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TheCommander
06-03-2010, 08:31 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100603&content_id=10768090&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

And for those of you that can't get enough Hawkisms:

http://www.csnchicago.com/pages/soundboard

I am all for this tribute though I am expecting a barrage of "I hate Hawk posts" in 5...4...3...2...1...

Daver
06-03-2010, 08:34 PM
Is he going to announce his retirement?

WhiteSox5187
06-03-2010, 08:52 PM
Is he going to announce his retirement?

I wouldn't be surprised if that was coming up after this season.

thomas35forever
06-03-2010, 08:53 PM
I wonder how many angry e-mails and phone calls the Sox will be getting because of this.

soltrain21
06-03-2010, 08:56 PM
Is he going to announce his retirement?

If only he was.

Brian26
06-03-2010, 09:00 PM
I wonder how many angry e-mails and phone calls the Sox will be getting because of this.

Clearly this is the biggest problem with the franchise right now and deserves for the front office to be inundated with hate mail. Who cares about the left side of the infield, the DH spot or the shambles of a minor league system.

BadBobbyJenks
06-03-2010, 09:12 PM
Clearly this is the biggest problem with the franchise right now and deserves for the front office to be inundated with hate mail. Who cares about the left side of the infield, the DH spot or the shambles of a minor league system.

Well people care enough to have a night for him, I am sure there people with the opposite view point.

soltrain21
06-03-2010, 09:12 PM
Clearly this is the biggest problem with the franchise right now and deserves for the front office to be inundated with hate mail. Who cares about the left side of the infield, the DH spot or the shambles of a minor league system.

What do any of those things have to do with PR? Hell, us bitching about lights and how late they get out promotions would have far more a bigger impact than us bitching about the middle infield.

doublem23
06-03-2010, 09:24 PM
What do any of those things have to do with PR? Hell, us bitching about lights and how late they get out promotions would have far more a bigger impact than us bitching about the middle infield.

Dontcha know fans are always ignorant boobs and the guys in the Sox front office have all the answers?

Madvora
06-03-2010, 09:24 PM
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And for those of you that can't get enough Hawkisms:

[URL]http://www.csnchicago.com/pages/soundboard (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100603&content_id=10768090&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws)
Pretty cool idea. I love Hawk and I'm sure the Hawk hate is coming.

They're missing some of my favorites in this link like...


"I love triple split screen"
"Come on Timo! Come on Timo!"
"That ball was kilt"

Crede24Thome25
06-03-2010, 11:20 PM
I've got to get tickets to this, I love Hawk.

beasly213
06-03-2010, 11:23 PM
I like Hawk. Looking forward to the game. :gulp:

Harry Potter
06-03-2010, 11:30 PM
That soundboard is missing the "Hawk gets upset and goes silent" button

LongLiveFisk
06-03-2010, 11:30 PM
Pretty cool idea. I love Hawk and I'm sure the Hawk hate is coming.

They're missing some of my favorites in this link like...


"I love triple split screen"
"Come on Timo! Come on Timo!"
"That ball was kilt"


...and, of course...

:hawk

"Your what hurts?"

Hitmen77
06-03-2010, 11:58 PM
Is he going to announce his retirement?

Seriously. That was my first reaction when I saw this.

GoGoCrede
06-04-2010, 12:07 AM
Is he going to announce his retirement?


:praying:

I know he's one of the faces of the franchise, but I wouldn't mind it.

DumpJerry
06-04-2010, 12:32 AM
Did you know he once played with Carl Yaztrzemski? Yes, a little-known, but true, factoid about Hawk's career as a baseball player.

StillMissOzzie
06-04-2010, 01:11 AM
If you think Hawk is the biggest problem the White Sox face, then you haven't been paying attention for at least a few years now.

SMO
:o:

GoGoCrede
06-04-2010, 01:13 AM
If you think Hawk is the biggest problem the White Sox face, then you haven't been paying attention for at least a few years now.

SMO
:o:

I don't think he's a problem. I do think he's way annoying.

areilly
06-04-2010, 02:41 AM
That soundboard is missing the "Hawk gets upset and goes silent" button

I was hoping for:
"Where was that pitch?"
"That was a strike for our guys."
"Cancel the postgame."
"That is b.s."
"I tell you, Darin Erstad, he might be one of the best all-around baseball players playing the game today. I'm not talking about guys who hit the best, guys who field the best, I'm talking about guys who play the game. Some guys are the best at that, and he's one of 'em."

tstrike2000
06-04-2010, 06:56 AM
Do we get to talk about Yaz and our dinner's with Ted Williams all night?

