Sadly I couldn’t get tickets, but I’m sure there is a sea of red clad, happy people flooding around downtown St. Louis right now. The festivities for the first home opener for “Busch Stadium III” are set to kick off any minute, with the game starting roughly an hour after that. I’ll get down there a little latter in the season to see the new park from the inside, but until then I have to settle for pictures. However, viewing pictures of the new park on the web was a surprisingly pleasant experience today when I found the new (?) feature on EPSN.com called EPSN ZOOM. Its an auto-resizing flash application that shows each picture in a gallery in beautiful full window size with a simple navigation on the top and a little information / caption box that can be drug around the window or hidden at will. Its is truly one of the best and cleanest flash implemetations I have seen thus far. I know its simple, but to me, this is really what flash should be used for: A simple, clean interface for a single aspect of a site. ESPN has really done some nice work reworking the entire face of the online face of their brand and ZOOM is one of the nicer and more surprising features they have added.
…Oh yeah, I love the look of the new Busch stadium as well. It should be a good day today…and maybe, just maybe I’ll get in a better mood after
last night’s this past weekend’s stupid loss to sweep by the Cubs.
View the new Busch Stadium in the ESPN ZOOM gallery