Re: Bernstein: Cubs Broadcast Will Be Better Without Santo
First off how can you even fathom writing that until his replacement is named? I mean we could get stuck with Dave Otto who I don't mind in small doses but over an entire season could annoy me.
Of course Ron was not the best at being descriptive, how many times in a game did he say "let's take a look at the replay....yup, yup" without describing what happened and that was just classic Ron. He was a fan in the booth and he LOVED the Cubs and I think most Cubs fans didn't care that he wasn't your hot shot color guy who could ramble off useless stats at a given moment or tell you how they made a play happen or talk in-depth strategy on every pitch. He told stories of his playing days as they related to the game or let the emotional roller coaster of emotions that most Cubs fans go through come out on air. No one is going to replace the personality that Ron provided, I'm sure someone will do a better job at being a more traditional color guy but when it comes to the Cubs that isn't the only thing the fans listening care about.