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Boxing Day news: Kluber's rise tops Indians best stories of 2014

Christmas wishes from everyone's favorite Klubot plus more, including baseball in Uganda

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Boxing Day, everyone. Make sure to like, put things in boxes, or whatever this holiday is all about. And after you're done with that, peep this baseball news:

Indians news & notes

Santa Claus remembers the Indians whether they've been naughty or nice | - Paul Hoynes describes hypothetical Christmas gifts that everyone in the Indians organization wants. Top quality Hoynsie, here. Also, there's this:

Kluber's stellar rise energized Tribe season | - Jordan Bastian looks back at the top five storylines from 2014, including the meteoric rise of a machine called Klubot as well as the continued excellence of young guns like Yan Gomes.

Emergence of an ace | Waiting for Next Year - WFNY's top 10 Cleveland sports stories of the year continues with a look at Corey Kluber and his incredible accomplishments.

The season of giving: do promotions really work? | Burning River Baseball - Everyone loves a good bobblehead giveaway, but do these kinds of promotions actually put more butts in the seats? BRB thinks Tribe giveaways are evidence the DOLENZ ARNT CHEEP:

By having the best giveaways when attendance will already be high (like when the Indians gave away a Jim Thome statue on the same Saturday night they had fireworks and 70° weather last August), they are providing a bonus to fans, rather than trying to squeeze them for every penny they have.

12 Tribe gifts of Christmas | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - Laurel Wilder contributes with her cliche but fun holiday article counting down the Indians season by number.

Catching up with Jim Thome | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - The DDTWLN staff sits down with Indians legend Jim Thome to discuss his career, including early fears that he wasn't ever going to be a good player.

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