Casualty of Capitalism

Exiled into Wilmington, Delaware by virtue of corporate layoffs. (Note: Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this blog are Copyright 2005, Michael Collins, and cannot be used without permission.)

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Graduate of University of Maryland School of Law; University of Maryland, College Park (Economics/Political Science).

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Retro Is Cool, But Not At The Ball Park

The closing of Busch Stadium in St. Louis at the conclusion of this season and the temporary re-opening of RFK inspired this writer to reminisce about the old multi-purpose stadiums.

I feel no remorse for the banishment of cookie-cutters from the landscape. I endured games at the Vet in Philly, Riverfront in Cincinnati, Three Rivers in Pittsburgh, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, RFK in DC, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. After this season, only RFK and the Metrodome will remain. If I wasn't still living in temporary circumstances, I could scan a few photos and show you just how bad these places are. Below is Busch Stadium. A nice ballpark, all in all. Thankfully, they ditched the Astro-turf during the late 1990's.

Busch Stadium, St. Louis. Cubs vs. Cards, July 2005.
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