Chicago White Sox play-by-play broadcaster Hawk Harrelson has made some pretty outrageous comments in the past. But the latest one has fans on both sides of Chicago shaking their heads.
During the White Sox loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, Harrelson decided to compare Todd Frazier and Kris Bryant. Both play third base in Chicago, hit a lot of home runs and are solid defensively.
But the comparison Harrelson made was unreal.
“We talk about batting average being one of the most misleading statistics in baseball,” Harrelson said. “Kris Bryant, in the running for (NL) MVP, will probably get a leg up on most guys over there. He’s got 36 home runs and 91 RBIs. And he’s a good third baseman, but you know, he’s not Todd Frazier defensively.
I’m talking about these two. (Bryant’s) in the running for that MVP. He’s got two more home runs than Todd. He’s got seven seven more RBIs, but he’s hitting 95 points higher. So, batting averages can really be skewed. As I said, with the way Todd shows his leather at third.”
We have no idea what Harrelson was thinking when he said it. You can listen for yourself below:
The best part is Hawk shutting down Steve Stone about 30 seconds in. pic.twitter.com/xzPMGRhscO
— Lauren Comitor (@laurencomitor) September 2, 2016
It was so bad that Steve Stone had to steer the conversation the other way.