Mother Nature simply isn’t cooperating with baseball today. A second game — the Red Sox vs. the Indians in Cleveland — was just postponed until tomorrow due to the cold and the wet.
I know a lot of people ask why they bother scheduling games in places like Cleveland and New York for Opening Day, but it’s not as simple as merely putting all of the games from the first week or two in domes or down south or out west. Opening Day is usually a guaranteed sellout, so the teams in the north and east want their crack at that too. It’s also the case that teams in better weather cities don’t want to host an inordinate number of games in April, as — Opening Day aside — you can usually count on better crowds in the summer months, and they’d be deprived of that if they got all the April games.
On balance, you get more good days than bad in places like Cleveland and the northeast during this week. It just so happens that this is a bad week. It happens.