Jerry Reinsdorf And Bud Selig Have A Talk With Hawk Harrelson

On Wednesday, umpire Mark Wegner tossed White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana without a warning, after some purpose pitches had been thrown. White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson went into an epic rant.

Friday, there’s word that Commissioner Bud Selig and White Sox managing general partner Jerry Reinsdorf have spoken to Harrelson about this. From ESPN Chicago:

“I talked to Bud Selig yesterday,” Harrelson told ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine on Friday morning. "We had a talk. Actually, Bud talked and I listened. If it was a prize fight, they would have stopped it in the first round.

“I also talked to Jerry, and I listened to him as well. That’s all I really have to say.”

Harrelson is an employee of Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN.

Senior vice president of sales and marketing Brooks Boyer said Harrelson will talk about the outburst on Friday’s broadcast.

That, even if you’re not a fan of Harrelson, should rate as must-see TV. The White Sox host the Mariners Friday in a game to be televised by Comcast SportsNet Chicago at 7 p.m. CDT. There is one thing that has been promised:

Boyer said an outburst like that won’t happen again from Harrelson.

“I could certainly be wrong but I think this was a good way for him to understand the importance of what’s going on on the field,” Boyer said. “I think moving forward those type of bursts and snaps will be limited if not eliminated.”

That could either be good news or bad news, depending on whether you like on-air rants or not.

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