Saturday, May 26, 2007

Reason #63

The Indians are in first place. Postseason baseball is good. Postseason baseball in the snow and ice is bad.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Reason #62

The Cavaliers have lost the first two games of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals to the Pistons by identical scores, 79-76. There can be only one explanation - Cleveland needs at least one, and probably two, domed stadiums to compete (Detroit has two - that means they lead us 2-0 in domes and on the court). Weird, huh?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Reason #61

Bugs! The billions of midges (some call them Canadian soldiers) are coming soon and the 17-year cicadas are about to be swarming all over the Midwest. Can the killer bees and locusts be far behind?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Reason #60

As suggested on this site previously (see Reason #52), the Dallas Cowboys' new home in Arlington, Texas has been awarded the 2011 Super Bowl. All three cities in the running - Arlington, Indianapolis and Phoenix - will have new stadiums with retractable roofs by that time. I said it before and I'll say it again - check out the Cowboys' new $1 billion home at

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Reason #59

The April 6 home opener against the Mariners was sold out - and then snowed out. Last night's make-up game of the home opener drew less than 10,000 people despite perfect weather. The team is playing well, but the financials for this team must look horrible right now.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Reason #58

Today, the Indians play the Mariners, the third time the teams have tried to play the Indians "opener." The first home series in April was snowed out. Promotions for today's make-up game include a snowblower giveaway, snow machines and ice sculptures at various gates, and free McDonald's Blizzards. At least we can laugh at ourselves, after everyone was laughing at us a month ago.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Reason #57

Cleveland is the victim of a Super Bowl "double whammy" - the Browns have never been to a Super Bowl and Cleveland has never hosted one. With a dome, at least we would have a shot to host one.