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  • 'An incredible day for an incredible man' Ron Santo inducted into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame

    07/22/2012 10:01:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 1 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/22/2012 | Phil Rogers
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — In one of baseball's sweetest traditions, Stan Musial would play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on his harmonica for the so-called seventh-inning stretch of baseball's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Johnny Bench has stepped in for the 91-year-old Musial, doing a pretty good Harry Caray imitation. On Sunday, in Ron Santo's honor, Bench put on a Cubs jersey before he went to the podium and slipped into character. "Ron would have loved it," Vicki Santo, Ron's widow, said afterward. "He and Johnny were such good friends. He would have thought it was hysterical. He would...
  • Ron Santo, RIP: Soul

    12/03/2010 11:53:33 AM PST · by BluesDuke · 27 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 3 December 2010 | Yours Truly
    There will be many measures of the man remembered this weekend and beyond, but perhaps one above many, if not most, should tell you a few things about Ron Santo, who died at 70 Thursday in Arizona. At a reunion of the 1969 Cubs, held at catcher Randy Hundley's annual fantasy camp, twenty years after their run at the National League East title collapsed against the Miracle Mets' onrush, the abrasive manager of that team apologised publicly to the nine-time All-Star third baseman who was considered as much the soul of the team as Ernie Banks was its heart. "I...
  • Ron Santo dead at 70

    12/03/2010 5:04:00 AM PST · by John W · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 3, 2010 | Paul Sullivan
    Legendary Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo died Thursday night in Arizona. He was 70. Friends of Santo's family said the North Side icon lapsed into a coma on Wednesday before dying Thursday. Santo died of complications from bladder cancer, WGN-AM 720 reported.
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Santo faces surgery for tumors

    10/06/2003 9:34:00 AM PDT · by dts32041 · 13 replies · 283+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10-6-2003 | Staff
    Legendary Cub Ron Santo said Monday he has to have surgery to remove tumors from his bladder. During an interview on WGN-AM, Santo said a recent physical found blood in his urine and that doctors then discovered the tumors. The tests showed the tumors were contained and doctors were optimistic about his prognosis, he said. The nine-time All-Star planned to fly to Phoenix to consult with doctors and hoped to have the surgery by the end of this week. "I feel once they get those (tumors) out, I'll be fine," he said. Considering the Cubs are postseason winners for the...
  • Plenty of Fight in This Old Cub (Ron Santo)

    05/08/2002 7:12:48 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 14 replies · 594+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 13, 2002 | Rick Reilly
    <p>Don't you dare feel sorry for Ron Santo just because in the last three years he's had eight operations on his right foot, a quadruple bypass, his right leg amputated and his heart stop cold while he was in a hospital bed.</p>