Now Commenting On:

Indians encourage fans to 'show their Tribe pride'

Indians encourage fans to 'show their Tribe pride'

Indians encourage fans to 'show their Tribe pride'

The Indians are trying to create a playoff atmosphere in Cleveland, and not just at the ballpark.

The club is encouraging fans to "show their Tribe pride" on Thursday by wearing Indians gear to work and class, according to a club news release. Entering Wednesday a half-game behind Texas and Tampa Bay in the crowded American League Wild Card race, Cleveland returns home Thursday for four games against Houston and two against the White Sox.

The Indians are also inviting fans wearing Tribe gear at their offices and schools to tweet pictures to @Indians using the hashtag #TribeTown. The team will retweet and share those photos with its followers.

According to the team, a limited supply of $10 upper bleacher tickets remain available for most of the Indians' six remaining home games. The Indians entered Wednesday ranking 28th in the Majors in attendance this year, drawing an average of 19,435 fans per home game -- more than only Miami (19,267) and Tampa Bay (18,553).

The Indians are seeking their first postseason appearance since 2007, and several players have noted how much of an impact their fans can make down the stretch.

"That extra man is a good push to have," center fielder Michael Bourn said recently. "It gets your blood flowing a little bit. ... We try to give them a good show every time they come out."

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español