Ron Santo used to play for the Cubs. Ron Santo loves the Cubs. Ron Santo's emotional connection to the Cubs often renders him incapable of forming coherent sentences, speaking, or at times, doing anything other than plaintively wailing while his cohost attempts to drown him out with statistics and interesting tidbits about Wrigley Field.
I love Ron Santo.
Today the pitcher made a really dumb move as they Cubs were losing, 2-6, in the top of the 9th.
Pat Hughes: (calls the play with slight alarm and surprise in his voice)
Ron Santo: What!?!?!
Pat Hughes: (explains the dumb play to those of us listening at home)
Crowd: (booes furiously
Ron Santo: What?!?! NO! No!
Pat Hughes: (tells us the name of next batter up to hit)
Ron Santo: NO!!! NO! WHY would you ...? WHY would you DO ...?
Pat Hughes: (tells us what the first pitch was, and if the batter swung or not)
Ron Santo: WHY?????? WHYYYY????????
Sometimes I wonder if the engineer has an easily accessible mute switch on Ron Santo's mic.
Moments later, get this, BOTTOM OF THE 9TH, Cubs have 2 outs and I am about to switch the station in disgust when they SCORE 4 POINTS ON THEIR LAST OUT to tie the game! What!?!? What?
Ron Santo: (howls of unabashed glee)