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Metal trim falls from Busch Stadium

Aug 2, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

Busch Stadium

The wife and I had our little suburban house built in 2005.  There was a five year warranty on masonry work. Porch, brick steps, etc.  Five years and three months after moving in, they started to crumble.  Because I’m trained in the fine art of being a tremendous pain in the ass, I was able to cajole our builder into fixing it under warranty, but it was still annoying.

Busch Stadium in St. Louis has been open a little over five years.  How much you wanna bet that HOK is gonna give the Cardinals the same kind of runaround on this:

Some sidewalks around Busch Stadium were closed this afternoon after a piece of metal trim fell from the stadium.

The 2-foot-by-4-foot piece of black metal trim fell late Monday morning from the west side of the stadium, off South Eighth Street near Spruce Street, and was discovered shortly after noon by a landscaper, according to Ron Watermon, the Cardinals’ director of public relations and civic affairs. No injuries were reported, he said.

Now would be a great time for Cubs fans to make fun of Cardinals fans for playing their home games in a rundown dump.

  1. Alex K - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Yeah! What a dump! At least Wrigley’s falling debris is crumbling concrete!

  2. Panda Claus - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    I’d rather be hit by a fluttering piece of metal trim in St. Louis than by a ton of bricks outside of Wrigley.

    • paperlions - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:35 AM

      I don’t think “trim” from a stadium flutters.

      • Panda Claus - Aug 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM

        Depends if it’s heavy steel or a piece of aluminum flashing. I pictured the latter.

  3. a125125125 - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    This just proves what Cardinals fans have known for years…..the trim in St. Louis is subpar.

  4. adowding3 - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    i guess Craig’s day is as slow as mine…

    • trevorb06 - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

      Maybe he’ll tell us what TLR had for breakfast this morning.

      • b7p19 - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:25 AM

        He doesn’t eat breakfast in the morning. He eats breakfast at night and dinner in the morning because nobody else does. It makes him feel smart when people ask him why and he can smirk at them and pretend he knows something they don’t know.

      • nategearhart - Aug 3, 2011 at 1:29 AM

        Nah, he tweets that cause that’s all twitter is good for #shaugnessy

  5. skids003 - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    “trained in the fine art of being a tremendous pain in the ass.” They teach that in law school, don’t they Craig?

  6. missthemexpos - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    The Expos never got to the World Series, however when it comes to a stadium falling apart, they were miles ahead of the competition. Everything from the Tower on fire, massive parts of the roof collapsing (thousands of square feet), and of course a 55 ton concrete slab falling on to an exterior walkway. Amazing no one was never killed.

    • Panda Claus - Aug 2, 2011 at 11:16 AM

      Good points, although fans of the late Seattle Kingdome may respectfully disagree.

      • Kevin S. - Aug 2, 2011 at 8:19 PM

        People actually liked the Kingdome? Surely you jest!

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