Arguments For The Indians Name

This is the fifth and final segment in an ongoing series commenting on the history and future of the Cleveland Indians name and logo. Now we will look at the arguments for and against using the moniker of "Indians" for the Cleveland baseball team. Against: Times change. Words mean different things than they did in […]

Arguments Against Chief Wahoo & The Indians Name

This is part four in a series about the history and controversy surrounding the Cleveland Indians name and logo, Chief Wahoo. This particular article will focus on why the Indians should eliminate both Chief Wahoo and the Indians name and how they could do so. The arguments against Chief Wahoo and the Indians name are […]

The Argument to Keep Chief Wahoo

This is part three in a series discussing the history and current controversy surrounding the Cleveland Indians name and logo, Chief Wahoo. This article will be a discussion of the arguments for keeping the Indians logo. The debate around Chief Wahoo is far less serious than that around the Indians name itself, but it still […]

Cleveland Baseball History In Logos

This is part two of a series that will be coming out throughout the next week. It will cover the history of the Cleveland Indians name and logo, then the arguments for and against both. This article will cover the ever changing logos throughout the history or Cleveland baseball, starting in 1899. People may find […]

The History of the Names of Cleveland Baseball Teams

This is part one of a series that will be coming out in the next week. It will cover the history of the Cleveland Indians name and logo, then the arguments for and against the same. This article will cover all the changes in the names of Cleveland baseball teams starting in 1871. While the […]

2014 Spring Training Schedule Announced

The Cactus League Spring training schedule was announced yesterday, including the Indians and Reds who make their home at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. Goodyear Ballpark has been voted best place to see a Spring Training game in Arizona two out of the last three years and with both teams making the play-offs in 2013, […]

2013 Cleveland Indians Statistical Leaders

As the saying goes, a pitcher is worth 1,000 innings or something like that. Anyway, here is a graphic featuring all the Indians statistical leaders from the past season. The size of each player is based on how many stats they lead the team in, thus a very big Justin Masterson and Jason Kipnis. Since […]

All-Time Indians: Top 10 Lists Update 2013

While it may be a surprise to some, there are actually quite a few players on the active Indians roster that have been good enough for long enough to be considered in a historical context. After the 2013, a few changes needed to be made with the Top 10 All-Time Positional Rankings. Short Stops This […]

All-Star Prime 9 Give Away

Major League Baseball is now on iTunes and to celebrate, they are giving up two copies of MLB Prime 9: Heroics to give away to our readers. Here is the announcement from MLB Productions to explain what is going on:  Aside from MLB Bloopers and Prime 9: MLB Heroics, available programming includes The Best of […]

Pure Mellow: Chris Perez Investigated for Drug Possession

Arrested Indians Update: In the wake of the Biogenisis PED scandal, Chris Perez has been busted for a different type of drug. Rocky River police are investigating Chris Perez for allegedly receiving a pound of marijuana in the mail. According to, the penalty for possession in Ohio of up to 1,000 grams (2.2 lb) […]

Debuting the Home Run Tracker!

The Indians are in sole possession of first place! So, as promised, the strike out counter will be converted to a home run counter. Originally, the purpose of the strike out counter was because it looked like the Indians had a chance at breaking the all-time Major League (or at least the American League) record […]

Super Tribe

There is a time for serious baseball analysis and there is a time for silliness. Now is that time. For anyone who wants a poorly made Indians wallpaper for their computer, check out my Flickr account for the original. The Cast: Michael Bourn as the Flash – Signed for his tremendous speed, Bourn has already […]

Player of the Game Update

Since we now have the technology, I've put together a short suplemental episode of Burning River Baseball to help people understand the Player of the Game statistic that is used to decide the Player of the Game for every game as well as to evaluate players for things like our Player Power Rankings. To listen, […]

AthleteXchange vs Fantasy Baseball

Moving outside the norm for this site, we'll put the Indians aside for a moment to talk about an alternative to fantasy baseball. Many baseball fans (and blog readers) spend considerable time evaluating, drafting and playing fantasy baseball throughout the entire season just to be completely out of the running by the All-Star break. Rather […]

Reader Predictions

We here at BurningRiverBaseball are working on our predictions for this year and we'd like to hear what you think. In addition to our three staff writers, we want to know who the average reader thinks will be the team MVP, best pitcher and so on. To do this, we will hold polls (located on […]