Opening Day

There is nothing like Opening Day in Major League Baseball.  This annual gathering of a community, bonded by a game that signals a start of a new year, the blooming of spring, and hopes of someone’s favorite team winning the World Series in the fall.  Paul Yeager, Becky Mollenkamp, Nick Renkoski, Liz Lidgett, Jason Gavin,…

Opening Day

  It doesn’t feel right at all this morning to be thinking of Opening Day. It’s Thursday for crying out loud! Baseball’s Opening Day was reserved for the first Monday in April.  The traditional first game in Cincinnati, the ceremonial first pitch by the President in Washington, and the Cubs and the Mets being “mathematically…

“This Old Cub”: Ron Santo (1940-2010)

  This morning, beloved Chicago Cubs third baseman and radio color analyst Ron Santo passed away at age 70 from complications from bladder cancer.  Santo played 15 seasons for the Cubs and then 20 seasons in the radio booth with Harry Caray, and then with Pat Hughes since 1996. I’m sitting here, tapping on my…