In light of the St. Louis Cardinals astounding 2011 World Series victory -- and with the holidays upon us -- we couldn't think of a better time to welcome acclaimed columnist/author George Vecsey to the Clubhouse for a baseball discussion/book signing regarding Stan Musial and all things Cardinals.

Whether you're a Cardinal fan, or just someone nostalgic for the very best of what our national pastime has to offer, please join "metroBASEBALL" Magazine in welcoming one of journalism's perennial MVP's for an evening celebrating one of baseball's finest players ever.

George Vecsey, a sports columnist for The New York Times, has written about such events as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics, but considers baseball -- the sport he's covered since 1960 -- his favorite game.  He is the author of more than a dozen books, including "Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game" and "Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter" (with Loretta Lynn), which was made into an Aceademy Award-winning film.  He has also served as a national and religion reporter for The New York Times, interviewing the Dalai Lama, Tony Blair, Billy Graham, and a host of other noteworthy figures.

Enjoy Part One of the podcast with Mr. Vecsey...