[To Joseph Farah:] As a Chicagoan I saw Ernie play for his entire career ["Ernie Banks and me"]. I will share an Ernie moment with you.
Certain groups were pressuring Ernie to become a radical spokesman. Ernie told them he had nothing to be radical about. He said that he was making more than the president of the United States to play a child’s game and that if he were not getting paid to play, he would play baseball every moment he was able to play for nothing!
There was a man who could put things in the proper perspective.