There’s a slight change in plans for the demise of St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, writes the Post-Dispatch’s Jake Wagman.

The Cardinals announced on Friday that instead of using explosives to bring down the ballpark, they will do it the old-fashioned way – with a wrecking ball.

For months, the team had proposed an implosion, submitting a plan that required more than 2,000 sticks of explosives and hundreds of blasting caps. The Cardinals sponsored a charity raffle to select the person who would trigger the blast.

Tony La Russa’s sense of self-righteousness is expected to remain intact, regardless of the method employed.