I don't want to lay the gruff stuff on too thick with opening day just around the corner and temperatures in the 70s...
But a softball park on the site of Ballpark Village? Seriously?
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That's one of the lousiest ideas imaginable for one of the most choice hunks of real estate in the city of St. Louis.
A softball field takes up a big chunk of ground and guarantees it can only be used by a small number of people at one time. Most of the time, it won't be useful at all, just a fenced in area. That doesn't sound much better than what was going on at the site since 2006.
If the team set up a carnival with a ferris wheel and a carousel on the spot, at least it would be someplace that parents could use with their kids before and after games.
A softball field hardly seems like an idea worth waiting three years for.