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RIP Ron Santo

Postby neoforce » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:54 am

Baseball lost a legend last night
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ba ... 9814.story

I do remember him from his playing days, but would rather comment on his job as radio broadcaster for the Cubs. I'm in NJ, and for a long time never listened to him once. Then mlb.com started offering audio from all games so I started checking out different home team announcers. (To me baseball is a radio sport!) At first I hated Santo. The way he reacted to the game seemed so stupid. But over time, I found myself always choosing WGN over the other audio feed, and it was all because of Santo. I loved Phil Rizzuto, so how could I not enjoy such a true fan!

I can't imagine what a loss this is for Cubbies fans who grew up with him, and I hope for his friends and family that his memory will ease the pain of his loss.
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Re: RIP Ron Santo

Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:18 am

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Re: RIP Ron Santo

Postby DaShiz23 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:29 pm

Sad day in Chicago. RIP
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Re: RIP Ron Santo

Postby MasterX1918 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:43 pm

RIP, one of the best players not in the Hall of Fame. He'll probably be inducted by the Veterans Committee someday, but its too bad he wasn't alive when it happened.
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Re: RIP Ron Santo

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:59 pm

RIP
Santo should already be in the HOF plus I loved his broadcasts. 100% homer but 100% genuine. I wish there were more like him.
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Re: RIP Ron Santo

Postby williscubs » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:56 am

I used to watch the Cubs games with the tv on mute while listening to his radio broadcast. Great player, announcer, and fan of the game. He gave 50 years to the Cubs and should be in the HOF. Too bad he never got to see the Cubs win the series as he always hoped to.
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