In August, long-time White Sox color commentator/lawn protection activist Hawk Harrelson laid bare his feelings on the ballpark across town: he hates it.
“I’ll tell you this much, I’ll never go back to Wrigley Field again,” Harrelson told NBC at the time. “We’ve got three games over at their place, and I told Jerry [Reinsdorf] the other day before we came on this trip, I said, ‘I’m not going back to Wrigley Field.’ … Worst press box, worst booths for television. It’s a joke. It really is. And so, Jason [Benetti] is getting ready for those three at Wrigley. I will never step foot in that ballpark again. Ever.”
In case you thought Harrelson was being cheeky or hyperbolic, he is at the Winter Meetings to assure you that he is dead serious:
Hawk still wants no part of Wrigley. pic.twitter.com/HFA3upBqxZ
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) December 11, 2017
*insert eye roll emoji*
*wait, can I actually insert one here? let’s try*
*sweet! I promise not to overuse this new power ……. ⚾🎉🦄🤔🔥🍆 *
I agree with Hawk that it’s going to be a fun decade for baseball in Chicago, as the Cubs look to extend their window and the White Sox have rebuilt to the opening of a new one. The games played between the two teams could be rather exciting.
If Harrelson does not want to participate in the crosstown games at Wrigley Field, though, we will all just have to find some way to carry on with The Will To Win in his absence.