By the 6th inning on Saturday there couldn’t have been more than 10,000 people at Fenway Park for the Rays-Red Sox game. Why? Because it was 35° and raining. And nobody likes baseball when it is cold and rainy.
And yet for some reason, Domes are considered sacrilege in baseball. We love baseball as much as anybody and we have no idea why it is so terrible to play baseball indoors.
In the NFL, a sport that thrives in bad weather, domes are perfectly acceptable. The NFL loves bad weather so much, they will schedule a January playoff game in Green Bay to start after dark. And yet, five teams play in domes and another four teams play in stadiums with retractable roofs.
We have no idea why the NFL gets a pass and the Rays don’t.
We have been to many Rays games at The Trop. We have seen several games at the Superdome. And we are not being biased when we say that The Trop is a better fan experience hands down.
So why do people hate indoor baseball? We wonder if this is just one of those things that gets ingrained in people’s minds and yet nobody ever stops to ask “why?”