Astros Hit the Roof over Open-Air Decision

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Swept in the World Series, some of the Houston Astros and their fans are complaining about Major League Baseball's decision to order the roof kept open at Houston's Minute Maid Park.


This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

We're not saying the Houston Astros are sore losers, but this week the team that was swept by the Chicago White Sox in the World Series had complaints about the roof of their stadium. The Astros were apparently miffed about major-league baseball's decision to keep the retractable lid at Minute Maid Park in Houston open during games three and four of the series. With the roof closed, Astros fans are noisier, and the team thinks this provides a home-field advantage. In fact, Houston does have a better record with the roof shut, but Houston third baseman Morgan Ensberg was stoic. `I can deal with it,' he says. `It's not like they stole my dog.'

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