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Fun Fact: The Indians actually played at County Stadium in Major League. Can we get Charlie Sheen to throw out the first pitch so Bob Uecker can go "juuuuuust a bit outside"? Is this the first neutral-site game since the Marlins hosted the Expos at Comiskey Park?

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That's increadible. I wonder how many people will go to the games. They should play it at the metrodome (I realize the Twins are at home right now...), then you would get some people to come out and cheer agasint the "home" team.

With the Twins ballpark plans in jeopardy, I hope this weather does not hurt the effort to get an open-air stadium.

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That's increadible. I wonder how many people will go to the games. They should play it at the metrodome (I realize the Twins are at home right now...), then you would get some people to come out and cheer agasint the "home" team.

With the Twins ballpark plans in jeopardy, I hope this weather does not hurt the effort to get an open-air stadium.

I'm taking the family Wednesday night. I have a co-worker in from the west coast this week, who is an Angel's season ticket holder. I'm guessing he'll hit the two night games.

Timing is everything.

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This, I believe, is the first time that they've moved a series to another ballpark since the Marlins played the Expos at "Comiskey" a couple of years ago towards the end of the season because of a hurricane. I think it may have even been the year the won the World Series.

I get the feeling that in cases such as this, the league may generally prefer a park in the opposite league, so that at least it's more neutral. I could be wrong, but it makes sense.

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Yeah, it does kinda make sense.

Miller Park also makes sense, being relatively close and with the retractable roof.

Another fun trivia fact: Milwaukee hosted nine Chicago White Sox home games in 1968 and eleven in 1969. The attendance in Milwaukee for those few games represented one-third of the total Sox home attendance in those years - don't think we'll see such numbers for the Indians (nor will we see the Indians almost move to Milwaukee).

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This, I believe, is the first time that they've moved a series to another ballpark since the Marlins played the Expos at "Comiskey" a couple of years ago towards the end of the season because of a hurricane. I think it may have even been the year the won the World Series.

I get the feeling that in cases such as this, the league may generally prefer a park in the opposite league, so that at least it's more neutral. I could be wrong, but it makes sense.

Correct, here are all the neutral site games ever played. That site is amazing.

It would be nice to have the games in Buffalo since we have their AAA team but we have some snow also. I would go if they were here.

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Is it just me or does anyone miss when it was called plain old SkyDome? I wouldn't think it would hurt the chances of the Twins new stadium. The MLB needs to realize weather in the midwest in April is unpredictible. So play in warm weather cities or in covered stadiums to start the season it would clean up a lot but not all of the weather issues.

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Another fun trivia fact: Milwaukee hosted nine Chicago White Sox home games in 1968 and eleven in 1969. The attendance in Milwaukee for those few games represented one-third of the total Sox home attendance in those years.

Talk about your dark days. I once saw a programs for those games, which showed the Beer Barrel Man and the "Milwaukee Brewers" name on the front - those games bore much more of a "this team is going to move here soon" vibe than the Expos' trips to San Juan.

Basically, the White Sox are still playing on the South Side by virtue of the ineptitude of the Seattle Pilots. I'm pretty sure that was much more of a legitimate threat to the franchise than the schtick and posturing about playing in the Suncoast Dome ever was.

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Maybe I'm missing something, but wouldn't it make sense to play this series in Anaheim and then have a series that was scheduled for Anaheim moved to Cleveland to balance it out?

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Maybe I'm missing something, but wouldn't it make sense to play this series in Anaheim and then have a series that was scheduled for Anaheim moved to Cleveland to balance it out?

Well, I was going to make light of this suggestion for the reason of travel, but now looking at when the Indians go to LA to play the Angels, it would have made some sense. Instead of having Cleveland go from Minnesota to LA to Chicago they would go Minny, home, Chicago, which is much more manageable. Flipping that, the Angels would only be starting their roadtrip four days earlier as, if the games were switched, they would be going to Baltimore anyway.

I'm thinking, though, it had to do with short notice and logistics.

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