Saturday, October 20, 2007

Reason #207 - Super Bowl

It used to be a fact that no NFL team that played its home games in a domed stadium had ever won a Super Bowl - until the Rams and Colts won it in the last eight years. And the Cowboys, who have five Super Bowl wins in their history, will have a roof on their new stadium. What are we so afraid of?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Reason #206 - Clinching the Pennant

In more than 100 years of baseball, Cleveland has never clinched an American League pennant at home. And we've never had a roof on our ballpark. Could the two be linked? Are we willing to do something about it so, someday, we can have one big party after a clinching win?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Reason #205 - World Series Weather

The Indians are one win away from a World Series matchup against the Colorado Rockies - a series that could run into November. So what are the chances that series will be affected, and perhaps decided, by the weather?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Reason #204 - 12 Inches of Rain

The Plain Dealer and Fox have reported that the high-tech drainage system at Jacobs Field can handle as much as 12 inches of rain an hour - Noah's Ark kind of weather! Why do we need to design for such extremes? Because it's Cleveland. And because we haven't made the most practical long-term investment - a retractable roof on the ballpark.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Reason #203 - Baseball Rainouts

The Boston Red Sox are hoping for rain tonight - and it could happen - so they can pitch Josh Beckett in Games 4 and 7. If the Indians lose three times to Beckett as a result, what argument will the dome detractors have then?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Reason #202 - The Geodesic Dome

Northeast Ohio already has a dome - at Materials Park in Geauga County. This geodesic dome is made of lightweight metal. Its only use is to celebrate the use of metals. How about to protect sports fans? Check it out in today's Plain Dealer,

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Reason #201 - Home Playoff Games

The Cavs are in China for preseason and the Browns are entering their bye week. Thank goodness for playoff baseball - three home games this week, with only this caveat, "weather permitting."