Snow-Out Foils Cleveland Fans

Cleveland fans will have to commute 400 miles to Milwaukee
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2007 11:26 PM CDT
Cleveland Indians grounds crew member Joe Schaaf clears Jacobs Field of snow as workers wait to shovel it, Monday, April 9, 2007, in Cleveland. After snow wiped out Cleveland   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Three snowed-out Indians games, relocated to Milwaukee, will cost the city of Cleveland $150,000 in anticipated tax revenue, according to estimates by city officials.  The Indians' series against the Angels has been preemptively moved to Miller Park, where roughly 36,000 fans are expected to make the 400+ mile commute.

Wisconsin's baseball buffs will benefit from discounted $10 tickets to what should be a competitive series between the AL East favorite and the lovable, scrappy Indians, a hipster dark-horse pick to win the AL Central.  Their hometown's 8% taxes on parking and admissions, meanwhile, will be for naught.  The moral, as always:  Nature abhors Cleveland.