Ozzie Smith's St. Louis Restaurant Misspelled “Harry Caray”

JoeSportsFanSenior Analyst IMay 17, 2010

CHICAGO - MAY 20:  Actor Tim Robbins sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game under a caricature of Harry Caray during the seventh inning stretch in a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field May 20, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. The Sox lead 10-6 in the ninth inning.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Something tells me this photo, taken in Ozzie Smith’s new downtown St. Louis restaurant, isn’t going to sit well with our friends to the North.

And, truth be told, it shouldn’t.

Harry Caray’s legacy, as perceived by St. Louis Cardinals fans, is peculiar.  Caray got his big break as a broadcaster in 1945 where he sat along side Jack Buck, announcing Cardinals games and consuming enough Anheuser-Busch products to kill a horse.  From there, Caray moved on to Oakland….and then, Chicago where he became the Cubs.  Oh, the horror.

That said, we’re not sure if this misspelling is a passive aggressive way to zing the Cardinals rival fan base…or if it’s just a bush-league print error.

We’re leaning *heavily*towards the latter, and we know Ozzie’s restaurant was pressed to finish their relocation downtown by Opening Day on April 12th, but come on.  A simple Google search for validation, anyone?

Did I mean, “Harry C-A-R-A-Y”?

Why yes, Google, as a matter a fact, I did.


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