Let’s play 2!

24 Jan

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Ernie Banks received the Presidential Medal of Honor in November 2013.

Hello SK fans,

We’re going to divert away from our usual topics today to honor a great man, Ernie Banks, known also as Mr. Cubs, Mr. Sunshine and MADS’ all-time idol. Ernie died last yesterday at 83 years old. He was a devoted Cubs’ player and fan, pouring his soul into every game, always hoping for a double-header.

MAD grew up outside Chicago and Ernie became his lifelong hero, much the way LMA became My Pub’s. News of his death hit hard. This morning MAD, Pub and I watched YouTube videos of some of Ernie’s best plays, including clips of his 500th home run.

MAD attributes Ernie’s excellent sportsmanship with making him a better person. You’re always in our thoughts Number 14, xo LMA

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5 Responses to “Let’s play 2!”

  1. onespoiledcat January 25, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    He was HUGE to baseball fans everywhere…….and had the most sincere and warm smile EVER…….I’m sure he’s playing baseball again in heaven………

    Pam (and Sam)

    • Louisa May Alcatt January 25, 2015 at 11:41 am #

      For sure, Pam and Sam, Ernie is charming them in the big diamond in the sky, xoxo LMA

  2. Bruce Thiesen January 25, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    No doubt MAD appreciates sharing the moment with you. It’s good of you to do so. Ernie Banks was quite a guy. Quite a guy.

  3. LB January 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    I’ve loved hearing and reading all the tributes to Ernie Banks. I’m not a huge follower of the game but I always wish I had been when I hear stories of the good ol baseball days.

  4. sued51 January 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    Definitely one of the greats!

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