever seen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabriellouis.venditti Gabriel Louis Venditti

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Kenny Lofton. Dude was so fast.

  • Jason

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Kenny Lofton – Him scoring from second on a past ball in the ’95 ALCS is my favorite Indian memory and a great hustle play.

  • crobarred

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field? I would have to go with the popular answer of Vizquel.

  • http://twitter.com/Rant13 Christopher Anderson

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Kipnis. I’ve only been watching since 2004 (We can all thank my Wife for getting me hooked) So I haven’t seen many people since then with the kind of attitude that Kipnis shows up with everyday.

  • Sixth City Fan

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Kenny Lofton – guy hustled all around, in the field and on the bases.

  • KillerNut

    What current or former Indian is your favorite “dirtbag” for hustle and all out effort on the field?
    Omar. Because he was Omar and did Omar-like things.

  • Pete

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    I’m going to go with Kenny Loften. Leaping catches, stealing bases, giving 100% on every play.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EricaJSimon Erica Simon

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Omar Vizquel

  • Jay

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    I’m going with Cory Snyder on this one. Just for the reason I defended him when gramps said he was a flash in the pan. You owe me Snyder!

  • LMK

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?
    Omar Vizquel

  • REEPJP

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Gosh, before he got hurt, it was hard not to be a giant fan of Grady’s effort and hustle on the diamond. It’s just too bad that his #1 attribute was what ultimately led to his demise….let’s hope the same won’t be said for the Kipper.

  • Matt S

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Grady Sizemore was certainly my favorite. That guy was so damn good when he was, you know, healthy.

  • Dave Whittaker

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Just to be different I’ll go with Ronnie Belliard.

  • Kunal

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Definitely healthy Grady Sizemore, he put his body on the line on every play and he paid the price for it, but man was he fun to watch

  • MrCleaveland

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Gotta be Keith Hernandez.

  • ChadF

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Brett Butler or Otis Nixon for classic 80′s answers. Kenny Lofton for the 90′s.

  • theherd10

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?
    First name to jump into my head – Kenny Lofton

  • http://www.facebook.com/amb1122 Amy Brown

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field? Omar Vizquel-great player on and off the field

  • Drew

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Its has to be Grady Sizemore. 110% on every play.

  • GMoney

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Shelly Duncan pretty much defines dirtbag.

  • Sean

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Kenny Lofton

  • thepaledragon

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Casey Blake.

    In 2005, I hated Casey Blake. Along with Aaron Boone and Ben Broussard, they were the Killer Bs at the bottom of the lineup that could be guaranteed to kill any rally. Then in 2006, Blake grew a beard and started playing well. As homage to the “evil Spock” from Star Trek who had a goatee, I started referring to 2006 Blake as “Sh****y Casey Blake.”

    By that great year of 2007, that just became who Blake was. I loved his willingness to play any position and the calming effect he had in that clubhouse. He’s my one of my favorite all-time Indians.

  • http://www.facebook.com/branden.mccreary Branden McCreary

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    I’ll never forget seeing Grady Sizemore score from a rundown between 3rd and home in Winter Haven before he got his call up to the big leagues. Not something that goes down in the Indians history book, but let me tell you, it’s one of my favorite memories about the Tribe. Wish he body didn’t give up on him, what a waste.

    Also, better odds than winning the Powerball! Woooo!

  • BuckeyeBulldog

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Dave Burba. I know pitchers aren’t every really called “dirtbags” but Dave Burba had a lot of grit and gave everything he had. He didn’t have the best “stuff” but usually kept the Indians in the game. If he didn’t pitch well he would stick around and talk to the media and take the blame. I think what I liked most is even if he pitched a good game he would still say he pitched liked crap and thought he could have pitched better.

  • D. Ritz

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Ray Chapman. Even with the fatal head injury he still tried to walk off the field under his own power.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Chapman

  • Rich B

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    He looks a lot cleaner on TV these days – Rick Manning.

  • Jaker

    Jason Kipnis’ nickname is ‘dirtbag’, a reflection of the way he plays the game with hustle and effort. What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Casey Blake because he could do anything for us, always looked dirty, and also netted us Santana(bonus)

  • Slooz

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Carlos Baerga

  • Andy

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Hmm…”dirtbag”… how about Paul Byrd since he was addicted to…

    Nevermind, lets go with Casey Blake. Dude played every position!

  • Brad

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Jeff Manto. No one got to or from Buffalo quicker than ol’ Jeff.

  • Ryan Adams

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Joe Inglett because he was super utility glue guy and his mom was nice the time i meet her in an Chicago airport bar.

  • LaundroMat

    “What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?”

    El Gato, Felix Fermin. Nobody hustled to lay down a sacrifice bunt and made an all out effort to avoid striking out like him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1552269855 Michael Brenkus

    What current or former Indian is your favorite ‘dirtbag’ for hustle and all out effort on the field?

    Sandy Alomar. Dude blocked almost everything thrown his way. One of my all-time fave Indians.