Cubs fans lost a friend in Ron Santo

Despite unpolished delivery on the radio, those who got him loved him

Updated: December 3, 2010, 6:50 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

You either got him or you didn't. And those who did never passed judgment on Ron Santo.

Those who are feeling Santo's loss most keenly today remembered him as a player and took him into their hearts as only someone in love with his or her baseball team could do. And when he became one of the team's broadcasters, there was never any question that loyalty would continue.

Those who will miss Santo the most probably have a signed copy of "This Old Cub" and maybe even the "Ron and ...

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