Ever Dream of Writing About Baseball?

I am both proud and saddened to announce that Danny Cunningham will no longer be writing for Burning River Baseball as he is taking on more responsibilities with his more regular profession (if you want to know more, bug him on twitter @DCunninghamCLE). While we are losing Danny, you could be gaining an opportunity as […]


Top 10 AA Level Indians 1963-2015

While the Indians have had many minor league affiliates over the years, one constant, at least since 1989, has been that the AA club has been nearby in Akron, Ohio. It is difficult to compare minor league franchises from the early years, but we have consistent data from the Indians AA farm club heading back […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 12:   A fan sits in the rain at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio waiting for the rain delayed start of the  game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers on September 12, 2015 .   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Spectrum of Modern Baseball Fans

Have you ever found yourself debating what makes a true die-hard baseball fan? Sitting at a game on the first base side, two fans are decked out head to toe in Tribe gear, obvious to the naked eye anyone can see that both parties are all in when it comes to the game. What on […]


All-Time Indians: Jesse Orosco

Name: Jesse Russell Orosco Position: Relief Pitcher     Number: 47 Tribe Time: 1989-1991 DOB: 04/21/1957 Stats W L W% ERA G SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO K/9 WHIP BAA Best Season (1989) 3 4 .429 2.08 69 3 7 78.0 54 18 7 26 79 9.1 1.03 .198 Indians Career 10 […]

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Do You Wahoo? Play-Offs: Rich, Toth & Guerrieri

Joe Coblitz (@byJeffRich) of More Than a Fanand Bob Toth (@VinceGuerrieri) both of Did the Tribe Win Last Night compete in an epic battle of Tribe trivia. Those other games before were just for fun, this is for a place in the championship game. Blood will be shed. Games: Career Manager Wins Single Season Doubles […]

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12:  Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during game three of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Dexter Fowler

The Indians off-season may not be over just yet. Rumors have persisted for the past few weeks that the Tribe may be in the market to make one or possibly even two more moves before the offseason ends. The signing of Juan Uribe has been the most consistent of all the rumors that have persisted […]


Circling the Central January 2016

I must admit that I had to chuckle a little bit when I read that Fangraphs.com projected the Cleveland Indians would win the American League Central Division in 2016. As a lifelong fan, I’ve been through first place predictions before especially when Sports Illustrated picked the Indians twice (1987 and 2015) to win the World Series, […]


All-Time Indians: Frank Duffy

Name: Frank Thomas Duffy Position: Short Stop     Number: 15 Tribe Time: 1972-1977 DOB: 10/14/1946 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1973) 116 361 34 95 16 4 8 50 25 41 6 6 .312 .396 .263 .708 Indians Career 805 […]

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Tribe Time Now: It’s Like Cricket, Only Better

Stephanie Liscio (@BRBBlog) from Burning River Baseball get together to discuss all the big moves the Indians have made in the past two weeks. Just kidding, they talk about the top remaining free agents, international baseball and give out some great tips for those vacationing in Goodyear, Arizona this Spring. Topics: Available Free Agents Baseball in […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Historical Significance of the Indians Rotation

At the end of every season, I update the top ten positional lists with any changes. For example, this year Cody Allen moved up the list of top ten closers and Carlos Santana moved from the catcher list to the first basemen list. In the general update for all the lists, I also like to […]

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Tribe Town Hall 2016

Here we are, the home stretch. It feels like baseball is right in front of us but still so far away. At this point, fans start to see clips and pictures of their team working out and training together for the coming season. Those will make anyone desperate for real, live baseball get tingles, but […]

How to Get Free Stuff: 2016 Edition

There hasn’t been a run on Indians tickets in over 15 years, but that hasn’t stopped the Indians from trying to entice fans to come in droves with many promotional events throughout the year. Of 80 home games in 2015, the Indians had 39 promotional days featuring fire works, give-aways, dollar dogs and more. Since […]


All-Time Indians: Tris Speaker

Name: Tristram E. Speaker Position: Center Field/Manager Tribe Time: 1916-26/1919-26 Nick Name Grey Eagle Accolades: Hall of Fame (1937) DOB: 04/04/1888 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1923) 150 574 133 218 59 11 17 130 93 15 8 .469 .610 .380 1.079 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 02:  An exterior view of stadium prior to the American League Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Browns & Cavs Could Learn a Lesson from the Tribe

On October 8, 2012, the Cleveland Indians introduced Terry Francona as the 42nd manager in franchise history. Since then Francona has led the Indians to three straight winning seasons, including a playoff appearance in his first year on the job, a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Wildcard game. While the […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

An act of stability: Extending Josh Tomlin

During a month when instability continued to rock the other Cleveland sports franchises, the Indians proved that they are not like the rest. The Indians on Tuesday announced they have signed Josh Tomlin to a two-year extension with a club option for 2018. Zack Meisel of cleveland.com confirmed that $2.25 million, a figure agreed upon nearly two […]