Burning River Baseball was started in March of 2011 and became a member of the Bloguin network in May of that same year. We strive to provide a different look at the Cleveland Indians than you will find elsewhere. Because we are not affiliated with the Indians, we are not afraid to tell it like it is, good or bad. Rather than simply posting page after page of stats, we try to show only what is important and explain why it is.
Along with the basic analysis and insight, we have a few other types of articles:
After every game there will be a short article posted (usually within 10 minutes of the final out) that will include that game's Player of the Game as well as some Feathers Up and Feathers Down. The Player of the Game is based on a system that was created in 2007 by Joseph Coblitz and is explained in further detail here. Feathers up and down are simply the positive and negative aspects of each particular game.
This is what we call our series previews that are posted before the first game of any series. They will show you the pitching match-ups, start times and some analysis of each team coming into the series.
This type of article deals with players that are not quite Indians yet. Any look into the Indians minor league system or draft will be located in this section.
If we agreed on everything, there wouldn't be a point for sites like this, but we try to keep our fights orderly. Indians arguments are a different style of article as there are two writers going back and forth rather than just one argument written in essay form. These can be some of the more entertaining posts as we often get side-tracked and resort to name calling. Also included in this section are episodes of Burning River Radio, an audio version of Indians Arguments available free to download or stream.
All content on this site has been produced by Burning River Baseball unless otherwise stated.
Joseph Coblitz lives in Goodyear, Arizona, the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians and has been following the Tribe since the early 1990s. He grew up in Northeast Ohio and graduated from the University of Akron in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. His favorite All-Time Indian is Albert Belle.
Mike Melaragno has been an avid follower of the Indians since 1994, the year Jacob's Field opened. He received a certificate in baseball scouting from Sports Management Worldwide in 2007 and a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Lee University in 2010. His favorite All-Time Indian is Bob Wickman.
Jennifer Coblitz graduated from Hiram College in 2008 and received her masters the following year from Bowling Green State University. She has been following the Tribe for her entire life and has been writing for Burning River since Summer of 2011. Her favorite All-Time Indian is Sandy Alomar.
Love your website. I have been a Cleveland Indian fan since 1958 when I was nine years old. I am a Jersey guy. My dad went to high school with Larry Doby. My cousin was a Tribe fan. I am stuck with it. My favorite Indian is Rocky Colavito, followed closely by Vic Davalillo, Luis Tiant, Minnie Minoso. In modern times, I think Roberto Alamar is my favorite. Although the mid 90s teams were incredible. Manny was great to watch.
Ihave renewed interest with the Francona era. Go Tribe. We have the makings of a really solid team for the future.