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Stan Musial special to re-air twice on FOX Sports Midwest

FOX Sports Midwest is scheduled to re-air the tribute to Stan Musial, “Remembering Stan Musial” twice in the upcoming weeks.

The initial re-air dates are below:
• Sunday, January 27 – 9:30 p.m. CT
• Tuesday, January 29 – 9:00 p.m. CT (or immediately after MVC)

You can check out six clips from the show below:

Also: On Thursday night January 24 at 8 p.m. CT, MLB Network will telecast a special called “MLB Network Remembers: Stan Musial” with Bob Costas and Tom Verducci.

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18 Responses to “Stan Musial special to re-air twice on FOX Sports Midwest”

  1. Brian Walton says:

    Hey, Jumbo. Scott Hairston signed with one of those New York teams just like you said he would. Oops. The Cubs aren’t from NY, are they?

    • crdswmn says:

      Why couldn’t the Cardinals sign Hairston instead of that piece of crap, Wigginton?

      • JumboShrimp says:

        Mo likes to take care of business early, not wait around for ballplayers doing Hamlet routines: to be a Cardinal or not be a Card?

      • blingboy says:

        Mo must have wanted an IF/OF UT, not a 5th OF.

        Although I was not thrilled with his signing, now that he is a Card I’m willing to see if he can step up wearing the birds on the bat. It is not out of the realm of possibility, so I’m hopeful and supportive if not optimistic.

        Besides, BDW must have been ok with the signing, so it must be a good move, especially the two year part.

        • Brian Walton says:

          I did not get to meet Ty, as he did not attend WWU. Mo delivered a shot during the Writers’ Dinner when he thanked Randy Choate for attending, noting that he stood out from some of their newly-signed free agents who skip the event.

        • crdswmn says:

          I don’t always agree with the choice of personnel, but how BDW spends his money is not my concern. That is what I do not second guess.

        • JumboShrimp says:

          With Wigginton, the Cards would have preferred just a one year deal, but the market must have required two years. For perspective, the Jays had to give an Izturis a 3 year deal for an off the bench role.

          During 2012, Hairston was a better hitter against LHPs than Wigginton and that counts for something. Its why he got a slightly bigger deal than did Wiggy.
          Wiggtinton’s advantage is he can also play 3B in a pinch, though we hope Freese stays healthy and Wiggy need not be called upon at 3B.

          Is too bad the Cards did not land Hairston rather than Wigginton. The reason may be as simple as Wigginton showed prompt willingness to sign. Hairston is coming off a career year. He was probably waiting for the best deal he could possibly find and patient, whereas Mo may have been less patient, so settled early for Wigginton.

          • Brian Walton says:

            When Izturis was signed, he was the leader to become the starter at second base. The Jays ended up getting a new second baseman and shortstop (and about half of a team) later in the Marlins fire sale. At that point, Izturis became a reserve.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Chicago, NY, LA, major markets, plenty of money available for ballplayers.

      It used to be NY was a salary pacesetter. After the Madoff mess, the Mets have been cutting back. The Yankees seem to be too. Where are free agents to go?

  2. WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/bryan-burwell

    This is an extremely revealing interview ………… Cut off day for Adam is opening day………. it got to make you smile……… Pujols did it to them………. he liked it so much…..why not……..

    What he is saying……….. we aren’t going to let Adam establish himself in the market…..if he doesn’t respond to their vision….. he will become an adversary……. its hardball time, because they would surely be using their prerogative to adjust an offer if Adam has a rough go ………. The highest probability is that Adam leads the staff on a .500 (or less) ball club ……….. I would say that Motte taking a hard line shows kind of why David Freese and other players are holding their ground …….. I’m guessing that they are trying to tag Adam with a 4/17 type of deal with an option or two maybe, to tall it up a bit……. likely team options with a buy out……… Adam wants some recognition, and some of that new money coming in next year………… he is taking his gamesmanship to the challenge ………

    Mo on MM……….he just want to scream out how many of those important decisions were his ……

    Added though……..Fox’s contract negotiations with the Angels were still open when they signed AP……… they have the “option’ of buying out YES in 3 years…… they were in full negotiations with Boston during the “trade” of 280 million dollars of debt to LA…… They could have played all this differently…….but look what they chose to do……….. they have leverage in Baseball and the control of the commissioners office………. did they know that TW was going over the top? when they stimulated that trade……….. how not……….. same way they knew the age of AP? ………… Do they attempt to bury the Dodgers now by boosting SD and the Angels…….. is there going to be money war? If not, TW is going to be selling those Dodgers all the way to Tijuana ………… Funny how Fox always leaves themselves win/win scenario’s…….. banking on control and maneuverability to create profit …… what a coincidence…………

    • Brian Walton says:

      Pujols had said no more negotiations from when he reported to spring training, not the start of the regular season. A lot can happen with six more weeks to negotiate.

      Both BDW Jr.. and Waino said they had made good progress late last season before WW stopped talks because he did not want the distraction with the post-season approaching. Nothing particularly worrisome in that.

      • WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

        That’s true…… But the point is, it was AP that set the deadline………. This is BD/Mo using it……..Adam shut them down last year because of their opportunistic self interested timing . Billy D. has a big ego in these matters. He prides himself in expressing his personal leverage. Do you know why it was a 4million dollar deal with a 1m bonus?????? instead of just 5 million?????? Motte has to pay higher taxes on that Bonus doesn’t he? (rhetorical)

        • Brian Walton says:

          I have spoken with BDW Jr a number of times over the years, including as recently as this past weekend. The term “ego” in association with him has never crossed my mind. He is obviously a smart and successful businessman, and probably did not get there by making a lot of bad decisions. By most any objective measure, his group’s ownership of the Cardinals has been one of the most successful periods in team history. From a personal perspective, he is surprisingly down to earth.

          • WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

            Nothing wrong at all about your impression of BD…….I’ve expressed my admiration for him many times………. But that isn’t the point here……. they point is, his need to create “appearances” isn’t about winning baseball games ……… in the end, he is creating an image here in which there is a growing disparity between public perception, and his players perception/relationship ………. I understand the restrictions on your “opinion” on this forum……….. the point is….. you have been reached by BD …given more access …… It was the vitality of the group with RC flaming away that made this a must read for all the sports writers…….. it isn’t anymore …….. My point is this……. when the competitive advantages of the prior “regime” have completely dissipated …… and it will ……….. how will you win it back? Cubs / RedSox….these teams stayed down for generations ………. Holiday has little fuel of late……Carlos is measuring for his departure…… Chris is getting old…… Furcal is waiting for an ambulance…… Wainwright is being railroaded………. Lohse was shown the door……and the manager thinks he is managing……..

            Editorial over………….. BD got out of position on his bid…….. Motte was inflexible …….. there was going to be a hearing ……… this was avoided ……….. but just look at what was avoided…… that’s a Cardinal appearance at hearing and a likely loss……… how good does Motte have to be now, to keep from having his career interfered with? Do you know what the incentive package is? or was the guarantee………..the 7 million incentive? Why the bonus? It does change many things….. The Mott deal reeks of “improvisation flexibility” any of it about baseball?….. How does Freese see himself in the organization…….with his issues……..

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