10/22/2004 3:17 PM ET
Chicago eatery wishes Red Sox well
Long-suffering Cubs fans send Boston good luck
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs fans can only watch as the Boston Red Sox advance to the World Series, and Harry Caray's restaurant is doing its part to celebrate the success of the long-suffering franchise.
The Red Sox haven't won a World Series since 1918 -- when they beat the Cubs, 4-2 -- and the Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908.
Harry Caray's restaurant, named after the late Cubs broadcaster, is supporting the Red Sox and wishing them luck. The restaurant has a 4-foot by 6-foot good luck card that Cubs fans are signing in the foyer. The card reads, "Good luck, Red Sox. Prove curses don't exist. In solidarity, long suffering Cubs fans." Adjacent to the sign is a life-size Babe Ruth cutout.
Harry's bar features a sign that counts down the days until Opening Day. The sign now counts down the number of wins needed for a Red Sox victory.
The main display case, which is home to Caray's trademark glasses, is also housing a 1946 Baseball Magazine cover which features former Red Sox Ted Williams and former Cardinal Stan Musial during their battle in that year's World Series. It also has the first baseball former Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk signed when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Throughout the course of the World Series, the restaurant will feature food specials including Boston clam chowder, lobster rolls and Boston baked beans.
The restaurant is located at 33 W. Kinzie Street in downtown Chicago.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.