Friday, February 23, 2024

‘Old, bitter and crotchety’ Veterans Committee keeps Santo out of Hall again

Major League Baseball's Veterans Committee proved inept and worthless once again Tuesday, failing to elect a single member to the Hall of Fame for the third straight time. Denied once more was Cubs legend Ron Santo, who came up five agonizing votes shy of Cooperstown enshrinement. Santo will have to wait until 2009 to have his heart ripped out and stomped on again by the committee.

Retro Cover from 1969: Cubs not phased by Mets, black cat

To commemorate the Cubs' 100th year since a World Series title, The Heckler is taking a look back at some of its more memorable editions. So far we've given you 1908, 1916 and 1945.

A great real-life interview with Ron Santo from 2004

Back in 2004, The Heckler had a great conversation with Cubs legend Ron Santo. Here's the transcript.

Loco Rob column Yo soy no Ron Santo

I approached Ron Santo while exuberantly saying that I was with The Heckler. He looked at me like I was crazy.

Dunn: ‘Me play baseball for White Stockings now’

The White Sox surprised many Friday when they signed free agent 1B/DH Adam Dunn to a four-year, $56 million contract. Dunn was in Chicago to talk with the media about his new deal. "Me play...

Cubs to honor Santo by playing Brant Brown clip after bad plays in 2011

The Cubs lost a legend Friday with the passing of Ron Santo, but they plan to let the passionate radio broadcaster's legacy live on for all of the upcoming season. The team announced Monday they'll play the infamous clip of Santo's "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!" reaction to Brant Brown's dropped fly ball against the Brewers in 1998 on the Wrigley PA after every bad play in 2011.

Cubs sign guy with batting average equal to your BAC after a fun day...

Cubs GM Jim Hendry signed Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena to a one-year $10 million contract despite his .196 batting average last season, which is equal to the blood-alcohol level reached by you and your friends after a fun night of drinking this summer.