Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday Arch Series

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Well, you can't expect a close-up every week. It's worth looking at the monument in its urban context from time to time. This was taken during an hour-long rain delay in the Cardinals game on Monday.

Games are not suspended for rain in many ball sport except golf and tennis. Does it happen in cricket? Aficionados please report. In baseball the grounds crew quickly rolls out a tarpaulin to cover the dirt part of the infield. After it is rolled up, the field's amazing drainage system takes over with a little help from the staff.


9 comments:

brattcat said...

Squoosh, squoosh, squoosh. These are terrific, Bob. They go far beyond giving us a visual experience.

Tara Umm Omar said...

I left St. Louis when the new Cardinal's stadium was still being built so this is the first time I'm "seeing" what it looks like. Thank you!

Luis Gomez said...

Nice pictures. I like seeing the Arch from the stadium.

Virginia said...

An hour long rain delay. HMmmmmmmm so did that make the game last for what, 6, 8 hours??? ZZZZZZZZZZZ
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Olivier said...

c'est la mascotte du club ;)

cieldequimper said...

Ah, rain.

I guess that one has to choose one's seat well. Facing the arch.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

does it happen in cricket he asks - you're darn right it does - that's how we get so many draws.

Dan Jaboor said...

It's subtle, but I just noticed the arch mown into the grass as well.

T. Becque said...

Well at least you got a picture for your series out of it!