Saturday, October 27, 2007

Reason #214 - Something to Do

Dome-watching could be an interesting off-season pursuit for Indians fans. Right now, it doesn't look like Cavs-watching will be as interesting - after an awful preseason and with a shorthanded lineup. The season hasn't even started, and the Eastern Conference champs look tired. My prediction: they will be lucky to make the playoffs this season. Domes are much more reliable and they always play defense.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Reason #213 - Quarterbacks

I heard Browns coach Romeo Crennel on the radio this morning, and he said quarterback Derek Anderson should have a good game this week because he is playing in a dome, in St. Louis, and does not have to worry about wind, rain, sleet, snow, bugs and bird droppings. And he plays on the visiting team; imagine how much of an advantage it is for the home team. Finally, someone is getting my point. Who's next?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Reason #212 - Season Opener

Major League Baseball has announced that the Indians' home opener will be March 31, the earliest home opener ever and just 10 days after winter ends. Apparently, the lessons of the 2007 snowouts into mid-April have been lost on some people. Thank you, MLB, for making it so easy to come up with a new blog entry every day. People who sell winter coats, ski masks, Indians blankets, hot chocolate and hand warmers thank you too.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Reason #211 - Painful Reminders

It may be too painful to watch the Red Sox-Rockies World Series. And not just because the Indians faltered at the very end of the ALCS. I just can't stand to watch northern baseball cities struggle with, and anguish over, late October weather. There IS a better way, and maybe, for once, Cleveland will be the big winner.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Reason #210 - Dormant Stadiums and Ballparks

The next time Jacobs Field welcomes fans to its seats and concessions will be around April 1, 2008. That's no April Fool's joke, but it's really unfortunate that such a great facility is virtually useless for nearly half the year.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Reason #209 - Offseason Priorities

With 7-1, 12-2 and 11-2 losses, thus begins another long, cold, championship-less offseason for the Indians. Now is the time to focus on our roof-less situation.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Reason #208 - Snowy Series

It's already snowing in Denver, and the World Series hasn't even started. What will happen if both World Series cities are hit by early-season snows? A Cleveland-Denver series could cause many teams to rethink their roof-less ballparks.