10-07-2012, 07:53 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oswego, IL
Originally Posted by Tragg
I doubt those catchphrases appeal to young viewers.
I agree that an outgoing announcer is important. But they've got to be a positive personality, be for the Sox (without over-doing the rooting) and be respectful to the opponent (which Hawk often isn't; "He gone" and "Grab some bench" are bush).
The Sox had 3 announcers who are better than what they have: Singleton, Rooney and Wills.
I hope Hawk becomes an "outgoing" announcer in both senses of the word.
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
plus PNC Park in Pittsburgh
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