Maddon's kind words for Musial
Rays manager Joe Maddon, who grew up in Hazleton, Pa., a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, was thrilled when he got the chance, during a 2008 visit to St. Louis, to meet legendary Stan Musial before a game, saying at the time of the Hall of Famer. "Obviously, a legend beyond words.'
He reflected on that meeting Saturday when he got word of Musial's passing:
"Growing up a Cardinal fan, Stan always was, and I believe still is, the face of the organization. Personally, I was very fortunate to meet him, and he treated me as though we were old friends. I'm sure he made many feel the same way. My sympathies to his family, and the entire Cardinal faithful."