The Geezers have been around long enough not to trust the weather in early April in NE Ohio. We used to go to Cleveland Indians Opening Day rain or shine every year when we were younger
After the years passed and experiencing inclement weather on many occasions we started going up to Cleveland without having tickets. If the weather was bearable we would buy tickets from scalpers, and go to the game. (They are called scalpers because they buy up blocks of tickets and sell them to fans for more than face value.) If the weather was bad we would just go to a bar in Cleveland and watch the game there.
We quit going to the game or Cleveland at all when against our better judgement we bought tickets for a game, and we went up with a big group of Geezers and friends. That was the game that was SNOWED OUT.
Now we just stay in Akron and pick out a restaurant/bar to go to to watch the game. This year we went to a baseball theme sports bar in Barberton called The Green Diamond. In attendance were former sportswriter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Russ Schneider, former Cleveland Indians catcher Hal Naragon, and former Indian in 1970 and one the youngest pitchers to win the Cy Young Award, Dean Chance.
And the move paid off again as the game was delayed for 2 hours because of rain! Below are pictures that we took on that day Friday, April 4, 2014. The Indians won 7-2 so they will be selling beer the rest of the year.
(They didn't lose the Opener!)
This page was last updated: April 13, 2014