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Old 10-07-2012, 06:38 PM
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...but we wouldn't miss his insight if the Sox found a professional, compatible partner for Hawk.

As someone else mentioned, Hawk can also bring in young baseball players as fans, who will learn very early in life many of Hawk's dumb catchphrases. This will give them a reason to turn on a White Sox game.
"Compatible with Hawk" is a problem.

What young fan would think it's cool to hear repetitions of "Stretch, stretch. Dadgummit." "It's all good." "Don't stop now, boys." ?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:40 PM
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As someone else mentioned, Hawk can also bring in young baseball players as fans, who will learn very early in life many of Hawk's dumb catchphrases.
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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:53 PM
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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:15 PM
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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.
Well the big thing is too, I am almost 30, so the earliest baseball that I remember was Hawk and Wimpy. I used to love "You can put it on the board, yes"...

BUT, how many parents are going to let their Kids tune into Hawk when every inning he is saying BS, Crap, proclaiming how he wishes they would let him cuss on the air.

The truth is, Hawk is not the vivid and capturing Baseball mind he was 15 years ago. Hawk is an old man who has done what old men do, got old, got grumpy, lost his mind and his ability to be what he once was.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:16 PM
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The whole organization is far too introverted. I used to think that "loyalty" was a positive. However, this franchise is dying for a fresh perspective. Hiring a new, young, fresh announcer is a great place to start. I know I'm not the only person that thinks the whole franchise is stale.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:43 PM
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The whole organization is far too introverted. I used to think that "loyalty" was a positive.
Loyalty is a honorable trait, the ability to control others is not.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:15 AM
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Anyone ever watch MLB Network? They use Hawk's catch phrases all the time. Game 162 there was one announcer on the Sox TV side enthused about the game. There was one announcer not "grumpy", and it wasn't Steve Stone.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:54 AM
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It's a shame we can't bring back the great Bob Elson. I'm sure he's up in heaven playing gin rummy but I'm also sure he would rather be announcing the White Sox games.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:55 AM
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We've sure come a long way from when DJ became the Wally Pipp of broadcasters, when Steve Stone filled in for him and everyone, including myself, thought they were made to broadcast together.

Since that time it is obvious, even when the team was playing well, that this paring was reaching a divorce stage.

It is obvious Hawk's vision is really taking a hit, as now we have too many 'STRETCH' calls that don't even make the warning track, too many missed play calls because of the story telling, and those patented bursts of silence that have plagued the broadcasts too often over the last several years.

As much as I like Hawk and have defended him for several decades and will miss him when he does finally hang it up, I would have no problem if the team revamped the broadcast, if it was done on both the radio and TV. Seven years of Farmer as PBP has made the radio broadcast worse and worse. I actually prefer DJ when he does PBP.

Too bad we can't get Dan Shulman to pair with DJ on the radio, and then get Tommy John with Stone for the TV broadcasts. Then we would have the best paired announcers in the game.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:34 PM
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Hawk is an old man who has done what old men do, got old, got grumpy, lost his mind and his ability to be what he once was.
heh,i have more in common with Hawk than i thought .. i'm around his age and i should love the guy,but the past 3 years it has gotten to the point where i just can't listen anymore ..
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:15 PM
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I like Hawk but the time has come and past. He needs to GO!
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:17 PM
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It's a shame we can't bring back the great Bob Elson. I'm sure he's up in heaven playing gin rummy but I'm also sure he would rather be announcing the White Sox games.
I have fond memories of listening to Sox games on WCFL as a kid, but come on, Elson was incredibly bland and boring. He was a radio guy, and there'd be extended periods of him saying absolutely nothing, and all you heard was the murmur of the crowd in the background.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:24 PM
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I have fond memories of listening to Sox games on WCFL as a kid, but come on, Elson was incredibly bland and boring. He was a radio guy, and there'd be extended periods of him saying absolutely nothing, and all you heard was the murmur of the crowd in the background.
Yeah, but don't forget to call friendly Bob Adams at Andover 3-2020, he will be standing by the whole game to take your call. In the meantime there's a White Sox wallop and a box of White Owl Cigars.
Bob was a little bland but he was our voice for all those thrilling years, he was a great interviewer and has a place in the Hall of Fame.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:35 PM
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It's a shame we can't bring back the great Bob Elson. I'm sure he's up in heaven playing gin rummy but I'm also sure he would rather be announcing the White Sox games.

I have vague memories of him and Lloyd Pettit .. i loved Jack Brickhouse and Lloyd Pettit when they did the White Sox games .. his name reminds me of hockey,which was my first love, of course there was no one better than Lloyd Pettit in the booth for a hockey game ..
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:42 PM
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Yeah, but don't forget to call friendly Bob Adams at Andover 3-2020, he will be standing by the whole game to take your call.
How many times I heard that on my transistor radio! Thanks for the memory.
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