For over ten years I idolized Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg for his class and brilliance both on and off the baseball field. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame with Wade Boggs earlier this summer but today the Chicago Cubs are retiring his number 23 to forever fly the foul poles of Wrigley Field.
I will be there to witness it and applaud. It is well deserved for a job well done.
For another fan perspective check out this post.