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Old 05-17-2013, 07:23 AM
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I'd take Wimpy back full time in a heartbeat- games are alot more fun to listen to then he's in the booth-
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:28 AM
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Hawk always seems to have a little extra "zest" when Wimpy is in the booth.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:53 PM
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I'd take Wimpy back full time in a heartbeat- games are alot more fun to listen to then he's in the booth-
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Hawk always seems to have a little extra "zest" when Wimpy is in the booth.
Agree 100%. Like or dislike them, this is what White Sox baseball should sound like for me.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:14 PM
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Hawk always seems to have a little extra "zest" when Wimpy is in the booth.
He really does, but I'll also add the footnote that the Sox are actually playing well, at least, less bad than their opposition at the moment.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:36 AM
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Time doesn't wait for anyone. Everybody gets old. The only person who never gets old is my wife, The Goddess. Other than her, we all age. I've always liked Hawk as an announcer for the White Sox. I have even met him a few times and he really seems like a nice guy. I can't help but notice that he is starting to slip as an announcer. Last night he talked about Albert Belle and his first year with the White Sox. Hawk said Belle got off to a slow start his first year with the White Sox and had one of the greatest 2nd halfs in White Sox history. Hawk was wrong, that was Belles 2nd year with the White Sox. Belle didn't do well his first year and a half with the White Sox. He had a great 2nd half of his second and ironically last year with the White Sox. I hope if he is starting to lose it,he doesn't hang around too long like Harry Caray did. I thought it was awful when Caray kept calling Andre Dawson, Andre Rogers.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:01 AM
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Love hearing Hawk and Wimpy together again!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:08 AM
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Wimpy is a nice change of pace from Stone. He's great in small doses and, as others have posted, seems to energize Hawk. It's like runnng into an old friend whom you haven't seen for a while. But Stone is a far superior analyst. Say what you will about Stone's delivery and attitude, but not many analysts are more prepared than or deliver the same depth of insight as Stone.

But it is fun to hear Hawk and Wimpy back together!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:21 AM
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Wimpy is a nice change of pace from Stone. He's great in small doses and, as others have posted, seems to energize Hawk. It's like runnng into an old friend whom you haven't seen for a while. But Stone is a far superior analyst. Say what you will about Stone's delivery and attitude, but not many analysts are more prepared than or deliver the same depth of insight as Stone.

But it is fun to hear Hawk and Wimpy back together!

It is like a boys weekend in nostalgiaville for these two. With Stoney in the booth he acts as a bit of governor on the full-bore old timey stories from Hawk. With Wimpy...it is simply full-bore.

Now, I will say it was fun. I know Hawk has probably told the ''riding the mule in Yankee stadium'' story dozens of times, but for some reason,it struck me as new last nite,and was truly funny hearing about how Roger Maris threw a fungo at the mules arse,causing him to almost buck Hawk off and resulting in Hawk ending up under the belly,nose to mouth with the mule....now thats entertainment!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:42 AM
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Wimpy is a nice change of pace from Stone. He's great in small doses and, as others have posted, seems to energize Hawk. It's like runnng into an old friend whom you haven't seen for a while. But Stone is a far superior analyst. Say what you will about Stone's delivery and attitude, but not many analysts are more prepared than or deliver the same depth of insight as Stone.

But it is fun to hear Hawk and Wimpy back together!
Stone knows his stuff, but he's about as fun to listen to as watching paint dry is to watch. Give me Hawk and Wimpy any day. Stone is good, just not someone I want to listen to over 162 games.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:17 AM
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Stone knows his stuff, but he's about as fun to listen to as watching paint dry is to watch. Give me Hawk and Wimpy any day. Stone is good, just not someone I want to listen to over 162 games.
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Stone is the better true analyst- but Paciorekl and his self effacing sense fo humor and the chemistry with Hawk- making Hawk better- it my strong preference.

Their schtick about Wimpy being cheap has been going on for decades- still cracks me up. When Hawk & Wimpy are paired up- I like having the game on in the background just listening to the two of the them regardless of the score- when it's Hawk/Stone- I'm recording and fast forwarding through chunks of the game-

Hawk & Wimpy make ths Sox more fun and more likeable- and more like a family.

Hawk & Stone- not so much.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:27 AM
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Stone is the better true analyst- but Paciorekl and his self effacing sense fo humor and the chemistry with Hawk- making Hawk better- it my strong preference.

Their schtick about Wimpy being cheap has been going on for decades- still cracks me up. When Hawk & Wimpy are paired up- I like having the game on in the background just listening to the two of the them regardless of the score- when it's Hawk/Stone- I'm recording and fast forwarding through chunks of the game-

Hawk & Wimpy make ths Sox more fun and more likeable- and more like a family.

Hawk & Stone- not so much.
I have watched more of the Sox games the past two nights than I have any games over the past two years. Maybe that makes me a bad fan, but Hawk and Stone have been miserable TV to watch. Having Wimpy back in the booth makes me think it's not Hawk who is totally to blame.

I'm in full on "Bring back Wimpy!!" mode now.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:29 AM
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Stone is the better true analyst- but Paciorekl and his self effacing sense fo humor and the chemistry with Hawk- making Hawk better- it my strong preference.

Their schtick about Wimpy being cheap has been going on for decades- still cracks me up. When Hawk & Wimpy are paired up- I like having the game on in the background just listening to the two of the them regardless of the score- when it's Hawk/Stone- I'm recording and fast forwarding through chunks of the game-

Hawk & Wimpy make ths Sox more fun and more likeable- and more like a family.

Hawk & Stone- not so much.
Hawk makes the same joke about Stone.

I get nostalgic about Hawk/Wimpy too, and it's nice to hear for a series or two, but if I had to hear them commentate every game...I'd probably go insane
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:36 AM
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It is like a boys weekend in nostalgiaville for these two. With Stoney in the booth he acts as a bit of governor on the full-bore old timey stories from Hawk. With Wimpy...it is simply full-bore.

Now, I will say it was fun. I know Hawk has probably told the ''riding the mule in Yankee stadium'' story dozens of times, but for some reason,it struck me as new last nite,and was truly funny hearing about how Roger Maris threw a fungo at the mules arse,causing him to almost buck Hawk off and resulting in Hawk ending up under the belly,nose to mouth with the mule....now thats entertainment!
And he still got his $25, dadgumit.... Even though he swallowed his chaw!
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:29 PM
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Stone is the better true analyst- but Paciorekl and his self effacing sense fo humor and the chemistry with Hawk- making Hawk better- it my strong preference.
Wouldn't the Sox TV and radio lineups improve if these changes were made:

(1) Hawk and Wimpy on TV; and

(2) Stone to the radio booth to pair with DJ with Farmer going back to scouting.

DJ does play-by-play very well. A DJ-Stone combination on radio would work well.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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Wouldn't the Sox TV and radio lineups improve if these changes were made:

(1) Hawk and Wimpy on TV; and

(2) Stone to the radio booth to pair with DJ with Farmer going back to scouting.

DJ does play-by-play very well. A DJ-Stone combination on radio would work well.
I'd prefer DJ leave the booth, as well. He has improved a lot since he started, but he's still brutal to listen to. Between his singing and his awful home run calls ("Ohhh my!"), it's a wonder anyone can stand to listen to radio broadcasts. He may be better paired with someone besides Ed Farmer, but I doubt it.
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