Found August 26, 2012 on
During Saturday's Mariners-White Sox game, Chicago announcer Hawk Harrelson was at it again. After White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana had a borderline pitch called a ball, White Sox catcher AJ Pierzynski and manager Robin Ventura got ejected....and Harrelson went into a tirade.
"This is absolutely ridiculous."
"Barrett, Lance Barrett, has been absolutely brutal. Brutal."
"He is absolutely brutal."
"Lance Barrett's just stunk the joint up, that's all he's done."
"This is one of those games where the film's going to the American League office just to show how bad he's been"
"Well everything that Blake Beavan has thrown up there that Olivo has caught has been a strike. If he caught it, it was a strike. He's got two different strike zones."
Harrelson had a nice meeting with MLB commissioner Bud Selig and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf back in May after a similar incident, but at least this time, he wasn't screaming and yelling... though his ultimate point remained the same. CBS has a nice breakdown of Barrett's strike zone and the factual basis of Hawk's criticism. (It's hit and miss, with little evidence that Barrett had it out for the White Sox.) We'll see if that May meeting really meant something and there's actual repercussions for Hawk beyond a public slap on the wrist this time because clearly Hawk isn't changing any time soon.
BEST OF MAXIM
The White Sox completed the three-game weekend sweep of Seattle in the 4-3 comeback win in a rain-shortened game, but not without some lingering questions about the starting staff as they move forward. Sunday starter Gavin Floyd had to leave the game after two innings because of discomfort in his right elbow, after Floyd allowed one run on three hits, fanning one and walking one...
White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski and manager Robin Ventura have been ejected from Chicago's game against the Seattle Mariners.
Pierzynski was thrown out for apparently arguing balls and strikes with one out in the top of the third inning Saturday night. When Ventura charged out of the dugout to protest, he also was ejected and had to be separated from plate umpire Lance Barrett...
Friday’s night was an emotional roller coaster for the Chicago White Sox (and the fans) as they eventually won their fourth straight game 9-8.
Jake Peavy hasn’t had the best offensive support this season and luckily, that changed Friday night. Adam Dunn continued his rebound season by hitting two more long balls, putting his total at a Major League leading 38. Alexei Ramirez...
Back at the end of May, White Sox play-by-play guy Ken "Hawk" Harrelson decided to give the umps what-fer because of what he thought was a lack of a strike zone- since manager Robin Ventura had been ejected for arguing balls and strikes.
He was called to the carpet of the Commish and said his days of kvetching were over...
Well, not so much...
Ventura and catcher...
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher, Gavin Floyd, had to check out of Sunday’s meeting against the Seattle Mariners after just two innings of work. Floyd gave up three hits and one earned run in his short stint on the mound.
The right-hander left early because of nagging pain in his pitching elbow; the same elbow that landed him on the 15 day DL due to tendinitis he experienced...
Tyler Flowers hit a tying homer and Dewayne Wise delivered a go-ahead RBI single in Chicago's two-run sixth inning, lifting the White Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Seattle took a quick first-inning lead on Kyle Seager's three-run homer before the White Sox rallied to preserve their 2 1/2-game lead over second...
Tyler Flowers hit a go-ahead homer just before the final downpour and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in a rain-shortened game Sunday for their sixth straight victory.
Immediately following a 6-minute rain delay in the seventh inning, Flowers launched a two-run shot off Kevin Millwood to lead first-place Chicago to its second consecutive series sweep.
Like John Daly -- Except not as fat and drunk
Rain Leads to White Sox sweep
The Headline: in a rain shortened contest, Chicago has the final say as the Mariners get swept
Seattle Mariners 3, Chicago White Sox 4
When: 4:00 ET, Sunday, August 26, 2012
Where: US Cellular Field, Chicago
Umpires: Home — Jim Reynolds, 1B — James Hoye, 2B — Jim Joyce, 3B — Lance Barrett
McLovinPhoto Credit: Keith Allison
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