Ron Santo, my favorite Cub: dead at 70

How I remember Ron Santo - seeing him in the booth when I went to a game

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge Cub fan. Today Ron Santo, former Cub player and the best announcer ever, died this morning.

Ron Santo, forever a Cub.

Ron Santo dies at 70.

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  1. Natasha
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 20:19:25

    My mother was a big baseball fan, but I totally skipped the gene for it. When I think of her, I see this tiny wisp of gray hair sitting in a rocking chair in front of her tv, watching one game on the tv while she had two transistor radios, each one tuned to a different game on the coffee table in front of her. Occasionally she’d yell at the tv or one of the radios, depending on who was winning or losing.

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  2. dayner
    Dec 03, 2010 @ 10:08:31

    😦 So sorry!! It’s funny how our favorite personalities become so important to us. It’s like losing a family member.

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    • Kathan Lewis
      Dec 03, 2010 @ 11:35:28

      You know, Dayner – Ron Santo was so like that to so many people. He was a very accessible person, which makes it feel like we lost someone we actually knew!

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  3. Shaddy
    Dec 03, 2010 @ 09:06:06

    Oh no!! I hadn’t heard!

    Talk about an enthusiastic Cub fan!! He was the best! Lon and I got a big kick out of listening to him over the years. He took everything his favorite team did to heart and he had a big heart to hold it all.

    I know he’s been struggling for years, but I wasn’t prepared for this sad news. I’m calling Lon right now.

    What a wonderful photo, Kathan!!

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    • Kathan Lewis
      Dec 03, 2010 @ 09:55:38

      Shaddy,
      I know, on WGN radio they’ve been playing stuff all morning. Whenever I hear him say, “This is the year!!” I start to cry. I think the Cubs – and Ron Santo especially – bring back alot of memories…probably for lots of people, is my guess.

      If you click on the link, you can read the Chicago Trib article.

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