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.