The Cleveland Indians Did Something Very Odd With Nicolas Cage
The team hid images of Cage in 39 lineup graphics in 2019
Last season, the Cleveland Indians took Face/Off star Nicolas Cage’s mug and hid it 39 times in graphics of their lineup that they shared before games on social media.
Just want to let you know that we hid Nicolas Cage in (39) of our lineup graphics last year.
We snuck it by you! You didn't even notice!
It's our greatest treasure.
Go on a scavenger hunt if you please. We will send master hunters a letter of congratulations. pic.twitter.com/4qq3BnSxBK
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 20, 2020
Look in the center of the sunflower tattoo on ace Mike Clevinger’s arm and you’ll see what the Indians were talking about.
One fan with a lot of time on his hands (just like the rest of us), Anthony Fusco, was able to take Cleveland up on its offer to complete the hunt for Cage and found all 39 examples.
— Anthony Fusco (@fusc_o) May 21, 2020
Cleveland retweeted Fusco’s tweet, so a letter of congrats should be headed his way. As for why the Indians chose to pull off this sort of stunt or specifically picked Cage to be the face of it, that’s unclear.
He isn’t from Cleveland and isn’t really known to be a huge baseball fan or have any connection to the Indians. In fact, the only team he’s been linked to at all in recent years is Cleveland’s division rival, the Minnesota Twins.
In 2018, Cage took a photo with former Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar while they were both in Puerto Rico. Escobar, who now plays for the Diamondbacks in Arizona, posted the photo on social media.
Our guy @escobarmaracay hanging out with Nick Cage here in San Juan… pic.twitter.com/6y9fpfj4e2
— Dustin Morse (@morsecode) April 18, 2018
According to City Pages, “Escobar uses Cage films – which include classics like Con Air, Face/Off, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – to assist with learning English.”
Escobar is from Venezuela.
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