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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.

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