Love Stack | Miscellany | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Miscellany

Love Stack



Harry Caray's death inspired fans to place in front of Wrigley Field:

¥ A beer keg, martini glasses, beer mugs, and dozens of empty and half-empty Budweiser and Lite beer bottles, tall boys, and 40 ouncers

¥ A candle burning inside a Bud can

¥ Countless three-for-$10 bouquets, among them a wilted wedding bouquet and an expensive three-foot arrangement that said "Missing You Abundantly"

¥ Wet newspaper clippings

¥ A giant blue foam index finger

¥ A gallon milk jug with "Holy Cow" written on it in big black letters

¥ A magnificent plastic "God Bless You / Harry / We'll Miss U" banner

¥ A Wildcats hat, a black Mongolian BBQ T-shirt, and a badly painted "Holy Cow" apron

¥ An Evian bottle

¥ A handful of "Tim McCarthy for Secretary of State" business cards

¥ An elaborately painted drywall tombstone and two large boards signed by dozens of visitors (example: "I wish you was sell hear love Joshua")

¥ A picture of an overweight fan named Christopher at 70s night

¥ A Crosstown Classic ticket stub

¥ A fishing net, a Cubs photo cube, giant toy glasses, and a cow salt shaker (get it?--holy cow)

¥ A signed team ball

¥ A cardboard cutout Harry Caray mask with holes for eyes

¥ Scores of Cubs hats

¥ One Cardinals cap

¥ One Sox hat and one Sox T-shirt

All traces of this shrine disappeared last Friday night. Cubs management had most of it packed away in boxes. A spokeswoman said, "At some point we'll talk to the family and see what they want to do with the things."

--Cara Jepsen

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo by Kesh Sorensen.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  →