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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 […]


How to Get Free Stuff: 2015 Edition

Photo from Everyone loves free stuff and looking back at some research done internally this off-season, at least some fans base their visiting schedule almost entirely on when they can get a little something extra for the price of admission. Being one of those people, I empathize and now present you with the best, […]


An Insider’s Guide to Indians Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers will report within a few weeks and shortly after that the Spring season will begin, but for those planning on actually participating in the festivities, a little preparation is necessary. Already this off-season I’ve discussed things to do around the city when games are not on, but now it is time to […]

Best & Worst AL Central Off-Season Moves

As we prepare for the start of the new season, teams across the country are looking to assemble their squads ready to handle the pressures of a full MLB campaign. Whether it’s Joe Maddon’s move to the Chicago Cubs or the decision by the Toronto Blue Jays to hand Russell Martin a monster new deal, there have […]

2015 Goodyear

Good Times in Goodyear

With single game Spring Training tickets going on sale December 6th, there is no better time to start planning your trip to sunny Goodyear, Arizona. With Ohio sitting under a blanket of snow since mid-November, there is no place better for the Ohio native to go than the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians […]

Hall Front

Cooperstown Hates Cleveland

This past August I took a much needed vacation to Cooperstown, New York to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame. I had previously visited Cooperstown in 2000 and 2001 when I was 11 and 12 years old, far too young to truly appreciate the awesomeness of the Hall of Fame. Needless to say, I […]

Welcome Three New Writers to Burning River Baseball

The Burning River Baseball family is growing this off-season as we are bringing on three more writers for the 2015 season. Without any further ado, let’s get to know our new writers: Kevin Gall grew up in Brook Park on Cleveland’s west side and has been following the Indians since their magical 1995 season. he […]

2014 Indians Leaders Graphic

Every season I come out with a graphic to recognize the Cleveland Indians statistical leaders and this is the one for 2014. Like in previous seasons, all the pictures were taken by myself, so the quality is not the greatest, but it is one of a kind. It is free to save onto your computer […]

Burning River Off-Season Primer

The regular season has come to a close, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be taking a break here at, although things will change a little. We will still bring you analysis of everything of importance to the Indians including possible signings, trades, roster moves, the rule five draft and anything else that could come […]


This Week In Tribe 08/04-08/10

After a busy trade deadline for the Indians front office, the players on the field look to improve on their sub .500 record after the deadline. To do so, they will have to compete with two of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball: A four-game, home and home series with the Cincinnati Reds […]

Nick Swisher

NICK SWISHER DAY! An Introduction

The creator of BrOhio, Nick Swisher was the biggest free agent signing in total money in Cleveland Indians history. While he has taken a lot of negativity, his attitude has never changed as he remains the ultimate bro. In honor of this unrelenting positiveness, Burning River Baseball (or Broning River Baseball for the day), will […]

2014 Indians Schedule Quirks

Even though it is still just Spring Training, it is time to look ahead to the regular season to see what is coming up. While every year involves 162 games with 81 at home and 81 on the road (except in 2007), there are always considerable differences in the year to year schedule. This season […]

How to get Free Stuff in 2014

The Indians have announced their tentative promotional schedule and Burning River Baseball will tell you exactly what games you need to go to in order to get the best stuff. Do you like bobble-heads, t-shirts, hot dogs and posters? The Indians have all those things and more coming for you and we're going to tell […]

Cold in Cleveland? It’s Always Hot in Arizona

Tired of the cold yet, Clevelanders? The Browns have you down? Tired of seeing the Cavs on the outside of the play-off picture despite the fact that more than half of the teams in the league make it? Or that there is a team named the Heat that is poised for another championship run, doubly […]