Are the Braves worried about their recent showing as a
.500 ballclub? If they are, it isn't showing in the
clubhouse. Amy Shipley of the Washington Post visited
the team in Miami and found them loose and confident.
Why did this take so long? The Cubs are just now
retiring Ron Santo's number, some three decades after
he left the team. One of the greatest third basemen in
the history of the game, Santo will have his number
'10' retired before the final home game of the year on
September 29. In the Cubs defense, they were probably
waiting until Santo was elected to the Hall of Fame --
an eventuality that has, unfortunately, not come to
pass. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune has Santo's
happy reaction to the number retirement announcement.
Santo played for both the Cubs and the White Sox,
which gives him a unique perspective on how the fans
of both teams feel about one another. Carol Slezak of
the Chicago Sun-Times takes the pulse of Chicago in
order to find out what Cubs fans really think of
their Southside cousins and visa versa.
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