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Old 04-27-2013, 08:56 AM
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Again, this would be terrible regardless, but the fact that the Sox are embracing it as such a listless team thus far in 2013 is just inexcusable and boneheaded.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:57 AM
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I sure don't miss the racially tinged "Rios and Dunn are awful, but at least Dunn tries!" comments from 2011...
Huh, what?

If I see a guy not running out a ball to first base or dropping easy flyballs in rightfield because he refused to pull his sunglasses off his hat, I am probably going to call him on it. Has nothing to do with his skin color. I would say the same thing about Adam Dunn in 2011, but since he struck out about 50% of the time he came to the plate, "running balls out" was not really an issue.

Tread carefully on those kind of statements.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:39 AM
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I think some of you need to lighten up. Hawk is costing the White Sox fans?
I don't have any doubt about that. I sometimes don't watch games because I don't want to listen to Hawk ramble on. And I like the Sox. I can't imagine what it must be like for someone who doesn't care about the team.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:51 AM
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I don't have any doubt about that. I sometimes don't watch games because I don't want to listen to Hawk ramble on. And I like the Sox. I can't imagine what it must be like for someone who doesn't care about the team.
Bingo.One of the reasons I go to as many games as I do is because it means I can watch the Sox without having to deal with either of the broadcast booths. And now especially since I have mlb.tv I find myself flipping to other games from the Sox game way more frequently than I would with a Hawkless broadcast.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:09 AM
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Bingo.One of the reasons I go to as many games as I do is because it means I can watch the Sox without having to deal with either of the broadcast booths. And now especially since I have mlb.tv I find myself flipping to other games from the Sox game way more frequently than I would with a Hawkless broadcast.
Hawk has actually caused me to tune in to Ed and DJ almost exclusively. I do not like Ed and DJ.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:47 PM
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Wow...this thread has taken off. Two thoughts:

1) Hawk Harrelson is schtick...all this debate is just plays into the schtick. I'll bet dollars to donuts that Ken Harrelson doesn't even 100% believe the B.S. spouted by Hawk Harrelson.

2) I was a Hawk fan for a long time, but starting with a few years ago, I'm indifferent at best. His schtick now seems to overshadow any value he used to offer viewers of White Sox games. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the White Sox are one of only two teams that can be seen regularly (at least once a week) by the entire nation on a non-cable channel (the Cubs being the other). They need to exploit that exposure! If even longtime die hard Sox fans are only indifferent about Hawk, the Sox are wasting an opportunity.

Count me as a proponent of getting a new play by play guy. Hawk will always have a special place in my heart, but it's time for a change.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:52 PM
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Wow...this thread has taken off. Two thoughts:

1) Hawk Harrelson is schtick...all this debate is just plays into the schtick. I'll bet dollars to donuts that Ken Harrelson doesn't even 100% believe the B.S. spouted by Hawk Harrelson.

2) I was a Hawk fan for a long time, but starting with a few years ago, I'm indifferent at best. His schtick now seems to overshadow any value he used to offer viewers of White Sox games. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the White Sox are one of only two teams that can be seen regularly (at least once a week) by the entire nation on a non-cable channel (the Cubs being the other). They need to exploit that exposure! If even longtime die hard Sox fans are only indifferent about Hawk, the Sox are wasting an opportunity.

Count me as a proponent of getting a new play by play guy. Hawk will always have a special place in my heart, but it's time for a change.
I'm not sure how true this is anymore. Rare is the Sox game nowadays that is even on WGN. And of those, I'm not sure how many, if any, are on the Superstation. Perhaps an out-of-town WSIer can clarify?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:03 PM
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I'm not sure how true this is anymore. Rare is the Sox game nowadays that is even on WGN. And of those, I'm not sure how many, if any, are on the Superstation. Perhaps an out-of-town WSIer can clarify?
I believe every game that WGN televises we get to see here in Florida. I check the schedule every year and I can't remember any WGN games not shown. Doing a quick count it looks like 30 games on WGN this year.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:23 PM
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I believe every game that WGN televises we get to see here in Florida. I check the schedule every year and I can't remember any WGN games not shown. Doing a quick count it looks like 30 games on WGN this year.
Agreed...roughly one per week here in AZ.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:28 PM
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I believe every game that WGN televises we get to see here in Florida. I check the schedule every year and I can't remember any WGN games not shown. Doing a quick count it looks like 30 games on WGN this year.
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Agreed...roughly one per week here in AZ.
30? Not bad.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:34 PM
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I'm not sure how true this is anymore. Rare is the Sox game nowadays that is even on WGN. And of those, I'm not sure how many, if any, are on the Superstation. Perhaps an out-of-town WSIer can clarify?
At least one weekend game each week on the Superstation.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:37 PM
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Spivak:

The Sox are not blacked out anyplace in the nation when on the Superstation.

My schedule has 23 games on WGN Superstation this year.

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:41 PM
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I'm not sure how true this is anymore. Rare is the Sox game nowadays that is even on WGN. And of those, I'm not sure how many, if any, are on the Superstation. Perhaps an out-of-town WSIer can clarify?
I'm pretty sure every WGN game is also carried on the Superstation
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:27 AM
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That's correct any local Sox game on WGN is also shown on WGN America.

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:21 AM
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Huh, what?

If I see a guy not running out a ball to first base or dropping easy flyballs in rightfield because he refused to pull his sunglasses off his hat, I am probably going to call him on it. Has nothing to do with his skin color. I would say the same thing about Adam Dunn in 2011, but since he struck out about 50% of the time he came to the plate, "running balls out" was not really an issue.

Tread carefully on those kind of statements.
Seriously. If there is one area where most people don't even notice race, it's pro sports.

NOTE: I am not pretending there have not been racial incidents.
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