Jerry Crasnick does an article on Hafner as he prepares for this upcoming season. Pretty in-depth.
This line was interesting, as it speaks to some of the reasons why Shapiro thought it was a good idea to pitch Hafner the extension:
"The Indians are known as a progressive, statistically enlightened organization, but Shapiro spends a lot of time talking about character, commitment, the "human element" and the personal qualities that made Hafner seem like such a good long-term bet."
I do like the fact that he lives in the area (Cleveland) all year and helps out with the Boys and Girls Clubs and donating his time to the Animal Protective League.