Madvora
06-04-2010, 08:19 AM
That soundboard is missing the "Hawk gets upset and goes silent" button

...and, of course...

"Your what hurts?"

I was hoping for:
"Where was that pitch?"
"That was a strike for our guys."
"Cancel the postgame."
"That is b.s."
"I tell you, Darin Erstad, he might be one of the best all-around baseball players playing the game today. I'm not talking about guys who hit the best, guys who field the best, I'm talking about guys who play the game. Some guys are the best at that, and he's one of 'em."
Totally. Also, there's "JOE CREDE!"

They probably didn't have enough storage space for clips of Hawk gushing about Johan Santana or Mark Grudzielanek.

ChiSoxGirl
06-04-2010, 08:26 AM
Totally. Also, there's "JOE CREDE!"

They probably didn't have enough storage space for clips of Hawk gushing about Johan Santana or Mark Grudzielanek.

Don't forget his most recent man crush, Carlos Gomez. I'm so glad he's out of the A.L. and we don't hear about how amazing he is anymore!

eriqjaffe
06-04-2010, 09:40 AM
Is A.J. going to play left field to celebrate?

TheOldRoman
06-04-2010, 10:03 AM
Dontcha know fans are always ignorant boobs and the guys in the Sox front office have all the answers?Not always, just often.

WhiteSoxFTW
06-04-2010, 11:46 AM
I want a "Hawkism" t-shirt!

The first 10,000 fans at the game also will receive Hawk Harrelson Night t-shirt with "Hawkisms," his popular catch phrases, on each shirt.

pythons007
06-04-2010, 12:23 PM
Pretty cool idea. I love Hawk and I'm sure the Hawk hate is coming.

They're missing some of my favorites in this link like...


"I love triple split screen"
"Come on Timo! Come on Timo!"
"That ball was kilt"


Where is Grab some bench? Or He can grab some bench?

LongLiveFisk
06-04-2010, 12:29 PM
Is A.J. going to play left field to celebrate?

:pudge
"What a great idea!"

october23sp
06-04-2010, 12:29 PM
I like Hawk. :shrug:

soxfan43
06-04-2010, 12:29 PM
No conflict with the Hawks, so I'm definitely going to try and go. He might be annoying at times but I still love the guy. When the games suck, you can at least be entertained by some of the stuff coming out of Hawk's mouth. I do not look forward to the day when the Sox have a boring, cookie cutter type announcer doing the games. Anyone think Wimpy will be at the game?

PhillipsBubba
06-04-2010, 12:31 PM
Harrelson is a company man so it's only right the company takes care of him.

LongLiveFisk
06-04-2010, 12:49 PM
No conflict with the Hawks, so I'm definitely going to try and go. He might be annoying at times but I still love the guy. When the games suck, you can at least be entertained by some of the stuff coming out of Hawk's mouth. I do not look forward to the day when the Sox have a boring, cookie cutter type announcer doing the games. Anyone think Wimpy will be at the game?

I totally agree with this. Yes, Hawk is Hawk, but that's who he is and he is not going to change to please anyone. He does love our team and the organization, and I also don't want some boring, monotone drone with no personality taking over the microphone. A little character is not a bad thing.

Not sure about Wimpy but I do miss hearing him as a regular broadcaster.

#1swisher
06-04-2010, 01:46 PM
25 years, Congratulations Hawk!:gulp:

Free t-shirt :cool:

Over By There
06-04-2010, 02:09 PM
I like Hawk and will be sad when he's gone. :shrug: I wish I could get one of those shirts...

dickallen15
06-04-2010, 02:28 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if that was coming up after this season.
He's already said several times he's never going to retire. Why would he? He loves being around the game, and I'm sure his paychecks are loaded with lots of numbers.

LongLiveFisk
06-04-2010, 03:08 PM
He's already said several times he's never going to retire. Why would he? He loves being around the game, and I'm sure his paychecks are loaded with lots of numbers.

Yes....crooked numbers! :tongue:

Steelrod
06-04-2010, 07:41 PM
No conflict with the Hawks, so I'm definitely going to try and go. He might be annoying at times but I still love the guy. When the games suck, you can at least be entertained by some of the stuff coming out of Hawk's mouth. I do not look forward to the day when the Sox have a boring, cookie cutter type announcer doing the games. Anyone think Wimpy will be at the game?
As far as Wimpy is concerned, I doubt it!
However, wouldn't it be cool if all of Hawk's many sidekicks came back for a reunion?

all*star quentin
06-04-2010, 07:46 PM
As far as Wimpy is concerned, I doubt it!
However, wouldn't it be cool if all of Hawk's many sidekicks came back for a reunion?

