Saturday, June 9, 2007

Reason #77 - Draft Pick

The Major League Baseball draft was held this week. And with their first pick, the Cleveland Indians select ... a retractable roof.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Reason #76 - 20,000 Fans

The Cavaliers drew 20,000 to Quicken Loans Arena for its "Watch Party" for Game 1 of the NFA Finals. Think they could have attracted 40,000 to a roof-ed Jacobs Field or 60,000 to a dome-d Browns Stadium - both of which sat idle last night and will again Sunday night during Game 2?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Reason #75 - Sad But True

The Cleveland jokes are starting again. Leading up to the NBA Finals, a San Antonio sports columnist is making fun of Cleveland by referring to Jacobs Field as Antarctica. Nothing hurts more than a cruel joke that has some truth in it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Reason #74

It's almost summer and the Indians have the third-best record in baseball, but last night's game in Cleveland was played under cold, windy conditions and with maybe 10,000 people in the stands. June 5 would have been a great day to have a retractable roof.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Reason #73

Glendale (Arizona), Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, St. Louis, and St. Petersburg (Florida) are among the cities that have domes/retractable roofs. Who needs bad weather when you have civic forethought driving stadium decisions?

Monday, June 4, 2007

Reason #72

Many of the players on the Cavs - the Eastern Conference Champion Cavs - have shaved heads, which look like domes. They're believers - and they're winners - although it does make me wonder how Anderson Varejao might feel about this important issue.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Reason #71

See Reason #67 again because this could be the year that we need a venue with a roof to house tens of thousands of people for a professional championship celebration. Go Cavs!