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Diabetic Cub improving
12/5/2003 9:09:12 PM
That's what the Chicago Cub web site is presently reporting although former Cub All-Star third baseman, radio announcer and should-be Hall-of-Famer, Ron Santo, complains the recovery from his latest operation - removal of a kidney that was once feared to be cancerous - is going too slow for him. Old #10, as many know, has had numerous surgeries, two of which involved the partial removal of both legs due to the diabetes he has had since adolescence. [In fact, one of the more touching stories of his playing days is how - while suffering from low blood sugar - he once slugged a game-winning home run but does not remember even hitting it!] For now, from his winter home in Phoenix, he spends time recuperating and playing with his grandson. A 90-minute documentary that features both his professional and personal struggles is being prepared for release this coming March. Anyone - fan or otherwise - is sure to be inspired by the tale of Ron's heroic battle against a disease that afflicts many others [including one of this author's own beautiful nieces.] And - AHEM!!!!! - just when is this wonderful man [a Gold Glove fielder and by far the best third baseman Chicago ever had] going to get induced into Cooperstown? It is LONG past due.

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More Blogs by William J Neven
• Now available in two volumes - Saturday, May 15, 2010
• Only at Amazon.com! - Sunday, April 18, 2010
• A new party animal symbol - Saturday, April 17, 2010
• Obama's reply to Constellation cancellation - Thursday, April 15, 2010
• Obama and NASA - Wednesday, April 14, 2010
• The Dwight Gooden story - Tuesday, January 31, 2006
• There are some great players who are also great people - Tuesday, January 31, 2006
• Bush gives new material to Leno and Letterman - Wednesday, January 25, 2006
• 15 Cubans are turned away by the White House! So where is the outrage now? - Wednesday, January 18, 2006
• A brief eulogy - Saturday, December 31, 2005
• Now a scam to steal money from cancer patients! - Thursday, December 22, 2005
• Let's not forget Joshua Woods! - Wednesday, December 21, 2005
• Dallas and JR have become real. - Wednesday, December 21, 2005
• I'm bleeding black! - Monday, December 19, 2005
• For once I agree with Andy Rooney of 60 minutes - Sunday, December 11, 2005
• Who do we listen to? - Monday, November 21, 2005
• 2,000 dead kids in Mission Impossible - Wednesday, October 26, 2005
• We shall overcome [again] - Friday, September 30, 2005
• So much for this 'Nigerian Nightmare' - Friday, August 05, 2005
• Send me to prison, too, if you must, Justice Hogan! - Wednesday, July 06, 2005
• NASA did it! Deep Impact is a success! - Sunday, July 03, 2005
• The US Senate MUST give us affordable healthcare... - Wednesday, June 15, 2005
• The Iraquis that would eat their own - Saturday, June 11, 2005
• Beware PayPal virus - Sunday, May 08, 2005
• Do you want to wind up on Jay Leno? - Sunday, March 27, 2005
• When will the wire monkeys leave Barry Bonds alone? - Wednesday, March 23, 2005
• Why not use Dr. Kervorkian's method instead of starvation? - Monday, March 21, 2005
• For once I applaud President Bush! - Saturday, March 19, 2005
• Before I forget, some advice to my fellow scribes at AD. - Tuesday, March 15, 2005
• Looks like 'Oil Can' Bush is at it again. - Tuesday, March 15, 2005
• America - Land of the Rich - Tuesday, March 08, 2005
• Beware clicking on lowermybills.com! - Sunday, February 27, 2005
• Journalists must not be jailed for exercising their rights! - Monday, February 21, 2005
• Is 'Custer Battles' reviving 'The Ugly American'? - Tuesday, February 15, 2005
• Death of a Playwright - Friday, February 11, 2005
• Support Bush Space Budget - Tuesday, February 08, 2005
• Yo, Administration cronies ! Will blog for five bucks a shot! - Wednesday, January 26, 2005
• Homophobia alert! - Friday, January 21, 2005
• A belated thank you to Dr.King... - Monday, January 17, 2005
• Just a note to pay my respects to Reverend Jacques Dupuis - Saturday, January 01, 2005
• Thanks to The Dummy Man, the John Steinbeck Library is to be torn down - - Friday, December 31, 2004
• Mob-fed judge should be removed - Thursday, November 18, 2004
• NOW it's official. I have lost that 1,000 US troops dead bet. - Tuesday, September 07, 2004
• Thanks, GW! 1,000 are dead! I've lost the bet! - Friday, July 09, 2004
• A loss of more than a million jobs in four years and undoing Clinton's work on the deficit - Saturday, June 12, 2004
• 80 more Americans killed in Iraq in 30 days = 800+! - Thursday, May 27, 2004
• Fahrenheit 9/11" selected as best film at The Cannes Film Festival - Sunday, May 23, 2004
• Dan Brown suggests Christ never died - Thursday, May 20, 2004
• A Quick Salute to The Big Unit - Tuesday, May 18, 2004
• Rwanda Part 2? - Sunday, May 09, 2004
• Great. Now they're dropping like flies... - Sunday, May 02, 2004
• Brave Ex-NFLer awarded Silver Star! - Friday, April 30, 2004
• The Communists are here! - Friday, April 30, 2004
• A Farewell to Olds - Wednesday, April 28, 2004
• Now we have 700 dead troops! What gives? - Sunday, April 18, 2004
• This is a 'historical' memo - not a blog - Wednesday, April 14, 2004
• We've hit the big 6-0-0! - Sunday, April 04, 2004
• Do Republicans eat their own? - Saturday, March 27, 2004
• 589 troops dead! Some "sure thing" this turned out to be! - Thursday, March 25, 2004
• In answer to Sandy Knauer - Wednesday, March 17, 2004
• There's no bodies in those caskets???? - Tuesday, March 16, 2004
• Where are those body count odds? - Tuesday, March 16, 2004
• Bush sure 'taint no James T. Kirk... - Thursday, February 05, 2004
• God punished CBS! - Tuesday, February 03, 2004
• What's the matter, Supt. Cox? No faith in your faith? - Sunday, February 01, 2004
• The Revived Space Program or... - Friday, January 30, 2004
• Et tu, John? - Thursday, January 29, 2004
• Any Vegas odds on soldiers to die in Iraq? - Wednesday, January 28, 2004
• It is not simply black and white - Tuesday, January 20, 2004
• Well, Kilroy WAS there... - Saturday, January 17, 2004
• Camp Kadena - Wednesday, December 17, 2003
• The Corporate Man - Friday, December 12, 2003
• We have got to get Saddam - Tuesday, December 09, 2003
•  Diabetic Cub improving - Friday, December 05, 2003  
• Our Children and Our New Police State? - Sunday, November 09, 2003
• Is Fahrenheit 451 far behind? - Tuesday, November 04, 2003
• Santo Survives - Again! - Wednesday, October 29, 2003
• How about some slog in your blog? - Thursday, October 23, 2003
• Love your new literary baby... - Thursday, October 09, 2003
• God Bless Bill and Melinda Gates! - Thursday, October 02, 2003


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