Chicago Cubs: Thank You, Ron Santo, You Made Life a Little More Colorful

January 31, 2012 by  

I'll never forget it.  Every time I smell "new" leather, it's what I think of.  

I remember the feeling of slipping it on my hand.  I remember my dad showing me how to break it in so that it formed a nice big pocket with which I could easily close my hand around the ball. 

It was my first baseball glove.  A "Ron Santo" signature model.   I have had numerous gloves since then but, that's the only one I remember.  

It is the one that defined to me what a baseball glove should feel like and, I held all of its successors to the standard that it set.

I was all of about 8 years old when I received th...

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