I like Jerry Remy. Of course I'm biased, but it just sounds like he really enjoys his job, and you don't know how many times I've heard him just start laughing, and not be able to stop for the entire inning. He makes each game different, and interesting to listen too.
Going to huge someday.
And in the ninth inning of Wednesday's contest, Crede leaned into a pitch, but was not awarded first base because he made no effort to avoid it (yes, it's in the rulebook, but rarely enforced). He popped out on the next pitch, slammed his bat down, made a colorful comment and promptly got the boot. So in comes Dye, who has never played shortstop as a pro and has played nothing but outfield and DH as a major leaguer. Of course, by this point, White Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was spewing nothing but criticism of the umpires, saying they effectively "decided" this game in favor of the Athletics and offering little in the way of play-by-play.
Yea but he's OUR Hawk and we love him!!!! Heee Gone!!
As for Keith Jackson, I can't stand the guy. He was great in his heyday but now he's too old and senile to be allowed on air. I can't count how many times he said stuff this year that another commentator had to correct. That and he's probably about the biggest West Coast homer you'll ever hear. Rodney Peete over Barry Sanders for the Heisman anyone?
Dmville wrote:the White sox Harrelson--"he gone"--Please make it stop. And also, how can a 3 hour broadcast have 4 hours of dead air? This guy can do it though.
Totally agree. And it's not dead air for effect either, like a Scully or Harwell would give you, it's just booth awkwardness. From what I understand Hawk is pretty much a running punchline in the Chicago baseball scene.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."