Saturday, July 7, 2007

Reason #105 - Lucky Day

Today is 7-7-07, which is supposed to be the luckiest day in a century. If I win the lottery today by playing 7-7-7 or 7-7-0-7, I'm going to put the money toward a new dome. And, if everyone else who plays those numbers today contributes, we should have enough to get a great dome.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Reason #104 - Stop the Violence

During one 24-hour period this holiday in Cleveland, 11 people were shot, six of whom died, and a woman was found stabbed to death. There are some problems that even a dome won't solve, and if we don't correct the urban decay and violence soon, not having a dome will be the least of our worries. Stop the madness before it stops all of us.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Reason #103 - Population

Putting a retractable dome on Cleveland Browns Stadium could cost around $100 million. With approximately 4 million people living in northeast Ohio, that's about 25 bucks for every man, woman and child. Sounds like a bargain to me. Let's get that post office box set up and the checks will start rolling in.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Reason #102 - Mike Hargrove

Earlier this week, Mike Hargrove, aka "The Human Rain Delay" when he was a player because he took so long between pitches, left his Mariners managerial job. A roof on Jacobs Field would eliminate "the other kind of rain delay" for Cleveland fans.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Reason #101 - Walk-Up Crowds

Last night's Indians game attracted a walk-up crowd of approximately 8,700 people - a result of fireworks night, a first-place team and great weather. Unfortunately, it also reminds us how far the season ticket base has fallen - people just don't want to get stuck with bad-weather games. Only a roof, not a ticket marketplace, is going to solve that problem.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Reason #100 - and Counting

When I started this site back on April 13, 2007, I said there were hundreds, maybe thousands, of reasons why Cleveland needs a dome or roof on at least one of its stadiums. Now, we've gone through the first 100 reasons - and I have not yet begun to write. Stay tuned as we come up with the next hundred.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Reason #99 - Roofers

There are 17 pages of roofing contractors in the Cleveland Yellow Pages. Think of all of the potential contractors, and advertisers, for a Jacobs Field roof.