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Monday, March 04, 2013

Post-Dispatch: Stan Musial reached out to Stephen Strasburg following elbow injury in 2010

Damn do I ever miss him.

In 2010, the Washington Nationals were hosting the Cardinals when hotshot rookie Stephen Strasburg learned he had a torn ligament and would be sidelined at least a year to recover from the necessary Tommy John surgery.

He said Chris Carpenter and Albert Pujols both sought him out during that series to offer advice. But it was after his surgery that Strasburg heard from the greatest Cardinal.

“As soon as I got home from surgery I had a video message waiting from Stan Musial,” Strasburg said Sunday.

“It was a brief message about how big a fan he was. He said he knew in his heart that I was going to be even better and stronger. I was down in the dumps. I had never met him before and he reached out to me, gave me a lot of confidence.”

Esoteric Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:39 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, legend, nationals, st. louis, washington

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   1. asinwreck Posted: March 04, 2013 at 06:06 PM (#4380543)
The Man.
   2. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: March 04, 2013 at 06:34 PM (#4380555)
Strasburg is not alone in the Nats’ clubhouse when it comes to a Musial moment. Bryce Harper had one, too. The second-year outfielder received a request for a signed jersey from Musial last year, and he did so only after agreeing to receive one in return. It’s personalized, and he has it framed as well.


So immature and selfish.
   3. Jose Canusee Posted: March 05, 2013 at 10:25 PM (#4381656)
I thought maybe Musial would say he had also been a pitcher until he hurt his arm (shoulder?) and was suggesting taking extra BP and shagging balls in case he had to go Ankiel.

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