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One of the greatest hitters in baseball history stand the man -- -- But across carved into the pitcher's mound at Busch Stadium has now been removed because a longtime cardinals fan complained.
Todd stark -- following this controversial story he joins us now with the details -- one guy complained.
The one guy -- that's right good morning and the St.
Louis Cardinals haven't earned a reputation as a very religious baseball team.
Players and managers alike are known for sharing their evangelical Christian faith.
And for quite some time a groundskeeper Busch Stadium is taken to carving a small cross into the dirt of the pitcher's mound.
No -- seemed to notice until a die hard fan spotted the carving on television and immediately became up ended up I'm up admitted.
He wrote a letter to the local newspaper in faster than you can say amazing grace.
He stirred up a -- so it turns out the cross was a tribute to one of the great cardinals players who died earlier this year.
The number six was also etched into the dirt but mr.
binds to says it looked suspiciously like the so called Jesus fish.
Team management seem to agree and after consulting with Major League Baseball they ordered the grounds keepers to stop tagging the mound.
Something about the constitutional separation of church and the big delayed by the way some baseball trivia the world famous -- -- Billy Sunday a Major League Baseball player.
Played for the -- white stockings and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Sunday night was Christian night at Busch Stadium so I suppose it's okay to exploit Christians for financial gain so long as you don't get to church -- And ladies by the way.
If Major League Baseball is that serious about keeping being secular.
A surprising given at Saint Louis to change the name of their town or for that matter the -- Diego Padres.
Hide your starting up their peanut gallery and then there no telling what will happen after this story right what honest people that were offended that they took it away.
You think about them.
Well they're out of luck because it's all about -- one person that I thanks so much stats aren't good jobs.
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