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Fenway
04-11-2007, 10:28 PM
Hawk was at Fenway tonight ( he saw the eye specialists at Mass Eye and Ear earlier today) because he wanted to see Dice-K

He watched the CSN feed at the Fenway press room and he raved about Blackjack calling the game.....

HotelWhiteSox
04-11-2007, 10:31 PM
I enjoyed Blackjack too. Sounds pretty polished, does he do work for other teams (the Angels seem to come to mind?).

That is funny that Hawk raved about him, I wonder if he tries to out DJ now. I wouldn't hate the 3 man booth either or switching them around, I thought that was cool with Robin

Scottiehaswheels
04-11-2007, 10:35 PM
Or maybe Hawk is looking at him as a potential successor?

Fenway
04-11-2007, 10:38 PM
Or maybe Hawk is looking at him as a potential successor?

Based on what I heard tonight Hawk would have no problem with that


Hawk loved the bottom of the 9th today (Jenks ) and everybody at Fenway knew it

Scottiehaswheels
04-11-2007, 10:42 PM
Based on what I heard tonight Hawk would have no problem with that


Hawk loved the bottom of the 9th today (Jenks ) and everybody at Fenway knew itYeah... Mr Roboto and I saw him "strolling" through San Fran last year when we went out to Oakland and he's def getting up there.. Almost to the point that if he was to go any slower, he would have required a walker.. It was a cool day though and he may have arthritic joints or something too... The eye thing you mentioned doesn't bode well for someone in his line of work though... Could be only a few more years before he's looking to retire?

ilsox7
04-11-2007, 10:43 PM
Did Hawk stand in the press room at Fenway and announce the game out loud? Because really, I can totally see him doing that.

Fenway
04-11-2007, 10:45 PM
Yeah... Mr Roboto and I saw him "strolling" through San Fran last year when we went out to Oakland and he's def getting up there.. Almost to the point that if he was to go any slower and he would have required a walker.. It was a cool day though and he may have arthritic joints or something too... The eye thing you mentioned doesn't bode well for someone in his line of work though... Could be only a few more years before he's looking to retire?

I think his eyesight is a bigger problem than he wants to admit........he needed shades in Boston the past 2 days and there has been NO sight of Mr. Sun

Lip Man 1
04-11-2007, 11:03 PM
Hotel:

Jack has done some work for the Mariners and Angels.

Lip

Fenway
04-11-2007, 11:07 PM
Did Hawk stand in the press room at Fenway and announce the game out loud? Because really, I can totally see him doing that.

ummmm the press room was far more interested in a CWS-OAK game in April than normal :tongue:

Ya Hawk was "into" it :smile:

ilsox7
04-11-2007, 11:10 PM
ummmm the press room was far more interested in a CWS-OAK game in April than normal :tongue:

Ya Hawk was "into" it :smile:

I can see Hawk nudging Bob Ryan as JD hit his HR, yelling, "STRETCH!"

I'm sure Bob would love that.

Fenway
04-11-2007, 11:18 PM
I can see Hawk nudging Bob Ryan as JD hit his HR, yelling, "STRETCH!"

I'm sure Bob would love that.

you have no idea how correct you are by thinking that :smile:

Chez
04-12-2007, 09:39 AM
I thought McDowell has already said that while he enjoys doing an occasional game, he has no interest in a full time gig. He's got a young family and the travel doesn't work for him.

Zisk77
04-12-2007, 11:31 AM
Plus blackjack has that wannabe rockstar thing going.:cool:

ewokpelts
04-12-2007, 11:46 AM
Plus blackjack has that wannabe rockstar thing going.:cool:naw...looks like he shut down his site and band

Hokiesox
04-12-2007, 11:48 AM
Shades are normal for anyone who had any eye surgery done for a week or two. Even on the darkest days, eye patients still need them.

doublem23
04-12-2007, 12:03 PM
Plus blackjack has that wannabe rockstar thing going.:cool:

I think I caught him saying on Tuesday night that he and his wife own a line of baby clothes.

