On Wednesday, the local paper posted a bit of click bait regarding the beloved home of the St. Louis Cardinals:
"Foul poles come down at Busch Stadium"
Whaaa? Like my wife, Busch Stadium is perfect. It should never change.
Thankfully, it won’t. The foul pole move is just temporary for the November 13 World Cup Qualifier between the
U.S. men’s national team and the squad from — get this — St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Should be a barn burner. After the match is over, the poles will be back up in their rightful place and none of this will be the wiser on Opening Day.
But what if the Cardinals were planning on doing something weird with the foul poles? Like put them in the outfield grass or put Christmas lights on them? Stranger things have happened at the expensive of good, sound ballpark design. Some have worked out. Others have made the baseball watching experience worse. We begin with one of the latter.
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