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    SI: Posnanski on Stan Musial

    I read this a couple weeks ago and meant to post it then. But then all the hoo-hah happened with the Cardinals and I was afraid it would get lost in the chaos...

    Anyhow, a brilliantly-written where-is-he-now on Stan Musial. We are blessed with having Stan Musial around and lucky for Posnanski and his writings. he really is the best sportswriter in existence right now.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...2566/index.htm

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    Re: SI: Posnanski on Stan Musial

    Thanks for posting. Posnanski is everything a writer should be. If you haven't read The Machine I highly encourage you to do so.

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    Re: SI: Posnanski on Stan Musial

    That was an excellent piece about an excellent human being. I made both my sons read it and convinced my wife to read it as well.
    If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base
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    Re: SI: Posnanski on Stan Musial

    Stan Musial is a great man, in every way that greatness can be measured.

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    Re: SI: Posnanski on Stan Musial

    Fantastic piece.

    Thanks Roy.
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    Re: SI: Posnanski on Stan Musial

    From the article:

    "Stan Musial," his teammate Bob Gibson says, "is the nicest man I ever met in baseball." Gibson smiles. "And, to be honest, I can't relate to that. I never knew that nice and baseball went together."
    Smiles!
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    Re: SI: Posnanski on Stan Musial

    They hold a citywide campaign—Stand for Stan!—to encourage President Obama to award Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom, something like an American knighthood, a medal that has already been given to Musial contemporaries Aaron, Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Frank Robinson. Fans are encouraged to have their photos taken with a paper Flat Stan the Man, a play off the children's book, Flat Stanley.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/stl/fan_forum/standforstan_index.jsp

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    Re: SI: Posnanski on Stan Musial

    Great article! Thanks for posting!
    Musial is such a great man! He is the most underated superstar since WWII. You almost never hear his name in a discussion of all time great players. Which is a real shame. But as great a ballplayer as he was. He's an even better human being. MLB should be honoring him every chance they get as a great example to all.
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