Saturday, December 15, 2007

Reason #259 - Winter Storm Warning

The first major winter storm is scheduled to hit this weekend, with the worst weather expected to come during Sunday's Browns game. After this weekend, perhaps we'll be able to make the case for putting a roof over the entire city.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Reason #258 - Saving Baseball

Eighty-five baseball players, including 16 with ties to the Indians, were implicated in the Mitchell Report on banned substances. It's not too far-fetched to think that facilities, including a comfortable roof, may be one of very few ways to keep baseball fans in the stands. Don't count on the players and owners to do the right thing.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Reason #257 - Paying for a Roof

A-Rod has agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract. That's more than two stadium roofs, which would also last more than twice as long as the contract. The fact that the Indians avoid such high-price sweepstakes means they have money for a roof, right?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Reason #256 - Reindeer Up on the Rooftop

Only eight more shopping days until Christmas. Yes, there is still time to add roof to your list. After all, a roof would give the reindeer somewhere to land in Cleveland.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Reason #255 - Big Ten Football

The Big Ten has added a 13th game to its teams' regular-season schedules, starting in 2009. With the right package and a roof, we might be able to attract an Ohio State vs. in-state-school game once in a while.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Reason #254 - Meaningful Games in December

At 8-5, the Browns will play one of their most meaningful home games in a long time on Sunday. If they win, they're close to clinching a playoff spot. If they lose, they're probably out. If bad weather causes them to lose this game even though they're the better team, I'm blaming the roof-less stadium. It's the only thing that can stop us now.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Reason #253 - Player Names

The Indians have signed pitcher Masahide Kobayashi from Japan. Now comes word that a Japanese outfielder may also come to the U.S. to play. His last name is Fukudome - that's right "dome" is in his last name. We need him.