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About 300 people turned out Saturday at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., to honor former Cubs third baseman and current broadcaster Ron Santo. The event also was a chance for the city of Mesa to drum up support for its Keep the Cubs campaign and Proposition 420. Mesa voters will decide Nov. 2 on the general election ballot whether to allow the city to spend up to $99 million on a new Spring Training facility for the Cubs. The preferred site is Riverview Park, located west of the current site. The costs will cover $84 million for the stadium and facilities and another $15 million for the infrastructure.
Santo was presented a proclamation from Mesa Mayor Scott Smith celebrating Oct. 10, 2010, as Ron Santo Day in Mesa. Nice coincidence that Santo wore No. 10, a number the Cubs have retired. Oct. 10, 2010, also will be special for Santo. His son, Jeff, was getting married, and Ron will be the best man.
– Carrie Muskat