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"HE GONE"


disarcina

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Hawk Harrelson's final broadcast today for ChiSox after some 62 years in the game -- a broadcaster since 1975 and with ChiSox since what? 1982.

MLB channel guy (former AZ D-backs OF with the Mohawk like hair cut) went on and on about how great Hawk was.  To his credit -- he did make mention that Hawk has been voted most dis-liked broadcast announcer several times over the years.

Long career for a guy with no talent to be in the booth.  I guess ChiSox fans liked him.

Good for them.

Back when  I got the Direct TV baseball package and got a bunch of other teams' games -- when the ChiSox game was on, I'd turn the sound off.

HE GONE.   Put it on the Board YES !!!

Would like to feel a bit sentimental as I do when most long time broadcasters call it a day and call their final game.......but having summoning up any such feelings for HAWK.

 

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4 hours ago, disarcina said:

who is Dontrelle Willis announcing for?

Not sure if I have heard his work.

whatever happened to his pitching career anyway -- at one point he was atop his game and THE game - then he was gone - his career flamed out fast.

did he blow out his arm ?

I think there was a rumour going around that Willis  was the reason the Angels didn’t get Miguel Cabrera. Something about Arte not wanting to pick up his contract? 

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3 hours ago, disarcina said:

who is Dontrelle Willis announcing for?

Not sure if I have heard his work.

whatever happened to his pitching career anyway -- at one point he was atop his game and THE game - then he was gone - his career flamed out fast.

did he blow out his arm ?

I never heard anything about an injury. Whatever happened, hitters caught on. He had that one great year, then he cashed in on it for several years afterward while producing very little.

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4 hours ago, disarcina said:

who is Dontrelle Willis announcing for?

Not sure if I have heard his work.

whatever happened to his pitching career anyway -- at one point he was atop his game and THE game - then he was gone - his career flamed out fast.

did he blow out his arm ?

He did a few Halo games earlier this year when Gubi was in Cooperstown...he was actually pretty good...

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Vegas Halos Fan -- Dontrelle Willis was actually a fairly effective member of the Florida Marlins rotation for five seasons from 2003-2007 when he averaged just over 200 IP per season during that time and averaged about 150 K's per season including his best season in 2005 when he went 22-10, 170 K's in 236 IP and an ERA of 2.63.

The Florida franchise, as some may recall, was in sell off mode during that time and very unstable.

Willis must have injured his arm......after the 2007 season he never again approached pitching anywhere close to 100 IP for any year after that - he went (signed -- probably to a decent contract because he was a fairly successful starter for Florida for five seasons) with Detroit and knocked around with them for about three years not amounting to much. He must have been on the DL and Detroit stayed with him for three years (so they must have had some $$ invested in him, otherwise he would have been cut loose much sooner than he was)...he never really did not of anything while with the Tiger's organization. Drifted to Cincy and Arizona with no success and spent some time in AAA with Baltimore, the Angels and the SF Giants,

had double digits in wins per season 2003-2007 and got nowhere close to that again.  Wound up with 72 total MLB career wins.

So not a stellar career but made two all star teams, pitched in a World Series and was a part of an MLB rotation for five years.......all in the modern era of shorter career for pitchers --

Not great, not terrible -- I think he got hurt, lost velocity - was always more of a 'thrower' than a 'pitcher' and couldn't made the adjustment to locating pitches/ pitching to spots etc.

Did not hear him on the Angels broadcasts -- the reaction to him here was mixed. Some say he 'wasn't that bad' --  I didn't hear any of it -- but sort of in his defense -- it's gotta be tough to pinch hit as a commentator (not the pbp guy) with a broadcasting partner/ team that you don't know well and won't be around day to day........

I wish him well in seeking MLB/ baseball employment.

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