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Old 09-25-2012, 10:23 AM
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Default Wall Street Journal: How Biased Is Your Announcer?

The conclusion is predictable. Some good comments from Hawk:

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"You just made my day," Harrelson said when told of his place in the biased standings. "That's the biggest compliment you could give me, to call me the biggest homer in baseball."
Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for actually interviewing Hawk about his announcing style, rather than just bashing him. But it's probably not fair to do this so late in the season when so many teams are out of the race and the announcers don't have much to root for.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:32 AM
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The conclusion is predictable. Some good comments from Hawk:

Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for actually interviewing Hawk about his announcing style, rather than just bashing him. But it's probably not fair to do this so late in the season when so many teams are out of the race and the announcers don't have much to root for.


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Old 09-25-2012, 10:42 AM
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Let's just win the World Series this year and have Hawk ride off into the sunset.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:44 AM
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I love Hawk. He is a homer like me and that's perfectly fine, no one else I would rather hear running down a division race.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:50 AM
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Hawk embraces the criticism....I like that. He is old enough to just tell them to go kiss his arse.

As the comments on this story show....their are other fanbases that wish their guys were as passionate for their teams.

As was pointed out, Hawk compliments opposing teams and players more than most broadcasters also. He just loves baseball,and good baseball players,no matter the uniform.

Sox fans will miss him when he is gone and we have an Albert-clone on the broadcast,who is neutral,and vanilla.....hey,gang,it is still supposed to be entertainment!
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:57 AM
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Hawk embraces the criticism....I like that. He is old enough to just tell them to go kiss his arse.

As the comments on this story show....their are other fanbases that wish their guys were as passionate for their teams.

As was pointed out, Hawk compliments opposing teams and players more than most broadcasters also. He just loves baseball,and good baseball players,no matter the uniform.

Sox fans will miss him when he is gone and we have an Albert-clone on the broadcast,who is neutral,and vanilla.....hey,gang,it is still supposed to be entertainment!
Don't we have that problem in our radio booth. I haven't listened to radio broadcasts since 2005 barring a couple of innings here and there and every time I am in the car I rush home to turn the tv on and the radio off. If that is what I have to be subjected to, I hope the sox hire another homer.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:05 AM
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LOL @ Red Sox and Yankee broadcasts not having any homerism in them. They don't need that - ESPN fulfills that task for them well beyond even what a White Sox broadcast does for the White Sox.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:25 AM
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Fairly recently I turned on a Dodgers game late at night. Extra innings, Dodgers in scoring position, and to listen to Scully you would never know which team he works for. He couldn't have been less excited if he'd been tranquilized. It was like he was doing a Joe Friday "just the facts, ma'am" imitation. I hope we never come to that.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:51 AM
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Fairly recently I turned on a Dodgers game late at night. Extra innings, Dodgers in scoring position, and to listen to Scully you would never know which team he works for. He couldn't have been less excited if he'd been tranquilized. It was like he was doing a Joe Friday "just the facts, ma'am" imitation. I hope we never come to that.
Funny you should mention that, I was just talking to a friend that lives up in the Valley and I mentioned that Scully really has a calming, soothing voice and that I'm sure there is a place for that. Just not sports
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:29 PM
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Having had XM since 2006, I can tell you that most announcers are terrible, even many of the "great" ones.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:11 PM
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We could have told the Wall Street Journal a long time ago that Hawk is the # 1 homer but he is our homer.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:11 PM
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Having had XM since 2006, I can tell you that most announcers are terrible, even many of the "great" ones.
Kind of sad they limited this to local team announcers, since there's plenty of so called "national" announcers that are vastly more biased than Hawk.

IMO, Berman would have his own category.

The beauty of Hawk is that he doesn't try to hide it. It's his calling card.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:15 PM
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Fairly recently I turned on a Dodgers game late at night. Extra innings, Dodgers in scoring position, and to listen to Scully you would never know which team he works for. He couldn't have been less excited if he'd been tranquilized. It was like he was doing a Joe Friday "just the facts, ma'am" imitation. I hope we never come to that.
That's how he likes it. A lot of people appreciate him for that.

I don't see why you have to tear him down everytime he's mentioned.
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That's how he likes it. A lot of people appreciate him for that.

I don't see why you have to tear him down everytime he's mentioned.
Because he thinks he sucks? Plenty of people tear down Hawk every chance they get due to their own personal preference.

I don't like Scully much, either.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:19 PM
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For those of you who think Hawk can be overbearing,would you rather have Gary Thorne back?? And how unlistenable would games be with John Sterling at the mike??

Just asking.
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