Please list them, I don't remember all his sidekicks.

Hitmen77
06-04-2010, 08:37 PM
If you think Hawk is the biggest problem the White Sox face, then you haven't been paying attention for at least a few years now.

SMO
:o:

:?: Who said Hawk is the biggest problem the White Sox face?

tick53
06-05-2010, 12:41 PM
Is he going to announce his retirement?

Hawk said in a recent interview that he planned on dieing in the broadcast booth so I doubt it. It wouldn't bother me if he retired though.

soxnut1018
06-05-2010, 12:47 PM
Hawk said in a recent interview that he planned on dieing in the broadcast booth so I doubt it. It wouldn't bother me if he retired though.

He said during Soxfest that he wanted to die while calling a home run, "That ball hit deep, way back, he looks up, you can put in on the board, THUMP." That led to Ozzie looking over at Hawk playing dead and saying, "He gone!" Say what you will about Hawk and Ozzie but personality wise, they may be my two favorite people in all of baseball.

thomas35forever
06-06-2010, 11:16 PM
Who plans on watching the CSN special tomorrow night?

LongLiveFisk
06-06-2010, 11:23 PM
25 years, Congratulations Hawk!:gulp:

Free t-shirt :cool:

Seriously I may have to pick up tickets...that t-shirt will be a classic! :tongue:

TheCommander
06-07-2010, 12:30 AM
Who plans on watching the CSN special tomorrow night?

I am! The synopsis mentions he will be discussing his time as GM. :shocked:

GoGoCrede
06-07-2010, 12:31 AM
I am! The synopsis mentions he will be discussing his time as GM. :shocked:

Haha. That should be gold. I remember earlier this season when Stone mentioned a trade made during Hawk's stint as GM....Hawk went completely silent.

DSpivack
06-07-2010, 12:32 AM
Haha. That should be gold. I remember earlier this season when Stone mentioned a trade made during Hawk's stint as GM....Hawk went completely silent.

I definitely remember that. The awkward silence was hilarious.

34 Inch Stick
06-07-2010, 11:56 AM
They should give away replica knives like the one he stuck in Paciorek's back.

Rohan
06-07-2010, 02:44 PM
They should give away replica knives like the one he stuck in Paciorek's back.
:kneeslap:

ohthosechisox
06-07-2010, 02:51 PM
I actually was tempted to get tickets for this game for the free t-shirt and all, but it looks like there's a strong chance of rain/thunderstorms for tomorrow. 70% according to weather.com.

Rohan
06-07-2010, 02:59 PM
I actually was tempted to get tickets for this game for the free t-shirt and all, but it looks like there's a strong chance of rain/thunderstorms for tomorrow. 70% according to weather.com.


Damnit I already have four tickets and I'm going to have friends in town. It's going to be their first White Sox game :(:
The weather looked fine when I checked it yesterday... I guess mother nature changed her course dramatically.

hula
06-07-2010, 06:32 PM
If there's anyone who's going and does not want the Hawk t-shirt they'll be giving away to fans (covered with Hawkisms) I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands......! Really, please keep me in mind! :D:

SoxFan1979
06-08-2010, 05:44 AM
Did you know he once played with Carl Yaztrzemski? Yes, a little-known, but true, factoid about Hawk's career as a baseball player.


:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Hitmen77
06-08-2010, 09:07 AM
Did anyone see the Hawk Harrelson 25th anniversary special on Comcast Sports Net last night?

It was okay. I thought they'd have more old clips of Hawk doing Sox games than they did.

kittle42
06-08-2010, 09:17 AM
Naturally, for the one game in the last three weeks I actually decide to go to, it looks like rain all day and night.

eriqjaffe
06-08-2010, 09:24 AM
Naturally, for the one game in the last three weeks I actually decide to go to, it looks like rain all day and night.:hawk:
".....Dadgummit!"

#1swisher
06-08-2010, 09:42 AM
Heavy rain and t-storms (http://http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=60610&wuSelect=WEATHER)

kittle42
06-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Heavy rain and t-storms (http://http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=60610&wuSelect=WEATHER)

Hmm...maybe this will be one of those games they postpone really early.

