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bouldersox
06-27-2004, 07:25 PM
I've had it with this guy! You'd have thought that he was a Cub's Announcer given the drooling accolades placed upon Maddox and the no-shot Sox in today's broadcast.

Not once did I hear anything commiserate with, "Sox have sure figured out Maddox today", or anything close. Instead, we were subjected to, "I've always wanted to broadcast a game with Maddox pitching," "If the Sox think they can cover the plate today, they are sadly mistaken."

Who is this guy? Get rid of him.

At the very least, the sidekick had the gumption to cough up, "Maddox is having his worst game of the season."

Well, yeah!!! It's called White Sox offense.

Fire Hawk!!!

cheeses_h_rice
06-27-2004, 07:26 PM
I've had it with this guy! You'd have thought that he was a Cub's Announcer given the drooling accolades placed upon Maddox and the no-shot Sox in today's broadcast.

Not once did I hear anything commiserate with, "Sox have sure figured out Maddox today", or anything close. Instead, we were subjected to, "I've always wanted to broadcast a game with Maddox pitching," "If the Sox think they can cover the plate today, they are sadly mistaken."

Who is this guy? Get rid of him.

At the very least, the sidekick had the gumption to cough up, "Maddox is having his worst game of the season."

Well, yeah!!! It's called White Sox offense.

Fire Hawk!!!
Who's Maddox?

SoxxoS
06-27-2004, 07:28 PM
:threadsucks Yep.

Daver
06-27-2004, 07:28 PM
Who's Maddox?
The quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

FarWestChicago
06-27-2004, 07:29 PM
The quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.That's what I was thinking.

TheBull19
06-27-2004, 07:37 PM
I've had it with this guy! You'd have thought that he was a Cub's Announcer given the drooling accolades placed upon Maddox and the no-shot Sox in today's broadcast.

Not once did I hear anything commiserate with, "Sox have sure figured out Maddox today", or anything close. Instead, we were subjected to, "I've always wanted to broadcast a game with Maddox pitching," "If the Sox think they can cover the plate today, they are sadly mistaken."

Who is this guy? Get rid of him.

At the very least, the sidekick had the gumption to cough up, "Maddox is having his worst game of the season."

Well, yeah!!! It's called White Sox offense.

Fire Hawk!!!Cub or not, Maddux is one of the greatest pitchers of all time. Hawk is unabashed in his Sox support(and is usually criticized for it), but he always gives praise to the opponent when its due. That's one thing I like about him, personally.

Hondo
06-27-2004, 07:43 PM
Hawk is such a homer (which I like) that he's slammed for it by the media.

Maddux is a first ballot HOF'er.

Get over it.

RKMeibalane
06-27-2004, 07:50 PM
Give me a break! There is nothing wrong with showing an opponent the respect he deserves. Cub or not, Greg Maddux is one of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game. It is likley that he will be the last pitcher to win three hundred games. Tom Glavine is the next closest, and I doubt that he will pitch long enough to reach the three-hundred mark. As a fan of baseball, I consider it a priviledge to watch someone like Maddux pitch. For many years, he has been in a class by himself as far as pitching is concerned.

Besides, I would much rather listen to Hawk talk positively about another player than listen to that P.O.S. Chip Caray trash Frank Thomas all day. Ken Harrelson understands baseball. As Sox fans, we should consider ourselves lucky that he covers our team.

RKMeibalane
06-27-2004, 07:50 PM
And BTW...

:threadblows:

The Wimperoo
06-27-2004, 08:07 PM
I've had it with this guy! You'd have thought that he was a Cub's Announcer given the drooling accolades placed upon Maddox and the no-shot Sox in today's broadcast.

Not once did I hear anything commiserate with, "Sox have sure figured out Maddox today", or anything close. Instead, we were subjected to, "I've always wanted to broadcast a game with Maddox pitching," "If the Sox think they can cover the plate today, they are sadly mistaken."

Who is this guy? Get rid of him.

At the very least, the sidekick had the gumption to cough up, "Maddox is having his worst game of the season."

Well, yeah!!! It's called White Sox offense.

