Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
My Indians season ticket group has seats in section 144, in a row just under the overhang from the club seats - which means I stay dry even when the sleet or rain comes down (unless it's also windy, of course). Such overhangs cover a few thousand people at Jacobs Field. The rest have no cover. With a roof, they, too, could take cover.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Last night's Indians game started with temperatures in the lower 90s and very humid. At 11 p.m., after the walk-off home run home plate celebration, it was still 88 degrees and very, very humid. Is it any wonder that the announced attendance for this first place team was only 18,000? And fewer than that actually showed up.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Seventy-one percent of people who answered an online poll at newsnet5.com support the idea of adding a retractable dome to Cleveland Browns Stadium. That's 894 people for the idea and only 357 against it; and I voted only one time. The people have spoken.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Did you know there are different types of retractable roofs? In Milwaukee, Miller Park's roof is shaped like a fan. The roof on the new Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will have a tent style. And Toyota Stadium in Japan has an accordion-like roof. Cleveland? No roof, no luck.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Please don't tell me that you don't want a roof or dome on Jacobs Field because you're concerned about the integrity of the game of baseball. We're just finishing interleague play, the full story of steroids is just beginning to be told, and there are so many gimmicky giveaways and special events that you might think this is the minor leagues.