Saturday, July 28, 2007

Reason #126 - Kenny Lofton, again

As suggested on these pages last week (see #118), Kenny Lofton has rejoined the Indians, and he played left field last night - the first time in his major league career that he has played left field. If he can change, we can adjust to some indoor baseball when the weather is bad.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Reason #125 - Tax Hike

Cuyahoga County commissioners have approved a one-quarter of a cent incease in the sales tax to fund a new convention center, which we desperately need. Make it one-half of a cent and we could afford to put a roof on at least one of our stadiums.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Reason #124 - You Can Build Your Own

The Monolithic Dome Institute claims that concrete domes are the most disaster-resistant building, including withstanding winds of 300 mph and earthquakes. To learn more, visit, and be sure to click on "Learn to build your own monolithic dome." Who knew it would be this easy? Thanks for the tip, HG.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Reason #123 - Stadium Improvements

The Browns have addressed major plumbing problems and replaced the field sod at Browns Stadium. All these improvements and no mention of a roof? Clearly, they're missing out on the biggest improvement of all.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Reason #122 - Dollar Dog Night

Indians fans love Dollar Dog Night, which is tonight - a sellout. I'd like to think we'd be willing to always pay regular price for hot dogs, and have more sellouts, if we had a roof to protect the fans from bad weather.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Reason #121 - Sunday Night Games

The Indians got into town very late from Texas because they had to play a Sunday night game that ended around midnight Cleveland time. Why? Because Texas cannot play daytime games due to extreme heat this time of year. Maybe is available.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Reason #120 - Events

Including games and community events, Jacobs Field hosts 90 to 95 events per year and Browns Stadium hosts another 15 or so. With roofs, they would go from stadiums to multi-purpose "venues" that could hosts hundreds of activities and programs.