Saturday was a very difficult day for fans of Major League Baseball with the death of Earl Weaver and then later in the day finding out that Stan Musial had passed away at age 92. I will freely admit that Musial is one of the few players that didn’t play for my favorite team that I like. Even though I never saw him play, there is something about a hitter who hits over .330 for a career.
Musial was definitely “The Man” without any doubt and that has to be something to getting your 3,000th hit as a pinch-hitter on the road at Wrigley Field. Who can really put that off coming off the bench and having that happen? There won’t be many players ever again like Musial and he is in the Hall of Fame which is a well-deserved honor. I do wish though I could have seen Musial play during his career and not be forced to watch old clips on television or on the internet.
Any MLB fan took Saturday to mourn losses and remember what Musial brought to the game and especially the St. Louis Cardinals. There will surely be a patch on the St. Louis uniform for 2013 to honor Musial. If they don’t, I will be very surprised. I would hope St. Louis would do something else for Musial as well but there is already a statue up. I’m sure someone will come up with something. Hopefully every fan of the Cardinals and baseball will take a moment out to remember the greatness of Musial in his passing.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.