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Indians! Gotta Catch’em All!

From the seat of your couch to the bleachers at Progressive Field, the Pokemon craze can be felt. The need to “catch them all” is legit, and has taken fans and foes all over to do so, including the ballparks. While sitting in the seats on the first base side, after you’ve run out of […]

Cleveland Indians Prospects of Winning the 2016 AL Central

The race for the American League Central division crown is the closest it’s been in years, providing the Cleveland Indians with their best chance to take Kansas City’s coveted crown.   The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are both within striking distance, making Cleveland’s task all the harder. The Indians are set for a […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 29:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians rounds third base on his way to score from second base on an RBI single off the bat of Michael Brantley in the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 29, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Believeland: ESPN’s 30 for 30 Isn’t Woe Is Me View of Cleveland

This review contains details about the documentary. If you have not seen Believeland and do not want to read spoilers, stop reading and go watch! If you looked across social media in the days leading up to the television debut of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary Believeland, most Clevelanders who have lived through most of the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 12: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians hits a single during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Francisco Lindor

Francisco Lindor Set for Cleveland Indians Stardom

Francisco Lindor was a closely-watched prospect during his minor-league career. However, the shortstop got his MLB call-up last year. The Cleveland Indians’ SS has been a revelation. After a rookie year to remember many were excited by his sophomore season potential. He hasn’t disappointed. Although it’s early days, he’s proving to be the face of […]

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Indians Bring Back Former Star to Bolster Offense

The Indians announced early this morning that they will be putting the Bro back in Br-Ohio. In order to been more power to the offense and some better health in the outfield, they have signed a one year deal at the Major League minimum to bring back Nick Swisher. For those who don’t remember the […]

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The Expanding Burning River Baseball

As we head into the 2016 season, there will be a few changes on the Indians roster and in a similar fashion, there will be a few changes to the Burning River Baseball writing staff as well. Joining us for the first time in 2016 will be Justin Lada (@potter_gavin). Justin formerly wrote for the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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