WestSider
06-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Hmm...maybe this will be one of those games they postpone really early.How often have they called the game a few hours before the start? It'd be a bummer to go down there and try and tailgate in the rain then sit around for the inevitable

Tomorrow's weather looks good, but not sure they would schedule a DH because of the day game on Thursday.

beasly213
06-08-2010, 01:21 PM
How often have they called the game a few hours before the start? It'd be a bummer to go down there and try and tailgate in the rain then sit around for the inevitable

Tomorrow's weather looks good, but not sure they would schedule a DH because of the day game on Thursday.

They could possibly schedule a DH on Thursday?

doublem23
06-08-2010, 02:09 PM
They could possibly schedule a DH on Thursday?

I don't know, teams hate DH. Players don't like them, owners lose money on them. Detroit is here 2 more times this year, I doubt they'd do a DH on the fly if they didn't need to.

Rohan
06-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Hmm...maybe this will be one of those games they postpone really early.

How early do they normally call games with forecasts like his one? I don't remember a game being postponed especially early. I would really like them to go ahead and call this one soon if it's going to be called.

Rohan
06-08-2010, 03:46 PM
So right now it looks like there will be a window of no rain between 6-7pm. And then we're in for rain/thunderstorms for the rest of the night. This just sounds like a mixture for failure.

GoGoCrede
06-08-2010, 03:47 PM
So right now it looks like there will be a window of no rain between 6-7pm. And then we're in for rain/thunderstorms for the rest of the night. This just sounds like a mixture for failure.

In that case, I hope they call it soon so people can make other plans.

mantis1212
06-08-2010, 05:13 PM
After I've already decided not to drive down from St. Charles, weather.com shows a window of opportunity:

http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/60601#

I really hope they call it.

Bob Roarman
06-08-2010, 07:48 PM
Holy hell, Steve Stone makes Eddie-O look like an amazing master of ceremonies. That was ass.

doublem23
06-08-2010, 07:51 PM
There might be 10,000 people there.

Bob Roarman
06-08-2010, 07:52 PM
All to hear the ramblings of a clown.

doublem23
06-08-2010, 07:58 PM
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I can't believe that's the best quality I can find.

WhiteSox5187
06-08-2010, 07:58 PM
There might be 10,000 people there.

They're lucky if they have that. That was not exactly a stirring ceremony.

thomas35forever
06-08-2010, 07:59 PM
If that's "cutting it short", I wonder what a long speech from him would be like.

Bob Roarman
06-08-2010, 08:02 PM
I say let him ramble on throughout the game. Should prove to be a somewhat humorous side show.

october23sp
06-08-2010, 08:02 PM
What was said?

Bob Roarman
06-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Well there was Steve Stone struggling through the opening speech, a video presentation, and then some sort of award given to him. Then he went on to list his joys and disappointments of his career. And, as always, there was the typical kiss ass Jerry Reinsdorf comment of bringing 7 championships to Chicago. They should've done a Frank Sinatra on him at that point.

LongLiveFisk
06-08-2010, 08:06 PM
I missed the ceremony but the shirt looked pretty cool. If they have any left maybe they will sell them at next year's garage sale. :D:

Viva Medias B's
06-08-2010, 08:11 PM
Now that Hawk is back in the booth, he's continuing his speech.

october23sp
06-08-2010, 08:18 PM
Too bad I'm missing this. Sounds kind of funny, I love Hawk but he is such a homer and self promoter.

Viva Medias B's
06-08-2010, 09:40 PM
Did anyone see the graphic for Hawk's Richard Dotson nickname?

:o:

Hope Boers wasn't watching.

Woofer
06-08-2010, 09:46 PM
Did anyone see the graphic for Hawk's Richard Dotson nickname?

:o:

Hope Boers wasn't watching.

I didn't read all the way through the list. What was it?

I'm liking all the calls and messages to Hawk tonight. He seems touched by all the attention.

sox1970
06-08-2010, 09:46 PM
Did anyone see the graphic for Hawk's Richard Dotson nickname?

:o:

Hope Boers wasn't watching.

:rolling:

I thought that was Juan Uribe's....

Viva Medias B's
06-08-2010, 10:03 PM
I didn't read all the way through the list. What was it?

I'm liking all the calls and messages to Hawk tonight. He seems touched by all the attention.


I'd post it, but I don't want to get banned.

MARTINMVP
06-08-2010, 10:03 PM
Nice of Wimpy to call in. Couldn't help but feel that Hawk was in a hurry to get him off the line.

