Someone complained about the cross and fish symbol that the ground’s crew drew on the pitcher’s mound every game. The cross and fish symbol were put there to honor one of the greatest St. Louis baseball players named, Stan Musial. A devout Catholic, who was married 72 years until his wife’s death. Musial was honored numerous times for his on the field playing and his off the field life. President Obama even gave Stan Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in 2011. Women, I want you to read this carefully…Stan Musial instigated the baseball club having in-house babysitting, so the wives could attend the games. Now, that keeps the baseball groupies away and keeps the families solid.
So, I have several questions for you the reader, the Cardinal’s management, and the players…
1. Management, is every decision made on your being politically correct or do you have coconuts of your own, to stand up for what is right? Like honoring a player, who not only gave so much to baseball, but to America. Without him, you might not be where you are today: i.e. raking in the big bucks.
2. Cardinal players, is there not one Christian among you who can fearlessly stand up for what is righteous, instead of cowering under the “rule makers?” Jesus stood against the rule makers, and then died for YOUR sins, not His!
3. Readers, or more importantly, St. Louis Cardinal’s Christian fans, I want to know where are you? If you want to open management’s eyes, use your buying power and stop their money flow. A good hit to the wallet might be the only impression which will resonate with the Cardinal’s management. What if Jesus had waited on someone else to step up and be nailed to the cross for Him? There would be no eternity, no hope, and no love. What are you waiting for?
This about respect, not religion. The person who complained probably has attributes which I would not like. So, does that mean if his t-shirt is offensive to me, that I can ask for it to be removed in my presence. Or maybe he is offensive. Management will you remove him from my presence? What if I am the one who buys more tickets, boxes, or spends more money with the organization than he does? Is my wish, your command? Remember to get respect, you must first give respect. And I would say Cardinal’s management just struck out, bases loaded, bottom of the ninth, and the score is 2 -1 in the opponent’s favor.
Where do you stand?
I stand here with my cross and my fish symbol! And if you don’t like it, you can complain all you want! In one ear and out the other, because I am God’s hard-headed child. But, you will not see me disrespect another human being. Especially one, who gave so much of himself to help others.
Put the cross and fish back on the mound! If someone is offended they can close their eyes until the dusty dirt has covered the symbols. Or just grow up, ignore it, and enjoy the game.