On Friday, we told you that we were looking at an odd piece of pvc in the basement of the old St. Louis Blues locker room.
But we forgot to mention that it was covered in a tiny hole in a crack in the wall.
And when we asked our local NBC affiliate, KMOV in Missouri, what they thought of the hole in this hole, they were pretty critical of the lack of any mention of it in the piece of steel.
“Pee-Wee Herman, the star mascot of the St. Lawrence Seals hockey team, died of an apparent heart attack in 1994 at age 41,” KMOV said in their coverage.
“The team had plans to replace his body with a statue that would remain on the ice.
The plan, the team said, was to put a plexiglass sheet over the hole to shield the body from the elements.
But the sheet was removed in the fall of 1993.
So we decided to check out the hole, and it turns out it’s in fact covered in the same pvc as the rest of the ceiling. “
But now that the team is back in the arena, fans are still hoping to see Herman’s body on the team logo, and the city of St. Joseph, Missouri, has been putting up an ad on billboards with the words, ‘Welcome to the new Herman statue.'”
So we decided to check out the hole, and it turns out it’s in fact covered in the same pvc as the rest of the ceiling.
So what’s the deal?
Well, as it turns, this hole is actually an actual hole in an existing ceiling.
But what you might not know is that it is made up of plexi-glass that was cut from the same section of the original ceiling as the original plex.
We’re not talking about a hole from the ceiling, we’re talking about an actual piece of concrete, and that plex is actually a piece of metal.
So the hole is made of pierce-proof plex that was originally used to install the original building’s plex, and which the team decided to remove to put up a new plex on the building’s ceiling.
“We did not have the plex available at the time,” the team told KMOV.
“So we had to use other material.
This is the pierce resistant material.
The team had to go back and replace the existing plex and plex material.”
As for the hole itself, KMNV’s video below shows the hole.
It’s not a big deal, but it does make it a little bit more interesting.
If you’re a fan of the team, or a curious sports fan who’s curious about the history of this hole (or the pvc itself), we suggest that you take a look at KMOV’s coverage.
Check out the video above to learn more.