I love The Hawk. I love that Hawk is not a clone of the other bland, vanilla announcers.
Cubbie fans in particular love to bash The Hawk (then say they never watch Sox games...) but they warmly embraced Harry Caray who allowed much of his personality to be neutered but his homerism for the Cubbies was warmly embraced by Cubbie fans.
If the Sox foist some broadcaster with all the unique personality of a strip mall in place of The Hawk you can bet that Sox TV ratings will drop.
You keep going Hawk!
"In time you can turn these obsessions into careers...Hurry Down Doomsday the bugs are taking over." - Elvis Costello