Saturday, October 6, 2007

Reason #193 - Bugs Save the Day

The swarm of bugs that saved the Indians in last night's game against the Yankees would have saved the day even if we had a retractable roof. The umpires said bugs are not the same concern as bad weather; therefore, the roof would have been open last night. That's what I call a home-field advantage.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Reason #192 - Players Come and Go

LeBron James, the favored son of Cleveland sports, has alienated many fans with his blatant support for the New York Yankees. It has created such a stir that he was booed at last night's Indians game and can expect to be booed at Quicken Loans Arena next week. Do not be surprised if things are never the same for LeBron in Cleveland. He will leave someday, now maybe sooner than we thought. Roofs last longer, and, done right, will not offend hometown fans.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Reason #191 - Northern Cities

With the exception of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the baseball playoff teams are from cities north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The baseball may be better up north, but we all know what the weather can be like in October.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Reason #190 - Snow in Cleveland

Cavaliers guard Eric Snow is having knee surgery and will miss all of the October preseason and maybe some of the regular-season games in November. So there will be no Snow (Eric) in Cleveland this fall, but you can be sure there will be snow (lake effect).

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Reason #189 - Downpours

Yesterday's rally for the Indians was hit by heavy rain right at 5:00. Don't think this is the last time that sudden bad weather will affect the Indians this year. But what happens if it causes a rain delay, and Sabathia and Carmona can't come back out to continue pitching?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Reason #188 - Pigeon Poop

Tonight's Monday Night Football host, the Cincinnati Bengals, have asked for permission to shoot pigeons who have been pooping on fans. Finally, the joke's on somebody besides Cleveland. But what if the pigeons escape and follow I-71 North? Only a dome can save us from the embarrassment of being mentioned in the same sentence as ... Cincinnati.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Reason #187 - Home Games Played at Home

In baseball, statistics can be used to prove most any point. To prove my point, consider this: The Indians have played, and won, "home" games in three different cities, in three different time zones: Cleveland, Milwaukee, Seattle. Think how bad this could have been if they had lost these games and missed the playoffs as a result.