LongLiveFisk
06-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Nice of Wimpy to call in. Couldn't help but feel that Hawk was in a hurry to get him off the line.

Really? I didn't get that feeling. I was actually pleasantly surprised they had a positive exchange there, given what I have heard about a "falling out" with each other.

LongLiveFisk
06-08-2010, 10:18 PM
He just mentioned the "golden sombrero"...haven't heard that phrase in a long time. :rolling:

Crede24Thome25
06-08-2010, 10:55 PM
Nice of Wimpy to call in. Couldn't help but feel that Hawk was in a hurry to get him off the line.
Who's wimpy?

TheCommander
06-08-2010, 11:01 PM
Who's wimpy?

Tom Paciorek, one of his former broadcasting partners and fan favorite.

Andy T Clown
06-08-2010, 11:08 PM
Thanks Hawk :gulp:.

GoGoCrede
06-08-2010, 11:43 PM
I find Hawk grating at times, but the speech he gave on the field before the game was touching....it was basically a shout-out to everyone from Reinsdorf to Bossard. I felt bad that there were about 10 people at the game, total.

getonbckthr
06-09-2010, 12:33 AM
Honestly anyone who has an issue with Hawk Harrelson, his saying, his homerism and anything else about him can suck it. To me baseball sounds like 3 things Hawk, Harry Carey and Chip Carey, thankfully mostly Hawk. People rag on his homerism well guess what he doesn't work for the MLB he works for the White Sox. Maybe if some of the players over the past 25 years had just half the amount of passion Hawk has we might have more than 1 title. His "Hawkisms" what is so bad about them? Thats his way unique way of calling a game and interacting with the fans. Would you prefer a robotic, monotone announcer? Listen to some other telecasts and you'll realize how fortunate we are to have Hawk. Not to mention you wouldn't believe how many times i've caught myself using "Hawkisms" in every day life. I almost abuse them at times. Cherish what we have in the booth because whenever Hawk is no longer in the booth, whether it be 5 or 10 or 20 year from now, you'll realize just how good we had it for all these years!

GoGoCrede
06-09-2010, 12:35 AM
Honestly anyone who has an issue with Hawk Harrelson, his saying, his homerism and anything else about him can suck it. To me baseball sounds like 3 things Hawk, Harry Carey and Chip Carey, thankfully mostly Hawk. People rag on his homerism well guess what he doesn't work for the MLB he works for the White Sox. Maybe if some of the players over the past 25 years had just half the amount of passion Hawk has we might have more than 1 title. His "Hawkisms" what is so bad about them? Thats his way unique way of calling a game and interacting with the fans. Would you prefer a robotic, monotone announcer? Listen to some other telecasts and you'll realize how fortunate we are to have Hawk. Not to mention you wouldn't believe how many times i've caught myself using "Hawkisms" in every day life. I almost abuse them at times. Cherish what we have in the booth because whenever Hawk is no longer in the booth, whether it be 5 or 10 or 20 year from now, you'll realize just how good we had it for all these years!

Ha. So we can either have a robotic, monotone announcer or Hawk? Those are our two options? Come on, now.

I respect what Hawk's done for the organization and he has a place in Sox history, but really, telling people who don't like him to suck it? Epic eyeroll.

SephClone89
06-09-2010, 12:39 AM
Who's wimpy?

:o:

Noneck
06-09-2010, 12:50 AM
Honestly anyone who has an issue with Hawk Harrelson, his saying, his homerism and anything else about him can suck it. To me baseball sounds like 3 things Hawk, Harry Carey and Chip Carey, thankfully mostly Hawk. People rag on his homerism well guess what he doesn't work for the MLB he works for the White Sox. Maybe if some of the players over the past 25 years had just half the amount of passion Hawk has we might have more than 1 title. His "Hawkisms" what is so bad about them? Thats his way unique way of calling a game and interacting with the fans. Would you prefer a robotic, monotone announcer? Listen to some other telecasts and you'll realize how fortunate we are to have Hawk. Not to mention you wouldn't believe how many times i've caught myself using "Hawkisms" in every day life. I almost abuse them at times. Cherish what we have in the booth because whenever Hawk is no longer in the booth, whether it be 5 or 10 or 20 year from now, you'll realize just how good we had it for all these years!

I guess I shouldnt have against his homerism since one of my favorite Sox announcers was also a homer and had as many "sayings" as Harrelson does, Red Rush. The problem I have with Harrelson is that he often insults my intelligence. Please dont constantly compare Buerhle to Catfish Hunter, the two arent even in the same ballpark. Dont constantly tell me that its just a matter of time before the Sox start hitting or its just a matter of time before this team will go on a tear. Etc.

