We’d like to welcome an additional new writer to the blog – Chris Burnham will be our blog’s first Canada-based writer (we’re going international, folks!) Even though he lives in Canada, we’re going to love him just like he was a regular human writer. (Sorry, I felt the 30 Rock reference was necessary. Their milk comes in BAGS for Pete’s sake!)
Anyway, below is Chris’s bio and we hope you’ll enjoy his work as much as we do (he’s already been writing about baseball and other sports for several years)! You can also connect with him on Twitter.
Chris Burnham is likely the only Indians fan who lives in the General Toronto Area. Born and raised in Alliance, Ohio, he’s lived the bad years, the glory years, the occasionally good years, and the usually disappointing years that don’t necessarily have anything to do with players leaving. He still blames Eric Gregg for having a strike zone wider than his waist in the 1995 World Series. He also blames Tony Fernandez and Jose Mesa for whatever it was that made them melt down in ’97. He struck Joel Skinner off of the Christmas Card list with an equally curious brain cramp that involved holding Kenny Lofton at third base for no good reason other than “it’s just the way things go in Cleveland.”
He is also a avowed general sports fan that might annoy you, because he’s a nerd who doesn’t realize that there are other things that go on in this world. He listens to music that may cause you to question his sanity, but he likes it that way. He lives with his wife who has just taken a liking to Shin-Soo Choo, only to likely see him leave in a trade. It took him only 12 years to finally get her to enjoy baseball. He hopes Jason Kipnis can hold her interest.
Above all, he’s just a guy waiting and hoping that the Indians win a pennant before the Cubs do.