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This morning, I’d like to comment a little on two stories from the weekend, neither of them Mets related because, well, they haven’t done anything.
The first is Stan Musial’s funeral and the second Frank Thomas’ comments from the White Sox’s annual fan convention.
In different ways, both speak to baseball’s history in a profound light. Both return us to a cleaner, simpler time.
Let’s look at Musial first. Here was a three-time MVP and seven-time NL batting champion with 3,630 hits of which 475 were home runs. But, numbers never gave us the true appreciation of this man.
I once saw him in the dining room at old Busch Stadium and thought of introducing myself and shaking his hand, but there was a crowd around him and I didn’t want to intrude. I told one of the Cardinals writers and he said, “You should have, Stan wouldn’t have mind.’’
Reading of his graciousness this week and the thoughtful eulogy from Bob Costas, I have little regret. I’ll always wish I saw him play. Even more, I wi
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In one of the classiest moves of the year, the St. Louis Blues will wear Musial #6 jerseys for warmups before their game against the Minnesota Wild to honor St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan “The Man” Musial. Musial died on January 19th, and was a three-time NL MVP and a seven-time batting champion. The Blues also took out a full-page ad in the St. Louis-Post Dispatch...
ST. LOUIS The street hockey records from the 1930's in Denora, Pa., don't seem to exist but if they did, Stan Musial's name would probably have been somewhere on the list.
A day after the baseball Hall of Famer was laid to rest after passing away a week earlier at the age of 92, the St. Louis Blues honored Musial by wearing jerseys with his name and No. 6 on the back...
Frank Thomas is critical of players who used PEDs during their careers. Though he respected them, he says they have fake stats.
In a display of St. Louis pride, the Blues paid tribute to one of their city’s most beloved athletes on Sunday.
The team wore Stan Musial‘s name and number on the back of their jerseys during pregame warm-ups in memory of the Hall of Fame outfielder. Musial, who played 22 season for the St. Louis Cardinals, died last Saturday at age 92.
The sweaters will then be autographed by...
This weekend, Frank Thomas said that he was unaware of all the steroid use going on during his career because, and I quote, it was "a secret society. I had no idea. I think I was the one guy that when they were having that conversation they would stop quickly when I walked in the room."
This is how I imagine it went down.
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The ratings are in...and according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Stan Musial's funeral wasn't a hit (get it?) for the local stations in St. Louis that opted to cover the event Saturday.Wait, hold on. You mean to tell me that a televised funeral for a baseball player, albeit one that was universally loved, wasn't a ratings smash? I mean, regardless of how much...
Former MLB slugger Frank Thomas feels pretty good about his Hall of Fame chances when his name appears on the ballot for the first time next year. Thomas is among the many players during the Steroid Era who boasted big power numbers, and some of those players are believed to have been aided by performance-enhancing drugs. However, Thomas claims his numbers are legitimate."Watching...
Two completely different Pittsburgh Pirates teams won World Series Championships 11 years apart in 1960 and 1971. On this date in 1959, the Pirates made a trade with the Cincinnati Reds that would serve the Pirates with three contributors to the 1960 title. The Pirates traded power hitting 3B Frank Thomas to the Reds in exchange for 3B Don Hoak, C Smokey Burgess and RHP Harvey Haddix...
Up until he left the St. Louis Cardinals for the greener pastures of Southern California, many Cardinals' fans believed that former Cardinals' star first baseman Albert Pujols was the second coming of the late Stan Musial.
Obviously, Pujols is thought of much differently than Stan Musial at this point, but there is no denying the amount of respect Pujols had for "...
Over the last two months, Bob Costas has come under fire for his comments on gun control. But while he's veered into the political and football ends of the spectrum this year, his bread and butter has always been baseball. MLB Network has been spotlighting his interview skills in Costas at the Movies in recent weeks, and Costas delved into his major passion once again on Saturday...
Here is the Bob Costas Eulogy for Stan Musial this past Saturday. A YouTube user uploaded it after last Saturday’s funeral and it’s worth viewing. Enjoy.
Bob Costas gives a touching eulogy for St Louis Cardinal icon Stan Musial.
Every year, the group known as the UCB (the United Cardinal Bloggers) come together on one massive project known as the United Cardinal Bloggers Annual.
I-70 baseball has been a proud member of the UCB for almost three years and we have contributed to the Annual every year of our existence. This year, a post dedicated to the memory of my father was chosen as the “Post Of The...