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A Fond Farewell To Ernie Banks....

Though I am a self-professed, horrible Yankees fan, I nonetheless respect the Holy Heck out of the sport of baseball in general.  And there were few better ambassadors for the game and truly great players than Mr. Cub - Ernie Banks, who died yesterday at the age of 83 (I broke the story on my Twitter late last night).  Banks split his time playing shortstop at the beginning of his career, and first base towards the end (with some outfield mixed in sporadically)....and all he did was hit 512 home runs in an era with bigger ballparks and arguably better pitching.  Not to mention, he loved the game so much, he coined the phrase "Let's play two."  Furthermore, he was Ferris Bueller's favorite player.  Baseball fans will miss you, Ernie.  Class act.

- Davey Mac