CHICAGO, IL – MAY 24: Broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson calls a game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field on May 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 4-3 in 10 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago White Sox television voice Hawk Harrselson is one announcer that has to be heard to be believed. During Wednesday night’s game at Oakland, Harrelson who is only calling road games this season on Comcast SportsNet Chicago/WGN/WPWR, gave one example that sometimes announcers need spring training games to prepare for the regular season just like the players.

When Mark Canha of Oakland was up in the second inning, he hit a home run to right field, but Hawk was confused at first:

“Canha into right field. That’s a can of corn….. Outta here.” How one goes from an easy fly ball to right to “outta here,” it’s not clear, but it’s just the third game of the season. Perhaps Hawk needs a few more reps to really get into game mode. Then again, perhaps Hawk sees retirement getting closer.

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About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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