Sunday, July 12, 2009

Time Machine: Cardinals Baseball Hall of Fame

Since it's All-Star Game Weekend in St Louis, and I'm still waiting on the Mark Twain Cave pictures, I thought I'd dig into the archives this week.

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I'd been sitting on this pile of photos because I generally only post places that you can visit, and THIS Cardinals Hall of Fame no longer exists. It was in the same building as the International Bowling Hall of Fame, and when they moved to Texas, the Cardinals Hall of Fame went into storage.

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Quite honestly, I forgot to post it last year. According to the Cardinals website, all this memorabilia is waiting for a new Hall of Fame to be built as part of Ballpark Village.

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The St Louisans out there are snickering right now, because most people hardly believe this mythical "Ballpark Village" will ever happen. The future site was a giant hole in the ground until the powers that be decided it make it look nice for All Star Weekend by turning it into a softball field and parking lot.

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I heard that some of this stuff is down at All-Star FanFest, but I don't know what or how much, so I decided I would be providing a public service by creating a virtual Cardinals Hall of Fame for All Star Weekend.

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Unfortunately it's hardly a fitting tribute to the lost museum, as I'd only had my camera for about a month and clearly had not yet figured out how to take pictures in a museum.

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On the other hand, this may be the only way you'll ever see this stuff, so I guess beggars can't be choosers, eh?

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Kirk and Kate approve.

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