GQ Names Hawk Harrelson Worst Announcer In Baseball
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jul 13, 2010 2:40PM
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We had hoped that when Stone replaced color commentator Darrin Jackson alongside Harrelson's play-by-play, the long time Cubs announcer could reign in Hawk. For a while, anyway, it seemed to work. But Harrelson continues to become a parody of his former self as the years go by. His "can of Corn" and "ducksnort" have evolved into an entire language that fails logic. Having reached 25 years in the booth for the South Siders, the Sox recently honored Hawk with "Hawk Harrelson Night" on June 8. We can only hope this is a prelude to forcing him into retirement. Whenever that day comes, we'll let out a hearty, "HE GONE!" And apparently we're not the only ones who pine for that day. Until then, we'll keep muting the TV and turning on Jackson and Ed Farmer's call on the radio.