ST. LOUIS (AP) - Stan Musial tributes factor heavily into the St. Louis Cardinals' opening homestand. That means several opportunities to draw on that inspiration.
There'll be even more pomp than usual before the Cardinals begin a three-game series Monday against the NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds. Along with the annual motorcade delivering the team and several of its Hall of Famers clad in red jackets at home plate, Stan the Man's four children will unveil an outfield wall marker.
"Opening day in St. Louis is a pretty special thing," second baseman Daniel Descalso said. "They do a really good job. Fortunately, this is going to be my third one."
A full tribute and harmonica fan giveaway honoring Musial, far and away the best player in franchise history and already honored with two statues outside Busch Stadium, is set for Friday. Several Cardinals past and present attended the funeral in late January for Musial, who died at age 92 after several years of ill health, and the t...