Friday, March 17, 2006

St. Patrick's Day- St. Louis Style

From the great KMOV.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the field at the new Busch Stadium has been painted green. See?

Okay, so it's not paint. It's real grass.

But to save money, instead of sod, the Cardinals bought millions of little Chia Head's to lay on the field. And they're growing great!

And it's nice to see that the commercialism in this park will hardly be noticeable.


  1. I thought they were going to put a little dirt "ring" around the pitcher's mound, just like at old Sportsman's Park? Some of the architect's sketches had that nice little retro touch.

    Even though I am a lifelong Cub fan in the heart of Cardinal country (and a native southern Illinoisan to boot), I do like the new Busch Stadium. It's a much nicer place to watch a ball game than the antiseptic bowl.

  2. You're right about the ring. I don't know if they have forgotten about it or what, but there is definitely no ring at present.