Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Global Cooling Strikes Again [J. Mark English]

On a day when a bill is being submitted to the House of Representatives to make global warming a "national security" issue, we get this wonderful bit of news out of Cleveland:

(from the AP)

Play (snow)ball! After a frosty first week, baseball quickly made a move for warmth and shifted the Los Angeles Angels' series against the Indians from Cleveland to an enclosed field in Milwaukee.

That didn't do much good for Indians fans on Monday. For the fourth straight day, games were wiped out by snow at Jacobs Field, sending the Seattle Mariners packing without playing an inning that counted.

All of a sudden, players are tracking snowfall and wind chill with the same interest as balls, strikes and outs.

"It's stupid. It's crazy," Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia said. "We should definitely be starting somewhere else, definitely on the West Coast or somewhere with a dome so this doesn't happen."

At least in Milwaukee the Indians will be assured of playing the Angels in a three-game set that starts Tuesday night because Miller Park has a retractable roof. Fans will get a bargain: All tickets will be $10.

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