Ron Santo: 1940-2010

I walked a mile and a half in the rain this morning, while listening to Steve Dahl’s podcast. I showed up to work a few minutes late. I said good morning to the skeleton crew that’s there on Fridays, I poured myself a cup of coffee, and finally I sat at my desk and checked the Internet. It’s rote at this point: first Gmail, then Twitter, finally the Chicago Tribune’s front page. I follow a half dozen sports reporters and a couple of Cubs bloggers on Twitter. The first post I read was from Andy Dolan of Desipio.com: “So long, big boy.”

Anyone that ever listened to a Cubs radio broadcast knew what that meant.

I clicked through to his post. “The toughest man to ever play for the Chicago Cubs is gone.” I went to the Tribune. “Ron Santo: Dead at 70.” It took a couple seconds to sink in, but when it did, I started to tear up. Continue reading Ron Santo: 1940-2010