An ugly fight over Ernie Banks’ estate has begun


This is sad and unfortunate:

Ernie Banks had assets of just $16,000 when he died last month, according to a lawyer for the caregiver at the center of the bitter dispute over the Cubs’ legend’s will.

But Banks’ widow “just wants to know what happened” to “Mr. Cub’s” wealth, her lawyer said.

The widow and Banks’ family was not, contrary to their expectations, provided for in his will. Rather, it went to his caregiver. Who, while not being accused of fraud or embezzlement, is certainly coming under scrutiny from the Banks family.

Banks’ legacy is such that, in time, this will only be a minor blip, I presume, but in the meantime it’s a damn shame that this is how his affairs are being settled.