White Sox Ken “Hawk” Harrelson: worst announcer in all of sports? (video)

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(re-post from 5-7-12 as Hawk Harrelson now finishes his career and unjustifiably gets the “retirement bounce”)

Who’s the biggest dead weight connected to the Chicago White Sox: Gordon Beckham? Brent Morel?

How about Ken “Hawk”Harrelson who gave us 63 seconds of dead air Friday night on the game’s most pivotal play. Yes, over a minute of silence as the game’s critical home run unfolded. Obviously, it’s time HE GONE!

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Ozzie Guillen, of all people, praises Chicago Cubs rebuild

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Former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is famous for despising Wrigley Field. He spoke of how the rats there are a big as pigs. Needless to say he’s not the biggest Cubs fan, and the idea of his managing on the North side some day sounds ridiculous. But it might not be as crazy as you think. For now though Guillen is an ESPN Analyst and he talked with the media to preview the MLB Home Run Derby.

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White Sox White Flag MLB Trade Rumors

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The Chicago White Sox announced recently that they will listen to offers for anyone on their roster with the exception of pitcher Chris Sale and first baseman Paul Konerko.  In a recent question and answer session with the fans, most indicated that any player would be fair game if led to a better team in the long run.  So the Sportsbank takes a look at possible locations for players on the White Sox roster and offers names of possible prospects the White Sox could get in return.  Your MLB trade rumors featuring the White Sox are right here!

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The Irrationally Overrated, White Sox Mark Buehrle and tribute videos

Last night the Chicago White Sox welcomed back Mark Buerhle with a tribute video in the first inning of game one in their series versus the Toronto Blue Jays. You can watch it later in this post. As well as the White Sox 2013 opening introduction video. But first we re-publish a magnificent post from former Sport Bank contributor Peter Christian:

Just as there are certainties in life (death, taxes, et al) there are certainties in sports. Some of the more notable certainties are the die hard fans, heartbreak and the euphoric high of winning a championship. Additionally, with every sports franchise comes the list of current and former players who are irrationally overrated.

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Spring Training preview with baseball scribe Jessica Kleinschmidt

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Meet MLB scribe Jessica Kleinschmidt, who gives us the lowdown as pitchers and catchers report today. That’s right baseball season has alreaddy begun. You can follow Kleinschmidt on Twitter here

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White Sox World Series ring for sale on Ebay

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A 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series Championship ring is for sale on eBay. Whose is it? Don’t know as the seller is anonymous. So how much does this baseball bling cost? The “buy it now” price is $24,999.99.

Here’s the description posted in the listing:

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Former White Sox OF Andruw Jones arrested on Christmas for domestic violence

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When Andruw Jones was with the Chicago White Sox he gave the fans a couple thrills. Most notably, his 400th career home run. He played with four more MLB teams, including the Atlanta Braves for 12 years, for which he is best known. Jones won 10 Gold Gloves during his career.

But enough about that, it wasn’t a very merry Christmas in the Jones household, in fact it was a dysfunctional and violent one. He was arrested on domestic violence charges, assault and battery. Perhaps he should hang out with another former Sox slugger, and alleged wife-beater Wil Cordero?

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Texas Rangers sign A.J. Pierzynski away from White Sox

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The Chicago White Sox are hoping that Tyler Flowers hits better than .100 next season, because he’s the new full time catcher on the south side. A.J. Pierzynski is off to the Texas Rangers, for a one year deal, pending the physical. His remarkable eight-year run with the White Sox is now over. When Opening Day comes next April, Paul Konerko will be the last remaining player from the 2005 World Series team still with the White Sox.

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CSN Chicago’s 25th annual sports awards honoring top Chicago sports figures

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Need somewhere to go this winter once the holiday parties are over? Or something to watch as football season winds down?

Some of the biggest chicago sports legends and current stars will be honored at the 25th Annual Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards benefiting the March of Dimes.  The silver anniversary reception, dinner & ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 from 5:00-9:00 PM CT at the Hilton Chicago & Towers, 720 S. Michigan Avenue.  Over the past 24 years, the Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards has raised close to $9 million for the March of Dimes.

Top 5 Chicago Sportscaster moments of 2012 (Video)

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It was an extremely eventful year for Chicago sportscasters. Jim Deshaies replaced Bob Brenly in the booth for Cubs broadcasts after Brenly left to take the Arizona Diamondbacks job.

Sarah Kustok left Comcast Sports Net Chicago for Yes Network. She was replaced by Susanna Collins. White Sox colorman Hawk Harrelson continued to be an intolerable abomination to broadcasting.

What follows is a list of 5 memorable moments that involved all these tv personalities.

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White Sox GM Rick Hahn discusses the club’s direction

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New White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn was very busy on Thursday. He did an interview on The Score, Chicago Tribune Live, and this conference call with us White Sox bloggers. It was all about getting the message out. He’s also been busy with transactions- re-signing Jake Peavy to a two year, $29 million dollar deal, and re-upping on Gavin Floyd.

I still question the Peavy move, with his injury history…anyways, Hahn has been very busy since taking over for Kenny Williams, one of the most successful GMs in Sox history. People are of course interested in the moves he hasn’t made yet- third base and catcher. And yes, those questions came up in conference call.

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Watch me tonight on the History Channel talking Cubs, White Sox

It’s a chance to see yours truly on national television! In a special Cubs versus White Sox debate on The History Channel’s “How the States got their Shapes.” It’s the episode entitled “Great Lakes, Big Stakes.”

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