#1swisher
06-09-2010, 10:05 AM
Honestly anyone who has an issue with Hawk Harrelson, his saying, his homerism and anything else about him can suck it. To me baseball sounds like 3 things Hawk, Harry Carey and Chip Carey, thankfully mostly Hawk. People rag on his homerism well guess what he doesn't work for the MLB he works for the White Sox. Maybe if some of the players over the past 25 years had just half the amount of passion Hawk has we might have more than 1 title. His "Hawkisms" what is so bad about them? Thats his way unique way of calling a game and interacting with the fans. Would you prefer a robotic, monotone announcer? Listen to some other telecasts and you'll realize how fortunate we are to have Hawk. Not to mention you wouldn't believe how many times i've caught myself using "Hawkisms" in every day life. I almost abuse them at times. Cherish what we have in the booth because whenever Hawk is no longer in the booth, whether it be 5 or 10 or 20 year from now, you'll realize just how good we had it for all these years!

I agree, he is a class act.

Bobby Thigpen
06-09-2010, 10:21 AM
Honestly anyone who has an issue with Hawk Harrelson, his saying, his homerism and anything else about him can suck it. To me baseball sounds like 3 things Hawk, Harry Carey and Chip Carey, thankfully mostly Hawk. People rag on his homerism well guess what he doesn't work for the MLB he works for the White Sox. Maybe if some of the players over the past 25 years had just half the amount of passion Hawk has we might have more than 1 title. His "Hawkisms" what is so bad about them? Thats his way unique way of calling a game and interacting with the fans. Would you prefer a robotic, monotone announcer? Listen to some other telecasts and you'll realize how fortunate we are to have Hawk. Not to mention you wouldn't believe how many times i've caught myself using "Hawkisms" in every day life. I almost abuse them at times. Cherish what we have in the booth because whenever Hawk is no longer in the booth, whether it be 5 or 10 or 20 year from now, you'll realize just how good we had it for all these years!
I used to be as big a Hawk supporter as there was, but honestly I can't watch him anymore. I could freakin do his broadcasts at this point. It's the same thing every night. At this point that Hawk soundboard could do Sox games and it would be essentially the same thing. Add in some stories about the Red Sox, golf, someone in the Chicago media he's mad at, or someone he used to know and you have your basic Hawk broadcast. And as the team gets worse and worse, it's the same repetitive sayings coupled with outright anger (although not at the team. I mean it can't be their fault) and this sense that everyone's out to screw them.

While part of me will be sad the day he decides to hang them up, I've got to the point that a bigger part of me won't be.

SephClone89
06-09-2010, 10:25 AM
I used to be as big a Hawk supporter as there was, but honestly I can't watch him anymore. I could freakin do his broadcasts at this point. It's the same thing every night. At this point that Hawk soundboard could do Sox games and it would be essentially the same thing. Add in some stories about the Red Sox, golf, someone in the Chicago media he's mad at, or someone he used to know and you have your basic Hawk broadcast. And as the team gets worse and worse, it's the same repetitive sayings coupled with outright anger (although not at the team. I mean it can't be their fault) and this sense that everyone's out to screw them.

While part of me will be sad the day he decides to hang them up, I've got to the point that a bigger part of me won't be.

Pretty much my exact thoughts. I used to love Hawk and defend him to the death, but especially this season he's really getting on my nerves.

shingo10
06-09-2010, 03:01 PM
I was at the game last night so I didn't get to see the messages that aired throughout the game for Hawk.

Who were the people that called him throughout the game? Someone mentioned Wimpy but I assume there were many more.

I doubt Comcast will show a replay of the game so I'd appreciate if anyone could describe who called Hawk. Thanks.

doublem23
06-09-2010, 03:03 PM
I was at the game last night so I didn't get to see the messages that aired throughout the game for Hawk.

Who were the people that called him throughout the game? Someone mentioned Wimpy but I assume there were many more.

I doubt Comcast will show a replay of the game so I'd appreciate if anyone could describe who called Hawk. Thanks.

CSN is replaying the pregame show and the game right now (2-2:30 Hawk pregame show, 2:30-5:30 for the game).

It's also available to watch OnDemand if you have Comcast cable until tomorrow.

SephClone89
06-09-2010, 03:24 PM
I was at the game last night so I didn't get to see the messages that aired throughout the game for Hawk.

