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The Cubs accidentally threw out a bunch of Ron Santo memorabilia but it was saved

Oct 2, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

Ron Santo

Someone made an oopsie.

The Chicago Tribune reports that a bunch of Ron Santo memorabilia was tossed into a dumpster by Cubs employees. It was saved, however, by the owner of Murphy’s Bar who saw it in the dumpster. It was retrieved by bartenders who let the Santo family know about it. The Cubs, obviously embarrassed, apologized. Now the Santo family is going to determine what it wants and what it’ll let the bar keep.

I think the Cubs have already spoken as to what they think of it.

  1. sarcasticks - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Seen and “saved” by the owner but “retrieved” by the bartenders. Why would the owner get her hands dirty and do the right thing when she can have her minions do it for her?

    • ezwriter69 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:51 PM

      So you really figure this 68 year old woman should go dumpster diving? I know you Marxists see class struggle everywhere, but that reach is longer than Manute Bol’s…

      • jimeejohnson - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:49 PM


  2. Caught Looking - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Was all this stuff in Sveum’s office?

  3. thesmedman - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Uh-oh. I feel another “explosion” coming on…(see Leo Durocher’s great memoir, “Nice Guys Finish Last”)…

  4. footballnut85 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    The Ricketts family has destroyed the Cubs!!

  5. footballnut85 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    The Ricketts family has destroyed the Cubs!

  6. hoopmatch - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    This is worse than when George Castanza stained a Babe Ruth jersey and dragged a Yankees world series trophy behind his car!

  7. jerze2387 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Class organization, those cubbies. Fuckin ricketts.

  8. jimeejohnson - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Let’s blame the entire Cubs organization on the actions of two janitors. Whadya mean, “no”?

    • jimeejohnson - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      Should read “for the actions”. Class dismissed. Just kidding. Yeah, right!

  9. derklempner - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    I usually defend your writing, Craig, but to imply that it was discarded on purpose is just plain silly.

    The Cubs organization as a whole has nothing but respect for Ron Santo. Mistakes are made every day in all facets of life, even big mistakes like this. People stupidly lose large amounts of cash, sell off priceless antiques for small sums of money at garage sales, and incarcerate and jail innocent people for years on end for crimes they didn’t commit. But, no, the Cubs organization threw away the Santo memorabilia on purpose, right? It’s not like somebody could’ve just made a mistake!

    When you published the words, “I think the Cubs have already spoken as to what they think of it,” you made another one of those common-but-serious mistakes.

    • dcarroll73 - Oct 3, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Once again you have failed to notice the famed “sarcasm font”, Little Grasshopper. Craig has learned the old lesson first taught to me by a junior high English teacher, “Sarcasm is a dangerous weapon. Be careful how you use it.” Craig’s use was rapier-like and deservedly pinned the Cubs organization to a wall.

      • derklempner - Oct 3, 2013 at 1:28 AM

        Yeah, it might have been sarcasm, but it was poorly written if it were so.

        Using the printed word, sarcasm is not always easy to detect. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible to see, but it usually has to be a lot more obvious as compared to the spoken word (generally used with body language, voice inclination, etc.).

        Finally, my point still stands: it was still a mistake. It doesn’t represent the entire Cubs organization, and Craig shouldn’t even be using sarcasm to attack the organization in this situation.

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