Chicago White Sox

Cubs Send Hawk Harrelson a Big Message After Rizzo Homer

The Chicago Cubs had one incredible night at Wrigley Field Monday, and they weren't about to let Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson miss it. 

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back homers to cap a five-run fourth inning, and the Cubs continued their recent dominance of the Cincinnati Reds with a 15-5 victory Monday night.

Not long after Rizzo's homer, which appeared to go out of the ballpark and onto Sheffield Avenue, the team tweeted, "'I will never step foot in that ballpark again.' - That baseball." 

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The comment is a clear dig at Harrelson, who criticized the iconic ballpark using the exact same quote earlier this month. 

Harrelson, who will be retiring at the end of the 2018 season, will broadcast on a limited basis next year, and earlier this month he said that he will not be broadcasting the Cubs-Sox games at Wrigley Field. The two teams will play a three-game series at the Friendly Confines next year, but Harrelson will not be in attendance.

“It’s a joke,” Harrelson said in a recent interview. “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.”

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Harrelson isn’t the only member of the White Sox organization who has criticized Wrigley Field. Former manager Ozzie Guillen had some colorful remarks about the venerable ballpark, saying that there were rats bigger than pigs back in 2008.  

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