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Viva Medias B's
04-22-2007, 10:06 PM
Cubs radio broadcaster Ron Santo was hospitalized last night for an irregular heartbeat.

thomas35forever
04-22-2007, 10:17 PM
Ooh boy. Hope he has a speedy recovery.:(:

DrCrawdad
04-22-2007, 10:31 PM
Cubs radio broadcaster Ron Santo was hospitalized last night for an irregular heartbeat.

I'll set aside my thoughts on Santo as a broadcaster.

"Get well soon" & "hope you feel better" seems a bit trite considering his condition, his age and what has happened to him already. Reminds me of seeing a friend recently who was severely ill, and died shortly thereafter. My friend was not going to get better (a recent stroke & bone cancer) so I just tried to have a good conversation with him.

Santo may get past this current situation with his health, but to be frank the prognosis for him is not good. I hope Ron can enjoy time with family and friends. If Santo can get back and wants to return to broadcasting, so be it and have fun Ron.

voodoochile
04-22-2007, 11:57 PM
Good luck and get well soon, Ron...

WhiteSox5187
04-23-2007, 12:27 AM
From what I heard on the TV today he should be okay. I hope he is okay. He's be dealt a rough card, losing your legs is just awful, but to be a Cubs fan too?

In all seriousness, I hope he is well. I've met him once and he is always opptimistic and always very pleasent.

dcb56
04-23-2007, 12:31 AM
Good luck and get well soon, Ron...

It caught my ear this afternoon when they announced his condition over the radio and said "It's not clear when, or if he will return to the booth." Here's hoping for a speedy recovery. Get well soon, Ron.

Domeshot17
04-23-2007, 12:48 AM
Not a cubs fan or santo fan at all, but you can't wish this on anyone. The guy has fought a lot of tough situations throughout his life, and I hope he still has more fight in him. The one thing no one can deny about Santo is he loves the game of Baseball. Deep down, we all share that common bond.

bigsoxfan420
04-23-2007, 08:30 AM
Feel better soon Ronny.

eriqjaffe
04-23-2007, 08:40 AM
As little as I like Ron Santo as a broadcaster or a "personality", I certainly wish him the best.

The Immigrant
04-23-2007, 08:47 AM
The man bleeds for his team, and that I can admire. Get well soon, Ronnie.

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-23-2007, 09:46 AM
Talk about hurdles. I heard this morning too he's dealing with tumors in his bladder as well. He's had a bypass already and with diabetes on top of it....man....

As much as I dislike him as an announcer, I truly truly hope he is able to fight this. Get well soon Ron.

viagracat
04-23-2007, 09:55 AM
Not a cubs fan or santo fan at all, but you can't wish this on anyone. The guy has fought a lot of tough situations throughout his life, and I hope he still has more fight in him. The one thing no one can deny about Santo is he loves the game of Baseball. Deep down, we all share that common bond.

Beautiful post. :thumbsup:

Hope we can get back to trashing his radio work soon.

Lip Man 1
04-23-2007, 11:55 AM
White Sox 5187:

I agree with the post about wishing him well (after all he is a former Sox player) but a point of clarification.

Ron has diabetes and part of that illness is that it's very bad for you to drink alcohol. From what I've heard Ron continued to drink with this condition which was part of the reason that eventually he had to have parts of his legs amputated.

Perhaps if he was smarter he wouldn't have had to go through part of what he's had to.

Again I'm not wishing him ill or that I'm happy for his problems, but you have to shake your head that someone could do something like that knowing the medical risks.

Lip

downstairs
04-23-2007, 05:58 PM
White Sox 5187:

I agree with the post about wishing him well (after all he is a former Sox player) but a point of clarification.

Ron has diabetes and part of that illness is that it's very bad for you to drink alcohol. From what I've heard Ron continued to drink with this condition which was part of the reason that eventually he had to have parts of his legs amputated.

Perhaps if he was smarter he wouldn't have had to go through part of what he's had to.

Again I'm not wishing him ill or that I'm happy for his problems, but you have to shake your head that someone could do something like that knowing the medical risks.

Lip

I don't follow anything he does, so maybe he's a cool guy about this, but...

You just would hope that when someone makes stupid life decisions (we all do) and are punished for it... that they'd come out and really make a point of the actual decisions they made.

Everything I hear about Ron seems to be a foolish lovefest. I don't know if Ron contributes to that or not.

I remember Morton Downey Jr. coming out hard against cigarette smoking when he finally got lung cancer.

You'd hope a Ron Santo would want his legacy to be less of "look at how unfortunate a nice guy like me was" and more of "kids, I did some stupid things that may very will kill me, don't do them..."