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Monday, February 04, 2013

Harrelson, Stone work out their issues

If you noticed a major disconnect in the Chicago White Sox television broadcasts last season you are not the only one. Sox executives, led by chairman of the board Jerry Reinsdorf, met with announcers Ken (Hawk) Harrelson and Steve Stone at SoxFest on Jan. 25 to discuss the communication breakdown between the two broadcasters over the past two baseball seasons.

Harrelson, appearing on ESPN Chicago’s “Talkin’ Baseball” on Saturday, said he was happy with the end result of the confab.

“There was a problem last year,” the veteran announcer said. “The first two years we worked together (in 2009-10) were terrific. It reminded me of working with (Don) Drysdale (in the 1980’s.)” ... “In 2011 something was wrong,” Harrelson said. “In 2012 something was wrong. We talked about it through the course of the year and finally had the big meeting at Sox Fest. Jerry was there and so was Bob Grimm and Brooks Boyer. We got it all out on the table and worked it all out. When we walked out of the meeting I felt great and so did Steve.”

Both Harrelson and Stone have won numerous awards for baseball broadcasting and according to industry sources, both are among the highest paid announces in the major leagues.

h/t Hardball Talk

The District Attorney Posted: February 04, 2013 at 02:19 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, hawk harrelson, steve stone, white sox

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   1. asinwreck Posted: February 04, 2013 at 08:08 PM (#4362723)
This should be solved by pairing Stone with Tom Paciorek and letting Harrelson play golf in the summer months.

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