Safety First Edition of News and Notes:
- Tribe hitters being fitted for safer helmets in 2013: Cleveland Indians Insider | cleveland.com: All major-league players must wear a new style of batting helmet in 2013. Tribe first baseman Casey Kotchman is already wearing one and likes it.
- Tribe's 2013 home opener April 8 against Yanks | indians.com: News: Blue Jays on the road for Opening Day, Yankees for Home Opener
- The DiaTribe: Bucking the Status Quo: Paul suggests that the Indians respond to its habits of groupthink by adding some contrarian voices in the FO, a practice given some precedent by the hiring of Buck Showalter in 2006.