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15 February 2011

Stan Musial, American Hero

No self-respecting fan of the St. Louis Cardinals cannot be unaffected by the events of today, as our one, true hero becomes ordained as a national treasure.  Unbelievable that it has taken this long to happen, but at this moment Stan Musial is in Washington D.C. to accept America's highest civilian honor as President Barack Obama presents The Man with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

I did have but one occasion to personally meet Mr. Musial.  It was many years ago that I took a stadium tour of Busch II, and as the tour went by the press box, Jack Buck and Stan Musial where there having a conversation.  Both men could not be more gracious, personally introducing themselves to each of us greeting us all like long lost friends.  It is a particular moment that shall last in my memory until my end.

Congratulations Mr. Musial.  You are indeed a national treasure.

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