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Hawk Harrelson Describes Bases Loaded As “The Sacks Packed With Seamen” (Video)
When it comes to play-by-play announcing in the game of baseball, the Chicago White Sox’s Ken “Hawk” Harrelson is in a class of his own. Never has that been more evident than during this past week. It all started on Wednesday, when he went off on a two-minute rant directed towards umpire Mark Wegner after he had ejected White Sox starter Jose Quintana for throwing a pitch behind Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Harrelson has always been labeled as a “homer,” so hearing him voice his anger over a call that didn’t go in favor of the White Sox should come as little surprise to most of us. What was rather surprising, however, was his description of a bases loaded situation during Saturday’s game against the Seattle Mariners.
For those who may not know, a Mariner is a term used to describe a sailor. So when Ichiro Suzuki was at the plate with the bases loaded, Hawk wasn’t incorrect when he stated that “the sacks are packed with seamen,” although, he probably should have at least tried to avoid combining “sacks” and “seamen” in a single reference during this family show.
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Hat Tip – [Larry Brown Sports]