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I know he's a Cardinal, but it's hard to not acknowledge the great career of Stan the Man. The Cards had planned more of a celebration of him at the All-Star Game, but Obama caused that to be cut short.

 

Anyway, here's a good article about Stan:

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/columnists.nsf/berniemiklasz/story/831394F54D2647AC8625767500118E07?OpenDocument

 

Nice pictures here, too.

http://www.thepost-dispatchstore.com/Musial_Pujols_Poster_p/16560.htm

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/pictures/files/2009/04/clea0268.jpg

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/pictures/files/2009/04/clea0280.jpg

http://thebosque.us/images/04062009.jpg

 

Nice that there are still some baseball greats around. Musial seems to be everything that is right with baseball. I've never met him. From what I've heard, it's hard to find a kinder, gentler person.

 

Red Schoendienst, who's uniform number 2 is retired with the Cardinals (even though he's still wearing it), is 87. He's currently a Cardinals coach. He's been to Spring Training for something like 65 years I think.

 

Obviously there are some Cubs greats that are still around, but overall, I don't know if Stan gets enough credit from baseball fans.

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I know he's a Cardinal, but it's hard to not acknowledge the great career of Stan the Man. The Cards had planned more of a celebration of him at the All-Star Game, but Obama caused that to be cut short.

 

Anyway, here's a good article about Stan:

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/columnists.nsf/berniemiklasz/story/831394F54D2647AC8625767500118E07?OpenDocument

 

Nice pictures here, too.

http://www.thepost-dispatchstore.com/Musial_Pujols_Poster_p/16560.htm

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/pictures/files/2009/04/clea0268.jpg

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/pictures/files/2009/04/clea0280.jpg

http://thebosque.us/images/04062009.jpg

 

Nice that there are still some baseball greats around. Musial seems to be everything that is right with baseball. I've never met him. From what I've heard, it's hard to find a kinder, gentler person.

 

Red Schoendienst, who's uniform number 2 is retired with the Cardinals (even though he's still wearing it), is 87. He's currently a Cardinals coach. He's been to Spring Training for something like 65 years I think.

 

Obviously there are some Cubs greats that are still around, but overall, I don't know if Stan gets enough credit from baseball fans.

 

I don't see why we need a thread about Musial's birthday but I would agree Musial doesn't get enough respect for how good he was.

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Believe it or not, Stan turning 89 took up several articles in the paper here over the last few days.

 

[expletive], if he makes it to 90 they might just shut the city down and declare a holiday.

 

I don't mean to denigrate his career, but the hero worship of the Cardinals in this town borders on unhealthy.

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Believe it or not, Stan turning 89 took up several articles in the paper here over the last few days.

 

[expletive], if he makes it to 90 they might just shut the city down and declare a holiday.

 

I don't mean to denigrate his career, but the hero worship of the Cardinals in this town borders on unhealthy.

 

If I get a day off work, casual day, or cake and ice cream, I'm not going to complain.

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Believe it or not, Stan turning 89 took up several articles in the paper here over the last few days.

 

[expletive], if he makes it to 90 they might just shut the city down and declare a holiday.

 

I don't mean to denigrate his career, but the hero worship of the Cardinals in this town borders on unhealthy.

 

If I get a day off work, casual day, or cake and ice cream, I'm not going to complain.

 

"Guys, Stan Musial turned 90 today, I'm taking the entire company to the Caribbean "

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Believe it or not, Stan turning 89 took up several articles in the paper here over the last few days.

 

[expletive], if he makes it to 90 they might just shut the city down and declare a holiday.

 

I don't mean to denigrate his career, but the hero worship of the Cardinals in this town borders on unhealthy.

 

I'm not sure if Stan is more revered in St. Louis than Ted Williams was in Boston.

 

But, St. Louis obviously is a baseball town.

 

Although, I'd read that when Shanahan was at his peak in popularity as a Blue, there were a record number of boys born in St. Louis named Brendan.

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Believe it or not, Stan turning 89 took up several articles in the paper here over the last few days.

 

[expletive], if he makes it to 90 they might just shut the city down and declare a holiday.

 

I don't mean to denigrate his career, but the hero worship of the Cardinals in this town borders on unhealthy.

 

I'm not sure if Stan is more revered in St. Louis than Ted Williams was in Boston.

 

But, St. Louis obviously is a baseball town.

 

Although, I'd read that when Shanahan was at his peak in popularity as a Blue, there were a record number of boys born in St. Louis named Brendan.

 

But were they born to other guy's wives?

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Believe it or not, Stan turning 89 took up several articles in the paper here over the last few days.

 

[expletive], if he makes it to 90 they might just shut the city down and declare a holiday.

 

I don't mean to denigrate his career, but the hero worship of the Cardinals in this town borders on unhealthy.

 

I'm not sure if Stan is more revered in St. Louis than Ted Williams was in Boston.

 

But, St. Louis obviously is a baseball town.

 

Although, I'd read that when Shanahan was at his peak in popularity as a Blue, there were a record number of boys born in St. Louis named Brendan.

 

Well is it that uncommon to name the kid after the father?

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Fred was his little league coach

 

I'm keeping score, Derwood !! :evil:

 

 

Seriously, I had the good fortune to see Stan play several times towards the end of his career. Looking at his stance, you wondered how he could hit a baseball at all, let alone as well as he did. I even got a chance to speak with him during batting practice before a game at Wrigley. All the reports and testimonials you read about Musial are true. He was genuinely as nice a man as you will ever meet. The very definition of a class act.

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Red Schoendienst, who's uniform number 2 is retired with the Cardinals (even though he's still wearing it), is 87. He's currently a Cardinals coach. He's been to Spring Training for something like 65 years I think.

 

LaRussa should have temporarily stepped down for a game or two at the end of the season so Schoendienst could have been the first to manage in five decades.

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Red Schoendienst, who's uniform number 2 is retired with the Cardinals (even though he's still wearing it), is 87. He's currently a Cardinals coach. He's been to Spring Training for something like 65 years I think.

 

LaRussa should have temporarily stepped down for a game or two at the end of the season so Schoendienst could have been the first to manage in five decades.

That would have been a nice touch, especially after they clinched the division and the games didn't matter. For all we know, though, he may have offered and Red may have declined.
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