Saturday, May 12, 2007

Reason #49

Because we're about to reach the first 50 reasons (and as I said originally, I think I can come up with hundreds, even thousands of reasons) why Cleveland needs a dome or retractable roof, that should tell you we REALLY do need one. Can all of these reasons be wrong? I don't think so.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Reason #48

In the event of a disaster or other community emergency, a domed stadium can be useful as a command center or shelter - notwithstanding the post-Katrina Louisiana Superdome debacle.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Reason #47

Do you believe in Cleveland's sports curses? Perhaps our teams have been haunted by the "Curse of the Roof-Less Stadiums" - not bad luck, marginal players or mismanagement.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Reason #46

Northeast Ohio business and political leaders have launched a new regional marketing program, promoting the region as "Cleveland+." How about a big "+" sign on the top of the dome for people to see from planes, helicopters and blimps?

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Reason #45

Today is Election Day in Ohio, and yet no dome issues or roof-friendly candidates are on the ballot. If only we had some May snow, as we sometimes do on the North Coast, to fire up the grassroots.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Reason #44

Today's weather is 72 and sunny - ideal outdoor baseball weather (if the Indians weren't playing in Baltimore) - which is why this roof would be RETRACTABLE. This all makes too much sense to ignore.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Reason #43

"Dome" rhymes with "home," which is the field advantage every team enjoys when it has a dome/roof.