Ladies and gentleman, the day has FINALLY COME! That day… is OPENING DAY! I will give you a moment to collect yourself.
Now that you have that out of your system, let’s go over the checklist of everything you’ll need for the big day.
- A smille
- ….a jacket?
- ………snow shoes???
Wait a minute… does something seem weird to you? Oh yea.. the winter apparel. But why would you need that? Baseball is the game of summer!
That, right there, is the question I have been trying to answer for years now. As a huge Indians fan born and raised here in Cleveland, Ohio, those last two items have been an all-too-real need for me. Which is the topic of this post.
For most of the fans, even though they live in colder areas, they at least have a dome, or roof, so it can be 72 and sunny year round.
Not Cleveland…or Boston… or New York…
I understand, domes and roofs are very expensive, and can be technically difficult. However, I would prefer not to turn purple from frostbite during the 7th inning stretch. It’s miserable. Even the players hate it, that’s why some carry a “warm weather” clause in their contracts.
So if you live where it’s warm year round (I hate you) enjoy it. Not all of us will be in T-Shirts on opening day. Some of use will have to huddle together in our overpriced seats covered in snow. Though I am used to it by now.
P.S. Please build a roof, Cleveland.