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Play Ball!

In Places & Spaces, Sports on March 31, 2008 at 4:40 am

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The Cardinals officially open their season at home today against the Colorado Rockies. I’m interested to see how much all the off-season changes (and there have been many) pay off, particularly the much-mentioned bringing up of “homegrown” players from within the system. We still have no pitching (a starting rotation of five righthanders?), but it’s baseball, so it can’t be all bad.

Now if somebody could get something done with Crater Ballpark Village, St. Louis might be taken seriously as a city with an actual downtown. Here‘s what it’s supposed to look like if it’s ever finished (er, started); here‘s what it looks like now (and has for a year-and-a-half). While the city decides what to do, can somebody at least sod this eyesore so families can picnic before a game?

Play ball!

  1. is it rocktober yet?

  2. Skinner, one streak of winning 13 of 14 games last year does not a champion make (and, remember, they got swept in the Series in 2007, their first).

    Opening Day is a huge deal in St. Louis and, frankly, it’s a bit of a letdown opening against the Rockies. The Cardinals just opened their 117th year of baseball; the Rockies began their 14th – big whup.

    “The Rockies don’t even open the season at home. They had to start in another beer ballpark.” Woody needs to build a bridge and get over it, especially since a rainout mercifully saved his team from losing their first game in an embarrassing opening outing.

    In the words of Dangerfield: “My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly, too.” Come on back, Woody – there’s more where that came from.

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