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Old 10-05-2007, 12:10 PM
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You know something...I REFUSE to listen to WGN's coverage of this series. The funny part is that one time I heard a play on ESPN, and then I turned to WGN just to hear Santo's reaction. I said, "Oh, man." thinking Santo would say it. A few seconds later...he did. You knew he was going to be upset after the D-Backs did something good.

I'd rather listen to ESPN's coverage of this series. If Pat Hughes was working with ESPN, I'd listen more to him. I like Hughes...it's Santo I have a problem with. Nice guy...not to nice announcer.
Santo "Oh man!"s in the first inning!
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:17 PM
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Yes he did. He continued these ways in the 30+ years since, which is more than likely why he's had to have these amputations in the first place. He was also known for:


-The whole Don Young incident

-While as a 20 something player, getting into a fight with his 70 year old manager Leo Durocher. (I actually heard him say during a broadcast that Durocher didn't back down, and put up a good fight. Your a class act Ron)


-Being an extremely obnoxious, divisive presence while with the Sox in 1974, at one point, or so I heard, Dick Allen punched him in the face


-(As mentioned by others here)- Mr Clutch. Alot of "garbage time", meaningless homeruns when the Cubs were either winning or losing a game by 10 runs. 1 run game with 2 outs and a guy in scoring position ? Hey, how about a popup or strike out. This feat was replicated many times, some 30 years later by a certain wife beating, steroid taking, right fielder.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:23 PM
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This thread rules.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:29 PM
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Hold on there. Juan Uribe plays Shortstop, does not do steroids and, as far we know, has not hit his wife.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:38 PM
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The thing with me is, I am really not interested in how Santo developed diabetes or what he did or did not do to stop it (well, I am somewhat, but that is not my main concern). I think it is terrible that he (and everyone, for that matter, not just Santo) got the disease and I feel remorse for that happening to him. Okay, so he didn't do the best he could to ward off the onset of his condition; I'm willing to go so far as to look past that and still take pity in his (and again, all others who have done the same) condition. However, when Santo starts using his disability and his affliction as a crutch, or, more like, a spring board to gain entry into the hall of fame, he absolutely squanders all pity he garnered from me concerning his disease and disability, AND, more than that, I believe it NECESSARY to call him out on it and even go so far as to make remarks about a condition that he clearly has no care or realization of.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:28 PM
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What I love about this thread so much is that Cub fans would have a heart attack if they read some of the things said about Santo here. To them there is no negativity. It's a peachy world with Ron. Even female Cub fans don't see what a hypocrite he is, even afer the comments he made on Mother's Day. My mom is a breast cancer survivor, and I can gauruntee you she wouldn't appreciate those comments after what she went through. She also wouldn't waste the time to stoop down to his level either. Nor will I.

This thread has been a great read!
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:31 PM
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What I love about this thread so much is that Cub fans would have a heart attack if they read some of the things said about Santo here. To them there is no negativity. It's a peachy world with Ron. Even female Cub fans don't see what a hypocrite he is, even afer the comments he made on Mother's Day. My mom is a breast cancer survivor, and I can gauruntee you she wouldn't appreciate those comments after what she went through. She also wouldn't waste the time to stoop down to his level either. Nor will I.

This thread has been a great read!
What comments were those?
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:35 PM
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What comments were those?

He went on tirade about the players wearing pink wristbands and using pink bats in order to raise awareness of breast cancer. It wasn't funny but insulting. Then later in during the same game started hyping his charity for diabetes awareness. I'm all for raising awareness for diabetes, but this was not the forum. He pretty much tried to steal the show and take focus off one charity in favor of his own. I'm sure the Cubs PR department, or Baseball in general can do the same for diabetes as breast cancer, just not on the same day, IMO.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:37 PM
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What comments were those?
Im thinking the ones about the pink bats and wristbands worn by the players? Santo didnt care for them so much.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:11 PM
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Im thinking the ones about the pink bats and wristbands worn by the players? Santo didnt care for them so much.
He pissed me off with them, that's for certain. I cannot stand men who comment that its a bad idea for men to bring awareness to breast cancer by men wearing pink. Santo isn't the only one, but he pretty much annoyed the livin' hell out of me that day.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:14 PM
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He pissed me off with them, that's for certain. I cannot stand men who comment that its a bad idea for men to bring awareness to breast cancer by men wearing pink. Santo isn't the only one, but he pretty much annoyed the livin' hell out of me that day.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:49 PM
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[Chips]I'll never stop wearing my pink shirt and tie![/CHips]

Goes without saying.

I of course have my "All my Black Shirts are dirty" pink shirt I wear to raise awareness.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:10 PM
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I wonder if Santo would have a problem with red wristbands to raise money for AIDS, or yellow wristbands to support the troops, if these ever came into existence?

Several causes have representative colors that are easily identifiable with the cause. To mock any of them as a "bad fashion statement" is pretty high up there in terms of stupidity.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:44 PM
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To mock any of them as a "bad fashion statement" is pretty high up there in terms of stupidity.
On a more basic level, a man who glues what looks like a beaver pelt to his scalp shoud not mock anyone's fashion sense.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:21 PM
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I am a 3rd generation diabetic. I have seen the disease strike members of my family, and the dreaded complications that strike people if they dont get under control. I have seen some members of my family perform reckless behavior(ignore doctors, no insulin, no exercise, drinking, eating out of control). These are the people that lose limbs as the disease ravages the body.

Ron Santo has the complications he has today because he wasnt under control. If it is self inflicted its still sad. You cannot reverse decades of damage to a body.

However, the Ron Santo and the "lets get Santo in the Hall because he is a diabetic" sicken me. Santo was a first rate moron, and show off when he was a player. Bringing light to a disease that needs a cure is a nobel thing, bringing light to the fact that you are diabetic and then use it as a prop to overshine years of clicking your heels and acting like a moron is sickening so you can get "yourself" into the hall of fame.

Ron Santo's actions and comments are one of the biggest jokes in baseball. This first class mope used to click his heels to show up the other team. People around baseball thought he was a hot dog. He only served himself. Then remember, if a cub player does it its about passion and love for the game, if another player does it. Its selfish and needs to be dealt with.

Sammy Sosa, hits a fly ball. He hops up and down, its clears the fence. Then he comes around and does a tap tap kiss. Santo cheers.

Jose Valentin hits a home run against the cubs. He hops and does the tap tap kiss. Santo and the rest of the cubs are upset that Valentin is a hot dog and showing up his team.

I wonder how much grumpy old man giggles and smiles when Zambrano jumped up, and celebrated the strikeout of the pitcher Brandon Webb the .058 batting average pitcher. He jumped up and down, and pumped his fist like he struck out the mighty casey. I am sure this old Dud jumped on Zambrano and wanted to fight him.

His comments about the pink bats show how caring the man is.
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