Thursday, July 17, 2008

All Star Game

St. Louis gets the All Star Game next year. A chance to highlight the city's new ballpark, just like Yankee Stadium in New York this year, and all the new stadiums in recent memory.

So what's the problem?

This is season three of the new stadium. The new stadium also promised a new "ballpark village" over the remaining site of the former Busch Stadium, immediately north of the new one.

Problem is, there remains no ballpark village.

So, when everyone gathers for the All Star Game fun next year, what are they going to say about this eyesore? (Photo courtesy of St. Louis Daily Photo Blog)

Another view (originally found here)

Still another view (courtesy of Urban Review STL)

At least this guy has the answer! Merchandise the St. Louis mudhole!

Since they had nothing better to put here, they should have listened to the Sklar brothers and made the gigantic Busch Stadium they proposed back in 2005.

Such an embarrassment.


  1. How about... a parking lot? Not pretty, but always useful in big cities.

  2. Barb!

    That's about all they'll have time to build before next summer. Except for maybe just laying some sod or planting some bushes.