Fire Hawk!!!
He never once said that he always wanted to broadcast a game with Maddux pitching. He said that he has never seen Maddux in person only on TV. Please get a clue. Perhaps you would like him..... :carter

LauraJ14
06-27-2004, 08:29 PM
I think Hawk has done a poor job this year of announcing games, he hardly ever tells you that an opposing hitter has hit a homerun, he just goes silent like a pouting child, he talks too much about when he played and he talks more in cliches than in actually telling you what is going on in the game. I don't want him fired but isn't he the play by play guy? Tell me what is going on in the game or let DJ do it!

sox_fan_forever
06-27-2004, 08:29 PM
He never once said that he always wanted to broadcast a game with Maddux pitching.
Actually, he did say that right at the start of the game. It didn't bother me though. Maddux has accomplished wonderful things in his career.

fusillirob1983
06-27-2004, 08:58 PM
I don't think Hawk went silent after Sosa's first homer today. If you can recall, he kept talking about how they haven't seen a home run like that yet this year, or something to that effect.

A.T. Money
06-27-2004, 09:00 PM
Hawk and Greg Maddux are friends in the offseason. They golf together.

That's all there was to it. Some of you people read way too far between the lines.

Tragg
06-27-2004, 09:02 PM
Besides, I would much rather listen to Hawk talk positively about another player than listen to that P.O.S. Chip Caray trash Frank Thomas all day. Ken Harrelson understands baseball. As Sox fans, we should consider ourselves lucky that he covers our team.
Indeed!

Whitesox029
06-27-2004, 11:21 PM
I've had it with this guy! You'd have thought that he was a Cub's Announcer given the drooling accolades placed upon Maddox and the no-shot Sox in today's broadcast.

Not once did I hear anything commiserate with, "Sox have sure figured out Maddox today", or anything close. Instead, we were subjected to, "I've always wanted to broadcast a game with Maddox pitching," "If the Sox think they can cover the plate today, they are sadly mistaken."

Who is this guy? Get rid of him.

At the very least, the sidekick had the gumption to cough up, "Maddox is having his worst game of the season."

Well, yeah!!! It's called White Sox offense.

Fire Hawk!!!Did it take you this long to notice that hawk never bad-mouths a player in general? He may do so for one specific, stupid play, but he never, ever says that a player is "just plain bad," or that "He was once good but now he's lost it." How many times have you heard him refer to opposing players using words like, "That young man has got some talent" or "This young man has potential to do great things." ? He's just giving Maddux his due. As a Brave, Maddux was always my favorite non-Sox. He was a great pitcher, and he's going to be in the hall, hopefully in that Atlanta cap that brought him a series ring.
Disclaimer: As of right now, I hate him just as much as any other cub, but I'm not going to completely forget his days as a cub-killer.

gobears1987
06-28-2004, 12:24 AM
The quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
I thought it was Kordell:bandance:

VenturaSoxFan23
06-28-2004, 10:58 AM
I could try and convince this poster why Hawk is good for the announcer's booth, but I'll just offer my advice.

If you don't like Hawk's announcing, follow these steps:
1) There's a little button on your remote. It says "MUTE". Press firmly.
2) Get up from your chair and turn your radio on.
3) Find AM1000.
4) Enjoy John Rooney and Ed Farmer. :D:

delben91
06-28-2004, 11:03 AM
The only Sox games I get here on the east coast are WGN and ESPN telecasts. Hawk far outshines anyone that ESPN throws at the microphone, not that that is saying much.

Hawk is a homer, but isn't blind to the fact that there are actually some other good players/teams out there besides the Sox. I think he's an excellent broadcaster.

Just one fan's opinion.

Baby Fisk
06-28-2004, 11:23 AM
I think Hawk has done a poor job this year of announcing games, he hardly ever tells you that an opposing hitter has hit a homerun, he just goes silent like a pouting child, he talks too much about when he played and he talks more in cliches than in actually telling you what is going on in the game. I don't want him fired but isn't he the play by play guy? Tell me what is going on in the game or let DJ do it!
I love Hawk's silences. Do you celebrate an opposing hitter's HR? He's crushed to see bad things happen to the Sox, just like me, hopefully just like you. :cool:

mdep524
06-28-2004, 11:26 AM
Man, how many Hawk bashing threads do we need? It's not like he's Aaron Rowand. :rolleyes:

Hawk is great, and he's a legend.If you don't like him i have just one question for you...

Your what hurts?

SoxBoy14
06-28-2004, 11:40 AM
I've had it with this guy! You'd have thought that he was a Cub's Announcer given the drooling accolades placed upon Maddox and the no-shot Sox in today's broadcast.

Not once did I hear anything commiserate with, "Sox have sure figured out Maddox today", or anything close. Instead, we were subjected to, "I've always wanted to broadcast a game with Maddox pitching," "If the Sox think they can cover the plate today, they are sadly mistaken."

Who is this guy? Get rid of him.

