‘We can’t let a little thing like the number of games get in our way. Mercy!’
Like all fans, White Sox Nation’s optimism runs high at the start of every baseball season, and there’s no bigger Sox backer than announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. The only difference between Hawk and other Sox fans is that his optimism borders on delusion.
In an interview last week, Harrelson predicted the White Sox would win 267 games en route to winning the World Series in 2010.
“I don’t care–these guys will find a way to make it happen,” said Harrelson, after he was informed there are only 162 games in a season. “We can’t let a little thing like the number of games get in our way. Mercy!”
“I think Hawk has finally reached the level of Ron Santo,” Twittered Ozzie Guillen after hearing the quote from Harrelson. “What a [expletive deleted].”
People in the Sox organization are now just starting to ignore what Hawk says outside of his broadcasts. Even GM Kenny Williams has had enough of Hawk’s irrational support of anything White Sox.
“I decided that I’d heard enough after he told me the U.S. would have won the gold medal in hockey this year if only Beckham were playing goalie,” said Williams. “And he was dead serious, too.”
From the March 2010 issue by Michael Kloempken. Click here to subscribe today!