Everyone can stop feeling sorry for Hawk Harrelson because his beloved White Sox didn't make the playoffs: he will be serving as a guest analyst on MLB Tonight, starting this Friday, October 4th so the entire nation can appreciate his own je ne sais quoi. Via MLB.com:
Eighteen-year MLB veteran Raul Ibanez, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, Toronto Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa and longtime Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson will serve as Postseason guest studio analysts on MLB Network during the month of October. MLB Network's 165 hours of programming covering the 2013 Postseason includes MLB Network's two exclusive LDS game telecasts this Friday, October 4, with Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Sam Ryan on the call, and on Monday, October 7, with Matt Vasgersian, Kaat and Ryan.
Sure, Hawk won't be analyzing the White Sox because they… oh who am I kidding? It's nearly impossible to think he won't compare every pitch and play to the team he holds so near to his heart. It's just too bad A.J. Pierzynski won't be there for Hawk to banter with. That would be some entertainment for sure. It's going to be strange to see Hawk Harrelson do anything but live and die with every White Sox pitch, so this should be something worth tuning in for just for the novelty aspect.
One thing's for sure, this postseason just got a whole lot more TWTW.