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Jeff Samardzija takes a little dig at Hawk Harrelson

May 17, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija talks White Sox broadcasts and the oh-so-lovable Hawk Harrelson in advance of this weekend’s showdown at Wrigley.

  1. dondada10 - May 17, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Second best burn this week.

    • vallewho - May 17, 2012 at 8:58 PM


    • evanwins - May 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM

      Doesn’t Harrelson consistently call the other team “the bad guys”? Isn’t that saying something bad about them? Well, if you say something bad about someone, don’t be surprised if they something bad back.

      Personally, Harrelson makes me root for whomever the other team is. Homer’s like him you want to see lose.

    • stlouis1baseball - May 18, 2012 at 10:06 AM

      Right there with you Don. 2nd best burn of the week.

  2. sabatimus - May 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    This would be worth something if it weren’t coming from their cross-town rivals.

  3. royalsfaninfargo - May 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    The only color guy i wouldnt trade Rex Hudler for is the Hawk.

  4. kiwicricket - May 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

  5. sloiggles - May 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    awww…did baby bear and the rest of the hateable losers forget their role in Chicago? Entertain the drunks and keep finding ways to lose buddy and leave the baseball to the real team of Chicago. Go White Sox!

    • comeonnowguys - May 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      Just because you have by far the worst play-by-play guy in all of Chicago sports doesn’t mean you have to get all butt-hurt about it.

      • bivouackedd - May 31, 2012 at 7:03 PM

        Oh noes… int0rnet slang :’ (

        I can say butt-hurt too and pretend I won an argument.

      • comeonnowguys - May 31, 2012 at 11:35 PM

        1) A little late to the argument, are we?

        2) You target “internet slang” because you can’t debate the fact that he’s absolutely terrible.

        He’s the worst type of homer. He thinks the entire world is out to keep the White Sox from succeeding, his commentary drips with ridiculous and needless hyperbole, and when they don’t win, he just sits there pouting SILENTLY, instead of, you know, doing his job.

        Oh, I’m sorry, did I not use enough slang for you? Here’s one: pwnd.

  6. NJgriffNC - May 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    He is one of my favorite announcers in baseball.

    • NJgriffNC - May 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      This comes as a shock to me to hear that so many dislike him.

      • recoveringcubsfan - May 18, 2012 at 4:34 AM

        If you were trying to be facetious, you needed to include at least one thing in your first comment to indicate that.

      • nightman13 - May 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM

        He = obnoxious windbag

  7. recoveringcubsfan - May 18, 2012 at 4:43 AM

    Harrelson is like German sausage: the worst (that joke works better out loud). His biggest failing is that he doesn’t even know the rules of baseball. I once watched in horror as he berated the umps for 5 minutes in a Cubs-Sox game because they, in his extremely/proudly ignorant opinion, were blatantly throwing the game for the Cubs by overturning a double play where Uribe physically blocked the Cubs baserunner from advancing. It was this game:

    When even Ozzie Guillen thinks it was the right call, you know how crazy Harrelson is.

    Afterwards, Harrelson never even retracted his rant nor explained the rule that had been applied. He’s an idiot.

    • chumthumper - May 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM

      Match Harrelson up with Buck and McCarver and you’d have a winning trifecta.

    • comeonnowguys - May 18, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      I don’t hate the Sox, but the one good thing about a Sox loss is that Hawk will just shut up and sulk.

      The fact he works for a major market team is embarrassing for the market.

  8. hoopmatch - May 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    I’d like Harrelson just fine if he wasn’t such a homer. All this referring to the White Sox as “we” is just nauseating. And he’s got Stone doing it, too. How about a fight between Harrelson and Vin Scully patterned after the Bob Barker fight in Happy Gilmore where Scully beats the crap out of Harrelson for being such an insufferable homer? When Harrelson goes down for the last time, Scully would say, “He gone.”

    • dexterismyhero - May 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      That would be great…….Hell then Bob Barker would come in for one last haymaker also!!!!!!

  9. azvikefan - May 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    I can’t wait until “He Gone”.

  10. diehardcubbiefan4life - May 18, 2012 at 11:43 AM


  11. bbk1000 - May 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    That was mullett pretty funny mullett I remember mullett this guy playing mullett football with Notre mullett Dame a number of mullett years ago.

    You gotta love the never dying mullett….

  12. bivouackedd - May 31, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    “Northsiders” always have a Hawk story to tell? What else are they going to do when they have to spend 4 hours a day suffering through “Len & Bob”?

    Even when the Cubs DO win, I find myself embarassed even when no one is in the room when I start to hear the truck-stop anthem “Go Cubs, Go!” being chanted by 20,000 clones of the cast of ‘Friends’. Impotence; Both on the field AND in the booth.

    Funny how this guy can get away with mumbling some little tidbits here and there and it’s celebrated as a “great burn” by Cubs fans.

    There’s no way the same crowd would let him live so much as his hairdo down let alone his on the mound attitude if he was on the other side of the city. They’d take it and run, because as always, playing ball is the least relevant part of their reality. Enjoy the perpetual blueballs that the rest of the National league fondles and knocks around year after year. I’m sure an unlimited stream of overpriced light beer in the hippest of neighborhoods makes the pain go away.

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