Congratulations to Ron Santo and his family.

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8 Responses to “Congratulations to Ron Santo and his family.”

  1. genrebuster Says:

    chucky…I hope you don’t mind me re-posting this…if so, I’ll remove it.
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    chucky Says:

    July 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    You know what I like the most about the retarded outfit called the Cubs? All the bullshit symbolism that they can think of. Take today for instance. Ron Santo gets inducted today, and these idiots trot out onto Busch Stadium all clicking their heals in unison like a bunch of goddamned dorks. Didn’t anybody tell them that when Santo did it IT PISSED PEOPLE OFF?!?!?! They all have #10 patches on their sleeves. Then they go out and completely shit the bed on offense. I fucking swear to god, all they fucking care about is money and symbolic fucking bullshit.

    And I’m sorry if this pisses anybody off, but I have a hard time with Ron Santo even going in the Hall of Fame. I’m sorry. He was a good player, a good third baseman. But he was kept out for a long ass time, possibly because he pissed off so many people with the heal clicking and other shit he did. And he sucked on the radio. His goofy, diehard Cub fan, and “true-blue Cubbie” routine was cute and funny….for about 5 minutes. Then it got real fucking old. And annoying. I couldn’t stand Harry Caray for the same reasons.

    I guess my point is in all this is that there is still far too much Fanboy Ricketts influence that is showing through. We still suffer through butchered renditions of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”. Goddamnit, if you need to continue butchering that fucking song just play a tape of a drunken Harry Caray singing it. He did a good enough job of that. We still have to suffer through that goddamned “Go, Cubs, Go” after every home win, despite the fact that this team actually blows, and now all this undo fawning over Ron Santo finally getting into the Hall. Something that he lobbied for for years in an incredibly distastful manner. If you don’t believe me, just watch “This Old Cub”. I’m sorry, but this past week has really been too over-the-top for me, and it’s really pissed me off.

  2. genrebuster Says:

    You guys started this post before I could…therefore, I am adding JF’s and Pie’s thoughts to this thread, too…
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    JF Says:
    July 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    They scored 1 run this weekend making it difficult to concentrate on all of those runs they’re going to score when they win the WS at some unknown date in the future. If there is anything the Cubs are good at it’s distractions.

    Santo was a good baseball player, but not all HOF players are equally deserving. Santo waited 30 years longer than Larkin did to get acknowledged.

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    Pie In The Sky Says:
    July 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I was more annoyed when they built a statue of him. I have this strange hate when I see these statues that are built for athletes and coaches such as Joe Paterno, Cam Newton, Tim Tebow, and guys who’ve died like Ron Santo. People think I’m a heartless bastard or a sociopath when I say that though hehe. Oh well. Seeing some kid who gets a statue because they won a few football games? Creepy…

  3. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Anybody saw the notable first time players on the ballot for next year? Take a look at these guys…

    Piazza, Bonds, Clemens, Biggio, Schilling and…Sosa!

    With the exception of Schilling, who’s also a jag by the way, it will be all players who were on the juice. I wonder who’s going to get in.

  4. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Well, how about Penn State?

  5. chucky Says:

    Of course I don’t mind genre. I just needed to vent at that point, so I did.

    Pie…as far as Penn State is concerned, NOT NEARLY ENOUGH!!! What needed to be done, as far as I’m concerned, is Penn State be completely shut the fuck down, and the building leveled. All students and faculty NOT involved in athletics should be given the chance to relocate without penalty, but the school should be totally wiped out. Transfer acedemic credits as needed. But there’s no goddamned way in hell Penn State should be allowed to operate ever again.

  6. Fro Dog Says:

    Chucky,

    As harsh as that may sound, it’s not in this case. I was thinking along the same lines. They ban the football team from postseason play for four years and they fine the school $60 million. As far as vacating wins since 1998, that does nothing and it makes no sense at all because they already played the games.

    After seeing some the idiotic students on ESPN talking about how removing the statue is a bad thing, they should be scorned. For the athletes and other students who had nothing to do with this situation, I do feel bad a bit. They should be able to transfer to another school without any issue or if they are athletes, without sitting out a year.

  7. chucky Says:

    I had a thought about the statue. I was thinking it might be a good idea to melt it down and make it into several fire hydrants. Then we could find as many dogs as possible and turn them loose.

    That, or we could make new horse throughs for the bathrooms at Wrigley Field. And those dumb bastards that you mentioned Fro, we could turn them into those round odor killers that are put in the bottom of those pissers. That way both Paterno and those dumb fucks who defend him would get the treatment they truly deserve. I’d love nothing more than to piss all over all of them.

  8. Robert Says:

    Was watching the game last nite they ran a promo of seventh inning stretch with the caption u never know who will be there

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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