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Chip Caray Channels Grandfather Harry Caray

Heading into Wednesday night, the Atlanta Braves were in the midst of an historic 15-game homerless drought. So when Freddie Freeman went deep in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox, the team’s play-by-play man Chip Caray got excited. How excited? He channeled his late grandfather, the legendary Harry Caray. Holy cow! The post Chip Caray Channels Grandfather Harry Caray...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network Presents review: Holy Cow! The Story of Harry Caray

When I heard that MLB Network was doing a Presents film on Harry Caray, I was understandably intrigued and more than a little bit excited. Caray’s glory days had come before my time – he died when I was just 11, and he had become a caricature to me thanks to Will Ferrell’s portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live and the emphasis on his singing during the Seventh Inning Stretch...
Via Awful Announcing
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Petition asks Cubs to bring Harry Caray back

By Jason Rowan The Chicago Cubs are in the midst of a massive renovation of Wrigley Field. While the rehabbing of the iconic ballpark has been fraught with delays, setbacks and massive rat problems in Wrigleyville, sooner or later the arduous process associated with such a massive undertaking will be completed. A petition has been started on Change.org that asks the Cubs to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s the last time Harry Caray sang at Wrigley Field

17 years ago today, long-time Cardinals, White Sox, and Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray passed away at the age of 83. In honor of Caray’s life, here’s the last time he sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field. They don’t make ‘em like Harry anymore, that’s for sure. The post Here’s the last time Harry Caray sang at Wrigley...
Via Awful Announcing
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: T.J. McFarland does his Harry Caray impression

For some reason (and, let’s be honest…it’s probably Will Ferrell’s fault), Major League Baseball players love to imitate Harry Caray. Seriously, it’s as if anyone with oversized black glasses thinks they have an open invitation to try and sound like the legendary Chicago Cubs broadcaster.  And, mostly, they come across as hackneyed copies of the impersonation the “Anchorman”...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Harry Caray’s drinking diary is legendary

There were a lot of things that the late Harry Caray was known for during his career – his glasses, his hair, his tone of voice, and his constant misinterpretations of various names to name a few. But a diary that was inherited after Caray passed adds another wrinkle to his legend – Caray was a habitual drinker, almost to the point of disbelief. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago...
Via Awful Announcing
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Harry Caray went out drinking 288 consecutive days in 1972

In perhaps the least surprising news of the night, it’s been confirmed that legendary broadcaster Harry Caray was also a legendary drinker. That’s a pretty indisputable fact according to Caray’s expense diary from 1972 that Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg recently got his hands on. The diary, which Caray kept while he was a broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox,...
Via NESN.com
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Harry Caray Fired From Cardinals

This week in the Post-Dispatch, Media Reporter Dan Caesar profiled longtime KMOX and KSDK sportscaster Ron Jacober as he draws near retirement. I’d encourage you to read the whole thing if you’re a nerd like me and enjoy the history of sportscasting in St. Louis. One of the more interesting tidbits to come out the piece was about Harry Caray. He was fired from the Cardinals broadcast...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs jacket simultaneously celebrates team’s success, futility (photo)

Some random fellow spotted at some random McDonald’s somewhere in Indiana may have a jacket that best celebrates the Chicago Cubs organization’s long-ago success and century-lasting futility. Awesome. This is the varsity jacket that Harry Caray is wearing in Heaven. When he ever catches a chill. The varsity jacket is entirely accurate: The Cubs are […] The post Chicago Cubs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What if Harry Caray voiced movie trailers…

The greatest internet meme of our generation is dubbing Jim Ross’ commentary of Mankind being thrown off the top of Hell in a Cell over random sports clips.  It’s the gold standard. But I’m wondering if we can’t start a movement to see this video from the MLB Fan Cave to reach internet meme status.  It’s Harry Caray commentary dubbed over a movie trailer for Her.  It’s...
Via Awful Announcing
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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