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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 […]

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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 […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01:  Salvador Perez (R) #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts in the clubhouse as manager Ned Yost (L) #3 of the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Royals owner David D. Glass look on after the Kansas City Royals defeat the New York Mets to win Game Five of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on November 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets with a score of 7 to 2 to win the World Series.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Indians World Series Odds at 25:1

As much as we trust Fangraphs for their projections of the upcoming MLB season, there is another source that sees value in predicting the future although they aren’t as unbiased as a computer simulation. Betting odds vary from one location to another, but in general are all similar and this year the Indians started off […]

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Top Ten Hammy Calls To Warm Our TribeTown Hearts

Warning: this article has some serious baseball feels. Tom “Hammy” Hamilton is a staple for Cleveland baseball fans. If you do not know who he is than you clicked the right link. Hammy is THE voice of the Cleveland Indians and the literal heartbeat of Jacobs’ (or Progressive) Field. Since 1990, Hammy has added an […]

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Best of Burning River Baseball in 2015

While Burning River Baseball has been around since 2011, the past year has been a breakthrough one for us. For the first time, we have expanded our full time writers to six, with Kevin Gall joining late in 2014, Caitlin Boron coming on late in the 2015 baseball season to join myself, Mike Melaragno. This […]

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A Look into the Indians 2016 Spring Training Schedule

During the last week in November, the Indians announced their Spring Training schedule and the good times expected therein. Building on last years success that included an increase in both average and highest single game attendance, both the Indians and Reds will be offering even more promotions for fans to enjoy. If you are planning […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01:  Salvador Perez (R) #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts in the clubhouse as manager Ned Yost (L) #3 of the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Royals owner David D. Glass look on after the Kansas City Royals defeat the New York Mets to win Game Five of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on November 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets with a score of 7 to 2 to win the World Series.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Royals World Series Champs! Congrats?

The 2016 season has come to a close and it is hard to say the best team didn’t win. From day one this year, the Royals seemed the top team in baseball and they never lost that mantle, winning each of the final two series without playing a game with elimination on the line. Realistically, […]

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Change Is Constant: More Renovations To Progressive Field

On Tuesday, the Indians announced that construction has begun on “Phase 2″ of a multi phase renovation of Progressive Field, the soon-to-be 22 year old crown jewel ballpark in downtown Cleveland. According to various press reports, the second phase this winter will mainly consist of the construction of a new club behind home plate on […]

Burning River Baseball 2015-16 Off-Season Primer

Just because the Indians are done for the season doesn’t mean we are here at BurningRiverBaseball.com. As we do during the season, we will continue bringing you brand new Cleveland Indians based content every single day throughout the off-season. If you are looking for a respite from the constant barrage that is the NFL and […]

Indians Suddenly Back In Playoff Picture As Season Embarks On Final Month

Whatever happens, it looks like the Cleveland Indians are planning on going down swinging. Literally. Once looking like they had no shot at this year’s postseason, the Indians have roared back into the picture, rattling off six straight wins entering September, and with a series on tap against the red-hot Blue Jays, they’ll find out […]

Rookie of the Year Race Heats Up

In what has been a remarkable season so far for rookies, there have been a host of first-year professionals who have put themselves in contention to end the campaign as the MLB’s Rookie of the Year. While Carlos Correa looks set to top the AL rankings after pulling away from his nearest rivals, the battle between […]

DENVER, CO - MARCH 19:  Fans of the Richmond Spiders dressed as Spiderman hold up a sign reading "Go Spiders" during a game against the Morehead State Eagles in the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 19, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Along Came a Spider…

Everybody hates the beginning. It’s necessary, but once you’ve seen it, you’re ready to move on. We’ve seen this in every movie franchise reboot of late from the new Fantastic Four to Superman, the Hulk and Spider-Man, each start over is met with general displeasure by the fans of the franchise who’s opinion is, we […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 6: Michael Brantley #23 celebrates with Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians after Kipnis scored during the sixth inning to take the lead over the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on June 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Jason Kipnis Appreciation Day!

In honor of the Indians All-Star, second baseman Jason Kipnis, BurningRiverBaseball is taking the day before the All-Star game to recognize his efforts from this and previous seasons. Much like Nick Swisher Day from 2014 (only nothing like that), we will go back and look at some of the things said about Kipnis since he […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Francisco Lindor #67 of the Cleveland Indians poses for a portrait at Goodyear Ballpark on February 24, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Welcome To Cleveland, Mr. Lindor!

The day has finally come, the day every Indians fan has been waiting for since the season began. That’s right, Francisco Lindor has finally been promoted from Columbus to the Cleveland Indians and is set to join to the team tomorrow for the rubber match game in Detroit! Lindor, the Indians’ top prospect since the […]

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Spring Stats Primer

As we enter the second week of spring training exhibition play, it is important to remind everybody how much statistics are meaningless in March. Too often, the casual fan gets either too upset or excited when glancing at the preseason numbers. There are simply too many variables to consider that would warrant making conclusions based […]

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