Ernie Banks, the great Chicago Cubs slugger, has died. It's impossible for baseball fans to talk about Banks without a smile: By all accounts, he was not just a Hall of Fame great, but a nice man.
So far as I know, Banks never gave out with any lamentations, but it's too bad that he played for the Cubs throughout his major league career and so, never got to the post-season.
Here are two interesting articles about Ernie Banks:
14 Remarkable Facts from Ernie Banks' Hall of Fame Career
Mr. Cub Ernie Banks dies at 83