Saturday, April 19, 2008

Reason #363 - High School Sports

The High School Hardball Classic is being played this weekend at Jacobs Field. If the Indians and Browns had roofs, they could host a lot of crucial high school sports matchups, including state playoffs, which would bring lots of revenue and energy to the city.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Reason #362 - Perfect Night for Baseball

It was a perfect night for baseball and still only 21,000 fans showed up to see the Indians play the rival Tigers? Why? Because we don't have a roof. The weather is too uncertain for Clevelanders and Detroiters to buy tickets ahead of time. That's right - a roof is the solution for all reasons and seasons.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Reason #361 - Beat Detroit

We can't beat Detroit in anything - Cavs lost to Pistons, Indians lost to Tigers, and Browns don't have a dome but Lions do.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reason #360 - Browns Schedule

The Browns' schedule was released today. They have only one home game after November 30 - which means even the computer scheduler knows that December games at home are a bad idea.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Reason #359 - Fans Don't Like Cold Weather

I take back what I said in Reason #356. Even the Red Sox can't draw a decent April crowd. There were less than 20,000 in the ballpark tonight because it was so cold. The league's scheduling shenanigans failed. Fans aren't stupid - they watch The Weather Channel.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Reason #358 - Baseball Statistics

The cliche is that baseball is a game of numbers. The problem in Cleveland is those vital statistics are wind chill (38 degrees, with snow flurries, today) and heat index.