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Ron Santo’s Broadcasting Style Epitomizes the Cubs as Lovable Losers

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It was William Faulkner who once wrote “Memory believes before knowing remembers.”

It is with this thought in mind that I attempt to tackle an unpopular subject. That is, what an insult to the airwaves Chicago Cubs announcer Ron Santo continues to be.

Look, he may be a local icon, but, to me, he is an all-out assault on the senses.

Now, I do feel sorry for the man. His well-chronicled battles with the complications from diabetes may make Santo a sympathetic figure, but forgive me for preferring knowledgeable radio.

Santo’s color work on WGN radio is so comically bad that o...

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