A word, however, on Miller Park, and that retractable roof. The roof has been closed for every game so far this season, and we asked about 15 different people why that was — it didn't rain either day — and got about 15 different answers. (The Brewers have had tons of problems with their roof anyway.) Some said it was because it takes forever to open, some said it has to be a perfect day, some said the ball carries better inside and the struggling Brewers offense needed all the help it could get. But no one seemed to really understand why, and that includes several reporters who could, conceivably, ask.I've only been to Miller Park once. There were storms in the area so the roof was closed and I didn't think anything of it. If this is true, though, and they just never open the roof, I would be truly sad. Miller Park has its good points and bad ones, but I had an awfully good time the one night I was there. It seems like a great, knowledgeable fan base -- I watched the Brewers-Pirates on a weeknight after both were out of the race and everyone still had fun -- who deserves the best they can get.
One of the only redeeming qualities of Midwestern weather are the nice summer nights, and it would be a shame if the Brewers never let their fans enjoy them properly.