Who were the people that called him throughout the game? Someone mentioned Wimpy but I assume there were many more.

I doubt Comcast will show a replay of the game so I'd appreciate if anyone could describe who called Hawk. Thanks.

Off the top of my head (and I didn't see the whole game)

Ann Drysdale
Bud Selig
Dick Stockton
Jerry Remy
Chris Berman

soltrain21
06-09-2010, 04:51 PM
Off the top of my head (and I didn't see the whole game)

Ann Drysdale
Bud Selig
Dick Stockton
Jerry Remy
Chris Berman

There's a conversation I'm glad I missed.

LongLiveFisk
06-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Off the top of my head (and I didn't see the whole game)

Ann Drysdale
Bud Selig
Dick Stockton
Jerry Remy
Chris Berman

Bert Blyleven too

Bob Roarman
06-09-2010, 06:40 PM
Honestly anyone who has an issue with Hawk Harrelson, his saying, his homerism and anything else about him can suck it. To me baseball sounds like 3 things Hawk, Harry Carey and Chip Carey, thankfully mostly Hawk. People rag on his homerism well guess what he doesn't work for the MLB he works for the White Sox. Maybe if some of the players over the past 25 years had just half the amount of passion Hawk has we might have more than 1 title. His "Hawkisms" what is so bad about them? Thats his way unique way of calling a game and interacting with the fans. Would you prefer a robotic, monotone announcer? Listen to some other telecasts and you'll realize how fortunate we are to have Hawk. Not to mention you wouldn't believe how many times i've caught myself using "Hawkisms" in every day life. I almost abuse them at times. Cherish what we have in the booth because whenever Hawk is no longer in the booth, whether it be 5 or 10 or 20 year from now, you'll realize just how good we had it for all these years!

Good lord. One day this sort hyperbole will be put down. One day. And on that day, civilization rises a little higher. I'm sure if they had a team full of Joe Crede's the past 25 years, they'd have a dynasty the Yankees would envy. After all, when Joe was with the White Sox, he led the league in fire, passion and grindy grindiness every dadgum season.

Fenway
06-09-2010, 06:49 PM
Nice to see Jerry Remy, Jim Rice and Dick Stockton as part of the big night.

Hawk owes it all to the late Bill Flynn who was the GM of WSBK-TV 38 in Boston.

When the Red Sox decided to give the UHF outlet the contract (they were very aware of the WFLD fiasco) Flynn wanted a fresh approach to covering baseball.

The Red Sox wanted Johnny Pesky to continue doing color but Flynn wanted Hawk.

Hawk was teamed with Dick Stockton who was a local sports anchor and it worked. When Stockton left for CBS, Hawk was then teamed with Ned Martin who allowed Hawk to really open up.

Hawk was fired when he called part-owner and GM Haywood Sullivan an idiot for letting Fisk escape. On air he was brutally candid. Being candid also got him fired by the Yankees.

JR must have said "I will take you back but you have to be a house man."

But it all started because of Bill Flynn.

shingo10
06-09-2010, 06:50 PM
Thank you all for the info.

Very much appreciated.

slavko
06-09-2010, 07:09 PM
No conflict with the Hawks, so I'm definitely going to try and go. He might be annoying at times but I still love the guy. When the games suck, you can at least be entertained by some of the stuff coming out of Hawk's mouth. I do not look forward to the day when the Sox have a boring, cookie cutter type announcer doing the games. Anyone think Wimpy will be at the game?

As far as Wimpy is concerned, I doubt it!
However, wouldn't it be cool if all of Hawk's many sidekicks came back for a reunion?

They should give away replica knives like the one he stuck in Paciorek's back.

Really? I didn't get that feeling. I was actually pleasantly surprised they had a positive exchange there, given what I have heard about a "falling out" with each other.

The Wimpy call-in and the tone of it surprised the heck out of me. I must have missed something that took place between then and now.

WhiteSox5187
06-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Nice to see Jerry Remy, Jim Rice and Dick Stockton as part of the big night.

Hawk owes it all to the late Bill Flynn who was the GM of WSBK-TV 38 in Boston.

When the Red Sox decided to give the UHF outlet the contract (they were very aware of the WFLD fiasco) Flynn wanted a fresh approach to covering baseball.

The Red Sox wanted Johnny Pesky to continue doing color but Flynn wanted Hawk.

Hawk was teamed with Dick Stockton who was a local sports anchor and it worked. When Stockton left for CBS, Hawk was then teamed with Ned Martin who allowed Hawk to really open up.

