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MyCubsToday Mourns the Loss of Beloved Icon Ron Santo — Wrigley Field 12/3/10

Posted on 03 December 2010 by Lou

MyCubsToday humbly mourns the lost of the Chicago Cubs biggest fan — Ron Santo.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Santo’s family during this difficult time.

Ron Santo played 14 of his 15 major league seasons for the Chicago Cubs.  He was named to 9 All-Star teams as a star 3rd baseman.  He was a career .270 hitter with 342 HR’s and 1,331 RBI’s.  Santo hit at least 30 HR’s in 4 straight seasons from 1964 through 1967.  He also drove in at least 100 runs 4 different times during his career, including a career-best 123 RBI’s in 1969.

He played along side Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins, but was never fortunate to be inducted into the Hall of Fame himself.  The last 21 years, San has manned the Cubs radio booth along side Pat Hughes.  Santo was one of the most colorful color-men in the game today and never tried to hide the fact that he was cheering for his home team Cubbies in each and every game.

We’ll have a lot more tributes for Santo over the next few weeks, but this quote from Ernie Banks sums it up perfectly: “It certainly is a sad day for everyone who knows and loves Ron Santo.  Ronnie has been a friend of mine for more than 50 years and is like a brother to me.  Ronnie’s entire life was dedicated to his wonderful family, the Chicago Cubs and their outstanding fans.”

We’re going to miss you Ronnie!

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Cubs Convention This Weekend!

Posted on 16 January 2010 by Lou

The Cubs Convention is going on this weekend in Chicago at the Hilton Chicago.  Passes for the convention are sold out, but supposedly there is still home hotel room availability for the weekend.  If you have a room, you can buy up to 4 passes per room for the weekend.

The opening ceremonies to the 2010 Cubs Convention kicked off on Friday night from 5-5:30PM.  There were a few other activities on Friday, but the real action begins in earnest today.  You’ll get to meet the Ricketts Family in person and you’ll get to mingle with current Cubs players (Derrek Lee, Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Marmol, Ryan Theriot, Ryan Dempster) and former Cubs players (Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ron Santo, Ryne Sandberg, Milt Pappas, Dave Otto), as well as the team’s coaching staff (Lou Pinella, Larry Rothschild) and broadcasting teams (Bob Brenly, Len Kasper, Pat Hughes and Santo).

Gotta love it – what a perfect way to get geared up for the upcoming 2010 Cubs schedule at Wrigley Field…

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