Should latest rant cost Hawk another fine?
In case you missed it, first-base umpire Angel Hernandez made an atrocious call in Friday night's White Sox-Marlins game at U.S. Cellular Field.
In a 3-3 game, the Sox had runners on first and third with one out in the 10th inning. Alex Rios grounded to shortstop, but he beat the relay throw and was safe at first base.
The winning run should have scored, but Hernandez called Rios out.
The White Sox went on to win in 11 innings, but that doesn’t completely erase what happened.
And, not surprisingly, Sox TV announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson teed off on Hernandez after screaming “NO!” four times.
Last season, MLB commissioner Bud Selig fined (and lectured) Harrelson after he went off on umpire Mark Wegner during a game at Tampa.
An unabashed homer, Harrelson said he’d probably get in trouble again after the Wegner incident.
“It's not a secret that he would like us to win every night,” manager Robin Ventura said of Harrelson. “Playing here, that's part of the fun. He's into it and pulling for you. Sometimes the filter doesn't quite close all the way.”
Question … did Hawk cross the line with Hernandez far enough to warrant another fine?