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#1 MichiganGoat

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

So MLB radio is discussing who is the all time Face of the Fanchise for each team. They never mentioned the Cubs but I see a clear difficult to ague face: RON SANTO

He is everything that defines being a Cub, both as a player and fan. I'm sure a few could argue for Banks but for me it's all about Santo.

Anyone else care to comment on this?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:56 AM

Ronnie is a fine choice, but I personally would go wtih Ernie.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:57 AM

Dick Tidrow.

I mean, come ON! Someone had to say it...

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:02 AM

I was waiting for the first to bring up Dick, you never fail TWC

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

I think it could really differ according to which era you became a Cubs fan. That era will always stick with you. Speaking for myself I never got to watch Santo play. I have however seen MANY replays of Ernie. My memories of Santo are of him in the booth and and on the field. I guess after saying that my "Face of the Cubs" would have to be someone off the 80's teams ie Dawson, Dunston, Grace, Maddux, Sandberg.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

I think Ernie has to be a very close second, but my vote would for Santo as well. Then Billy Williams and/or Fergie Jenkins.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

Definitely Ernie for me. He's been doing it as long as I've been alive! Can't really say Santo - can't be the face of the team when he's not even alive anymore.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

Santo was a multiple generation face for the Cubs and just because he's not with us currently doesn't mean he doesn't represent the voice of every Cub fan. His energy, excitement, and pain as a Cub fan is immortal. If the Cubs ever build a new stadium it should be named after him.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

I think Ernie was the more public face of the franchise back when they were both playing. Although in Ron's defense, Ernie never set his toupe on fire.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:02 PM

No Darwin Barney love?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

Ace made a funny! :lol:
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:11 PM

No Darwin Barney love?

Darwin Barney? Is he still on the team?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:49 PM

I think going forward, its going to be Kerry Wood. No disrespect to the great Cubs over the years, but think of how many people my age (mid to late 20's) are going to tell their kids about the 20k game, or that home run in Game 7 of the 2003 NLCS. He's the current Mr. Cub, and I think he'll be the guy the fans love for a while.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:00 PM

Santo was a multiple generation face for the Cubs and just because he's not with us currently doesn't mean he doesn't represent the voice of every Cub fan. His energy, excitement, and pain as a Cub fan is immortal. If the Cubs ever build a new stadium it should be named after him.

It's because Ernie is black, isn't it Goat?

Sorry, I couldn't resist! JUST KIDDING! Seriously though, Ron Santo is like the white Ernie Banks.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:51 PM

For me, the answer is Ron Santo...and no one else is even close.
And that's a bad miss...




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