Saturday, September 1, 2007

Reason #158 - Fleece Blankets

Tonight's giveaway at the Indians game is a fleece blanket. Need I say more?

Friday, August 31, 2007

Reason #157 - Convertibles Are Cool

When Toronto's Skydome was being developed, local boosters called it "a convertible with 60,000 bucket seats." How could anyone be against something that cool?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Reason #156 - Makeup Games

Tonight's game against Seattle is a makeup from the April 6-9 snowout at Jacobs Field. The final makeup game is scheduled to be played in Seattle on September 26. That's right, it will take us more than five months to make up one four-game series.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Reason #155 - Construction Zones

It's been said that summer is "orange barrel season" in Cleveland, and judging from the noise outside my window, it should also be called the "relentless drilling season." How about if we make winter a season for building a roof over Jacobs Field and spring for building a roof over Cleveland Browns Stadium?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Reason #154 - 'Green' Roofs

There are an entire industry and a Web portal (including a how-to section at devoted to "green" roofs, which include vegetation to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. We can do this!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Reason #153 - Good Weather

TV meteorologists now talk about the "dome of high pressure" as a sign of good weather now and for days to come. See, dome is a positive word that can be associated with good weather.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Reason #152 - Naming Rights

The re-naming rights to Jacobs Field are available, but there have been no takers. Perhaps some local company would be willing to pay $100 million or more for the rights to name a dome, even if the ballpark name stays the same. How about the KeyBank Home Loan Dome? Or the Cleveland Clinic Open MRI Retractable Roof?