Holy Cow! Harry Caray Statue Tagged! Another Omen for 2011 Season?


First, the Wrigley Field press box gets blown out during the blizzard. Now, a statue of famed Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray was defaced Sunday in yet another bizarre incident surrounding the Wrigleyville memorial. A Cubs spokesman said staff learned of the graffiti Sunday afternoon (after a Chicago Tribune reporter ask the Cubs about it) and most of it was already removed by 8 p.m. Chicago Police could not provide additional details.  The statue has been vandalized in the past. A dead goat was found hanging from the statue prior to the 2009 home opener. A similar incident occurred in 2007, in what many perceived as a bizarre attempt to lift the notorious Billy Goat curse. The statue was originally at Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street, but was moved a block north in last September to Sheffield and Waveland avenues to make room for a statue of Hall of Fame Cub Billy Williams. In November, it was damaged when a worker ran an equipment vehicle into the monument while converting the field for the Northwestern University v. University of Illinois college football game. Oops! The accident left a sizable crack in the granite base. Cubs fans: Is this really rock-bottom? And, was the tagger really trying to say “SOX BITES” or “SOX DIES” with a backward “D”?

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