Tuesday, October 25, 2005

'roof gate'

The roof issue in Houston is becoming a big story leading up to Game 3. The Astros are pissed that MLB is wanting it open and one would think they should be able to choose, being it is their home field and all. I think this is more of a power struggle than anything though as I dont see the roof, open or closed, having an impact on the outcome of the game. As it appears MLB has jurisdiction here (why, I dont know), my money is on the roof being open tonight.

This isn't the first time a retractable roof has come under scrutiny. Sandy Alderson created a precedent on World Series roof issues by ordering Arizona to have its roof open for all four games during the World Series of 2001. The Diamondbacks were coming home after two crushing defeats down 3-2 in the series. But I dont recall Schilling, Johnson or Luis González whining about the roof. The Astros should stop making an issue of the roof and realize they can get back in the series if they start concentrating on the game instead.

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