August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.
It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.
The Cardinals and Nationals play the finale of their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Michael Wacha goes after his 16th win for St. Louis, while Washington starts 11-and-11 Max Scherzer. First pitch is at 7 p.m., with the game on ESPN.