Kansas City, KS - Blake Edwards, a stadium employee and groundskeeper for Children’s Mercy Park, stated that he couldn’t remember the last time they had the American flag at full mast as an endless parade of national and international tragedies continues to manifest nearly every week.
“Between the shootings in Dayton, El Paso, Gilroy, South Bend, Highlands Ranch, Chicago, Nashville, Aurora, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Virginia Beach, Christchurch, Poway and the other roughly 237 mass shootings in the United States I can’t remember the last time that we had this thing all the way up.”
Employees say that Edwards used to spend a few minutes every week working to ensure the pulley system and ropes were still in good shape but that he has now given up the practice and is just waiting for 2020.
“It’s not that I think things will change. I know they won’t. I’m just hoping that we can get a window of time where there isn’t a mass shooting, national tragedy or international tragedy where I can verify that this thing gets raised all the way up.”
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as 35 years from now a retiring Edwards notifies his successor that he can’t remember the last time this thing even moved.