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KRS1
06-18-2006, 07:00 PM
I dont know where this belongs, but thought everyone would like to hear it.

So my great aunt Virgie(a scrubs fan:(:) was eating at a restaurant in Valparaiso with her three friends. They were having a wonderful time laughing, and just enjoying a nice day. Anyway, as they are eating a "rather large man" as she put it, came up to them. He said he loved to see people have such a wonderful time out, and that they made his day. He said seeing ladies their age still being active and enjoying life is one of the greatest things to witness, and insisted on paying for their meals. Anyway, my aunt and her friends kindly accepted his offer and said goodbye. When the waiter came by and asked what they would like for dessert, and my aunt asked who the man was who offered to pay for their meal, and the waiter said that he was an old ballplayer for the White Sox, his name Ron Kittle. My aunt knows how much I love the Sox since I was a youngen and told my grandpa (Sox fan:D:,grew up in East Chicago walking to Comiskey)to call me and tell the story. I was excited to hear he was doing good and my favorite great auntie as well whom I havent seen in a good five years. When he told me story, the only thing I could think was, "how come she couldnt be a Sox fan so she could have recognized him and gotten and autograph."

Alright, there's the great story, I hope you enjoyed, and this should prove to everyone a hard-nosed ballplayer can also be a good person. Thanks Mr. Kittle for treating my aunt Virgie to a great lunch.

ilsox7
06-18-2006, 07:05 PM
Ron is truly a great, great guy. He gave up many of his Saturday mornings back in the day to help me work on my swing. My only regret is that I was not a bit older so that I could hear some of his more off-color stories! But this story doesn ot surprise me one bit. Cheers to your great aunt and to Ron!

viagracat
06-18-2006, 08:04 PM
Great story. He sounds like a real winner. He used to manage the Schaumburg Flyers.

tebman
06-18-2006, 08:07 PM
That is a wonderful story! I've had occasion to meet Ron Kittle a few times over the years, and he is a genuinely good guy. I have a soft spot in my heart for him anyway because he and I both grew up in the Calumet Region. He worked at U.S. Steel Gary Works for a while in between baseball jobs when he was a young man.

A great ambassador for the White Sox: plain-spoken, honest, loquacious, and funny. This story doesn't surprise me; it's still nice to hear about Ron. :thumbsup:

RealMenWearBlack
06-18-2006, 08:44 PM
Anyway, as they are eating a "rather large man" as she put it, came up to them.

When I first read this, I thought you were saying your great aunt was eating a "rather large man." Nice story. That's generous of him. I saw on the news a few days ago he's now making baseball themed benches in his garage (http://www.ronkittle.com/BenchCatalog.htm).

TheDarkGundam
06-18-2006, 09:28 PM
When I first read this, I thought you were saying your great aunt was eating a "rather large man."
That's funny, when I first read it I thought they were gonna say "That was an old ballplayer for the White Sox...WHO DIED 50 YEARS AGO!"
Seriously. That's what I was expecting. :mg:

Great story BTW. I have Kittle's book on my desk right next to me. He seems like good people.

rdwj
06-18-2006, 09:57 PM
Wow - that's really cool. I've always heard that Kitty was a good guy.

LuvSox
06-19-2006, 12:32 AM
Great story. He sounds like a real winner. He used to manage the Schaumburg Flyers.

He also managed the Merrillville Mud Dawgs.

I saw Ron about two weeks ago up in the Diamond Suites but didn't recognize him until it was too late. I'm dumb. :(:

GOGOGOPODS
06-19-2006, 12:38 AM
Kittle is great.... I loved those glasses he would wear in thouse red white and blue jerseys. Classic....

jm11744
06-19-2006, 09:11 AM
I think it's nice to see him using his money to make people happy. Good stuff!

bobwsx
06-19-2006, 11:41 AM
When I first read this, I thought you were saying your great aunt was eating a "rather large man." Nice story. That's generous of him. I saw on the news a few days ago he's now making baseball themed benches in his garage (http://www.ronkittle.com/BenchCatalog.htm).Crap at $2000 a bench he can afford a couple meals.

JohnBasedowYoda
06-19-2006, 12:28 PM
My cousin works for a Chevy Dealer in the area that signed up Ron Kittle for a tv ad. Well I guess he said he'd do it and they never got back to him and he called up the place with my cous answering the phone. She talked to him, told him she had no clue. She didn't know who he was though and asked me later, "who is Ron Kittle?" I told her who and she couldn't believe it, since he was really nice, talkative, and funny as hell.

WizardsofOzzie
06-19-2006, 01:08 PM
Which resturant was it? Im originally from Valpo

RichFitztightly
06-19-2006, 02:49 PM
Crap at $2000 a bench he can afford a couple meals.

Well, there is over $1,100 worth of materials there.

SOXfnNlansing
06-19-2006, 04:36 PM
Crap at $2000 a bench he can afford a couple meals.

:hawk
"Grab some bench"


(I couldn't resist)

Fake Chet Lemon
06-19-2006, 04:36 PM
When I ran out of singles at the Admiral, Ron was right there to bail me out!!!