A good Hall of Fame doesn't just collect the best of the best. That's why we all think Ron Santo belongs in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Santo is not an elite player, not one of the true greats of the game's history, but he exemplifies, no embodies what baseball should be all about. He hustled; he had fun playing the game; he showed intensity, even fire. And he also did everything well on both sides of the ball. In light of the notion that any given entity's Hall of Fame should contain those people who embodied its essence best, I wish to put forward my proposal for the Cubs Hall of Fame that owner Tom Ricketts reportedly intends to install as part of the infamous Triangle Building renovation. This Hall of Fame won't contain the best Cubs to ever don the royal blue pinstripes. I ...
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