Hawk was fired when he called part-owner and GM Haywood Sullivan an idiot for letting Fisk escape. On air he was brutally candid. Being candid also got him fired by the Yankees.

JR must have said "I will take you back but you have to be a house man."

But it all started because of Bill Flynn.

That's an interesting thought because his bitching here (I am not sure if it was on the air or behind the scenes) in his first stint led to Hemond getting fired and putting Hawk in charge.

Fenway
06-09-2010, 07:30 PM
BTW Hawk uses MERCY in tribute to Ned Martin as that was his signature line.

Ned was one of the best in history.

Brian26
06-09-2010, 08:12 PM
Pretty much my exact thoughts. I used to love Hawk and defend him to the death, but especially this season he's really getting on my nerves.

Why do I have the feeling this wouldn't be an issue if the team was playing better?

Bobby Thigpen
06-09-2010, 09:10 PM
Good lord. One day this sort hyperbole will be put down. One day. And on that day, civilization rises a little higher. I'm sure if they had a team full of Joe Crede's the past 25 years, they'd have a dynasty the Yankees would envy. After all, when Joe was with the White Sox, he led the league in fire, passion and grindy grindiness every dadgum season.
It's also usually furthered by those who have never played any sport or was really bad at it.

Now, don't get me wrong, I like a player with some passion and "fire", but you can have all the fire, passion and grindiness in the world. Without talent your team is still going to suck.

downstairs
06-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Honestly anyone who has an issue with Hawk Harrelson, his saying, his homerism and anything else about him can suck it. To me baseball sounds like 3 things Hawk, Harry Carey and Chip Carey, thankfully mostly Hawk. People rag on his homerism well guess what he doesn't work for the MLB he works for the White Sox. Maybe if some of the players over the past 25 years had just half the amount of passion Hawk has we might have more than 1 title. His "Hawkisms" what is so bad about them? Thats his way unique way of calling a game and interacting with the fans. Would you prefer a robotic, monotone announcer? Listen to some other telecasts and you'll realize how fortunate we are to have Hawk. Not to mention you wouldn't believe how many times i've caught myself using "Hawkisms" in every day life. I almost abuse them at times. Cherish what we have in the booth because whenever Hawk is no longer in the booth, whether it be 5 or 10 or 20 year from now, you'll realize just how good we had it for all these years!

I agree about the homerism. I like it. I'm a homer (as a fan, of course) and I like it when the announcer is on my side. Even if irrational at times (like me).

However, some of us- myself included- are just getting bored of Hawk's:

- Rehashed old stories. He's like that family member, each year at Christmas dinner, telling the same old story (that was never interesting in the first place)

- Homerism extending to complaints about the umps, or his sullen pouting when things go wrong. Its annoying to hear. He's entitled to his opinion, but ragging on the umps is just cheap.

downstairs
06-11-2010, 02:22 PM
I used to be as big a Hawk supporter as there was, but honestly I can't watch him anymore. I could freakin do his broadcasts at this point. It's the same thing every night. At this point that Hawk soundboard could do Sox games and it would be essentially the same thing. Add in some stories about the Red Sox, golf, someone in the Chicago media he's mad at, or someone he used to know and you have your basic Hawk broadcast. And as the team gets worse and worse, it's the same repetitive sayings coupled with outright anger (although not at the team. I mean it can't be their fault) and this sense that everyone's out to screw them.

While part of me will be sad the day he decides to hang them up, I've got to the point that a bigger part of me won't be.

The soundboard thing made me laugh, because I said the exact same thing the other day watching the game.

The dude could retire and a computer with some mp3's could do the game... and we wouldn't notice the difference.

Sound guy: "Queue alvin_dark_greatest_manager.mp3"

Steve Stone: Offers insightful, well-thought out comment

Sound guy: "Queue duck_snort.mp3 and back_in_my_day_nummber_932.mp3"

Marqhead
06-11-2010, 02:37 PM
The soundboard thing made me laugh, because I said the exact same thing the other day watching the game.

The dude could retire and a computer with some mp3's could do the game... and we wouldn't notice the difference.

Sound guy: "Queue alvin_dark_greatest_manager.mp3"

Steve Stone: Offers insightful, well-thought out comment

Sound guy: "Queue duck_snort.mp3 and back_in_my_day_nummber_932.mp3"

"Those clowns in congress did it again, what a bunch of clowns."

"Hey, how does it keep up with the news like that?"