Caray, who handed away in February 1998, was recognized for singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” which he was credited with creating and popularizing. The acquainted tune rang out through the sport’s seventh inning on Thursday night time, with a hologram of Caray main the anthem
“All proper, let me hear you,” the hologram stated. “Been some time. A one, a two, a 3…” The Caray hologram then carried out the tune in unison with the crown in attendance for the sport between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs.
Harry Caray singing the seventh inning stretch.
— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) August 12, 2022
The reactions to the hologram had been combined, to say the least. Some clearly liked the thought, with Baseball Today tweeting, “This is likely to be the best ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ rendition in MLB historical past,” and others stating that it made them cry “just a little.”
Others, nevertheless, discovered the entire thing slightly bit creepy. “I discovered the #HarryCaray hologram…… odd. Good idea. But odd in execution,” wrote one viewer. “Hologram Harry Caray is probably the final word instance of “simply because you’ll be able to doesn’t imply you need to,” added another.
— James Massara (@James_Massara) August 12, 2022
“That was disrespectful for the whole viewers and followers of Harry Caray. Leave a deceased man lay in peace,” tweeted another fan.
Elsewhere, Hall of Famer John Smoltz confirmed as much as name the sport on Fox regardless of his father dying earlier within the day.
“He lived by his religion, he liked household, and he can be so mad if I didn’t do that sport,” Smoltz stated through the broadcast. “I can’t consider one other day to honor him. When you consider about this park, this film and the way he liked everybody of us and everybody he got here into contact with. I’m the person I’m due to him. He was superior.”
In one other emotional tribute, Costner, who was not on the sport itself, shared reminiscences of his late Field of Dreams co-star Ray Liotta. The Yellowstone star posted some photographs from the film on Instagram, writing, “In honor of MLB at Field of Dreams this week, I wished to share some reminiscences from the film however extra importantly keep in mind the superb Ray Liotta. ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’ will likely be on the market with all of us for a terrific night time of baseball within the fields of Iowa.”