Photo of the Week – Busch Memorial Stadium

A long time ago, I did two round-trip drives from Atlanta, GA to Boulder, CO as I spent two summers in Boulder for a college internship.  The very first time I drove to Boulder, accompanied by my college roommate, I was thrilled to see the St. Louis Gateway Arch for the first time and heeding that semi-eternal call “Go west, young man!

We were thrilled to be able to make it to the Arch while it was still open.  And we were rewarded with great dusk-time views.  My favorite was this shot of Busch Memorial Stadium which served the St. Louis Cardinals from 1966 to 2005.  I hate it when cities spend millions/billions held hostage by professional sports when that money would be better used to educate children, take care of the old, and -heck, why not- fix potholes.  Seems to me if cities stood together, the pro sports leagues could be pushed back on and we could all end up with better cities instead of stuffing the wallets of hooligans.  But I suppose that is a post for a different kind of blog.  For now, I just wanted to share this great image this young man took back in the day with a film camera as he went out west…

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Got lucky there was a baseball game going on!

 

 

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  1. One day I will go to a match!
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  2. Raulito, I rode the cart inside the Gateway Arch, scary!! That thing stopped several times and I was wondering if something happened how we were going to get out of it. Do not recommend it.

  3. That’s a beautiful photo!! I am not a fan of sports in general, though sometimes photos of stadiums of my favorite. I still have to go West!
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  4. Awesome photo, and I agree with your sentiments on cities and their relationships with sports teams. In the end, team owners rarely have any sort of loyalty to a city, and will just assume leave for wherever is going to put the most $ in their pocket. But, that’s business. My Dad has a story from Busch Stadium where he caught a foul ball, dropped it to the deck below, and a little kid picked it up. I wonder if he still has it…
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  5. I was in St. Louis not that long ago… Love that city! I’m always thrilled to see The Arch because of what it stands for. I was lucky enough to see a few ballgames in the old Busch Stadium, too. Great photo!
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    • Thanks, Francesca! I only got to do the Arch and then explore some part of suburbia where a friend lived. I need to go Midwest and learn more about the city.

  6. How cute that Mrs. O called it a match. St. Louis is one of those cities I have driven through many times on the way to outdoor adventure only to never stop. Maybe soon.
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  7. It’s like you have the GoodYear Blimp view! great pic.
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  8. I’ve always wanted to visit St. Louis for the BBQ, but also to go to the top of the arch. Beautiful photo, Raul.
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  9. Great photo! Cool stadium but I will say nothing beats Fenway in Boston! :)
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  10. Ooh, nice shot! Mr. JA and I are on a mission to see all MLB stadiums. I haven’t been to STL yet…
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