Fans share their thoughts on the Harry Caray hologram at the Field of Dream’s Game.
MLB’s Field of Dreams Game took place on Thursday night. The Chicago Cubs were able to take down the Cincinnati Reds 4-2. The Cubs quickly took the lead with a 3-run first inning and never relinquished it. Drew Smyly pitched 5 scoreless innings with 9 strikeouts in a solid team victory for the Cubs.
Nothing got people talking more than the hologram of the late Harry Caray. The questionable hologram sang the 7th inning stretch at the game and was displayed on FOX’s national broadcast.
An all-time “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” only possible through the magic of Field of Dreams 🙏 pic.twitter.com/IC8yHrFZQT
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 12, 2022
Cubs fans have become reaccustomed to Harry Caray singing the stretch. His renditions are often shown on Wrigley Field’s video board which was installed in 2015. The people behind this hologram’s performance probably should’ve just taken some notes from the folks over at Wrigley. Naturally, fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the Hologram Harry.
Yo, that Harry Caray hologram was not it. Who cleared that? #Cubs #FieldofDreams
— Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) August 12, 2022
It’s the thought that counts, right? The concept of a Harry Caray hologram probably sounded great on paper. When it came to the execution, a lot of fans didn’t care for it.
FOX SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR DOING HARRY CARAY LIKE THIS pic.twitter.com/5DfNAZ4QIY
— DOM (@DOM_Frederic) August 12, 2022
Harry should at least have his shirt off vibing with a Budweiser if he’s gonna look that bad. Yikes.
— Cody Delmendo (@Cody_CHGO) August 12, 2022
Was Will Ferrell busy? There must’ve been better ways to incorporate a Harry Caray tribute without this level of creepiness.
Hologram Harry Caray is perhaps the ultimate example of "just because you can doesn't mean you should"
— Listen Here Baseball Commissioner (@spacemnkymafia) August 12, 2022
On a night that was in part meant to celebrate the legends of baseball, FOX incorporating Harry into their broadcast was a great gesture. Whether or not using an augmented reality hologram was the right way to do it remains up for debate
The Field of Dreams Game is not expected to return next year. The two Field of Dreams Games that have taken place have been tremendous successes for Major League Baseball. Chicago teams are now 2-0 in Dyersville, IA.
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