tapevulture in fairness to Rex, I remember him as one of those marginally talented try-hard white dude players whose main skill was running as fast as possible into a wall while chasing a fly ball, so he’s probably dealing with some residual effects
I guess the big name in Chicago sports broadcasting was Harry Carey. And he was pretty funny. Good memories of the pre-Tribune media purchase, when the culture around the team was way way way way more pleasant.
For those unaware, the Cubs waited until 1988 to install lights in Wrigley Field, and even in the years afterward played mostly day games due to city ordinances restricting the number of night games (the park is located in a dense residential neighborhood).
This meant that fans at Cubs games were people who could go to a baseball game at 1pm on a weekday. In other words, drunks, burnouts, weirdos, and children on summer vacation. And Harry had the same laid back, slightly drunk vibes which was nice.
*and Buddy Guy is a guitarist, so Harry is just completely wrong with the second thing lol
And of course this was his thing
yeah everyone loved him and no wonder, check out how cool this dude was