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Latest Use for Ballpark Village: Military Staging Ground

An alert reader just emailed Daily RFT the following image of Ballpark Village taken today.

Don't know about you, but I don't see in this photo the dazzling display of commercial, retail and residential space that the Cardinals ownership has promised to bring to the site the past five years.

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So, what the hell is going on? Why are tanks and military airships now parked on Ballpark Village?

Well, the best team in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies, are in St. Louis this week to play the Cardinals. Could it be part of their impressive lineup of weaponry? (Why, isn't that Roy Halladay and Ryan Howard stepping off that V-22 Osprey?)

Or maybe the vehicles are what the nation's sheriffs drove into town for their annual conference? Wait, we know, it's part of Mayor Francis Slay's initiative to rid St. Louis of its "Most Dangerous City" moniker!   

Alas, no. It's lamer than all that. Today through Sunday is Marine Week in St. Louis.

Semper fi!


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David B Fowler
David B Fowler

Lame...RFT and Chad your lame. Marines keep America safe and free. 

Handsome Jimmy
Handsome Jimmy

Those damn Ospreys made one hell of a racket downtown early this morning. Wonder if DeWitt is charging the Jar heads rent on the BPV site?

Highway Farty
Highway Farty

It's no slight to the Marine Corps.  There are plenty of staging grounds and I'm glad they're here...but "Ballpark Drainage Culvert" is a fitting monument to a caretaker mayor who has done nothing but sit idly by and let his meat puppet Jeff Rainford do all his talking while the city of St. Louis withers and dies.  If Slay felt half as passionate about the future of his city as he does about gaining control of that StL police pension, you might be able to go downtown on a non-ballgame night and have a drink and a meal, without running a gauntlet of panhandlers.  Can't wait to see the new Ballpark Office Village and what it does to all the adjacent commercial properties already wrestling with sky-high vacancy rates.

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

Military escort for Pete Kozma after the lousy throw that resulted in Pujols' injury?

Your Momma
Your Momma

"Alas, no. It's lamer than all that. Today through Sunday is Marine Week in St. Louis."Why is that lame?

I personally think the Marines are awesome. I don't always agree with what the commander in chief orders them to do, but the Marines themselves I think are great. 

freefromdebt
freefromdebt

 if only they could keep us free from central bank debt enslavement from the real terrorists

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

You are right. If mayor Slay had any sense he would have the police truck and dump the homeless panhandlers you seem to want to bitch about back in the the same shit stained county 'cities' that truck and ship them into St. Louis in the first place. Since you want to bitch about the stupid fucking police pension I know you are probably a disgruntled city employee who is bitter because you took a job that requires residency. Here is an idea, quit your job, move to the shit stained county municipality of your choice and see if that piece of shit 'city' will hire you to be their public servant. Better yet send another campaign contribution to hizzoner Governor Hillbilly-fuckstick Jay Nixon and he will be sure to fuck the cities a little harder in the name of the yahoo woodhooks in the rural areas. Either that or do something to improve the city yourself you whiny coward moron.

STLNEWSMOD
STLNEWSMOD

No offense against the Marines, but when comparing a military branch holding a publicity stunt to the imagined scene of the Phillies arriving by tanks and harrier jets, the former is the lamer. 

ramv36
ramv36

the irony being probably most of the equipment the marines use was purchased....from the central bank enslavement debt terrorists

ramv36
ramv36

You say publicity stunt, I say 'Cool, a nearly once in a lifetime opportunity to both thank the guys that ensure I have said lifetime, and to at least touch and appreciate the awesome toys they get to use, and that I pay for.

"I thought I was reading the Post-Dispatch, then Alas, I discovered it was lamer than that: it was the RFT." 

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