Skip to comments.Cardinals GM Orders Cross Honoring Musial To Be Removed From Mound
Posted on 07/08/2013 10:44:34 AM PDT by Defiant
The St. Louis Cardinals general manager ordered a cross carved into the pitchers mound to be removed following a fan complaining about the religious symbol to local newspapers.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak asked the grounds crew to remove the cross and not to put the religious symbol on the mound again after learning of the practice from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Its not just club policy to be putting religious symbols on the playing field or throughout the ballpark, Mozeliak told the Post-Dispatch. I didnt ask for the reason behind it. I just asked for it to stop.
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Why not rename the team the PC Cardinals?
The old St. Louis Browns actually used a picture of St. Louis himself as a logo for some time.
Mozeliak has just seen to it that God will remain a Pirates fan for the remainder of this season.
He should call the the Rivertown Browns because the history page says the original reference to Cardinals is a religious one as the bird came around 34 years later.
Wonder if they remove it will a curse will be cast upon the birds on the bat. Hell, the cubs are still suffering a goat curse 68 years later.
May this bow to political correctness do the same to the St. Louis Cardinals that trading Babe Ruth did to the Red Sox.
When will people realize that being "offended" is going to destroy freedom of speech? Maybe when we all, everyone of us, get offended at the tiniest, stupidest things we can possibly think of, maybe then people will hang up their obamaphones and say, "enough is enough!".
Maybe, but probably only when someone gets "offended" at something the low info voter/person holds dear.
Christapobia. How else to explain this reaction to a single fan. The complainer wasn’t even a likely fan.
The Godless fascists who are trying to regulate Christ out of the public square are only going to make the reaction against their tyranny stronger. The specific campaign against Catholic charities, education, and conscience is likewise eliciting a level of sympathy and cooperation among Christians of all stripes that would probably have struck our ancestors as unthinkable.
So let them sow the wind. We know what they will reap.
Saint Louis - Roman Catholic term and historical figure
Cardinals - Roman Catholic clerical office
John Mozeliak - St. Louis Cardinals GM
John - best friend of Christ
Mozeliak - Moze = Moshe = drawn from water = Jewish
guy who led the Hebrews out of Egypt
What a bunch of garbage. I s’pose the team will hurl headfirst into celebrating SODOMY, though, when ordered to by the Commish.
Well y’know what? I’m offended by that athiest being offended. I demand you remove him from the stadium for the rest of the season.
NAME THE ‘FAN’ SO THEY MAY BE PUBLICLY SHAMED!
They should also re-name the team since “cardinals” could easily be mistaken for the Catholic clergy. They should also stop taking all that money with “In God We Trust” written on it.
Isn’t it just some groundskeeper guy etching the cross and number in the sand? Maybe the Pitcher will now etch it with his clete, how about that wimpy GM?
God does not like Pirates. He does like pretty little birdies.
I would rather the curse be upon the GM than the team. The Red Sox deserved their curse; it was the owner who traded Babe Ruth. I don’t recall who caused the Cubs to be cursed, but judging by their fans, it was also well-deserved.....
I’m hoping that the pitchers do that. It should be up to the pitchers, really. You wouldn’t want it there for Sandy Koufax. But the GM shouldn’t be getting involved, either. It’s just a nice little thing that the groundskeeper was doing, and there was no publicity about it until some troublemaker saw it and was “offended”.
The Cardinal fans are probably among the best fans in baseball. They demonstrate this at each game with their vast array of Cardinal jerseys and caps. What a tribute if all the Christian fans started wearing a cross in honor of Stan the Man for the rest of the year.
Christophobes are so superstitious.
Wasn’t Musial a liberal Democrat?
Very true. They fear the cross that they believe has no significance.
I have no idea what Musial’s politics were. I don’t recall ever seeing him involved with political issues, which is how it should be for athletes and entertainers.
I think he was a big Kennedy supporter. I apologize if I'm mistaken.
Supporting Kennedy in 1960? Seriously, I should dislike him because of that? That makes him a conservative Republican today.
He met Kennedy only once according to his biographer. He did take part in a celebrity tour promoting Kennedy for Prez, but it really does seem he did so more out of Catholic loyalty than keen interest in politics. He was much more noticed for his Catholicism than his politics. Given his religion, age, and military service, it’s not surprising if he was an FDR Democrat. Not many weren’t.