As many people have expected, WGN Radio today named Keith Moreland to succeed Ron Santo in the Cubs radio booth alongside Pat Hughes.
This is a logical choice, and in my opinion, the best one. Moreland represents the "next generation" of Cubs players after the 1969 group that Santo epitomized. Moreland was a member of the 1984 Cubs NL East title team and well-loved for his tough, Texas-linebacker-style play in the field. He was a good, not great, player, and has done a good job filling in at times for Santo over the last couple of years.
He'll be 57 years old in May, so he could conceivably have this job for a number of years and develop a good rapport with Pat.
No one will ever replace Ron Santo in our hearts; the Pat & Ron Show was something special that can never be duplicated. All the best to Keith Moreland in his new role.