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Monday, May 07, 2012

ChiSox announcer asleep at the mic for Jhonny Peralta's walk-off homer

The fine folks at Awful Announcing pointed out something you missed on the Fox Sports Detroit broadcast of Jhonny Peralta's walk-off home run Friday night. White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson seemed so disgusted with the homer he couldn't bear to call the action. It may have been technical difficulties that left CSN with dead air for more than a minute, but not likely.
In the realm of baseball homers to leave you speechless, was that really one of them?

Just for comparison's sake, listen to Mario Impemba's call on the home feed.  Certainly you expect more emotion from the home team's announcers in this type of situation, but Harrelson's derelict fashion reeks of an unprofessional broadcaster and a homer of another kind.


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