Tuesday, January 10, 2006


As a young Cub fan growing up, Bruce Sutter was the star of a bad team. Jack Brickhouse would say at the end of games, "You Know Who is warming up for the Cubs," and you would know the game was over.

For a kid who always loved the All Star Game, I was extremely proud that he won the 1978 and 1979 All Star Games, and saved the the 1980 game for the NL.

I was disappointed by the Tye Wallers, Ken Reitzes, and Leon Durhams (to a lesser extent) we got for him, but was never mad he left because he wanted more money (I think he wanted $400,00 over four years or something).

He was the foil in the Sandberg Game, but I hope ESPN can find some classic Sutter for us to see next HOF weekend.

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