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Looked cold there in Detroit

In fact, I've seen a lot of parkas all spring dotting the corporate seats, the ones behind home plate that are predominately on display during MLB games.

No domes in Detroit? Colorado? Boston? Ooooo. Boston. I think that was one of the coldest games I've witnessed this spring. So how is it that:

1. Fans in other states can attend games when it's so cold?

2. Everytime it's nice in Minnesota, as it was for this past week's day game, I never hear anyone say, "Man, that outdoor stadium is going to be great. Blow off work just before Memorial Day, sit in the sun and contribute to an actual attendance of 22,000, rather than a reported one."?

Last fall during the playoffs there was rain and cold at most of the venues, yet on those same nights last fall a baseball game could have been played comfortably outdoors in Minnesota because WE were having better weather than places such as Cleveland and Colorado. It's true, because I was keeping track.

Instead of hearing people gripe about no cover on the new stadium, it would be nice for them to recognize you can't control the weather anywhere, yet domes are a thing of the past in most states, and with no optional lid you won't have people making stupid decisions, like the one that was made for this past Super Bowl. With a THREAT of rain in Arizona, they closed the damned roof. It was a nice night in Phoenix, yet some moron, given a choice, closed the roof. For football. A game that was played in minus-1,000,000 temperatures a few weeks earlier in Green Bay.

Good riddance to the Dome. Now if we can just get those soft upper Midwesterners to see the upside of outdoor baseball, rather than the downside.

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