Stan the Man passed away today
50 years past 3,000
Harry Caray’s favorite player
Before Harry was Harry
Stan was that good

If he had played under the bright lights of
The Bronx or Manhattan there would be a statue
At LaGuardia and a nine-part Ken Burns
Film devoted to only him
Stan was that good

But it was a different time

An era of smooth understatement
When singers kept their hands in their pockets
To make the complicated appear…simple
The impossible…reality
Grace under pressure

Stan the Man passed away today
Crossing over on a team of Clydesdales
Harmonica…humility…and .331
Lifetime batting average in hand
Stan was that good