Apparently the most annoying baseball announcer in the history of the game, Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, thought that since nobody was at the White Sox/Rays game today, nobody was watching it on TV either:
No word yet as to whether or not Harrelson was experimenting with the latest Floridian craze known as bath salts before his tirade or if he went on to devour 80% of Steve Stone’s face during the commercial break, but you sure as hell can’t question his love for the White Sox. He sounds almost as passionately pissed as I am every time Rickie Weeks steps up to the plate for the Brewers.
What makes Harrelson’s tirade so noteworthy is that it comes from the broadcast booth rather than from a player or manager. And while his rant today was impressive, it’s not even close to the greatest rant to ever come out of the city of Chicago.
For those who have never heard it, then Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia’s meltdown in front of the Chicago media on April 29, 1983 is probably the greatest sound byte to ever grace the game of baseball:
Amazingly, Elia held onto his job for another four months after his tirade, and Harrelson will obviously hold on to his as well, much to the chagrin of these White Sox fans:
On the field, the White Sox held on to win the game 4-3, their eighth win in a row. Over those eight games, they are the best team in baseball with the best player (Konerko) and still the shittiest TV announcer…