Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Be like Mike (and drink like you) at Harry Caray's new Chicago Sports Museum

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Remember those nights hanging out with Michael Jordan, having a few too many beers, and challenging each other to see who has the bigger vertical leap?
 
Yeah, us neither.
 
But now you can have the next-best thing at the Chicago Sports Museum, opening next month with a new Harry Caray's restaurant in Level 7 of Water Tower Place.
 
The 22,000-square foot complex is (probably) the only place where you can compare your jump with Jordan, test your reaction time compared to Hawks goalie Tony Esposito, and hit homers with recent Hall of Fame inductee Frank Thomas.
 
You can also inspect Sammy Sosa’s corked bat, learn about the CSI-style mystery of the 2010 Stanley Cup game-winning puck, and sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in an exact replica of the Wrigley Field broadcast booth.
 
But if you want to get all hopped-up on Budweiser like Harry Caray, you’ll need to pull up a stool at the adjacent Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, which is being built in coordination with the museum.
 
Which means tipping back drinks and oven-fired pizzas amidst floor-to-ceiling windows with huge city views and photos from Harry’s private collection which now qualify as a trip to the museum.
 
And your girlfriend wants you to be more cultured...

Chicago Sports Museum harrycarays.com
at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., Mag Mile
(312) 202-0966
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