No love for 'Stan the Man'
POSTED: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 5:41pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 8:12am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — If you don't know who Stan Musial is, you can doze off for a minute.
Stan "The man" Musial was the man for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
He is iconic along with Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and the like.
You really have to have grown up in my generation and the generation before me to know how much the man was loved and admired.
Last January, Stan passed away.
Even as an old man, you'd see him around the stadium.
He was known for being a great baseball player.
He was also knows for being a Christian man.
He was a very devout Catholic.
So, this season, in memory of "Stan the Man," the grounds crew have been drawing on the pitchers mound.
These drawings included crosses and the number six, which was Stan's number.
Well, someone complained.
And now the young, cool and hip general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals has told the grounds crew to knock it off.
Now, this from the stadium where on July 6, the Cardinals held their annual "Christian Day," which brings national celebrities to the stadium to join Cardinals players after the game in "sharing their testimonies in faith."
They have that at the stadium but could not honor Stan.
That's the world we live in.
Maybe it's not right in some people's eyes, but I see nothing wrong with it.
And it makes me not care too much for the St. Louis baseball organization or their new general manager.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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