The sky's the limit if you have a roof over your head
Posted at 2:29 PM on October 25, 2005
by Ben Tesch
Apparently Bud Selig is expected to decide personally that the roof of Minute Maid Park should be open for Game 3 of the World Series tonight. The roof has been closed for all the Astros home playoff games so far, as they have seen the greater crowd noise as a home field advantage, although they mostly decide based on temperature and rain. They have played better with the roof closed throughout the season, but Major League Baseball has the power to involve themselves, as they did the same to the Diamondbacks in 2001.
Seeing that lots of field maintenance goes on that tries to benefit home teams (such as short outfields for teams with big hitters, or angled baselines for speedy teams to bunt down), do you think it's right that the MLB front office has the right to decide if a park's roof is open?
No, it's ridiculous for MLB to intercede this way. Sure they've been consistent with regards to the World Series, but why just the World Series and not the whole postseason? And if that, why not the whole season?