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Harry Caray Newsbeat

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Did ‘Cub-Fan, Bud-Man’ Harry Caray really drink all those beers?

Unfortunately, Harry would still have to wait.

“People assumed that Harry was still drinking, because what he would do was he’d put a real Budweiser bottle in front and then we’d put non-alcoholic O’Doul’s into his glass,” Dutchie Caray told USA TODAY Sports. “He didn’t want people to know that he wasn’t still drinking Bud, because that didn’t fit his image.”

As the Cubs face a 2-0 deficit in the National League Championship Series, it might be exactly what the long-suffering fan base needs to hear. After all, is rallying against the New York Mets to win the NLCS and then win their first World Series title since 1908 any less improbable than Harry Caray giving up alcohol?

“He asked the doctor, ‘When can I have another drink?’ ” Dutchie Caray said. “The doctor said, ‘When the Cubs win the World Series.’ “

Jim Furtado Posted: October 22, 2015 at 07:09 AM | 16 comment(s)
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