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Some Fluff on Ron Santo

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Ron Santo is a lot of fun to listen to.


And the fact that he makes it that much fun despite his personal struggles – and his continued exclusion from baseball’s hallowed grounds – is truly impressive.

There is no elevator leading directly to Ron Santo’s office, the WGN Radio booth, a perch sitting high above Wrigley Field. So every day, he must traverse a series of ramps and a flight of stairs in order to get there.

It’s no easy feat for an able-bodied person, let alone a man who gets around on two prosthetic legs.

“It’s like having my leg except it takes more energy when you’re going up stairs and walking a long distance, so you’re using, like, 55 percent more of your energy walking,” said Santo, the legendary Cubs third baseman turned radio broadcaster. “You get used to it. I can’t complain. I’m alive. I’m happy I’m doing everything I want to do, so I have no problems.” ESPN.

The ESPN article is short, and a good read if you’re in the mood for some fluff this morning – i.e., if you’d like to think some pleasant thoughts about the Cubs instead of the thoughts that yesterday’s embarrassing loss to the Pirates implanted.



Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.