Cubs Legend Ron Santo dies at 70.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:12 AM
Santo slipped into a coma Wednesday, and passed Thursday night. One of the best third basemen to ever play the game, Santo had been notoriously rejected by the Hall of Fame, despite posting hall worthy numbers, and being heralded by Brooks Robinson as a superior defensive third baseman (Brooks Robinson is considered to be the greatest defensive third baseman of all time).
As a diehard Cubs fan (baseball was the first sport I fell in love with, and the Cubs my beloved team), this comes incredibly hard. I'd thought for a few years now that the Cubs really need to win the World Series soon so Ronnie could die happy.
R.I.P. #10, you're already missed and always beloved.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:53 PM
RIP Ron Santo!!
RIP Huckleberry. 1995-2009.... Thanks for 14 unforgettable years Huck. You will forever be loved and missed.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:44 PM
RIP Ron Santo #10.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:43 PM
I good man indeed, RIP Ron.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:56 PM
This man was not only a deserving hall of famer for baseball, he was a hall of fame human being. As Pat Hughes said today, "The Cubs have lost their biggest fan."
Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:47 PM
It won't be the same without Ronnie. Just won't ever be the same.
I am most sad that he did not get to enjoy getting the call from Cooperstown.
Posted 04 December 2010 - 12:10 PM
And, honestly, even though he was a Brewers guy, can anyone imagine a Ron Santo/Bob Eucker radio broadcast, even if it's just one inning? Now that would've been an all-star game!
I'd hope the Cubs wear a #10 patch on their jerseys. Not just this season, but until the curse is over. Ronnie said he wanted to be a part of it when the Cubs win it all, and, well, that way, he can.
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