Fox News 32 talked to Harry Caray's widow, Dutchie, on Tuesday night and found she did not authorize those bizarre and annoying AT&T radio and TV commercials that have been running with the impersonator of the late Cubs announcer. That certainly was shocking.
Turns out, according to Fox News, the manager of Caray's estate gave approval for the commercials with the understanding they would be "a tribute" to the late sports broadcaster. Guess he was, shall we say, mislead. Too, the Caray restaurant chain has been getting scores of calls complaining about the commercials and blaming them for the morbid ads.
However, AT&T says the ads are supposed to end on Sunday as the campaign apparently has run its course. Maybe they'll get Vince Lloyd or Jack Quinlan to be the telecommunications giant's next spokesmen.
As one acquaintance told The Hound that not only are the Harry commercials bad, but so is the impersonation. He noted that most guys, once they've had a few beers, can do a spot-on Harry Caray. Hello again, everybody. It's a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball!