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:
Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.
Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.
Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.