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Hologram of Harry Carey Appears in Cubs' 'Field of Dreams' vs. Reds Game

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Fox Sports, which aired Thursday of MLB’s second annual “Field of Dreams” game, had some glamorous sides, but during the seventh inning a virtual version of Harry Carey played “Take Me Out.” Not all viewers were satisfied when I led the rendition of “To the Ballgame”. stretch.

It came as no surprise that the beloved former Chicago Cubs announcer Caray, who died in 1998, virtually appeared in the press box above Iowa Field.rumor Appeared The day before, Fox Sports could render him in holographic form, and the network teased Some kind of tribute before and during the game.

Sure enough, after the Cincinnati Reds got three quick groundouts from the Cubs in the top of the seventh inning, Carey was seen after a brief commercial break. He used his real voice from performing signature songs over a period of 16 years to call the team’s games.

Thursday’s stage was in Dyersville, Iowa, at the 8,000-seat makeshift stadium built last year to host the first “Field of Dreams” game. Visitors can still tour the grounds, including the farmhouse familiar to movie fans, next to the cornfields and diamonds where the 1989 film was shot.

The 2021 game pitted the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox, and while that infamous 1919 team was heavily involved in the film’s plot, this year’s Cubs presence created a natural alignment with Calais. .

Given that the Reds were technically their home team, Fox Sports left what they described as a “recreated animation” of Carey to the fans in attendance to explore their roots, roots, and roots. declared interest. After the song ended, the virtual announcer said to the audience, “Boy, you’ve never sung so good in your life!”

“This is a tribute to what makes baseball so iconic,” Fox Sports executive producer Brad Zeger said in a statement. Telling children what it was like to see and hear Harry Kelai lead the song of the 7th stretch at Wrigley Field so the next generation can understand And I hope you understand how much it meant.”

“Field of Dreams is all about bringing our favorite aspects of baseball history to life in the modern age,” added Zager.

A Fox Sports spokesperson confirmed to The Washington Post that Carey’s representation is “closer to augmented reality” than the hologram widely referenced online Thursday.

Fox Sports executive Michael Davies said the network will use the production partners’ “state-of-the-art technology that enables photorealistic animation reproduction” to “provide as long as the technology allows, Harry Caray and his legacy.” He said that he would faithfully show his respect for the

Not all online reactions were negative, but many wondered why Fox Sports bothered to do so.informal twitter vote In a survey of whether people liked it, conducted by New York Post sports journalist Andrew Marchand, a majority of respondents said it was neither yes nor no, but rather “it was really weird.” I know you have chosen.

Elsewhere on the platform, a popular term among shared ratings was “Spooky

Fox Sports had a stronger foundation early in the telecast when they used only the voice of recently deceased broadcasting legend Vin Scully. When viewers were shown scenes from Kevin Costner’s movie interspersed with great moments in baseball history, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers announcer said, “First done by James Earl Jones.” I heard him reciting the speech “People are coming.”

The film also shows Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. (the only father and son known to have played together in an MLB game) before the game corned over the outfield for a catch game. Reds and Cubs players also took to the field, accompanied by former team stars like Chicago’s Billy Williams, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Lee Smith. I came out to And Cincinnati’s Johnny Bench and Barry Larkin.

As the game began, the Cubs led 3-0 in the first inning and won 4-2.

We have to assume that Karai would have been delighted. Even if his appearance wasn’t widely accepted, the pseudo-hologram version of him certainly looked happy enough.