A thief at Busch Stadium tried to pry loose the bronze bust of Buck, the legendary Cardinals broadcaster, police said Monday. The mooring held tight, although the microphone got broken off the likeness of Buck, hand cupped at his ear, announcing a game.I can understand some of the looting but to try and pry loose the bust of the great broadcaster we all know as Jack Buck is just wrong and uncalled for. I hope the almost-thief has enough honor to turn himself or herself in and admit wrongdoing.
Buck broadcast 47 years of Cardinals games. He died in 2002 at age 77.
The tribute to Buck sits along the west perimeter of the stadium and was dedicated in 1998.
Cardinals officials told police the bust will be moved from the stadium, which is about to be demolished for it replacement, and refurbished. The team did not respond to a call from a reporter.
Police said the apparent attempted theft happened late Saturday or early Sunday, while private guards were on the premises.
When the baseball season ended for the Cardinals last week, many fans took souvenirs that included cup holders fastened to seat backs and mustard dispensers, police said.
In other baseball news, Game 3 is tonight in Houston. The big question is: what is the status of the roof?