Editor's note: Johnny Lattner died early Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. This is the second in a series on high school sports legends with roots in Chicago and the surrounding area.
Johnny Lattner doesn't have a reason to leave.
The boys usually show up around 11 a.m., or whenever the doors of Doc Ryan's open on Tuesdays. The weekly gathering, which, after 15 years remains without an official name, is comprised of anywhere from 15 to 35 men.
On a rainy, mid-October afternoon at the Forest Park pub, 18 men between the ages of 75 and 88 talk about old times, current events, friendship and family.
Lattner, 82, pours another helping from a $5 plastic pitcher of Pabst...