My Dad was in the Air Force. In '69 we moved to Chicago, and as a 3rd or 4th grader I got to experience the Summer of '69 in Chicago.
I don't recall the awful part.
I remember Ernie Banks saying "The Cubs will shine in '69". I remember Ron Santo, my favorite Cub, clicking his heels and people with hand painted banners at Wrigley that said, "Pizza Power".
It all seemed like fun to me.
Anyway, for whatever reason the Veteran's Committee refused to elect Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame in 2003. And it's a shame and a sham that he's not in there.
Guy was a stud.
So the powers that be at Wrigley put up a flag with good old #10 on it, and hung it in left field. Santo said it was his own hall of fame, here at Wrigley. And while I think he ought to be in the hall, nothing could be much cooler than your own flag in the greatest ballpark in America.