Is there a more polarizing announcer in Chicago sports than Hawk Harrelson?
He’s the Harry Caray of our day.
You either love’em or hate’em, dadgummit! (Personally, this Cubs fan loves him.)
Hawkeroo had to miss the White Sox road trip to have eye surgery.
Hawk Harrelson told @WBBMNewsradio he'll have minor surgery on his left eye. Hopes to be back after the road trip.— George Ofman (@georgeofman) May 24, 2015
Chuck Swirsky, who usually describes a much larger ball with the Bulls, has filled in admirably. So far, no tirades about Joe West, and his adjustment to analyst extraordinaire Steve Stone has been seamless.
Still, in Hawk’s absence his presence has been felt on Twitter where the voice of opposition always drowns out supporters.
Regardless of the social vitriol, the greatness of Hawk is that in his silence people still talk about him.
Wait, no Hawk Harrelson?— Dan Hirsch (@DanHirsch) May 28, 2015
how bad is Hawk Harrelson? Chuck Swirsky, filling in, is doing a far superior job— Skiing In Jeans ⛷ (@GoddTill) May 28, 2015
If Doc Emrick and Marv Albert fought it out for best broadcaster living, Hawk Harrelson would win.— Russ Johnson (@rjohns52) May 28, 2015
Chuck Swirsky is a nice change of pace compared to Hawk Harrelson #WhiteSox— Skydog (@CaptainSisig) May 27, 2015
Didn't know I could actually enjoy a @whitesox broadcast until Hawk Harrelson isn't there— Adam (@Azek_72) May 27, 2015
Hey @CSNChicago, usually when I turn White Sox on I change channel within a minute. Today, no Hawk Harrelson...I'm still watching!— Joe DiMaria (@DiMaria05) May 27, 2015
My goodness it's fantastic not having to listen to Hawk Harrelson. Enjoy it while it lasts, sox fans— Jeremy (@JermBalfo) May 27, 2015
Home runs are not the same without Hawk Harrelson— andruuu (@he_say_yo) May 27, 2015