Friday, May 9, 2008

Reason #376 - May Giveaways

The giveaway for tomorrow night's game - on May 10, which is six weeks into spring - is a fleece blanket. That's a clear sign that we need a roof on Progressive Field.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Reason #375 - High Prices for Everything

This is reason 375 and today I paid $3.75 per gallon of gas. Ironic, huh? Here's hoping I don't have to come up with 800 or 1,000 reasons - we can't afford it. Stop the madness; let's get serious about a roof.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Reason #374 - Tradition and the Future

This week, the Indians are playing their last series in Yankee Stadium, which is being replaced by a new $1.3 billion ballpark. The roof-less stadium and the franchise have a storied tradition, and better weather. Therefore, they don't need a roof to secure their future. But a roof could sure help ours.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Reason #373 - Winning at Home

The Indians wasted their latest homestand with a 4-5 record. So much for a home field advantage. All other things being equal, roof/dome teams always seem to have an advantage because they don't lose games to weather, they don't get too hot or cold, and they avoid wind-blown home runs and missed pop-ups.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Reason #372 - Indians Struggling

The Indians' offense is inept. There are two possible explanations - the team is MUCH WORSE than we thought or the weather has been just too cold, wet and unpredictable for them to get comfortable. I know which one I hope is correct, and if it is, a roof will fix the problem.