Cross written in sand not allowed to honor beloved player

cardinalscross Political correctness infected the world of sports recently, when the St. Louis Cardinals’ management put an end to the recent practice of etching a cross and the number 6 into the pitcher’s mound to honor a Cardinal great, the late Stan Musial.

The number and cross only began appearing in recent weeks on the mound, just behind the rubber. The groundskeepers placed the tribute there to honor a remarkable athlete, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Someone eventually took notice and complained. According to Yahoo News:

This has at least one fan — watching at home on TV — upset enough to write a complaining letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Riverfront Times, another St. Louis paper, also had heard from Michael Vines and took note of his objections.

When John Mozeliak, the team’s general manager, heard about it, he asked that the practice be stopped.

“Once we learned of it, I did contact the grounds crew and just asked that they don’t,” Mozeliak said. “It’s just not club policy to be putting religious symbols on the playing field or throughout the ballpark. I didn’t ask for the reason behind it. I just asked for it to stop.”

Musial, nicknamed ”Stan the Man,” played 22 extraordinary seasons with the Cardinals and was considered the game’s most consistent hitter, compiling 3,630 career hits. His talent got him selected to the All-Star team 24 times, a record surpassed by none and only equaled by Willie Mays. Musial died Jan. 18 at age 92.

Although the cross and number have disappeared, the player and his accomplishments will be forever remembered by Cardinals fans.

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6 thoughts on “Cross written in sand not allowed to honor beloved player

  1. phil says:

    Stan the man wore the number nine not six.

  2. Mike Williams says:

    The liberals can take their "political correctness" and shove where the sun don' shine, and I do not mean a dark room…..This is AMERICA..

  3. Paula Dowd says:

    The players should now just start holding up 6 fingers and then crossing themselves. No one could stop that and it sure would be a whole lot more obvious.

  4. Ray says:

    When are WE The People going to put an end to this. I say for the ONE person that is crazy"Kiss My Ass" This is America WE can do what we want ,When we want.So long as it is not going to hurt anyone. If you are so upset about a picture in the sand,Don't look at it.Stan was a great player. He should be remembered as WE the People see fit. Sorry for your narrow minded way of thinking. If you don't like it, No body should see it. GO away. WE don't need fans with that much of too much time on there hands!!!!!

  5. Dale says:

    Christians and Conservatives need to start shoving back and harder than liberals. We can allow Liberals to control our lives. Either we make a stand, or we lose our freedom.

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