For better or worse, White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson is one of the more, um, “colorful” personalities behind the mic in all of baseball. His shameless homerism is bested by few others in all of sports broadcasting.
That being said, the roller coaster of emotions you’re about to see is tremendous. You almost feel guilty for reveling in somebody else’s utter agony. But then you remember it’s Hawk Harrelson, and he’d be so insufferably obnoxious if fortunes were reversed. Plus, old-guy-trying-so-hard-not-to-curse-live-on-air half-curses are so much fun.
Watch as Adam Dunn sails a would-be walk-off homer to deep left against the A’s on Thursday. Hawk was ready to jump into his “put it on the board…” schtick when the ball falls just short of the wall and into Yoenis Cespedes’ glove to end the game. And a heartbroken Harrelson coming to grips with the devastating reality of defeat after being at the doorstep of triumph is GLORIOUS:
Hawk Harrelson remains the best/worst.