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Hawk Harrelson Newsbeat

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Top White Sox stories of 2018: Hawk Harrelson’s farewell tour

White Sox fans knew from the start of the 2018 campaign that it would be Hawk Harrelson’s final season in the booth. But for those who have loved him as the voice of the White Sox for the last three decades, it didn’t make the end any easier to accept.

It likely won’t hit viewers until the start of the 2019 season, when there will be no more “he gones,” “dadgummits,” “you gotta be bleepin’ mes” and “you can put it on the boards.” But as sendoffs go, it’s hard to imagine any as appropriate as the one Harrelson got throughout 2018.

The longtime broadcaster was celebrated on Hawk Day, was joined by special guests in the booth all season long, was the subject of an excellent documentary and signed off for the final time in a Crosstown rivalry game against the Cubs.

There is a Simpsons quote that accurately describes this, but I’m not sure if it would get past the nanny….

QLE Posted: December 26, 2018 at 09:28 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: farewell, hawk harrelson, white sox

Monday, September 24, 2018

Long-time White Sox broadcaster ‘Hawk’ Harrelson bids emotional farewell in home finale vs. Cubs

For the last 35 years, the man known as “Hawk” Harrelson has been calling White Sox games (he dialed back his workload these last few years), but he has now retired after calling the White Sox’s final series versus the Cubs in 2018. Harrelson is very well known in the baseball world for some of his catch phrases:

-Yelling “stretch!” on a possible home run ball.
-“He gone!” for a White Sox pitcher recording a strikeout.
-“You can put it on the boooooooaaaaaaarrrrrrrrd ... YES! HELL YES!”
-“And this ballgame is ... ovah.”

He’s also pretty well known for being overly homerific (totally made that word up, but let’s go with it) in the booth for his beloved White Sox and hating advanced metrics. He was never shy to go after umpires or opposing players on the air. In all, his entire personality was polarizing and he was wildly popular among White Sox fans.

 

QLE Posted: September 24, 2018 at 05:02 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: announcing, hawk harrelson, retirement

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Legendary baseball broadcaster gripes about LeBron James wading in political waters

““Well, I used to watch LeBron but no more,” Harrelson said.”

Legendary? 

Jeepers, stick around long enough, and you’re ‘legendary’.

Lest we forget Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:26 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: hawk harrelson, lebron james, politics, white sox

 

 

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