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Today in History: Wrigley Field Opens

On April 23, 1914, the first major league baseball game was played at Weeghman Park, now known as Wrigley Field, by the Chicago Federals, representing the city in the Federal League, and it has since become a go-to landmark in the city because of its historic significance and renowned tradition. The first National League game was not held in the stadium until April 1916. The park...
Via Grandstand University
7 hours ago  |  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...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Sports Mockery
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...
Via Grandstand University
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy 100th Birthday to the Legendary Harry Caray

Born on March 1st, 1914, legendary baseball broadcaster Harry Caray worked 25 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, one year for the Oakland A's, and 11 years for the Chicago White Sox...but he will forever be remembered for his 16 years with the Chicago Cubs.Confession time...I'm a Cubs fan. My childhood memories of Harry Caray are the latter years. The weirdness factor was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Holland hits marks in pizza commercial

Give Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland credit for making the most of his down time. The left-hander, who is in the Metroplex recovering from microfracture knee surgery, recently filmed a commercial for Pie Five. In the spot, Holland does impersonations of both baseball announcer Harry Caray and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Holland filmed the spot after having the surgery on his...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Why I Don’t Support the Wrigleyville Rooftop Owners

Yesterday, I posted on my FB page and on Twitter my first gut reaction to the latest twist in the Cubs v. Rooftops saga that began a long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away (or it just seems that way): If you go to a rooftop across from Wrigley, or buy a drink in any of the bars they own, we're not friends anymore. Is that childish and pouty? Absolutely. Do I take it back...
Via Obstructed View
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Holland talks about injury as Harry Caray

Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland has a fabulous Harry Caray impression. Holland also has a fantastic injury story, revealing last weekend that he needed knee surgery after tripping over his dog, Wrigley,  Holland was on Jimmy Traina's new Fox Sports podcast The Buzz this week, and used his Caray impression to give a play by play of the injury. "Why do...
Via Awful Announcing
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Editorialized Version of Moving From WGN

Growing up in the ’90s during the resurgence of the Packers in the shadow of Lambeau Field (I know…BOO HISS EVIL!), it would have been easy for me to end up as another fair weather (which there never was) Brewers fan.  I didn’t, though, because 1) nobody cared about the Brewers when I was growing up, and 2) when I had the chance to watch baseball, the only games on were the...
Via World Series Dreaming
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Unveil New Mascot, Twitter Reacts Expectedly

Clark the Cub. Yes, this is what the marketing team of a professional baseball team could come up with after countless hours of work and research. If Clark is the key organizational move to champion in a new era of Cubs baseball, they could have done better. Especially in the eyes, which, if you look closely, have that “seen the evils of war” look. Go ahead, take a gander. As...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Holy Cow! This photo of a shirtless Harry Caray from 1978 is simultaneously great and awful (pic)

Photo gold from deep in the SI Vault: Harry Caray in the stands during a 1978 White Sox game (pic by Hal Stoelzle): pic.twitter.com/J5fanAx0vu — Andy Gray (@si_vault) December 9, 2013 Courtesy of the SI Vault Twitter account comes this terrific yet disturbing photo of Harry Caray circa 1978. As you can plainly see, the […]The post Holy Cow! This photo of a shirtless Harry Caray...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Shirtless Harry Caray

Sports Illustrated‘s Andy Gray tweeted out this photo of a shirtless Harry Caray hanging out in the stands during a 1978 Chicago White Sox game.  Caray is best known for his time as the voice of the Cubs during the 80s but he also spent time calling games for the Cardinals, Athletics, and White Sox throughout his career. Here are a couple of things that jump out in the picture...
Via Ride The Pine
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Shirtless Harry Caray

Sports Illustrated‘s Andy Gray tweeted out this photo of a shirtless Harry Caray hanging out in the stands during a 1978 Chicago White Sox game.  Caray is best known for his time as the voice of the Cubs during the 80s but he also spent time calling games for the Cardinals, Athletics, and White Sox throughout his career. Here are a couple of things that jump out in the picture...
Via Ride The Pine
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Shirtless Harry Caray

