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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten 2016 national signing day primer

National signing day is nearly upon us, with that means teams and the Big Ten conference going all out to cover what goes down. Will there be thrills or disappointment for your favorite team? Many teams will have extended coverage and BTN certainly will be there for all the recruiting needs of your day. With that in mind here is a look at what has been announced for national signing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Thoughts As We Near Spring Training

We are about three weeks from the pitchers and catchers reporting for our Chicago Cubs, and I’ve spent way too much time watching the guy on the shoveler digging stuff out of Wrigley Field today.  The ballpark still looks very skeletal and I wonder how they’re going to patch things up in time for the home opener on April 11, but based on the lessons of last year and the better...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Run Lindsay, run': Remembering Larry Munson

When you think of legendary sports radio personalities, some names that immediately come to mind are ones like Harry Caray and Vin Scully. Those two ruled the baseball world for years, but one name synonymous with college football is former Georgia Bulldogs broadcaster Larry Munson. Four years ago today, Munson passed away after more than 40 years of calling football for the Bulldogs...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Harry Caray, Kyle Schwarber’s home run honored in flipbook

The Chicago Cubs are set to play the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series, with many thanks going to an absolute mammoth of a home run by catcher and outfielder Kyle Schwarber that landed on the scoreboard in right field, hit in the deciding Game 4 of the team’s National League Division Series against their NL Central Division rival St. Louis Cardinals. That...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwing out the first pitch for the Mets-Cubs NLCS

There have been well over 100 people who have played for both the Mets and Cubs, ranging from David Aardsma to Don Zimmer. For some reason lost to the 1970s, the first one to jump to my mind was Jose Cardenal. Did you know that both Rey Ordonez and Art Shamsky called Wrigley home? If you’re lucky you’ve forgotten that both Larry Bowa and Geremi Gonzalez played with...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Artist makes flipbook tribute to Cubs' Schwarber's big home run, Harry Caray

The Chicago Cubs will preserve the Kyle Schwarber NLDS Game 5 home ball atop the video board where it landed and now the momentous moonshot gets some flipbook treatment.   The artist "The Flippist" also pays a tribute to late, great Cubs announcer Harry Caray in the video. If even you're not a Cubs or baseball fan it's pleasing to listen to a flipbook. Just close your eyes and...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Harry Caray remains common thread for Cubs, Cardinals

An excerpt from my latest Chicago Tribune column: ******** If only Harry Caray were around to see this. Can’t you just hear him opening a broadcast? “Boy, oh boy,” Caray would cackle with that slight gargle in his voice. “The Cubs and Cardinals playing meaningful games in October? This must be heaven, right?” If the Cubs and Cardinals have a common thread in their long...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Holland using 'boxer's mentality' to help Rangers in playoff quest

Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland is perhaps known to the national baseball audience just as much for his Harry Caray impressions and Rick 'Wild Thing' Vaughn haircut as he is his solid starting pitching.  He told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that while he enjoys the goofy antics and being playful with his teammates, he also spends a lot of time watching video and studying in...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Windy City Honors The First Lady of Chicago Baseball

Walk through downtown Chicago and you’d be lucky to make it a block or two without noticing the all-too familiar brown and white honorary street signs. Matter of fact, since they were introduced, close to two thousand of the things have been dedicated to the people who, seemingly, make the Windy City tick. Some are named after famous residents past and present (Hugh M. Hefner Way...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Going to Cooperstown: Yours truly speaking at Hall of Fame about Babe Ruth ‘Called Shot’ book

Among the many things I never expected to do in my life is speak at the Baseball Hall of Fame. So I was thrilled when Bruce Markusen invited me to participate in the Hall’s author series about my book, “Babe Ruth’s Called Shot.” It was a big thrill just seeing my name on the Hall of Fame’s home page with the write-up below. I look forward to sharing my experience in a future...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Murrray 'chides' St. Louis Cardinals fans

Bill Murray's Chicago Cubs fanhood is well-documented. The Illinois native slammed a Budweiser with Harry Caray at the first Cubs night game in Wrigley Field history, he's thrown out the first pitch on Opening Day (only after running the bases first, of course) and he's graced the Cubs faithful with his rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" more than his share of times. Murray...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Brian Kelly goes on iconic ballpark tour

Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly is currently enjoying some time off before his team enters their final preparations for the upcoming college football season. In that free time, Kelly has gone on a tour of iconic ballparks that will make any baseball fan jealous. It all started off on Monday, when Kelly made the trip to Wrigley Field for the ceremonial first pitch...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Photos: Brian Kelly Is Having Fun Visiting Famous Ballparks This Week

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is on a mini-tour of some of America’s classic ballparks this week. On Monday, he was at Wrigley Field in Chicago, where he tossed out the first pitch and led the Cub faithful in the traditional singing of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch.  Notre Dame Football @CoachBrianKelly threw today’s ceremonial...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Ten Best Traditions in Sports

Traditions are to sports as food is to a fat guy.  Sports are full of traditions and fats guys are full of…you get it.  There thousands of traditions, some cool, some dumb and some that don’t make any sense (like the Gatorade shower). The It’s Always Sunny in Detroit research squad has run a fine-toothed comb through the thousands of traditions and come up with our (my) top...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell brings back Harry Caray for 'Late Show' with Letterman appearance

Will Ferrell crashed the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night and did so with one of his best characters. Ferrell made a surprise appearance, but he did so in character as former Chicago Cubs play-by-play man Harry Caray. During his time at "Saturday Night Live," some of Ferrrell's most memorable skits featured him impersonating the legendary broadcaster. Letterman is...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell Is Amazing as Harry Caray on ‘Letterman’

Always a friend to the sports industry, comedian Will Ferrell revived his impersonation of legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray during Monday night’s The Late Show with David Letterman. One of the greatest comedians of this era, Ferrell absolutely slays this character every time he embodies the late, great Caray. This time was no different: One of the best things about...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell brought his Harry Caray impression back on the Late Show

As we enter the final days of the Late Show with David Letterman, plenty of Letterman’s favorite guests are returning for one more final moment in the sun. On Monday night, Will Ferrell showed up, and brought his ridiculous Harry Caray impression along with him. Shawon Dunston? The Berlin Wall? CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! I missed this impression so much, no matter how absurd it truly...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Will Ferrell Brings Back Harry Caray One Last Time For David Letterman

David Letterman will go down as one of the greatest late night talk show hosts of all time, a true entertainer in every sense of the word and with just two weeks left as host of The Late Show, fans can expect to see plenty of great cameos from stars of all genres. Last night, during Letterman’s opening monologue, Dave couldn’t help but overhear a member of his audience discussing...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell Brings Back Harry Caray For ‘Letterman’ Appearance (Video)

Will Ferrell crashed the “Late Show With David Letterman” on Monday night and did so with one of the best characters he’s ever done. Ferrell made a surprise appearance, but he did so in character as former Chicago Cubs play-by-play man Harry Caray. During his time at “Saturday Night Live,” some of Ferrrell’s most memorable skits featured him impersonating the legendary...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Petition asks Cubs to bring Harry Caray back

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...Read More The post Petition asks Cubs to...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Week that Was In Cardinals Spring Training (Part II)

You’ve got a job. Maybe kids. Maybe school. And 1,000 other things to worry about – it’s hard keeping up with all the stories coming from practice baseball camp in Florida. We’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the news that made news this past week that was in Cardinals spring training. Story: Wainwright gets hurt. #HOTTake: He can’t run and he can’t lift weights...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Four Greatest Words

I have been waiting for this day for months. Ever since the Chicago Cubs played game 162 at the end of the 2014 season, this is the day that I have been waiting for. The four greatest words you can find. Pitchers and Catchers Report! Today, is the start of a new season. Spring Training is here, and you know what they say; hope springs eternal. Cub fans will be paying close attention...
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February 19, 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...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Get Ready Cubs Fans, This Video Will Certainly Send Shivers Down Your Spine

After all of the big signings and enthusiastic buzz surrounding the Chicago Cubs this offseason, it’s only fitting that someone would make a 2015 Cubs Hype video to get all of the fans riled up. A guy named Jay Tuohey has made a video that is sure to make you eager for the upcoming season. Take a look: With the sound bites of the classic Harry Caray throughout the entire video...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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