Chip Caray thought hologram Harry Caray was 'cool,' very well-fed


(670 The Score) While much of the internet was dismayed by a hologram of legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray leading the seventh-inning stretch on the Fox broadcast of the Field of Dreams game Thursday evening, at least one family member loved it.

“It was kind of cool,” said Chip Caray, the grandson of Harry and the Braves’ television play-by-play announcer. “I can’t speak for the rest of the family, but yeah, it’s cool. That movie brings back so many nostalgic memories for anybody whose lost their dad. There’s the scene at the end – ‘Hey dad, you want to have a catch?’ – there’s nothing I wouldn’t give to be able to do that with my dad. When Ken Griffey Jr. and his dad came out in right field, I know both of those guys, that was a tear-jerker, a lump-in-the-throat moment. Look, my grandfather meant a lot to a lot of people in Chicago, and he just had a great time and fun at the ballpark. And to have him be a special part of that coming out of the corn, as it were, with the backdrop of Dyersville, Iowa in that movie, it was really, really special and really, really well done. I was pleased.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery as we all know. The fact that Fox thought enough to be a part of their special show was really, really cool.”

Fox executives didn’t ask Chip for permission to use the Harry hologram, Chip said during an interview on the Parkins & Spiegel Show on Friday afternoon. Chip was unsure if another family member was asked for permission regarding the use of Harry's image.

Chip did get a chuckle out of how hologram Harry looked.

“I guess they’re feeding him really well in heaven,” Chip said. “That’s the only way I can put – at least, I hope he’s in heaven. A lot of days I wonder is he looking down or is he looking up? Again, it was fun.”

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