Saturday, February 23, 2008

Reason #319 - Florida Domes

The Marlins are getting a new ballpark with a roof so they will stay in Florida. The Indians and Browns have relatively new stadiums, but someday, they will want roofs to keep them in Cleveland. Why wait for them to make their threat to leave town?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Reason #318 - Player Trades

Players come and go, as evidenced by the fact that the Cavs traded half their roster, six players, today for four players. So don't expect long emotional attachments to any player, including LeBron James (does anybody really think he's going to play in Cleveland for his whole career?). Trades and free agency happen, and small-market teams like us will be hit harder than most. The only things that last are respect for the game, love of the team, and quality facilities - with roofs, of course.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Reason #317 - Spring Training

The Indians' first full-squad workout is Thursday. It will be 75 and sunny. The Indians won't play a home game under such conditions until probably late May. It's no wonder the Indians never seem to complain how long spring training is.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Reason #315 - Not Just a Coincidence?

How are several NBA teams able to make trades to acquire big-name stars for the stretch run, and yet the Cavs are unable to do anything? These same cities - Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix - also have new football stadiums with roofs. So is all of this a coincidence or do these cities just want to win more than Cleveland does?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Reason #314 - Off-Season Purpose

It has been a month and a half since there's been any action at Cleveland Stadium and approximately 4 months since the Indians have played at their ballpark. They just sit there - no use, no visitors, no events. Roofs would give them, and all of us, purpose.