RIP Ron Santo

Today, well yesterday at this point, is a sad day on the northside of Chicago…  Cubs legend Ron Santo passed away due to complications from bladder cancer.  Ron was not only a great player, but he was a true blue Cubbies fan.   You could hear it in his radio call.  He got excited when they did something great, he got disappointed when they didn’t.  But one thing stood out…  He always believed in the team.  Through good or bad, he always rooted for the Cubs.

But the worst thing, however, right now is this:  He will never see himself elected to the Hall of Fame.  Despite having impressive credentials, Ron Santo has been passed over through his entire length of eligibility, and every year since by the veteran’s committee.

Mr. Olbermann can sum this up here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

Now… While he can’t be there to make his speech, the HOF people sure better right this wrong when it comes time to vote next time around. 

RIP Ron.  I know you, Harry, Jack, and Arnie are having an Old Style (or probably a Bud in Harry’s case) together right now.

…and Go Cubs!

 

 

First big snow of the season…

Well.. Sullivan has issued a Winter Storm Watch.  And Brian is on vacation.  Pretty sure we’ll get the upper end of this forecast!

WIZ056-057-062>064-067>070-030145- /O.CON.KMKX.WS.A.0004.101204T0000Z-101205T0000Z/
SAUK-COLUMBIA-IOWA-DANE-JEFFERSON-LAFAYETTE-GREEN-ROCK-WALWORTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BARABOO…PORTAGE…WISCONSIN DELLS…
DODGEVILLE…MADISON…JEFFERSON…LAKE MILLS…DARLINGTON…
MONROE…JANESVILLE…BELOIT…ELKHORN…LAKE GENEVA
1131 AM CST THU DEC 2 2010

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS ANTICIPATED LATE FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…A TOTAL OF 6 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ROUGHLY SOUTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM WISCONSIN DELLS TO MADISON TO LAKE GENEVA.

* IMPACTS…THE SNOW WILL IMPACT TRAVEL FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO ADJUST TRAVEL PLANS AND TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS.

Sigh. I’m so sick of snow and cold. I need sun and warmth!