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Do White Sox fans like his homerism?
Oranges are the most orange fruit.
It irks me when ordinary fans refer to the team they root for as "we" or "us,"
Cripes, this is Jared Diamond?
The "biased comments" are bad enough, but the White Sox team often goes completely silent when the opposing team scores runs.
but I think a true accounting would also have to take points away from the total for criticizing the home team.
The Angels announcers always have to say "big fly" when an Angels player hits a HR which I find annoying for some reason
Do White Sox fans like his homerism? I mean I hate it, but I hate homerism and I hate the White Sox. But is it actually appealing to those that like the team?
But overall, when I watch a Sox game on mlb.tv, I always listen to him instead of the opposing team announcers.
Has there ever been a time where "Hawk" has started his "Put it on the boarrrrrrrd....YES!" routine, only to have the opposing team's outfielder reach over the wall and pull one back?
Or have it fall short of the wall?
Or go foul?
If so, how does he handle it?
Fosse has got to be underrated by this metric, and is I think a sleeper for top 5 most biased announcers.
I think the old Rizzuto/White/Messer broadcast team did a great job of striking this balance. Rizzuto was the unabashed homer, but always in a pleasant, funny way. He never ####### or criticized. White was the straight-man foil to Rizzuto, and Messer was the bland professional.
Hearing him say so many good things about bad A's plays/players enrages me more than any opposition announcer ever could.
He's started keeping imaginary scores, and updates you on that. Like last night, there was a blown out call that cost the Sox a run. At the end of the inning, he said something like "It's 1-0 Cleveland, but it should be 1-1." He gave that updated score multiple times until the Sox took the lead.
Dan McLaughlin's "Look what I found!" every single time a pitcher successfully fields a comebacker always makes me cringe.
That is accurate, most clueless announcer in baseball.
Dan and Al can be annoying, especially when they repeat stories we've all heard 20 times, but they do a good job of doing things like criticizing cardinals players for not hustling, or making mental mistakes, and regularly second-guess the managers. Not always for the right reason, but it's clear they are free to speak their minds and aren't held to regurgitate any kind of party line.
Although by the metrics in this article, if they said "wow, that was a strike, but the umpire called it a ball- *we* caught a break", they'd score higher on homerism, so whatever.
I mean I wonder about things Alex. Like I wonder, if we call an orange an orange, why don't we call an apple a red? Or a banana a yellow?
Now blueberries make sense, but someone explain gooseberries to me!
The color is actually named after the fruit!
Besides, Horton worked really really hard to become a competent broadcaster, and has succeeded. His first couple of years were painful.
the word for hawk, unless everything is going the Wsox way, is "petulant"
oooooh, BIG word
he whines like a 2 year old who needs a nap. it's not that he's a homer. it's that he comes off as an a-hole
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