Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/18/13
Hawk Harrelson and his wife are hosting a family party revolving around the MLB Network documentary “Hawk: The Colorful Life of Ken Harrelson,” airing at 6 p.m. CST tonight. I’m DVRing it, and will be back later on my Chicago sports media website to critique it. For me, watching MLB Network is about as exciting being on hold with the cable company or paying utility bills online. However, I will make an exception for Hawk Harrelson. The hour-long special is narrated by Bob Costas, but would be better if it had Heidi Watney. The hostess of MLB Network signature program “Quick Pitch,” Watney isn’t good at her job, but at least she’s definitely something to look at. And who cares if she slept with numerous members of the Boston Red Sox? It’s MLB Network, not actual journalism. Back to Hawk Harrelson, he’s currently working his 29th season in the White Sox broadcast booth. He was once GM of the team. Of course, that didn’t go so well. As one of the most outspoken critics of Hawk Harrelson, I’m looking forward to this. Reporting on Hawk Harrelson, and his disagreements with Boers and Bernstein from WSCR, always makes for good copy! The Hawk Harrelson documentary will also focus on the influence of his broadcasting mentors Curt Gowdy and Howard Cosell. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan, he also writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) The post White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson documentary airing on MLBN appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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