U.L.’s Toothpick: The Year Of The Card–Hal McRae, 1974

We’ll never be able to quantify qualities like leadership or setting an example. I’m sure they exist inside the hallowed halls of the locker room, but all we have to go on is the anecdotal evidence. Perhaps that’s good enough—if players think another player is a leader, then I suppose he is.As you probably know, after the Royals became a powerhouse in the mid-1970s, Hal McRae...
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Cubs Fan Finds Best Way To Get Premature Championship Tattoo (Photo)

First, there was the guy who got a tattoo that wrongly predicted that the University of Kentucky would win the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball championship. Then, someone else went ahead and inked the Detroit Lions as the 2015 Super Bowl champs. But one Chicago Cubs fan has it all figured out. The Cubs are in the middle of a 106-year World Series drought that doesn’t seem to be...
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Teryn's Take: Cards take two of three at a great old ballpark

CHICAGO -- Old Wrigley never disappoints. The classic red sign, the green ivy, the lack of a giant electronic scoreboard -- it all takes you back to the days that are now depicted on murals on the side of the stadium. Taking the series against one of your rivals makes it even better. But as a fan of one of baseball's most decorated and storied franchises, I really do appreciate...
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Minor league GM offers to get in-game prostate exam

We’re pretty sure Harry Caray never did it quite like this. General manager Andy Milovich of the Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans has offered to receive a prostate exam while singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for an upcoming game. Perhaps we need to explain this a little more in detail. Well, not too much detail. We’re talking context-type details. Milovich made the deal...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawk Harrelson Turning Into Harry Caray

Posted to South Side HitmenUm, Hawk are you serious? 11 total views, 11 views today The post Hawk Harrelson Turning Into Harry Caray appeared first on Chicago Fan Board.
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' offense puts Wrigley Field scoreboard operator to sleep

Over the years, the Cubs have been known to drive their fans to drink -- even their legendary announcer Harry Caray.
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs, WGN Radio to end 89-year relationship

They say the first 80 years of a marriage are the toughest. The Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio made it that far in their relationship, but it turns out there will be no ninth decade of the arrangement. Chicago media guru Robert Feder confirmed Tuesday night that the two sides will go their separate ways next year, ending a broadcast association that dates back to 1925 — practically...
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June 04, 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...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Haps – 6/3: Dan LeBetard Goes Off On Pacers, The Internet In Real-Time

What’s The Haps for June 3rd? Haray Caray drank for days, an updated NBA mock draft, the internet is visualized, possible NBA expansion teams and more. The Links - Harry Caray drank in a bar almost every night in 1972 If he was a drink, he’d definitely drink himself. Auburn 0:01 groom’s cake Noooice. Updated [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post The Haps –...
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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,...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Harry Caray’s Drinking Binge

Posted to Things Other Than Sports But Are Still Funny, and A Little Bit Of SportsDuring the year 1972, Harry Caray had a little green book that tracked every bar, drink, and expense for his binge drinking adventure. Carey recorded being in bars 354 days in the year 1972. The diary also records certain trips he took, like the one to Miami in January, which he wrote down as “Super...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Harry Caray diary tracked every drink, every bar in 1972

It isn’t the “Vampire Diaries” or “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” It sure isn’t the diary of Anne Frank. But it is a diary, of sorts. An 8-by-5-inch, dark green, 1972 “Day Book” owned, once upon a time, by famed baseball broadcaster Harry Caray. Grant DePorter, CEO of the Harry Caray’s chain of eateries, inherited the diary, one of eight, all from the ’70s and early...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

History of Chicago Sports Has a Home

Visitors can compare themselves to NBA greats along with other interactive displays (via Grandstand University) On the seventh floor of Water Tower Place in Chicago a gem for sports fans everywhere can be found. Harry Caray’s Seventh Inning Stretch opened with the Chicago Sports Museum in April 2014 and I finally had the chance to go. Here is a virtual tour of the museum. Admission...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With The Chicago Cubs

When TC asks most people what’s wrong with the Chicago Cubs, he gets answers like “everything” or what isn’t wrong with the Cubs! As beloved as the Cubbies are they are still disappointing their fans. Today TC is joined by Al Yellon who is truly a diehard Cubs fan and is here to give us the lowdown on what is going on with the Cubs as Wrigley Field turns 100. Listen...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Haps – 5/15: Unnecessarily Censored Beach Volleyball Photos, Bill Murray As Harry Caray

What’s The Haps for May 15th? Aaron Rodgers ends many dreams, Billy Murray does Bill Murray things, man claims he’s related to the Zodiac Killer, and more. The Links - Unnecessarily censored pictures from beach volleyball I pretty much love anything that’s unnecessary. Aaron Rodgers reportedly dating Olivia Munn Whatevs… Man claims his father was [&hellip No visits yet...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Murray channels the ghost of Harry Caray for 'Ghostbusters' promo

On May 30th the Toledo Mud Hens will be hosting 'Ghostbusters' night when they host the Charlotte Knights. The Hens managed to get Bill Murray to do a quick little promo for the event.There is no word whether or not Murray will be on hand at the stadium on promo night, but it is definitely too bad that the late Harold Ramis couldn't be around for this one."Holy Toledo...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Holy Toledo! Bill Murray promotes Ghostbusters night in Harry Caray voice

In what might be one of the greatest Minor League Baseball promotions ever, the Toledo Mud Hens will host "Ghostbusters Night" later this month to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary. The promotion for the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers created a ton of buzz back in February, especially after the team revealed the Ghostbuster-themed jerseys. Of course one...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Murray Impersonates Harry Caray for Toledo Mud Hens’ Ghostbusters Night

The Toledo Mud Hens, the Detroit Tigers AAA affiliate, are having ‘Ghostbuster Night’ later this month. To promote it, they got well-known actor Bill Murray, who starred in the movie Ghostbusters, to impersonate Harry Caray. He did a great job, as always. [For The Win] The post Bill Murray Impersonates Harry Caray for Toledo Mud Hens’ Ghostbusters Night appeared first on Diehardsport.
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Murray Does Harry Caray Impression For Minor League Team’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Promotion

The Toledo Mud Hens are hosting a ‘Ghostbusters’ Night as an upcoming event, and to celebrate the occasion they’ve enlisted the one and only Bill Murray to do a promo. And, just in case that wasn’t good enough for you, Murray reads the promo while doing a fantastic Harry Caray impression. Aaaand just in case THAT wasn’t good enough for you, the Mud Hens will be wearing...
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May 14, 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...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Sports Museum: The Remains of the ‘Bartman Ball’

Chicago, IL – I recently had a chance to tour the Chicago Sports Museum with Grant Deporter, the President and CEO of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group. Harry Caray is best known for singing the 7th inning stretch when he was announcing Chicago Cubs games. It just so happens that the new museum and restaurant is located on the 7th floor of the Water Tower Place, and is the 7th Harry...
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April 17, 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...
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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...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Sports Museum Is Set To Open In April

Soon, the city of broad shoulders will have an official location to celebrate their athletic history. The 8,000 sq. ft. Chicago Sports Museum is set to open in April, and will be located at Water Tower Place. The museum will be owned and operated by the Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, and will be adjacent to a new eatery named ‘Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch’ on the seventh...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Holy Cow! Harry Caray Would Be 100 Today

Harry Caray called many games throughout his illustrious career (via sports-kings) On March 1, 1914, Harry Caray was born in St. Louis, and despite being orphaned at a young age in a rough neighborhood, he would go on to become a legendary sports broadcaster. While in St. Louis, Caray played semi-professional baseball. He eventually broke into radio and worked out of Joliet, IL...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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