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Soriano gave us something to smile about

Soriano’s positive attitude something to smile about

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Big things were expected for the franchise after the Cubs signed Alfonso Soriano when the team was owned by the Tribune Co.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer/file

That ever-present smile was part of Alfonso Soriano's repertoire. This one came after he hit a three-run home run against the Washington Nationals in 2009.

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Alfonso Soriano, center, is greeted by New York Yankees teammates during batting practice before Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium.

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Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano got somehelp with his jersey from general manager Jim Hendry after he signed with the Cubs.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer/file

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When Cubs fans talk about Alfonso Soriano, they'll always talk about "the contract." But there is so much more than numbers when it comes to a ballplayer's legacy. Soriano wore a smile every day with the Cubs and was generous with teammates, fans and media members.
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    • Big things were expected for the franchise after the Cubs signed Alfonso Soriano when the team was owned by the Tribune Co.
    •  That ever-present smile was part of Alfonso Soriano's repertoire. This one came after he hit a three-run home run against the Washington Nationals in 2009.
    •  Alfonso Soriano, center, is greeted by New York Yankees teammates during batting practice before Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium.
    •  Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano got somehelp with his jersey from general manager Jim Hendry after he signed with the Cubs.
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