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Hello, all

This one’s going to be a little bit of a departure from my normal talk.  Before I get out of here today, I just wanted to drop a word of condolence for the family and friends of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo. Mr. Santo, 70, passed away early this morning.  A member of the Cubs for over a decade, he belonged to the famous 1969 Cubs team who had a mostly successful summer.  He broadcasted the Cubs games alongside Pat Hughes and the legendary Harry Carey for 20 years.  His voice will be sorely missed.  I thoroughly enjoyed his color commentary during the games, and he was part of the motivation for my poem, “A Hundred Years (plus) of Solitude.”

Prayers and thoughts for his family.  May God be with them all.

J. Dean

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