Found August 21, 2012 on Miller Park Drunk:
He grew up a Cubs fan just like his dad did. As a kid his dad would sit him down in front of the TV, turn on WGN and the two of them would spend a summer day with Harry Caray. It was a ritual as a kid, but then he got older and friends and girls and other things got in the way. He grew up and he didn't watch as much Cubs baseball with his dad as he used to. He didn't watch any at all really. Now that he's older he doesn't consider himself much of a baseball fan, more of a football guy. He probably couldn't even tell you who won the World Series last year, but he did like the Cubs. He loved the idea of it more than anything else. "Did you know that a guy lived his whole life without ever seeing the Cubs in the World Series? I hope that's not me." He'd say and he meant it too. The Cubs were his team. Forever and always. He had a son of his own now and he figured he'd be a Cubs fan just like him. Harry Caray wasn't around and half the games...

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Starlin Castro's extension sends Cubs in right direction

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Holland, Dempster impersonate Harry Caray

ARLINGTON, Texas Left-hander Derek Holland has been the man when it comes to Harry Caray impersonations with the Texas Rangers. The acquisition of Ryan Dempster at the trade deadline last month changed that. Holland, who took his Caray work to a national level last year during the World Series, got a chance to work with the godfather of Caray impersonations last week when the...

Holland & Dempster dueling Harry Carays

Derek Holland and Ryan Dempster can deliver impressions with the best of them, especially for one pretty famous broadcaster. Holland and Dempster can both deliver spot-on impressions of longtime Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, and with the Rangers in New York last week, MLB took full advantage of that. The duo of Texas pitchers dropped by MLB Fan Cave to hang out and to also put their...

Rangers pitchers Derek Holland and Ryan Dempster as dueling Harry Carays

I grew up watching Harry Caray mumble and stumble over afternoon Cubs games, but wasn’t old enough to appreciate what a gem he was.  Texas Rangers pitchers Derek Holland (left) and newly-acquired Ryan Dempster (right) do two of the best Harry Caray-impressions you’ll ever see. Caray was never known for his smooth delivery, but his white hair, big glasses and the ability to...

Derek Holland & Ryan Dempster produce dueling Harry Carays

Your browser does not support iframes. Ryan Dempster and Derek Holland are two MLB pitchers known for their impressions and humorous antics.  Both have made their Harry Caray impersonations a major pitch in the comedic arsenal.  It just so happens that with Dempster's trade from Chicago to Texas, the two are on the same pitching staff and can now take their Dueling Harry...

Video: Derek Holland and Ryan Dempster With Strong Harry Caray Impressions

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Ryan Dempster and Derek Holland Announce Highlights as Harry Caray

Ryan Dempster and Derek Holland had some fun in the MLB Fan Cave. The two pitchers announced some MLB highlights as legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray. I guess Dempster had picked up some tips from Will Ferrell already. And Holland has some television experience outside of baseball. These guys are are a hilarious. I’m hoping they bring out some extra cheers if the Rangers...
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