Best Chicago Cubs
Person Summary: Harry Caray was the best announcer in Chicago Cubs’ history, and one of the best in ever. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1914. When he was 30 years old he
Harry Caray Statue
caught a break and landed a job with the St. Louis Cardinals and remained there until he was fired after the 1969 season. After the Cardinals he joined the Oakland Athletics, but only for a year, and eventually the Chicago White Sox. It was in Chicago where his popularity began to grow. Then in 1981 he joined the Chicago Cubs where he became a staple for broadcasting, even though he had been with rival teams in the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox.Caray sang the seventh-inning stretch at almost all the Chicago Cubs home games and really became a fan favorite. He is also often impersonated, with good intentions, in TV shows such as Saturday Night Live.
Why I Picked Him: Harry Caray is one of my favorite announces and possibly will be for the rest of my life. This statue is one of the best of the season. That’s even with my hatred for the Chicago Cubs. This statue is spot on, the Chicago Cubs really did an excellent job. I also love when teams do giveaways of statues, like this one, from the Cardinals. The only problem I have with this statue is that the color. I know he was a Chicago Cubs announcer, that’s the first thing that comes into my mind when I think about him and the Cub’s organization, so why is it necessary to paint the coat blue? I mean the actual statue is all the same color so they don’t need to put the replica in colors. If you’re going to do it either put it in all color or no color, not a combination of both.
When it will be available: Saturday July 13th
8 out of 10
Player Summary: Kerry Wood had a fantastic career as a starting pitcher and then a relief pitcher. Over his career he posted a 3.67 ERA with 1581 Strike Outs which would be great for fantasy baseball. He also hit 7 home runs, as a pitcher! He was one of the key
Kerry Wood Gnome
components when the Cubbies were atop the Central Division back in the early 2000′s. Yet despite his key stats with the Chicago Cubs, he was never able to capture the elusive World Series title. His most memorable game is when Wood struck out 20, setting a ML record, as a rookie.
Why I Picked Him: Come on with the gnomes! Really no one wants a gnome even if it is of a good player. The New York Mets at least made it big enough to put/hide in your yard so you don’t have to see it but the Chicago Cubs made it small enough were you have to put it on a shelf. (Or just not get it) Why the gnomes? You can do better Chicago, but I guess that’s what you get when you haven’t won a World Series in over 100 years and your rivals the Chicago White Sox have, along with the other major Chicago sports teams in the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks.
When It will be available: Friday May 8th
2 out of 10