New Musial T-Shirt

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A co-worker of mine found this on pinterest so I had to order one. This shirt is perfection. A salute to “The Man” and a swipe at Albert. Best of both worlds.

 

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This video is long. But it’s worth every second to watch it. Bob Costas gave a tremendous eulogy to Stan Musial yesterday in St. Louis. I don’t know if anyone could ever say anything better than this about Stan the Man

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Stan Musial’s funeral took place today.  The eulogy was given by Bob Costas, who Musial had specifically asked to speak.  He started out with one of the better Yogi Berra quotes you’ll ever hear:  “Always go to your friends’ funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”  And the rest of it was excellent.

A fitting farewell for The Man:

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Swinging Stan The Man

Pardon me for the next few days when I pay tribute to the greatest player for the number one love in my life, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Budweiser tribute to Stan Musial

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Wonderful picture from the King of Beers. This picture will appear as an ad in and upcoming Sports Illustrated

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Photo: The greatest Cardinal of them all, Stan "The Man" Musial, died today at 92. Share your thoughts. http://tinyurl.com/b52jedl

Ever since that I first heard the news of Stan Musial’s passing, I have wondered what to say about him in my blog. I wish that I had more experience doing this because I want what I write about him to sound perfect. I have thought about how that I wanted to honor him, and if I should use other people’s words to help describe the greatness of “The Man.”

For those who don’t live in St. Louis there really is no way to describe the love affair between city and person. It’s hard to describe the emotion felt simultaneously from 50,000 fans anytime he would be whisked into Busch Stadium to smile and wave to the fans. You can feel the emotion here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgAwg8QwLes     Stan was an icon and was loved by everyone in our baseball crazed city. I can honestly say that I have never heard a bad thing in my life about Stan Musial. And I have been hearing stories about him my entire life. Between my father and my grandfathers I was told about his greatness from a very young age.  His greatness to me is defined by a mixture of hall of fame worthy statistics, and being a hall of fame worthy human being. I have read and heard so many stories the last few days about his character and how great of a person he was. You can find examples of those all over the internet. I am going to honor this legend with the story of the one time that I personally met “The Man”.

When I was 14 years old Stan Musial was signing autograph’s one Saturday morning in the St. Louis Galleria. I waited in a long line to get it, but it was well worth the wait whenever it was my turn.

“The Man”: Heya there buddy

me: Hi

“The Man”: you a ballplayer?

me: yes sir

“The Man”: atta boy!! what position do you play?

I won’t go into the whole conversation because I honestly don’t remember all of it but he asked my 10-15 questions about baseball and left me with the advice to always “get my uniform dirty”. For those few minutes I was standing with one of the great baseball icons and he was the one making me feel important. There just aren’t many like Stan Musial out there. I am glad that I got the opportunity to meet “The Man” and I am glad he was ours.

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92 – ESPN

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St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92 – ESPN.

Sad day in St. Louis. I don’t even know what to say yet. The greatest player of my favorite franchise has passed away. There will definitely be more to come from me regarding Stan The Man Musial.

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