Chicago Cubs: Would Harry Caray have an app today?
In 1998 when Caray passed away, the world was full of a different generation of baseball consumers than what exist today. In Caray’s time, the biggest technological challenge was getting lights installed at Wrigley Field while today it’s getting the game on your cell phone when you are in the middle of a dead zone. Consider that there weren’t even such things as apps at that time and the home personal computer was just beginning to take off.
Before we can think about what Caray would think of the new Marquee, we have to imagine what Caray would think of today’s technology. As a broadcaster and journalist who is always asking questions and wondering why; I would imagine that Caray would embrace the advancements and would be both confused and amazed as most seniors are with technology.
Most of those seniors say it isn’t fun and neither would an accomplished broadcaster like Caray. However, as an old school broadcaster, he would probably draw the line at changing his style for technology. Caray often pointed out that his partners may be baseball smart and know stats but couldn’t bring the excitement to the game that he could in his broadcast.
In hindsight, Caray would most likely have embraced the technology of today and so would also have embraced the idea of an independent network broadcasting the Cubs games. The question is: would Caray have left WGN and joined the Chicago Cubs Marquee Sports Network?