Inauguration & MLK, and RIP Stan "The Man" Musial
1/21/2013 2:00:00 PM
During Fox News’ coverage of President Obama’s 2nd Inauguration, Brit Hume commented on Beyonce’s beauty, prompting Chris Wallace to tell him to watch it….until Megyn Kelly agreed with him.
Today is a bad day for baseball. Over the weekend, we lost TWO legends: our own STAN "THE MAN" MUSIAL and EARL WEAVER.
Earl Weaver as a Minor League player who never made the Majors, but he's one of the best MANAGERS the game ever saw. He managed the Baltimore Orioles for 17 seasons . . . he joined the team in 1968, and managed them for the last time in 1986. The team finished either first or second in 13 of his 17 seasons at the helm. He had a career record of 1,480 wins and 1,060 losses.
That's a .583 winning percentage, the fifth-highest for a manager since 1900.
But Weaver may have been best known for his RIDICULOUS temper. He was ejected from 98 games, which is second in the Majors. (But it's well behind the all-time leader, Bobby Cox of Atlanta, who got tossed 161 times.) His rants against umpires are LEGENDARY. Weaver died Friday on a team-sponsored Caribbean cruise with many of his former players. He was 82. There's no word on the cause of death.
Musial died Saturday at the age of 92. He had Alzheimer's disease. He played 22 years, from 1941 to 1963 . . . all with our St. Louis Cardinals, and he was one of the all-time greats. He was a career .331 hitter who won seven National League batting titles and three MVP awards.
In 1969, he became only the fourth player to be elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. We’ll miss you Stan.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Let’s celebrate with some music!