Ken Harrelson … proud “Homer”
"Broadcasting has changed so much in the last 20 years, it’s unbelievable. When I came in in ’75, you could say anything you wanted to say."
–White Sox announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson (Arizona Republic)
"I’ve been associated with the ‘homer’ tag for so long that I love it. I mean, I wouldn’t have it any other way. D.J. [partner Darrin Jackson] and I both want this ball club to win every day they go out on the field and we pull for them. And I think that’s one reason that we’ve had such good acceptance over the years. Because fans want their announcers to root for their team."
I for one DON’T want MY announcers to root for MY team. I want them to REPORT the game, even if they ARE employed by the club.