Yesterday, baseball lost two of its stars. Early yesterday, it was reported that Earl Weaver, former long-time manager of the Baltimore Orioles had passed away at 82. And then as I was heading off to bed last night, I learned that Cardinal’s great, Stan Musial, had passed away at 92. It’s a sad day for baseball, losing two great members of the baseball family. On the other hand, both men lived long lives, doing what they loved. I like what Musial said to Sports Illustrated back in 1963:
Maybe one reason I’m so cheerful is that for more than 20 years I’ve had an unbeatable combination going for me — getting paid, often a lot, to do the thing I love the most.