By Jeff Case
Ever since actor Will Ferrell broke out his classic impersonation of legendary Chicago Cubs play-by-play man Harry Caray on “Saturday Night Live” in 1996, it’s become a popular impersonation to take a stab at. Most times, people end up doing an impersonation of Ferrell than Caray himself. But the spirit of the mimicking is often in the right place: random baseball facts, oddball questions and more that make you realize just how hard it is to entertain an audience throughout a baseball season as Caray did so well for years.
Longtime Cub-now-turned-Red Sox (in the offseason) Ryan Dempster had a couple of funny Caray impersonations the last few years. Another notable baseball player to pick up the Caray mantle lately is Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland. A couple of the Rangers attended last night’s Hornets-Spurs game in San Antonio — one of whom was Holland — and so San Antonio’s radio play-by-play man Bill Schoening (an amateur Caray impersonator himself) sat down with Holland to do an all-Caray interview. Check it out below:
Our review?: Some pretty funny moments, but overall, it’s not on the level of Ferrell (or even Dempster’s for that matter). Still, it’s good for a little late-week chuckle.