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:
Hawk Harrelson called a home run a "can of corn" pic.twitter.com/evc2xlBBkX
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) April 7, 2016
“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.