Telander: Harry Caray retrospective offers honest look at beloved figure

From Rick Telander at the Chicago Sun-Times on January 31, 2016:

Harry Caray was not his real name. Harry Carabina was.

And that slight spelling change, done for its catchy, rhyming, non-ethnic sound, was in its way, symbolic of the theatrical, entertaining, but ultimately unsettled life of the greatest, most beloved baseball broadcaster in Chicago history.

You can make your own decisions about Caray and his body of work by watching “Holy Cow! The Story of Harry Caray,’’ when it debuts at 8 p.m. Tuesday on MLB Network. But if you are a Chicago baseball fan over the age of 30, you probably already have your opinion of Caray hard-wired in your brain.

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Originally published: January 31, 2016. Last Updated: January 31, 2016.