At the very least, the sidekick had the gumption to cough up, "Maddox is having his worst game of the season."

Well, yeah!!! It's called White Sox offense.

Fire Hawk!!!
:kukoo: :kukoo:

Cuckdafubs
06-28-2004, 11:59 AM
While i do agree that Hawk is becoming a little too cliche in that he repeats his phrases over and over again, i think Hawk should announce til he is senile, white sox baseball on tv will change forever when he leaves...plus dont we all love his sayings...zone him in, reel him in and light him up

VenturaSoxFan23
06-28-2004, 11:59 AM
The only Sox games I get here on the east coast are WGN and ESPN telecasts. Hawk far outshines anyone that ESPN throws at the microphone, not that that is saying much.

Hawk is a homer, but isn't blind to the fact that there are actually some other good players/teams out there besides the Sox. I think he's an excellent broadcaster.

Just one fan's opinion.

Anytime there's a Sox game on ESPN, it's almost as if the announcers wish they were someplace else...unless they're playing the Yankees.
Joe Morgan is my Kryptonite. I'm tired of listening about how good he says he was. Call the game, I could care less about your slugging percentage in 1977 and how it compares to Derek Jeter's lifetime stats. According to Joe, he's the best there ever was and he tells you over and over again. Almost made me feel bad for Ryne Sandberg. Almost.

If you watched that atrocious football game against Montreal last Saturday, Hawk and DJ had a really good give-and-take argument over why Munoz was kept in the game for so long. You'll never hear any other announcer get so defensive to his co-hort. That was great television. :D:

markp8867
06-28-2004, 12:16 PM
Anytime there's a Sox game on ESPN, it's almost as if the announcers wish they were someplace else...unless they're playing the Yankees.

You are so right about that! When did Steinbrenner buy ESPN? I must have missed that. The lead story last night was of course the Yankees-Mets series which was a very long segment of about 7 minutes. Tons of interviews and they just about showed every play of both games, neither of which were good games at all. They spent a lot of time on Jose Contreras and his family too which is a good story but if he was playing for any other team it would have been just a 10 second blurb between stories.

The real story was of course the Sox acquiring Freddy Garcia. If the Yankees or Mets had acquired him I guess it would have been the main story but since it was the White Sox, you had to wait 10 minutes to learn about it. ESPN sucks!

LuvSox
06-28-2004, 12:24 PM
Sorry for the redundancy folks, but:


:threadblows:

iftypofixit
06-28-2004, 12:34 PM
We need Hawk to keep DJ in line. Does anybody else find it humorous when Hawk shuts down DJ when he make his dumb comments? For example some time last year after a long rain, DJ suggested that the MLB should have midnight games a couple times a year. You could tell Hawk thought the idea was horrible, and totally shut him down. I wish I could remember what he said. I know he said that he didnt like the idea, and that the players would hate it because they would have to play the next day. Anyways...I believe that when Hawk and Whimpy were together, there was no greater announcer combo in the game.

Uncle_Patrick
06-28-2004, 12:51 PM
...I believe that when Hawk and Whimpy were together, there was no greater announcer combo in the game. What about Pat Hughes and Ron Santo?

Nixey 02
06-28-2004, 02:34 PM
Besides, I would much rather listen to Hawk talk positively about another player than listen to that P.O.S. Chip Caray trash Frank Thomas all day. Ken Harrelson understands baseball. As Sox fans, we should consider ourselves lucky that he covers our team.

When did the Chimp trash Frank? What did that sorry-excuse-for-an-announcer have to say?

bobj4400
06-28-2004, 03:14 PM
It is likley that he will be the last pitcher to win three hundred games.
You obviously forgot about Mark Prior and Kerry Wood.

PaulC327
06-28-2004, 05:03 PM
Hawk and Greg Maddux are friends in the offseason. They golf together.


Yeah...my friend (Sox fan) caddied for MaddUx a couple weeks ago at Rich Harvest farms out in Sugar Grove and he said that Maddux was talking to him about Hawk and the Sox in general and he said Maddux has a lot of respect for hawk in general and vice versa obviously. Although my friend said that Greg was pretty cocky...guess we changed that yesterday.

Hawk..Dial 'im up...reel 'im in...and light 'im up...yuess!!!

White_Sock
06-28-2004, 06:49 PM
:threadblows

The Hawk is still totally biased in my opinion (towards the good side). Just because he's not being a complete jackass in denying the career ability of Maddux...(sheesh...figure the rest out for yourself).

scottyl
06-28-2004, 07:00 PM
Fire Hawk?

