Friday, June 19, 2009

Busch Stadium

Last night I met an old friend from Graduate School for the Cards v. Tigers game. I was able to get to St. Louis a bit early and take some shots of the stadium before the game.

The entrance to New Busch Stadium. When people compare ball fields to cathedrals I get their point.

Inside with the Cards in the field.

Approaching the stadium from the NW.

The attention to detail is incredible.

The Musial statue outside the main gate inspires awe.

The inscription on the base reads "Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight."Outside the ballpark the Cardinals have erected a statue park of great past players. I can't emphasis enough how much they honor their rich past in the game. I hope the Twins take a hint and erect a statue park at their new stadium.

Twins statues: Puckett, Hrbek, Killer, Oliva, T. Kelly.
Bert: He played for many other teams, has a ring with the Bucks, but he is a huge media presence for the Twins.
Carew: There is that nasty period of time when he played for the Angels. Did he go into the Hall as a Twin or Angel?
Bostock: Short career, also an Angel.
Gaetti: Most of his career with the Twins but many other teams.
Walter Johnson: Honor our past? The great Washington Senators pitcher.
Others? Feel free to post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bert has a ring with the Twins in 87 right?