Posts tagged "Ron Santo"

Area Autograph Seeker Gets Set for 2013 Cubs Convention; 'Children Will not be Spared', per Attendee

Area Autograph Seeker Gets Set for 2013 Cubs Convention; 'Children Will not be Spared', per Attendee
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – This Friday will mark Larry Morton’s 15th consecutive Cubs Convention.  This year, at the Sheridan Towers, Morton plans on showing up with a new philosophy: no apologies. Every year, the die-hard Cubs fan has been on the front lines of aggressive autograph seekers.  For years, he’s been more than willing to give... Read more »

What I Learned From Ron Santo

What I Learned From Ron Santo
I’m about as bitter of a sports fan as they come. Well, correction, I used to be one of the most bitter sports fans you’d run into.  These days, after the birth of my two children, I have a bit more of a life perspective that doesn’t make sports the end-all-be-all that it used to... Read more »

R.I.P. Ron Santo

R.I.P. Ron Santo
People might not remember the old Ron Santo. In his playing days, Ron was regularly salty with the media and Cubs management.  He was an open dissenter of Leo Durocher for years.  He even blindsided a young centerfielder named Don Young by stating he cost the Cubs a game in the 1969 pennant race. When... Read more »

This Week in Sports History (8/24-8/30)

August 24th 1989- Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life by Commissioner Giamatti for gambling.  The ban only occurs due to a pleading from ESPN for more ‘Outside the Lines’ segments. 1991- Taiwan captures its 15th consecutive Little League World Series.  After the game, China captures Taiwan. August 25th 1979- In a Hollywood Stars... Read more »


CHICAGO- Beloved Chicago Cubs announcer Ron Santo spent the majority of opening day answering questions from various media members in regards to the Cubs current season. Unfortunately, for the reporters on hand, Santo was stuck where he normally is; the past. “We gave up a sleek-fielding shortstop for an unproven kid.  That’s going to raise... Read more »
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