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Fenway
07-19-2007, 10:05 PM
During the rain delay Hawk gave his verson of what happened after Charlie Finley fired him in 1967. Ed Short of the White Sox made the first offer at $100K and said "We don't want a bidding war." Hawk then decided a bidding war was a great idea. Boston bid $118K and Atlanta was high at $125K. Hawk chose Boston and finally signed at $150K. With KC he was making $12,500.

nysox35
07-20-2007, 01:16 AM
Fenway, how is Hawk perceived in Boston these days? I'm just curious...

Fenway
07-20-2007, 07:03 AM
Fenway, how is Hawk perceived in Boston these days? I'm just curious...

Hawk is beloved by older fans that remember him as a player, annoucer and disco owner. His 1800 nightclub was one of the biggest in town. However many are surprised at how bad he has become calling saying he is a bigger homer than former Celtics annoucer the late Johnny Most. Hawk was very candid 30 years ago.

soxfan80
08-09-2007, 12:42 PM
Hawk is beloved by older fans that remember him as a player, annoucer and disco owner. His 1800 nightclub was one of the biggest in town. However many are surprised at how bad he has become calling saying he is a bigger homer than former Celtics annoucer the late Johnny Most. Hawk was very candid 30 years ago.Hawk's a good analyst. Not play by play man.