Tag Archives: Ernie Banks

Indy’s Morning Sports List – Top 10 necessary corrections of racism in sports
January 18, 2016

I’m a white guy from one of the whitest areas on the planet.  The village of 5,000 where I grew up north of Chicago boasted exactly zero blacks.  None.  To say I am not an expert in the area of the challenges blacks face in succeeding in this country is a grotesque understatement.  But I try […]

Chicago Cubs disposal of commemorative bricks reveals soullessness and duplicity
May 28, 2015

by Kent Sterling Can the business wing of the Chicago Cubs do anything right? When Cubs fans bought inscribed bricks that would “forever” surround Wrigley Field with messages of love and memories, they believed the bricks would be there for generations. Click here to follow Kent on Twitter They lasted less than 10 years, and […]

Happy Birthday, Mr. Cub – Ernie Banks Turns 83 – His Example Lives On
January 31, 2014

by Kent Sterling Ernie Banks loved his job, and he was very good at it. For a generation of Chicagoans, Ernie Banks embodied the beauty of enjoying what you do.  He hit 512 home runs, and was a first ballot hall of famer for a franchise that absolutely sucked through nearly his entire career.  Until […]

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” Turns 50
August 28, 2013

by Kent Sterling Sports is a meritocracy.  Good is good.  Great is great.  And bad is bad.  The belief systems of those watching has no bearing upon the analysis of productivity.  So sports was always ahead of the curve in race relations. Long before Dr. King’s milestone prayer that one day his children would be […]

What I Learned – From Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks
June 11, 2013

by Kent Sterling I didn’t get to see Ernie Banks play a whole lot.  My cognitive memory developed just as Ernie Banks physical talents finally eroded, but he was the defining figure at that time in Chicago sports. Banks’ unvarnished enthusiasm for his job was infectious.  To watch a guy play baseball everyday who seemed […]