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Old 06-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Viva Medias B's Viva Medias B's is offline
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Default Has Hawk become Ron Santo?

Especially lately as we have been very bad, Hawk has been getting more and more filled with angst. Whether it was "NOOOOOOOO!" over Angel Hernandez's call at first base a few weeks ago or his reaction to Adam Dunn's home run that wasn't, he is sounding more and more like Ron Santo to me. In fact, if a Sox game were to end like the Cubs game in which Brant Brown dropped the ball, it might sound like this:


"Bottom of the 9th at Comerica, Sox leading 4-2, sacks packed with Tigers, two out...Cabrera hits it to left playable, and when this ball comes down this game is OV.....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! DADGUMMIT!!!!!!!!!!............................... .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ................and the Tigers win it 5-4 on the dropped ball by Tank..........we'll be back."

Every Hawk outburst is now played on sports talk radio over and over again. And it's not just Boers & Bernstein where it happens.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:13 PM
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For a fan, watching a Sox game for the past three years (save a few great months here and there) has felt like being held down while three people kick you and steal your wallet.

For an aging man that A.)loves the team more than anyone alive and B.)must watch every game, I'd say it could quickly deteriorate one's mind.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:19 PM
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Let me know once he has an orgasm on the air. I'm convinced Santo creamed himself following a Bill Mueller home run in 2001.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:05 AM
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Let me know once he has an orgasm on the air. I'm convinced Santo creamed himself following a Bill Mueller home run in 2001.
Are you forgetting his call for Mark's perfect game? It was uncomfortable.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:29 AM
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Are you forgetting his call for Mark's perfect game? It was uncomfortable.
You know what? I don't think I've ever heard it. What did he say or do? Do I want to know?
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:41 AM
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You know what? I don't think I've ever heard it. What did he say or do? Do I want to know?
...Seriously?
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:50 AM
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You know what? I don't think I've ever heard it. What did he say or do? Do I want to know?
Are you joking?
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:38 AM
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Let me know once he has an orgasm on the air. I'm convinced Santo creamed himself following a Bill Mueller home run in 2001.
He did it in 2005 with the Crede walkoff.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:49 AM
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Oh I think he has passed up Santo, and Sox fans are to Hawk what Cub fans were to Santo, the only group not in on the joke.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:55 AM
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Oh I think he has passed up Santo, and Sox fans are to Hawk what Cub fans were to Santo, the only group not in on the joke.
How are any of us not in on the joke? I think most people know that he sucks.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:50 PM
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Let me know once he has an orgasm on the air. I'm convinced Santo creamed himself following a Bill Mueller home run in 2001.
Buehrles perfect game. His yesses at the end matched Meg Ryan's in her oragasm seen in When Harry Met Sally. For the record, I love Hawk
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:20 PM
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Yup, Hawk has reached the "Hey you kids, get off of the Damn lawn" season in his life.. Even his anecdotal Hawkisms are gettin old.. Its sad when these guys get to the point where they sound like the character in the movie "Everybodys All American" reliving their own exploits. We know Hawk, those 67 Red Sox were a damn fine team..Um, they also caught a few breaks too,.

Sad to lose him in favour of a cookie cutter talking head, but that seems to be the MLB way. Have to hand it to a picture painter like Scully. The guy has survived talking a baseball in the context of the game itself without all of the new bangs and whistles and over the top colour commentary. Maybe thats how my ear grew up listening to guys like him and Elson describing the game.

I as well think its time to turn the page. Nell has it right. A big catharsis is in order.. Watching this team is like watching a faithful old dog die. You know its right to put it down, but the Mutt has always been there for ya and in your heart of hearts you just cant do it...

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Old 06-08-2013, 02:13 PM
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Yup, Hawk has reached the "Hey you kids, get off of the Damn lawn" season in his life.. Even his anecdotal Hawkisms are gettin old.. Its sad when these guys get to the point where they sound like the character in the movie "Everybodys All American" reliving their own exploits. We know Hawk, those 67 Red Sox were a damn fine team..Um, they also caught a few breaks too,.

Sad to lose him in favour of a cookie cutter talking head, but that seems to be the MLB way. Have to hand it to a picture painter like Scully. The guy has survived talking a baseball in the context of the game itself without all of the new bangs and whistles and over the top colour commentary. Maybe thats how my ear grew up listening to guys like him and Elson describing the game.

I as well think its time to turn the page. Nell has it right. A big catharsis is in order.. Watching this team is like watching a faithful old dog die. You know its right to put it down, but the Mutt has always been there for ya and in your heart of hearts you just cant do it...

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Old 06-21-2013, 10:47 AM
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Let me know once he has an orgasm on the air. I'm convinced Santo creamed himself following a Bill Mueller home run in 2001.
You should write poetry.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:33 PM
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I don't think he's there, yet, but I do think its time to work on an exit transition plan before things get much worse.
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