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Old 12-03-2010, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default OT - Ron Santo dead at 70

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,1699814.story

Legendary Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo died Thursday night in Arizona of complications from bladder cancer, WGN-AM 720 reported this morning. He was 70.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:16 AM   #2
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I will always remember how broken he was after a loss. The man truly lived and died for Cubs games. RIP.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:30 AM   #3
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He had Type 1 diabetes.

Saw him hit a grand slam at Wrigley, 70 or 71 ... first pro game of any kind I attended.

RIP Ron

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Old 12-03-2010, 05:33 AM   #4
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He had Type 1 diabetes.

Saw him hit a grand slam at Wrigley, 70 or 71 ... first pro game of any kind I attended.
he was in bad shape last year.....
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:49 AM   #5
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He had Type 1 diabetes.

Saw him hit a grand slam at Wrigley, 70 or 71 ... first pro game of any kind I attended.

RIP Ron
Making it to 70 with type 1 is damned impressive.
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:46 AM   #7
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RIP Ron,

It was always entertaining to listen to Santo and Hughes on the radio, not for all the right reasons but the guy loved the Cubs and Baseball. I hope where ever he is he is clicking his heel's again.
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Wasn't his last of playing 75?
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #9
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Wasn't his last of playing 75?
and in English, what are you trying to say?

When you wanted a homer, he was one of the best.
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In all major four professional sport HOFs, there isn't a bigger snub than Santo. Santo was one of the top 5-7 third basemen of all-time and the voters could never come to the realization that he was deserving.

What a shame that National Baseball HOF couldn't get Santo in before he passed away.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:20 AM   #11
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and in English, what are you trying to say?

When you wanted a homer, he was one of the best.
Dam, when was he last year of playing? 75?
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:39 PM   #12
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I was never a Cubs fan, but I was a fan of his. A great 3rd Baseman.

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