Like many of you, I am saddened today by the news of Ron Santo's passing. I found out via a text message from my son. My response was "Oh no!" A short while later it hit me how fitting that response was-as it is one of his most often uttered phrases on the radio (unfortunately for the Cubs). It came out without my even thinking. It made me realize that listening to him day in and day out all summer has not only been a treat, it has affected some of my speech. :) There has been many a time I have caught myself saying things like "What is going on?!" or "gee whiz!" Which truth be told, is quite an improvement over some of the nastier curse words I used before.
Obviously, that is a silly example of his good influence. I know he has inspired others in much more profound ways. He is truly a great role model, especially for those suffering from any illness or disability. I just thought this might be a good place for us to talk about Ronnie and how much we loved him by sharing some of our own stories, memories or just funny things we remember him saying on the air.
He will be sorely missed.