Friday, October 31, 2008

Reason #390 - Champion Charlie Manuel

Charlie Manuel won a World Series, which proves you don't need a slick, high-priced manager to have a championship baseball team. So spend some money on the facilities and fan comfort, for a change.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Reason #389 - Home Games

Starting this weekend, the Browns have four of five games at home in November. In most cities, they call that opportunity. In Cleveland, we call that opportunity for severe frostbite.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Reason #388 - The Neutral Site Debate

USA Today raises an issue I discussed months ago: Will Major League Baseball consider a neutral site for the World Series? The public is overwhelmingly against it. The owners and the players, the rich and famous, may like it more each day, as weather all but ruins the excitment over this year's Series. If it ever happens, all of us cold-weather cities with open-air ballparks are finished as baseball towns.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reason #387 - Suspended Game

The World Series is in limbo because of bad weather in Philadelphia - resulting in the first suspended game in World Series history. The reason? Another modern stadium without a roof. Duh.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Reason #386 - World Series Baseball

Today is Game 5 of the World Series. Cleveland's forecast: mix of rain and snow. If we want to enjoy World Series baseball, we need a roof on Progressive Field - and a team that can win it all when given the chance.