Saying goodbye

Few athletes become part of the fabric of their community the way Ron Santo did

Updated: December 11, 2010, 12:06 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It matters not at all if you are a Cubs fan. The scene of hundreds of people filing into the public viewing of a former ballplayer and broadcaster was reason to pause this week.

And the sight of five men wiping away tears as they wheeled their teammate's casket down the aisle of Holy Name Cathedral on Friday, should touch us all.

This does not happen every day. It does not happen in every city in America. It doesn't happen in another era. It is a sad off-shoot ...

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