`There were no decorations to the Busch Stadium pitching mound Friday night for the start of a five-game home stand.
`In recent weeks, the grounds crew had carved a cross and a No. 6 (in honor of the late Stan Musial) on the back side of the mound. But general manager John Mozeliak, who said he first had learned about the practice from a Post-Dispatch report and photo, said Friday night that he had asked that the practice cease.' -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch