“But the damage is done”...
There was no hiding the tension anymore.
‘‘I worked with ‘Wimpy’ [Tom Paciorek] for 10 years, I worked with D.J. [Darrin Jackson] for 10 years, before they made the change and brought Stoney over to get a pitcher and a hitter together,’’ Harrelson said. ‘‘Steve is just so good at what he does. The first two years were just fantastic. I told my wife that this is pretty close to the way I felt about Don Drysdale and myself.’’
Some have speculated Hawk’s homerism grates on Stone, but Stone denied it.
‘‘There are people who view that as a negative; I view it as an extreme positive,’’ Stone said. ‘‘I like the fact that he wants the White Sox to win every day. I want the White Sox to win every day, but he has been around longer. He also believes that every call should go the White Sox’ way. Obviously, as we know, it doesn’t work that way.
‘‘If they do win, he’s a very happy man. When they lose, he’s not such a happy man. And it all comes through the microphone. That’s one of the similarities he has with Harry: You could pick the game up at any time, and by listening to the inflection in Harry’s voice or listening to the inflection in Ken’s voice, you can tell if the team is winning or losing.’’
Harrelson vows he won’t put a lid on his emotions.
‘‘Before that would happen, then I would get out,’’ Harrelson said. ‘‘I’m not going to be scripted.’’
Posted: March 13, 2013 at 04:52 AM | 20 comment(s)
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