Harry Caray, a legendary broadcaster who died in February of 1998, performed during the Thursday nights Field of Dreams match between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs, using a singing hologram that was either awesome or strange, depending on who you ask.
The Field of Dreams game was held again on Fox in Dyersville, Iowa, in the wake of Ray Liotta's recent passing. Kevin Costner, who plays Shoeless Joe Jackson, paid a brief tribute to the film's late portrayer.
The announcers set up a special rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, which turned out to be led by a Caray hologram located in one of the broadcast booths a little later.
All right! Lemme hear ya! said Uncanny Caray to the crowd. It's very loud!
Carays' career included calling games for the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns, the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox, before spending the majority of his career as the Cubs' announcer.
The reactions to his high-tech reinvention were varied. And mixed.
Baseball Today has tweeted, This might be MLB's greatest take Me Out to the Ballgame rendition, while other positive, tweeted reactions are included. Cried just a little and I thought it was fantastic, sorry not sorry.
On the other hand, you had people tweeting the likes of, I thought the #HarryCaray hologram was interesting. Good concept. But odd in execution, and, this terrible image of Harry Caray will always haunt my dreams.
Or, it was disrespectful to Harry Caray's entire audience and supporters. Leave a deceased man in peace.
What did you think of the Harry Caray hologram? Did it just turn the Field of Dreams game into a visual nightmare?