MLB Bullets Honors 'The Man'

Dilip Vishwanat

The baseball world takes note of the passing of two Hall of Famers and a legendary college coach. Braves pitchers are excited to pitch for Team USA. Adam Kennedy is looking for a job and Hal McCoy is looking for a ride.

Usually my goal is to stick it to the Man, but in this case we take time out from our Cardinals-hating outlook and take a second to honor one of the greatest players to ever play the game, Stan Musial. Nobody did it with more grace and class. He was a quiet hero who didn't call attention to himself and that meant he sometimes got forgotten in discussions of the greatest players of all time. And truth be told, if Musial hadn't missed all of 1945 serving his country, Cub fans likely would be talking about having not been to the World Series since 1938.

Baseball also lost one of the greatest managers of all time in Earl Weaver. One could say that all Bill James ever did was sit in a pork and beans plant and tried to figure out what Earl Weaver already knew.

The Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team won an emotional game over Wisconsin on the twentieth anniversary of the death of Chris Street.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.

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