Indians, Napoli get spark from sign, T-shirts
CLEVELAND (AP) A sign at the ballpark has turned into a popular T-shirt and charity fundraiser for Mike Napoli and the Cleveland Indians.
It started when a fan brought a ''Party at Napoli's'' sign to an early season game at Progressive Field. The slogan took off in the form of T-shirts sold in the team's gift shop, and Napoli matched a portion of the proceeds for donation to several charities in the area.
Napoli presented a check to Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital during a ceremony before Sunday's game against Miami.
The T-shirts quickly became a hit with Napoli's teammates, who wear them in the clubhouse. The fans picked up the trend and the shirts are seen daily in the stands.