The Indians have made their run toward their first division title since 2001 this season, and Game Face Magazine has been there every step of the way. But as the Tribe gets set for the thrill of October baseball, Game Face is closing up shop and calling it a year. The hope, of course, is that the online magazine has fulfilled your appetite for all things Tribe in 2007.
We've spent 24 hours in Jacobs Field, getting to know the daily routines of those who make the ballpark hum. We've talked baseball with big shots like rock and roll star -- and, ahem, Yankees fan -- Billy Joel, "Major League" movie producer Chris Chesser and four-time NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Chris Spielman. We've gotten to know a little about the Indians' off-field interests, from Josh Barfield's passion for video games to Casey Blake's passion for Iowa sweet corn. Speaking of Iowa, we ventured to the Hawkeye State with Tribe legend Bob Feller, spending a day getting the lay of the land from Rapid Robert. And if you think Iowa is far away, consider the foreign fans we got to know from such places as Scotland, England and Germany.
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Yes, it's been a busy year for the fanzine, which has been available exclusively online for the last two seasons. And we're looking for ideas on how to make the mag even more special in 2008. What did you like about this year's batch of issues? What didn't you like? What would you like to see next year? Let us know by sending an e-mail to Anthony Castrovince, and be sure to include the subject line "Game Face."
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.