Introducing Harry Canary!
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Heyyyyyy!!! The Sioux Falls Canaries have another entertainer to join Cagey and Peep for select home games in the Birdcage.
Introducing Harry Canary!
Bearing (almost) a striking resemblance to the lovable late, great former Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, Harry Canary will bring Carey's bellowing spunk and love of domestic beer to one of the few places on Earth that is allowing fans to attend baseball games for the time being this summer.
"HO-LEE COW!!!! It's an honor to be in Sioux Falls, one of the only places in the world allowing fans to come to the ballpark, which is why I am here. I don't like being alone anywhere, and I mean ANYWHERE, if you know what I mean," Canary chuckled.
"I'm so thrilled to join this distinguished organization called the Canaries, which shares my love of the FUN of baseball. We take our jobs seriously without taking ourselves too seriously. And I can't wait to be alongside Cagey, who to me is like looking in the mirror if I was a big, fat yellow bird that isn't able to talk or drink Budweiser."
While not a regular member of the Canaries' radio broadcast crew, Harry Canary will pop in the booth from time-to-time to give his deft commentary on sophisticated topics like the nuances of stirrups and which watering holes on Phillips Avenue that remind him of establishments on Rush Street, along with regaling stories about life as someone who was (almost) one of the most beloved personalities in America's pastime.
But mainly, on days and nights he is able to make it to the park, Harry Canary will be doing what Harry Caray enjoyed most at Wrigley Field: Milling about the ballpark and making new friends with fans.
And, of course, Canary will lead the singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with the crowd during the 7th Inning Stretch.
"UH, one, UH, two, UUUHHH, three!," Canary said while practicing his opening lines to the baseball anthem.
"I can't wait to blast off on Friday night with fireworks, literally. This Covid thing gave me cabin fever, like the rest of the baseball fans, and I gotta admit, it will be nice to walk off that Covid-19 pounds I've gained from drinking all that Budweiser without much movement."
With beer selections on tap such as Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Goose Island, PBR, Kong Big Wave, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, and other alternatives on tap, Canary admitted he'll need to do a lot of walking, and said it will be tempting to stray from his usual choice of suds.
"But, Hey, lemme tell ya... I'm a Canaries fan and a Bud Man!"