We all know that Stan Musial made an impact throughout the entire city of St. Louis — and beyond too, as the eulogy by Bob Costas on Saturday reminded us. And that impact extended to the city’s other sports teams, as the Blues formally paid tribute to Stan The Man last night. (“Formally” because they had already honored him on the night he passed away, Jan. 19, by winning their season opener 6-0.)
During their warmups, all players wore Blues jerseys with the No. 6 and “Musial” on the back. All the jerseys will be auctioned to support both Cardinals Care and the Blues 14 Fund.
Such a cool sight (the photo is from the Blues website), and such a terrific tribute. Stan’s grandson, Brian Schwarze, also dropped the ceremonial first puck.
And how’s this for yet another unintentionally amazing honor? The first goal for the Blues was scored by their real No. 6, Wade Redden. The Blues won 5-4 in overtime. (You can keep up with the Blues on our Aerys site Backes to the Future.)
There honestly is no other sports city like St. Louis — just like there was no one else like Stan Musial.