Saturday, August 4, 2007

Reason #133 - First Place

The Indians moved into first place in the Central Division last night, and I'm taking credit for it. I said it before, and I'll say it again - all this "buzz" about a dome must be working.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Reason #132 - Stadiums Everywhere

Yesterday’s Plain Dealer reported that Northeast Ohio has spent more than $680 million on sports venues since 1994, and the only one with a roof is the basketball arena. And there’s another $250 million worth of projects in the planning stages – including $165 million for a 25,000-seat stadium for major league soccer (soccer!?!). Is this the worst example of civic planning ever? For that amount, we could put roofs on both Jacobs Field and Browns Stadium.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Reason #131 - Postseason Baseball?

At their current pace, the Indians will be out of the postseason race by August 20. For me, no playoffs mean getting an early start on designing and building a roof to add to Jacobs Field before next season begins.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Reason #130 - Blockbuster Trades

The Boston Celtics traded seven players for one guy, NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett. How many Browns offensive linemen from the past few years do you think we would have had to give up in exchange for enough cash to add a dome to Browns Stadium?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Reason #129 - MLB Trade Deadline

The Indians made no trading-deadline deals. I can only assume they were too busy figuring out the design and budget for a retractable roof on Jacobs Field.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Reason #128 - Brady Quinn

Browns draft pick Brady Quinn is a training camp holdout. Word is he believes that he performs much better under a golden dome.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Reason #127 - The Simpsons Movie

The new Simpsons movie involves a dome being diabolically used to enclose the cartoon town of Springfield. I hate it when domes are used for evil; this gives all domes a bad name. Domes should be used for good.