Baseball is a sport that has been around since the late nineteenth century. It has been through two world wars, the Great Depression, and the player’s strike in the early nineties. Baseball has seen it’s ups too. The day Roger Maris hit his sixty first home run for the most home runs in a single season. Mark McGwire topping that with seventy in 1998. That’s just a few to think about. Baseball isn’t all about hitting the most home runs in a single season or about who wins at the end of the season. Today baseball is so much more.
Besides playing the game, there are several things that take place. First of all they have to have a place to play at. Busch Stadium alone cost three hundred and sixty-five million dollars to build. This obviously did not get paid in advance. They have a deal to pay it off over a twenty-two year period. Now that it was built it would have to be taken care of. This includes security, custodians, maintenance crew, and the grounds crew.
The security is there everyday making sure the right people are allowed in at all times and keep out any body unauthorized to be in. The custodians are the one’s taking out the trash, sweeping up the litter left behind after a game, cleaning the bathrooms after the game, and every little thing that we take for granted as we walk in notice it looks brand new. The maintenance crew keeps the soda machines, escalators, and the big screens working properly. The grounds crew, my favorite. I think if my future goals in life never come true I think I would try and apply for a grounds crew opening at Busch Stadium. You would get to go to the ballpark every single day, get to walk on the same turf the stars get to, and to know you made sure that when Rick Ankiel makes a diving catch that every inch of that outfield is the same for him to land on.
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