Early this summer a fan noticed a cross etched into the pitcher's mound at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, and when alerted, the team manager asked the ground crew to stop etching the cross (and the No. 6 for the late Cardinals slugger Stan Musial). "It's not club policy to put religious symbols of any type on the field or in the ballpark. We have fans of all faiths and various beliefs. We strive to provide a welcoming environment for all fans to enjoy baseball, regardless of their faith, politics, race, financial status or any other factor," the Cardinals organization said in a statement.
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