Saturday, August 18, 2007

Reason #145 - Storms

Hurricane Dean is headed toward the United States Gulf Coast, and the remnants of the storm could end up on the United States North Coast. Summer storms cancel games and ruin fields - just like those April blizzards.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Reason #144 - Tokyo Dome

Major League Baseball is planning to have next year's baseball season open in Asia - in the Tokyo Dome, to be exact. What? Even the people who get only one series a year will have it in a dome? The Red Sox are likely to be one of the teams. A fair-weather team like the A's or Angels is expected to be the opponent. Nice planning, MLB!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Reason #143 - Wait 'til Next Year?

I heard Browns General Manager Phil Savage on the radio this morning, and he was talking about how this team could be very good in 2008 and 2009. After just one preseason game, we're already talking about next year? The good news is that we could have a dome in place long before the Browns need to worry about hosting a playoff game in January.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Reason #142 - Chicken Little

Maybe Chicken Little was right. "The sky IS falling," given the current terrible play of the Indians. Better players, better execution and perhaps better game management would help the team. But adding a dome would prevent the sky from falling too far.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Reason #141 - Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

It has been four months since the Indians' early-season snowouts, and, yet, the manager and general manager are still talking about how those missed games messed up the Indians off-days and pitching rotation, which they say is contributing to the team's current struggles. Stop making excuses and get over it. Or get on with it and start talking about putting a roof on Jacobs Field.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Reason #140 - Sellouts

As this picture shows, the weekend series against the hated Yankees was a sellout. With a retractable roof on Jacobs Field, we would have a chance for a few early-season sellouts. Without a roof, even a Yankees series in April could yield empty seats and unsold tickets.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Reason #139 - The Yankees

Last night, the Yankees offense outscored the Indians and Browns offenses - COMBINED. Our teams need help on offense - and overhead.