Saturday, January 26, 2008

Reason #297 - Extreme Sports

The Winter X Games are held outdoors in snowy January. But those are considered extreme sports, not exactly mainstream. But spring baseball and fall football? Those are mainstream, and should not be played under extreme Cleveland conditions.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Reason #296 - 2007

2007 is being billed as one of the best years in Cleveland sports history - the Indians and Cavs went deep into the playoffs and the Browns finished 10-6. We have low standards. If those results are considered a great success, we're almost always going to be disappointed. A dome would give us something to celebrate every year.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Reason #295 - Smart Investments

The Yankees' 2007 major-league payroll was $218.3 million. That's enough for two roofs for Cleveland, plus a record contract for free-agent-to-be C.C. Sabathia. Those would be smart investments.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Reason #294 - High-Paid Middle Relievers

The Indians will be paying middle reliever Rafael Betancourt millions of dollars. If he's worth that much, imagine what a roof would do for us.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Reason #293 - Indoor Baseball Events

The Indians have started their winter press tour. Needless to say, all of the events are held indoors - just like the bad-weather games should be.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Reason #292 - Arena Football

Starting in March, Cleveland will be playing indoor football, as part of the Arena Football League. That's right - we're willing to play football indoors in the spring, but not in the late fall and winter. That's not tradition; it's stubborn.