Hawk Harrelson, the Chicago White Sox play-by-play man for television broadcasts, is the biggest homer on the planet. That’s fine. It’s good business to present a product that your consumer wants. Non-partisan announcing is for the national guys. But that reality doesn’t make his antics any less amusing.
Today, ol’ Hawk tried to will Dayan Viciedo’s fly ball, which could have been a walk-off home run, over the wall with his trademark “STRETCH” call. It didn’t stretch enough and ended up in Detroit outfielder Brennan Boesch’s glove for the final out. Harrelson didn’t dealt with this disappointment like an adult. Tremendous television.