Saturday, July 14, 2007

Reason #112 - Cub(an)

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is making a bid to buy the Chicago Cubs. "Mark" my words, if he's successful, he will push for a roof on Wrigley Field.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Reason #111 - Lucky 13

Today is Friday the 13th, but the Tribe still rallied to win. This roof-ranting must be working.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Reason #110 - Big Contracts

The Indians signed Travis Hafner for $57 million for four more years. That's halfway to paying for a retractable roof, which would last a lot longer than four years.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Reason #109 - Game 7 of the World Series

By winning the All-Star Game last night, the American League has secured home field advantage for Game 7 of the World Series. If that game is necessary, it will be played in early November. In Cleveland, we want to be in that situation, but what if the game is snowed out and has to be moved to a dome city like, gasp, Milwaukee?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Reason #108 - The Heat Index

For me, the MLB All-Star Break is just about the worst time of the year. No pro sports for three days (the HR Derby and All-Star Game are exhibitions, not sporting events), and no high school or college sports because they're out of season. But, this year, with the heat index over 100 degrees, who wants to be outside anyway? Now, if we had a dome, that would be a different story, no matter what the season.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Reason #107 - Celebrity Softball Game

The MLB All-Star Break starts today. This means I will not be able to spend my evening flipping around to 12 different baseball games. Instead, the only choice is the mindless Celebrity Softball Game followed by the overhyped Home Run Derby - which should clear my mind to think about more important things, like domes.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Reason #106 - Memories

As we reach the All-Star break, the Indians are in first place and have had numerous exciting, late-inning wins. And, yet, what is the enduring image of this season so far? No surprise - the April snow-outs. And the only things that can change that is a World Series championship, or a dome, of course.