Hawk Harrelson is up for the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting. No, really, he is, there’s even a Facebook page set up for you to vote and everything.
A visionary marketing genius in the White Sox front office hatched the idea to turn all of the Hawk’s trademark catchphrases — including his stat-guy trolling “TWTW” — into a techno dance mega mix to help his campaign resonante with those EDM-loving kids on their stupid computers. Somebody’s job requirements included turning “He Gone!” and “grab some bench” into bedazzled, drum-and-bass nightmare fuel.
Maybe they were just having a laugh, or as they say across the pond, “taking the piss.”
Either way, I’ve come around a little on Harrelson. We might actually miss it when Hawk and his brand of broadcasters are gone. Maybe.