The GM of the St. Louis Cardinals has instructed the ground crew to stop inscribing a cross and the number 6 on the pitcher's mound. Reportedly, the two symbols had been an ongoing memorial for Hall of Fame Cardinal Stan Musial who was a devout Christian. But as you know, the cross is offensive. So it must go.
While it is unclear as to how long the crew has been inscribing the cross in the mound, spectators note that they have observed the symbol on a number of occasions throughout this year. According to reports, the cross, which was accompanied by the number 6, was a tribute to the late Stan Musial, who passed away in January at the age of 92. Musial was a Roman Catholic.I get it. The guy's selling tickets. He's in the business of making money and doesn't want anything to interfere with that. But aren't we seriously becoming like the Borg? One must be like everyone else, lest someone find you offensive.
General Manager John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he first found out about the practice in a report by the publication.
“Once we learned of it,” Mozeliak stated, “I did contact the grounds crew and just asked that they don’t.”
“It’s just not club policy to be putting religious symbols on the playing field or throughout the ballpark,” he said. “I didn’t ask for the reason behind it. I just asked for it to stop.”
Ironically, the day following this decision by the GM was "Christian Day" at the ballpark. Tell me, God doesn't have a sense of humor.