Monday, March 21, 2016

Indians opener to hit a high note

Retired BJ reporter has an extra reason to attend the Cleveland Indians’ April 4, not that he needs one.

His son, Patrick Carney, of the 7-Grammy-winning Black Keys band, will throw out the first pitch at 4:10 p.m. at Progressive Field. Before the Red Sox and Indians play ball.

Patrick and Dan Auerbach are Firestone High graduates who formed Black Keys in 2001.

Operatic singer William Clarence Marshall, who also calls northeast Ohio home, will sing the National Anthem.

Former Indians Bill Selby, Travis Hafner and Kenny Lofton will be to re-live great moments in Cleveland history:  Selby’s walk-off grand slam off Mariano Rivera in 2002, Hafner’s game-winning walk-off single during the American League Division Series “bug game” in 2007 against the Yankees and Lofton’s catch in centerfield to rob B.J Surhoff of a home run in 1996 and Lofton’s game-winning run in the team’s 12-run comeback against Seattle in 2001.

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