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Hawk Harrelson to talk sabermetrics with Brian Kenny on MLB Now tomorrow

Apr 24, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

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Everyone loves a good train wreck. Or, possibly, and epic beatdown. Or if things go sideways, everyone will probably take some sick fascination in watching Brian Kenny go insane.  Any or all of which may happen tomorrow as Hawk Harrelson will appear on “MLB Now” with Kenny and Harold Reynolds at 4PM on MLB Network.

The back story is that, a couple of weeks ago, Harrelson said some anti-sabermetic things which Kenny called out as, well, less-than-enlightened.  As we’ve seen recently, Kenny has his hands full dealing with Reynolds’ special brand of baseball insight as well, so this out to be some fantastic TV.

Pray for Brian, everyone. Pray for Brian.

  1. carbydrash - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    You forgot an “o” in your headline.

    “Hawk Harrelson to talk sabermetrics with Brian Kenny n MLB Now tomorrow”. I’m assuming it should be “on”?

    • carbydrash - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      Jeez…a point out a typo, it gets corrected and the thumb-downers come out of the woodwork. I hope you all realize the error of yours ways and I hope your kids never learn to read.

      • dondada10 - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:43 PM

        “…a point out a typo, it gets corrected…”


        “…the error yours ways…”

        Excuse me?

      • carbydrash - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:37 PM

        Excuse me?

        Oh, I said “Go Fuck Yourself” and “I hope you die in a fire”. Perhaps that didn’t come through….

      • historiophiliac - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:28 PM


        don, can you hear his ellipsis? Want him to turn it up?

      • tuberippin - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:31 PM

        What are you so angry about? You misspelled something while trying to be a douchebag. Own it and move on.

  2. El Bravo - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    This cannot be missed. I assume Hawk will be the can o corn in this argument while Brian will be comfortably sitting in the catbird seat.

    • gmsingh - Apr 25, 2013 at 7:01 AM

      I hope Hawk does his research on “the internets” first.

  3. paperlions - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    I don’t think Harrleson could even “listen sabermetrics”, much less talk/discuss it.

    • badintent - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:58 AM

      Hawk had a highly engaging conversation with an empty beer bottle last year.But lost the debate when the bottle rolled off the table and on to his lap

  4. dowhatifeellike - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    $5 says he shows up prepared to discuss the qualitative analysis of swords.

    • badintent - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      Funny ! HBT post of the night !!

  5. vanmorrissey - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Brian is great on that show, he can hold his own. DVR, RECORD!

  6. townballblog - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Christmas came early :-)

  7. rbj1 - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    This is going to be such fun.

    Maybe have an open thread for it?

  8. professor30 - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Not only is it hard to believe that Harrelson gets paid for what he does but that he actually played the game at one point.

  9. ezthinking - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Trying to convince someone to act against their beliefs is near impossible. Ask any women if they have succeeded in changing a man.

    Hawk won’t change, nor will Brian. Thus the goal will be to embarrass Hawk (which will happen) and Brian will be smug about it (always is) and Brian will become more hated by those that already don’t like Sabre-stats for embarrassing him.


    • ezthinking - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      Forgot the part where those who hate Hawk will hate him more as well.

      You get the point.

      • gmsingh - Apr 25, 2013 at 7:03 AM

        If everybody hates Hawk why is everybody using his catch phrases?


      • sportsfanjay - Apr 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM

        Very nice gmsingh…
        And this post is ovah!

  10. dondada10 - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Get Gallagher’s plastic spray bags ready, because Kenny’s brain might explode and splatter on the cameramen.

  11. onbucky96 - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Why am I conjuring images of Clint Eastwood ” GET OFF MY LAWN!”

  12. moogro - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    I predict Brian will go easy on him, and bend over backwards to fashion some sort of agree to disagree/there’s equal sides to cover in every utterance, etc. Especially since Brian already showed Hawk to be obtuse, and drunk on his own thoughtless momentum juice. He’ll be magnanimous.

    • badintent - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      Obtuse ? Obtuse ? 2 months in the cooler for you !

  13. The Dangerous Mabry - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Over/under on how many times Hawk says Kenny doesn’t understand because he never played pro ball: 4.5.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      I got $25 on the over.

  14. Uncle Charlie - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Duck snort?…he gone. Score one for the good guys, so you can put it on the boooaarrd, yes!

    That’s all that I’m expecting.

  15. 13arod - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    just great

  16. bigleagues - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    I don’t pray.

    So I’m gonna meditate.

    And I’m gonna meditate on the hope that this Kenney/Hawk/HRey moment brings us some platinum LULZ.

  17. tjg25 - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Saber what?

    • gmsingh - Apr 25, 2013 at 7:04 AM


  18. hasbeen5 - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    HR is getting almost unbearable. Last night on MLB Tonight they cut to the Detroit game and he was complaining about guys wearing the hoods and stuff. “You just gotta go out and play without all that stuff.” Yes, and also don’t use AC in FL and you must sharpen your pencil with your grandfather’s pocket knife.

  19. scoocha - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    You guys seriously go too far with these sabermetrics. Suddenly a guy batting .143 is good because he wants 75 times a year. And Wins don’t matter even when a pitcher decides to pitch another inning to preserve the win instead of letting his bullpen blown the game.
    There’s definitely room for these stats but not to the point you guys go with them. And all defensive stats are pretty much BS. One guy leads one year and then is at the bottom next year, there’s too much variation in these stats to be taken as law.

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