A Sad Day for Baseball

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.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.