The one thing Chicago Cubs fans seem to love about listening to their team on the radio is former player Ron Santo. Santo is known for being eccentric, to say the least, when it comes to his version of a color commentary. But these days it’s getting a little more noticeable that his health issues are taking a toll on the job he loves so much.
When I think of a Cubs fan I immediately think of Santo. He has stuck with the team through thick and thin and he shares the same passion for the ball club whether they are winning or losing. But his comments have become a little more dramatic over the years. At first he would just say what every Cubs fan was thinking, and that’s what made him beloved by those who love bleed the Cubbie blue. He would hoot and holler when the team would score and he would let out a “Ohhhh” when the team would get a bad call or just could not perform like he believed they could. These days Santo seems to get overly upset about the Cubs making an out in the second or third inning — and let’s face it, that’s usually not much of a game-changer.