Saturday, February 2, 2008

Reason #303 - Injuries

Kellen Winslow has a bad shoulder and knee, and plans to have surgery at least on the knee. Even coming off his best season, he's damaged goods, at a high price tag. That's why a roof is always a better investment.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Reason #302 - Quarterbacks Are Expensive

Despite never winning a playoff game, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is signed for $10 million a year for six years. Now, the Browns' Derek Anderson may be looking for a similar deal. For that kind of money, we could be on our way to a roof on Browns Stadium - and it would last more than six years.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Reason #301 - $20 Million Players

Johann Santana may get $20 million a year for 7 years from the Mets, which, despite conventional wisdom, all but guarantees they won't win a World Series. They won't be able to afford a supporting cast. They would be better off spending money on a roof to attract moderately priced warm-weather free agents.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Reason #300 - Milestones Matter

We have now reached 300 reasons, a significant milestone. With that many reasons, it's clear to me that this idea deserves a full and fair public discussion. Now - during the off-seasons for both the Indians and Browns.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Reason #299 - Keeping C.C.

The Indians are expected to offer C.C. Sabathia the largest contract in team history. Some might say that does not leave any money to pay for a roof for Progressive Field. I say perhaps a roof would help convince C.C., a California guy, to stay here for the long term.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Reason #298 - No Roof, No Play

The Cavs-Lakers game in Los Angeles was delayed by a leaky roof today. That's right: they stopped the game until the leak was stopped. That's how important a roof is to professional athletes.