Friday, November 16, 2007

Reason #234 - Indians' Award Winners

The 2007 Indians have the GM of the Year, AL Manager of the Year, AL Cy Young Award winner, and Gold Glove centerfielder. They deserve a roof - and so do we.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Reason #233 - Instead of Overpaying A-Rod

Now we find out that Alex Rodriguez opted out of his $25 million-a-year contract with the Yankees so he could negotiate for $27 million a year for 10 years. In New York, maybe that's what it takes to get a third baseman. In Cleveland, we could have two roofs for $275 million and still have $75 million or so to spare to fix the schools, streets, public transit. If we had the money to start with, which, of course, we might have if we had year-'round sports facilities. That's what I call a vicious cycle.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Reason #232 - Nicknames

Eric Wedge was named AL Manager of the Year today. If he continues to win and becomes a legendary manager, we could nickname our dome "The Wedge." Of course, his real nickname is "Wedgie," but Cleveland is already the butt of too many jokes.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Reason #231 - Cy Young Award Winner

Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia has won the 2007 Cy Young Award. I'm happy for him because he seems like a good guy. I'm sad for us because I think this all but guarantees the Indians won't be able to afford to re-sign him after next season. That's the problem with players - they can become free agents. But a dome is ours forever.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Reason #230 - Stay Positive

It was a bad sports weekend in Cleveland - Ohio State losing its first game and the Browns coming up short against the Steelers. And now it's raining, which makes some people even more depressed. Not me - it inspires my dome-speak.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Reason #229 - College Bowl Games

College football has so many bowl games that .500 teams can get berths. But we need one more bowl game, the Rock 'n' Roll Bowl, hosted under a new dome in Cleveland. It would create a winter carnival atmosphere, and it would be a financial and PR success. Detroit's Motor City Bowl wouldn't have a chance.