Friday, December 3, 2010

Ron Santo February 25, 1940 - December 2, 2010

Cubs legend Ron Santo, one of the greatest third-basemen of all time and without a doubt the Heart and Soul of the Chicago Cubs dies last night at age 70. I wish I had more time to write a longer post about Ronnie and maybe I will later but for right now I'll provide you with some links of what other writers are saying about This Old Cub.

R.I.P Ronnie

The Trib

Desipio - So long, Big Boy

Aisle 424

Hire Jim Essian

Rob Neyer - Why Isn't Ron Santo in the Hall of Fame?

LA Times

Kent Sterling - Shame on the Hall of Fame Veteran's Comittee

ESPN - Santo Remembered, the Playing Days

"This Old Cub" theatrical trailer, this one makes me cry

I can't even imagine how different next year's radio broadcasts will be. I loved listening to Ron and Pat on WGN, it will never be the same. I've never met Ron Santo but I feel like I've known him my whole life.

Cheers Ronnie, you will be missed, Go Cubs