Re: 2011 MLB Season to Begin on a Friday to Avoid November World Series
This is one of the few times I have to applaud Bud (if this actually comes to fruition).
--It gives you (presumably) three straight day games at a time when the weather is dicey and night games can be bone chilling.
--It makes for a festive weekend and, if I'm a business owner in DT, I throw out a lot of 'specials' for that weekend. Restaurants, hotels, shopping venues, etc. should all build something around this. Heck, even the City of Cincinnati should think about doing something on Fountain Square. There are a lot of people that normally don't come into Cincinnati until school is out that just might take a 'vacation day' for the kids and come to Cincinnati for Opening Day as well as another game or two. That should be a bit of an economic boost for the city and they should be pushing for this idea.
--I'm thinking that the first Monday will be an off day for teams in order to cover any makeup games due to bad weather. If that's the Monday of the NCAA basketball finals it makes even more sense.