Famous Faces Around Town

Chicago Sun-Times:

Cubs relief pitcher Spencer Patton, along with his family, dined at Harry Caray’s on Kinzie. While at the popular eatery, Patton checked out Harry Caray’s new seasonal beer: “Syne Randberg,” inspired by the way the late, great Harry would mispronounce the name of his favorite player, Ryne Sandberg. Anyway, besides the fun name, Patton like the beer so much — he ordered a second one. … Also at Harry Caray’s River North home base, WGN morning show mainstays Paul Konrad and Pat Tomasulo enjoyed a hearty lunch, joined by a couple of their show’s fans. While at lunch, Konrad and Tomasulo saw the restaurant’s new display dedicated to the late, Hall of Fame sportscaster Jack Brickhouse — that included his old gold broadcasting blazer with the WGN 9 logo on it. Also in the display  is the telegram from the famous WGN broadcaster Bob Elson, dated March 14, 1948. Considering Brickhouse’s encyclopedic knowledge of all things sports-related, Konrad and Tomasulo were amused by Elson’s wired note: “Remember if anyone asks — you have a thorough knowledge of baseball.”