Cubs fans and their jerseys
In baseball, players come and go and teams thrive or dive straight into oblivion, but one thing never changes: Fans will always show their pride in jersey form. OK, so there are other things that never change, too, but RedEye caught up with die-hards at Wrigley Field and let them tell their stories of why they chose their jerseys.
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Logan Johnson, 22, Marengo: Ron Santo
Ron Santo was an inspiration to me. He's probably one of the biggest heroes in my life, because he went through so much, from battling diabetes and stuff like that, and how he persevered through it. And also he's my favorite Cubs player of all-time.
Even though you didn't see him play.
Yeah. I did not see him play. But every chance I got I listened to the games he announced on WGN Radio.
Was it important to you to get the style of jersey that he wore?
Yeah it was. I really liked the 1969 jerseys. They're one of my favorites. I like the logo too, the Cubby bear. Right when he passed away I saw the Cubs were doing the patch in memory of Ron Santo. I had to get it for him. Like I said, he's one of my biggest heroes. He battled through so much and he never gave up. There could have been so many chances for him to give up. He lost his first leg, and then he lost his second leg. But he never gave up. And he never lost hope on the Cubs. He's obviously one of the biggest Cubs fans of all-time. It's so sad that they couldn't win it in his lifetime. It really is.