(Cleveland) - All's set for Opening Day festivities at Progressive Field, as the Indians take on the Yankees in the first home game of the 2013 campaign.
Tribe spokesman Bob DiBiasio says the theme for Opening Day is "Traditions". It will feature 5 teams with fathers throwing balls to their sons in a simultaneous first pitch.
The duos are Steve & Nick Swisher, Mickey & Michael Brantley, Steve & Zach McAllister, Sandy Alomar Sr. & Sandy Alomar Jr., and Tito & Terry Francona.
Also, unofficial Indians drummer John Adams will be recognized for 40 years of providing the beat for the games. Carlos Baerga will be saluted for hitting two home runs in one inning from opposite sides of the plate while with the Tribe back in the 90's.
Game time today is 4:05, but fans are urged to be in their seats by 3:30pm so they won't miss any of the fun. Ubaldo Jimenez goes for the Tribe while the Yankees counter with Huroki Kuroda.
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