Welcome to this week’s installment of Kim’s Stuff. One of my favorite parts of the opening day ceremonies has always been watching Stan The Man riding around the stadium with his grandson. It always brought tears to my eyes knowing that each year it could be his last and with his passing last month it has changed opening day forever. We will never again get to see his sweet smile as he makes his way around the field waving at all his fans. Oh, how I wish I had gotten the chance to meet him.
We were lucky enough to make it to Opening Day back in 2008, but sadly it was a very cold and rainy day and the game ended up being postponed until the next day. They were able to complete the ceremonies that day, but with the weather Stan was unable to ride around the track, so they showed him waving and doing his famous stance and swing on the Jumbotron.
For many of us in Cardinal Nation Stan holds a special place in our hearts even though we never got to see him play, and that’s why this week I am featuring The Legend of Stan The Man on DVD. The DVD includes approximately 2 hours of interviews and footage of Stan, and it only costs $20. DeckACards wrote a post about the DVD HERE, and I encourage everyone to take a look at it. This is a great keepsake or gift for every Cardinal fan.