Monday, February 18, 2008
I missed this item when it came out on Friday, but if you're in the Chicagoland area and you're near a TV....turn it to Comcast. Today is the 10th Anniversary of Harry Caray's passing and while it's sad to think that the loveable announcer is still gone, it's a great move by Comcast to air an entire day of programming on him...
To honor Harry Caray 10 years after his passing, Comcast SportsNet will be devoting nearly 12 hours of programming to the legendary baseball broadcaster Monday.I wish it was on WGN so I could check it out, but alas...no such luck. I spent countless days of my youth watching the Cubs getting blown out just to hear what Harry was going to say next. In memory of Mr. Caray this is my personal favorite YouTube clip from him....damn Crackerjacks and their gimmicks!
Starting at 11 a.m. with the 2007 documentary "Hello Again, Everybody: The Harry Caray Story," the daylong tribute will include rebroadcasts of three classic Cubs games and other highlights of his career.
At 7 p.m., an all-new special, "Holy Cow: Remembering Harry," will premiere. Some live programming will originate from Harry Caray's Restaurant, 33 W. Kinzie.
"That's the most asinine marketing I've ever heard of." - HC
Wild about Harry (Chicago Sun-Times)