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Happy 83rd, Ernie!

Yes, this probably should be a FanShot.

So what? Ernie Banks is 83 today.

I really, really hope the Cubs' rebuilding process gets them to a World Series while Ernie is still around to see it. If anyone deserves that he does.

I remember going to games in the 60's and early 70's and always looked forward to his upcoming at-bats. Had the good fortune to see a number of his homers, of course, and something in his enjoyment of playing the game made them seem somehow more "home-run-y" than some others.

He'd already moved over to first before I started going to games regularly, so I never got to appreciate his shortstop excellence. I wish I had the chance.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Ernie!

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