Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Cart before horse, but Ronnie delivers regardless

The Sun-Times ran the 'World Series Speculation' piece instead of the usual crosstown buildup drivel. Aside from a feint sense of doom, (I'm seriously trying to put that aside. It's all about confidence. We'll never win the Series if we're afraid of our own shadows), I actually enjoyed the trip down imagination lane.

But better than imagination lane is Ron Santo's quote.

I've been here since I was 20 years old," former Cubs third baseman and current broadcaster Ron Santo said. "There's no doubt in my mind that there are Cubs fans, White Sox fans and hardly any in-between fans. I'm afraid somebody would get shot."

I don't know why, but I can't help but laugh when reading that.

the hip new thing...

...amongst the national announcers is the whole "Ron Santo is a terrible announcer, but we love him anyway for his passion" schtick.

Which approaches the truth, but not really.

Only those who have lived and died with the Cubs can truly get him, and to those people, it doesn't HAVE to be explained.

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