:worship: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/2004/12/28/kfrXSFao.jpg

veeter
04-12-2007, 12:24 PM
The McDowell and DJ combo was a laid back California style broadcast. Jack sounded like he was lying on his couch doing the game. I really liked it. Like a good jazz piano solo, the moments of silence are as important as the notes played.

Nellie_Fox
04-12-2007, 12:37 PM
I think I caught him saying on Tuesday night that he and his wife own a line of baby clothes.

Gee, you caught that? He hardly ever mentions it when he's doing a game.

doublem23
04-12-2007, 12:44 PM
Gee, you caught that? He hardly ever mentions it when he's doing a game.

Did he mention it a lot? I had the game on in the background and tried to tune the sound out as much as possible (My ears start to whenever DJ is the focal point of a broadcast). I figure someone would have mentioned it by now since this thread is about what he's been up to.

hawkjt
04-12-2007, 01:54 PM
The McDowell and DJ combo was a laid back California style broadcast. Jack sounded like he was lying on his couch doing the game. I really liked it. Like a good jazz piano solo, the moments of silence are as important as the notes played.

Yesterday, I noticed some unusually long pure silence stretches and you know what? I liked it.

Less is more in this age of baseball announcers, especially with DJ. Sometimes he gets caught in broadcast hell and does not recognize it and keeps digging deeper when he should never have grabbed the shovel in the first place.

I think the fact that Jack only dabbles in this allows him to just speak when he really thinks he has something to say ,not just to be filler.

Fenway
04-12-2007, 02:09 PM
I never forgave the Red Sox for not signing him in the 1984 draft

He could have joined Clemens and Hurst in the rotation in the late 80's

Jack McDowell was drafted by the Boston Red Sox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Red_Sox) in the 20th round of the 1984 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984) amateur draft, but did not sign and instead chose college. After attending Stanford University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_University), McDowell was drafted by the Chicago White Sox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_White_Sox) in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1987 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987) amateur draft and made his Major League debut on September 15 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_15), 1987 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_McDowell

paciorek1983
04-12-2007, 02:13 PM
To me it seems that DJ is being groomed to take over the pbp duties. Everytime I catch a game, he always seems to be the lead. I knew he did some innings, but it seems like he is doing more of them.

I really don't want that to happen, but if you look at the Sox track record of hiring announcers lately, it wouldn't surprise me.

Nellie_Fox
04-12-2007, 02:22 PM
Did he mention it a lot? I had the game on in the background and tried to tune the sound out as much as possible (My ears start to whenever DJ is the focal point of a broadcast). I figure someone would have mentioned it by now since this thread is about what he's been up to.I don't know how often he mentioned it this time, as I only got one WGN game up here in this series, but every single time Jack has done a Sox game they've talked about the baby-clothes business, complete with dropping the web address in. The one game I saw this time was no exception, and I only caught the last three innings after getting home from a meeting.

HotelWhiteSox
04-12-2007, 02:33 PM
I would have LOVED to hear Hawk's reaction to 'nummy nummy nummy'

http://www.hungry-girl.com/sectionimg/1727snocone.jpghttp://boston.redsox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/darrin_jackson.jpg

doublem23
04-12-2007, 05:26 PM
I don't know how often he mentioned it this time, as I only got one WGN game up here in this series, but every single time Jack has done a Sox game they've talked about the baby-clothes business, complete with dropping the web address in. The one game I saw this time was no exception, and I only caught the last three innings after getting home from a meeting.

Ha ha. That shifty McDowell.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
04-12-2007, 06:13 PM
I would have LOVED to hear Hawk's reaction to 'nummy nummy nummy'

http://www.hungry-girl.com/sectionimg/1727snocone.jpghttp://boston.redsox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/darrin_jackson.jpg
Probably the same silence we heard from Black Jack