Hawk Harrelson Takes To MLB Network To Complain About Hemorrhoids

Chicago White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson turned up on Chris "Mad Dog" Russo's MLB Network show High Heat yesterday, and things went pretty much exactly as you'd expect, with lots of talk about Carl Yastrzemski, Tony La Russa, and this year's purportedly dangerous White Sox squad. There was also the following, one of… » 4/25/14 11:08am 4/25/14 11:08am

Confused Hawk Harrelson Gives His Best Home Run Call

In the 12th inning of last night's White Sox-Royals game, White Sox third baseman Connor Gillaspie sent a shot deep into right field. After watching the ball clear the fence but carom back onto the field of play, White Sox play-by-play man Hawk Harrelson was unsure about unleashing his signature home run call, which… » 8/23/13 9:57am 8/23/13 9:57am

Brian Kenny Loses His Shit On Hawk Harrelson

Hawk Harrelson is the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, and he is the worst. During Wednesday night's broadcast of the White Sox-Nationals game, Harrelson said some dumb things about Sabermetrics that essentially boiled down to this: Sabermetrics don't work and the only way to build a winning baseball… » 4/12/13 2:40pm 4/12/13 2:40pm

Comcast SportsNet's White Sox Intro Video Is One Of The Worst Things…

Most discerning baseball fans go out of their way to avoid local broadcasts of the Chicago White Sox. After all, that's where you find Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, and to voluntarily listen to Hawk is to willingly subject yourself to the threat of severe brain damage. Seriously, you'd be better off huffing Chinese diesel… » 4/01/13 5:30pm 4/01/13 5:30pm

Science! Proves That Hawk Harrelson Is More Biased Than Every Other AL…

Today is probably a good day for the other sports to drop bad news. Maybe announce some NCAA sanctions, or failed steroid tests. Everything non-scabby is completely under the radar, so it would have been lucky timing for the White Sox broadcasting team to be selected as far and away the biggest homers in all of… » 9/25/12 3:40pm 9/25/12 3:40pm

Lance Barrett Tosses A.J. Pierzynski And Robin Ventura, Shameless Homer…

"Lance Barrett's just stunk the joint up, is all he's done, that's all he's done...he's terrible." Hawk, you might recall, got into a bit of a pickle when he referred to umpire Mark Wegner as "brutal" and "totally absurd" while questioning his baseball knowledge. He got a stern talking to from Bud Selig and everyone… » 8/26/12 10:00am 8/26/12 10:00am

Walk-Off Home Run From Cody Ross Leaves Hawk Harrelson Silent For Over…

Noted blatherer Hawk Harrelson is really only at a loss for words when the White Sox managed to inexplicably blow a lead late in the game and lose. For example, maybe Chicago is playing at Fenway and about to pull off an efficient 1-0 win thanks to eight solid innings from starting pitcher Jose Quintana. Then, let's… » 7/19/12 10:57pm 7/19/12 10:57pm

Hawk Harrelson Has "Sacks Packed With Seamen"

We received several tips about this and considered it to be sort of juvenile. Yes, yes, Hawk Harrelson said "seamen" and it sounds like "semen" and his "sacks are full of them." But then we actually watched our footage and started laughing. Maybe that makes us juvenile, who knows, but it's pretty clear Hawk knows… » 6/03/12 12:00pm 6/03/12 12:00pm

Bud Selig Gives Hawk Harrelson A Stern Talking-To For Being An…

Upset with a one-sided beanball war that resulted in only a White Sox player getting ejected, broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson completely lost his mind. It was more of the sort of rah-rah-Sox stuff we've all come to expect from Harrelson, but there was extraordinary vehemence and venom in this particular outburst, and… » 6/01/12 12:15pm 6/01/12 12:15pm

Ken "Hawk" Harrelson Melts Down After White Sox Pitcher Ejected For…

This week's Rays-White Sox series in St. Petersburg has been contentious after Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski's suspicious slide yesterday led to him being plunked by Rays pitcher Alex Cobb today. When Jose Quintana attempted to return the favor—or perhaps just send another message—to Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist later… » 5/30/12 2:43pm 5/30/12 2:43pm

Hawk Harrelson Went Silent For 63 Seconds After Jhonny Peralta's…

The good folks at Awful Announcing have the video from the Tigers' walk-off win over Hawk's beloved White Sox last night. For 63 seconds (I counted) beginning moments before the ball goes over the wall, there is pure silence from the Chicago White Sox feed. The last thing we hear is the ball was hit deep into… » 5/05/12 11:20am 5/05/12 11:20am

Some Broadcasters Are Wound More Tightly Than Others

Hawk Harrelson is always fun. Whether feuding with Jay Mariotti or waxing philosophic during White Sox radio broadcasts, he's become the eccentric uncle who still lives in the bomb shelter he built down in the basement during the Cold War. His latest theory you may find a little odd, though, even for him. Harrelson… » 4/17/06 12:45pm 4/17/06 12:45pm