The second annual Field of Dreams game is set to take place on Thursday between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds, and the fans at home may receive a very controversial touch to the broadcast involving former legendary broadcaster Harry Caray.
Caray was a beloved figure in Chicago, calling both Cubs and Chicago White Sox games over his over 50-year broadcasting career. Fox is reportedly playing with the idea of showing the late broadcaster in a reanimated hologram form, according to Timothy Burke.
“A man hears Fox is testing a reanimated Harry Caray in hologram form for tomorrow’s Field of Dreams game? Someone who has seen the footage says it is “unconvincing” and possibly offensive.”
A man hears Fox is testing a reanimated Harry Caray in hologram form for tomorrow's Field of Dreams game? Someone who has seen the footage says it is "unconvincing" and "possibly offensive"
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 10, 2022
Many around the MLB world are taking notice of this speculation from Burke, and they believe that this idea would not go over well with the people of Chicago whatsoever.
This cannot be true….right? https://t.co/zuy947BAxe
— Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) August 10, 2022
Can’t think of two descriptors that make me want to see this happen more than “unconvincing” and “possibly offensive” https://t.co/hUonlihDCe
— Jon Tayler, Top 0.1% On OnlyJons (@JATayler) August 10, 2022
Okay, now I want to see it https://t.co/UMom73zr43
— Razzball (@Razzball) August 10, 2022
Thinking about getting a keg. Could be an all-timer. https://t.co/MVbW00hvAk
— Kyle Koster (@KyleKoster) August 10, 2022
If this was intended to make 100 percent sure I tune in, then mission accomplished. https://t.co/KNjNOozrm4
— Ben Ennis (@SportsnetBen) August 10, 2022
please let fox do this just for the posts that will come after https://t.co/xKQZUJ4m3J
— jay gordon 🦍 (@jaydestro) August 10, 2022
It’s safe to say that holograms of the deceased never really go over all that well, so it is definitely a very peculiar thing for Fox to consider if this report is indeed true.
There has been no indication from Fox that they will actually go through with this idea just yet, but it would certainly make for a ton of eyes to be glued the game for all the wrong reasons.
Caray has had a lasting impact on the game of baseball, including popularizing the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch of baseball games.
Disgracing him in any way would definitely be a dark spot for Fox, so hopefully they reconsider the possibility of the hologram on Thursday.