NO WAY! Lighten up. You've gotta give credit where credit is due. If he wants to compliment a future HOF who cares?

MERCY.

kittle545feet
06-28-2004, 08:51 PM
I think Hawk has done a poor job this year of announcing games, he hardly ever tells you that an opposing hitter has hit a homerun, he just goes silent like a pouting child, he talks too much about when he played and he talks more in cliches than in actually telling you what is going on in the game. I don't want him fired but isn't he the play by play guy? Tell me what is going on in the game or let DJ do it!maybe u just don't understand baseball lingo.:rolleyes:

VenturaSoxFan23
07-01-2004, 12:15 PM
What about Pat Hughes and Ron Santo?

Well, if you like stories about the 1967 Cubs, how Billy Williams is a stand-up guy and an occassional stat here and there, they're the duo for you. It's a shame Pat has to carry Ron through the broadcasts. Then again, somebody has to know something about the game after working with Bob Uecker for a few years.

I like Ron Santo. I respect Ron Santo and everything he's had to deal with in his lifetime. But, a note to Ron: this moaning and groaning stuff has to stop. Tell us why you sound like you're having a bowel movement when the Cubs screw up. Did Sosa throw to the wrong base? Did Ramirez botch an easy grounder and get it in the 'nads? Derrick Lee drop an easy fly ball? Is it raining? What happened, Ron?!!

It's like listening to the Bears when Dick Butkus was in the three-man booth. Why does it take three men to call a football game? Because Dick was busy with his captivating view of the game: "ALRIGHT! YES! YES! HE'S GOING ALL THE WAY! TOUCHDOWN! TOUCHDOWN! YES!" What happened? Who was it? Did Tomczak throw a pass? Did Muster break through the line? Who has the ball? You didn't get anything until after the extra point, the 3 minute commercial break and finally tell you what happened.

viagracat
07-01-2004, 01:58 PM
Harrelson once uttered maybe the greatest line I've ever heard in a broadcast booth, back in the Don Drysdale days. Some batter shattered his bat on a foul ball and Hawk said "You know how hard it is to get a good piece of ash these days?" They say Drysdale had to leave the booth, whereupon he rolled on the floor with laughter. Any guy that clever keep my mute button off.

Besides, unless you tune to ESPN1000, you'll have to endure the Chimp this weekend. You'll miss Harrelson by Monday. :putitontheboard

MrRoboto83
07-01-2004, 06:33 PM
I think Hawk and dj make a great combo, I hate watching baseball on tv when an announcer has to announce every pitch, come on you can see the action on your screen, that is what i like about hawk, he doesnt always announce every pitch. Hawk is the king of the great one liners and nicknames. we are lucky to have a guy like this that drives Cub fans up the wall and you know when he announced that Crede homer of Zambrono on saturdays win "Crede, Zones him in , Reels him in and lights him up" that drove a few cub fans i know up the wall.


The only Cubs announcer i can stand is Pat Hughs he calls pretty good games.

TheBull
07-01-2004, 07:37 PM
Harrelson once uttered maybe the greatest line I've ever heard in a broadcast booth, back in the Don Drysdale days. Some batter shattered his bat on a foul ball and Hawk said "You know how hard it is to get a good piece of ash these days?" They say Drysdale had to leave the booth, whereupon he rolled on the floor with laughter. Any guy that clever keep my mute button off.

Besides, unless you tune to ESPN1000, you'll have to endure the Chimp this weekend. You'll miss Harrelson by Monday.
Speaking of that Hawk-Drysdale flashback, I remember watching a game when a batter got plunked on the upper arm and he had to roll up his sleeve and show the ump the mark the ball left in order to get his base. It went something like this:

DD: Itís a good thing he did not get hit in the fanny.

HAWK: Yeah, especially if we were playing at Candlestick.



I thought Drysdale was going to choke he was laughing so hard.

pearso66
07-01-2004, 10:34 PM
Thankfully you'll only have to listen to chip carey and steve stone on Friday. On saturday it's a fox game, and neither of those guys are on Fox anymore, and Sunday night is ESPN. We missed them this weekend, its great

WSox8404
07-01-2004, 11:35 PM
Thankfully you'll only have to listen to chip carey and steve stone on Friday. On saturday it's a fox game, and neither of those guys are on Fox anymore, and Sunday night is ESPN. We missed them this weekend, its great
God is good.

WSox8404
07-01-2004, 11:35 PM
And as for this thread. Yes it does suck.