Watch Bob Costas’ eulogy of Stan Musial

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Stan Musial’s funeral took place today.  The eulogy was given by Bob Costas, who Musial had specifically asked to speak.  He started out with one of the better Yogi Berra quotes you’ll ever hear:  “Always go to your friends’ funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”  And the rest of it was excellent.

A fitting farewell for The Man:

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.