Hawk Harrelson wasn’t a happy camper on Saturday afternoon.

The homerific Chicago White Sox television announcer was calling a game against the Kansas City Royals, where the Sox were leading 7-1 in the ninth inning. It seemed like a sure victory for Chicago, but then the Royals rallied back. Kansas City touched up closer David Robertson for five runs as they managed to get on base six times as he recorded just two outs in the ninth. Reliever Tommy Kahnle came in to try to lock down the mess but allowed a game-tying double to Drew Butera which scored an inherited runner. He eventually gave up a Brett Eibner single which gave the Royals a surprise victory. The comeback was epic. Hawk wasn’t pleased.

The 74-year-old sat in silence as Royals fan cheered on. He eventually was able to muster up the words to speak. While giving the final score, Hawk sounded dejected as he was forced to recap the insane come-from-behind victory.

This isn’t the first time and probably won’t be the last time you’ll hear Harrelson go silent during a broadcast. He’s done it numerous times over the year – every which one of them has been top-notch entertainment.

Twitter wasn’t surprised with how Hawk called the play.

Watching the White Sox blow a lead so impressively must hurt for Harrelson, especially when it seemed like it was in the bag. His pain was personified by the sadness in his voice. It was a tough day for Hawk.

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