Harry Caray’s Restaurant gives fans chance to collect namesake


If you know a Chicago Cubs fan and haven’t finished your holiday shopping, this is your post.

If you’re a fan of Major League Baseball and collecting its legends, this is your post.

A nice piece of mail — something Buzz found online and ordered this weekend — arrived on Wednesday with a surprise inside. What you see here is an oversized pair of plastic glasses — an apparent jovial bonus this holiday season with any purchase of $49 or more from 33 West Kinzie Street in Chicago.

Not familiar with the location? That’s the home of Harry Caray’s Restaurant. And, while it’s funny, this simple gift to me can’t touch what I bought.

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Chicago Tribune already selling printing plates, posters as it readies book for Cubs’ World Series win


The Chicago Cubs World Series memorabilia isn’t limited to trading cards and the typical items that collectors might chase and the Chicago Tribune already is getting in on the action beyond its day job.

In addition to its newspapers, the company already is selling poster reprints and commemorative printing plates of its front pages from the World Series (above) as well as from the Cubs’ postseason run. It’s also readying a book, which is up for sale now on its website.

These happen somewhat regularly for major markets and team championships but they haven’t for hungry Cubs fans, who hadn’t seen a World Series title since 1908.

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