Sports Illustrated‘s Andy Gray tweeted out this photo of a shirtless Harry Caray hanging out in the stands during a 1978 Chicago White Sox game.  Caray is best known for his time as the voice of the Cubs during the 80s but he also spent time calling games for the Cardinals, Athletics, and White Sox throughout his career. Here are a couple of things that jump out in the picture...
Via Ride The Pine
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jack Buck & Harry Caray Recap The 1964 Season

The offseason. It's the time of the year where we can fully mine the internet for hidden gems. And today, I think we've uncovered a good one. We can't confirm where this audio broadcast aired (KMOX?), but we do know that it's a radio special that Mr. Jack Buck and Mr. Harry Caray did where they recapped the 1964 Cardinals season, one in which they beat the...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Sleeper Defenses: Week 6

"Holy cow!" That's all I could think while watching week 5. For some reason, watching some of the truly awful teams in the league conjured images of Harry Caray and the Chicago Cubs. The post Fantasy Sleeper Defenses: Week 6 appeared first on Gridiron Experts. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Gridiron Experts
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

AA Classic: Harry Caray tries to pronounce "Grudzielanek"

When strolling through social media looking at various announcers and their foibles, I stumbled across this charming, classic video of former Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray and his attempts to pronounce the name of former big leaguer Mark Grudzielanek.  And yes, it's quite charming.  Ironically enough, Grudzielanek would go on to play for the Cubs from 2003-2004, but sadly it...
Via Awful Announcing
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Old Style Out at Wrigley Field

Holy cow...this isn't going to sit well. If the current trend of people trotting out their hackneyed impressions of Harry Caray isn't enough to make the Hall of Fame broadcaster roll over in his grave...this probably is doing the trick. According to the Chicago Tribune, Old Style is out as the official beer of the Chicago Cubs.  Yup, after more than 60 years, the...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Elliot Johnson is funny.

ICYMI, here are some videos... The time Elliot Johnson was Harry Caray and Tim Kurkjian...   (And before you start saying he was really doing Will Ferrell as Harry Caray, no. He grew up in Chicago. It's pretty legit.) Then there was the time he was a NASCAR driver... Tom Hart's a real pro, just going along with it like it's normal. Then he was on Intentional Talk yesterday...
Via Love My Bravos
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Best and Worst 7th Inning Stretch Attempts and Changing Things Up

Every game since the death of Harry Caray in 1998, the Chicago Cubs organization has hauled every form of celebrity and athlete in front of the cameras and made them sing the 7th inning stretch. Here’s a look at some of the best and worst attempts that were made over the years. Horrible Results Mike Ditka admitted his “singing” was horrible. It sounded so not good. He was...
Via Bacon Sports
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Elliot Johnson parodies Will Ferrell's Harry Caray impression

Harry Caray impressions are a go-to for MLB players looking to get some camera time. Braves utility infielder Elliot Johnson is no exception, as judging by the above impression. The only thing is that Johnson wasn't really doing Caray - he was doing Will Ferrell doing Caray. Seriously, listen to Ferrell's impression of Caray, and go from there. If you're going to do...
Via Awful Announcing
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Player Nails Harry Caray Impersonation

No one is going to say the Braves aren’t enjoying the ride to what looks like a lock for the National League East division title.  One of those folks enjoying in the spoils is Elliot Johnson, who showed off his Harry Caray impersonation this weekend and it was very impressive. [Sports-Kings] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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Elliot Johnson nails Harry Caray impression

The Atlanta Braves are poised to win their first National League East division title in 9 years (up 13 games in the standings) and recently acquired utility infielder Elliot Johnson off waivers from the Kansas City Royals to add depth.  While Johnson may not make much of a difference on the diamond, as a career .212 hitter with just 12 HR in 650+ AB, he may be a great fit in the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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