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alleycat
01-20-2013, 05:27 AM
Stan Musial died today at the age of 92.

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130119&content_id=41044572&vkey=pr_stl&c_id=stl&partnerId=aw-7500843677546295460-1068

For anyone who's a Cardinals fan, he was "the man."

DPRichard
01-20-2013, 05:38 AM
Wow, and on the same day Earl Weaver passed too.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Earl-Weaver-dead-at-82-Baltimore-Orioles-011913


Sad news for old-time baseball fans. RIP to both.

alleycat
01-20-2013, 05:49 AM
Wow, and on the same day Earl Weaver passed too.

Just seeing the humor, and not meaning to be disrespectful, I can almost see Earl Weaver arguing with St. Peter.

blacbird
01-20-2013, 09:10 AM
Sad day for baseball, but two great people of the game who lived long and honored lives.

Musial was one of the great gentlemen of the game, loved by everybody, teammates and foes alike. Willie Mays has paid an excellent tribute to him, acknowledging his support in All-Star games, of which the two played many together, and his support of racial equality as well. And Musial never made a big deal of any of that sort of stuff. He was rarely interviewed, and liked his quiet privacy when his career ended. Great man, by any standard.

And St. Peter would probably tell Weaver to have his hitter bunt. As a manager, Weaver, the advocate of pitching, defense and three-run homers, famously hated to do that. It probably helped that he had the players capable of pitching, defense and three-run homers (Jim Palmer, Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, etc.) to work with.

caw

Ken
01-20-2013, 05:51 PM
... RIP. And RIP, too, to the good ol' days when talent and hard work was what made greats like Musial great, instead of drugs as is currently the case.

Williebee
01-27-2013, 08:26 AM
... RIP. And RIP, too, to the good ol' days when talent and hard work was what made greats like Musial great, instead of drugs as is currently the case.

That is an excellent example of an inappropriately placed broadbrush accusation.