Read this tribute of Stan Musial. Then read some of the tributes in the comments section. I promise that you will feel uplifted and probably a little teary-eyed because he no longer graces the earth with his presence. I also hope reading all of these stories makes you want to be a little more like Stan.
If I could pick one athlete, past or present, to meet, I'd choose Stan (by a longshot), knowing I'd become a better human being.
The George Vecsey biography of Stan was the best baseball book I ever read. I highly recommend reading that as well, baseball fan or not.
Make sure to read the Posnanski one in the comments too, but here's my favorite excerpt: "Stan knew his signature gave people joy so he signed everything. He was simple like that. Pure class."
January 20, 2013
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