Today, the Hall of Fame finally opened its doors to a man who had waited patiently outside them for all of his post-MLB life.
When long-time Chicago Cub – player, broadcaster, fan, everything – Ron Santo passed away last year, before seeing his dream of becoming a Hall of Famer come true, I said this:
Now, in the next few years, the Veteran’s Committee will posthumously admit Santo to the place he has belonged for decades, and they’ll pat themselves on the back.
And I’ll still be heartbroken. Ron Santo wasn’t supposed to die before it happened.
Yup. Still heartbroken.
I’m very happy for Ron Santo’s family, for the Chicago Cubs, and it’s not as if Ronnie isn’t out there somewhere watching. But I can’t stop being so angry at the men who kept Santo out of the Hall for so long, when it was so clearly deserved.
Click your heels once for Ronnie today.