Found April 26, 2012 on
I'm always torn about homer announcers. These announcers aren't necessarily there to play it totally straight down the middle, but at the very least have to tell the story from one team's perspective. I've always thought there has to be a way to get excited when your team does well, but yet stay professional enough to not sound like a cheerleader. Homerism in announcers is a subjective thing for me. Some can be rather entertaining while other homer announcers would make me want to listen to Fran Drescher call the game. Hawk Harrelson falls into that latter category.
And the Hawk was at his homerific best for the South Siders yesterday in Oakland, both in success and ultimately defeat. First, check out Hawk's call of Paul Konerko's 9th inning game-tying home run that also happened to be the 400th of his career. It allowed Hawk to go to one of his favorite calls: "YES!! HELL, YES!!"
Words just can't describe it. The delayed "W...
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The Chicago White Sox never could quite figure out how to win in Oakland.
Today’s game was a tutorial on how to lose a baseball game. As Hawk said during the 13th inning broadcast, this is the White Sox’ 18th game and it is the first one they’ve played badly. The Sox failed to execute on numerous occasions and just when it looked like they would prevail despite their missteps...
After hitting his 400th career home run this week, is Paul Konerko a Hall of Famer? Probably not. At least, not yet. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers if a milestone like home run No. 400 still matters in today's MLB, and they had some interesting things to say. See how Red Sox fans weighed in in the video above. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook
In the White Sox 5-4 loss to the A's yesterday, Paul Konerko (yes, that Paul Konerko) hit his 400th career homer. Konerko is 36 years old, and he's remained relatively healthy over his career, only missing more than 25 games once since becoming a regular in 1999. He has seven 30 homer seasons, and three more above 20 (wtih two just missing the list at 19). Is it conceivable...
The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans.
They nearly had one more win to take along, too.
With two of the American League's top pitching teams dueling it out for a third straight day, Kila Ka'aihue blooped a winning single in the 14th inning soon after Yoenis Cespedes' tying two...
He's already off to a great start this season...so why not add in a milestone.Wednesday, Paul Konerko became just the 48th player in Major League history to reach 400 career home runs when he sent a Grant Balfour offering deep to left to force extra innings against the Oakland Athetics.And the best part...he did it in grand fashion. The milestone homer was also the slugger...
I was all set to laud White Sox Paul Konerko for his 400th home run, which tied the game at 2 against the A’s in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game in Oakland. Then Yoenis happened. The power-packed and maybe 26-year-old Cuban rook brought the Oakland Athletics back from a 4-2 deficit in the 14th [...]