CHICAGO (WSCR) – White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson says he is looking forward to success from a Sox team with “a nice, winning attitude.”
On the Mully and Hanley Show Thursday morning, Harrelson said even though the bullpen is a little shaky right now, the team must persevere.
LISTEN: Hawk Harrelson On The Mully And Hanley Show
“You’re going to put the uniform on. I don’t care how long it takes and what the conditions are. Let’s win it,” he said.
Referencing Mully and Hanley’s earlier talk with Mayor Richard M. Daley, Harrelson said this year’s team has the attitude of winners.
“When the mayor talked about the winning attitude, he was right on the money,” Harrelson said. “This ballclub is a good team as we all know, and the thing I like about them is they have a nice, nice winning attitude.”
And this year will be particularly exciting, Harrelson said, given that the entire AL Central Division is showing skill and talent this year.
“This is the first time I can remember in this division where we’ve got five teams in this division that can hit,” he said. “Cleveland’s pitching is a little sketchy. Kansas City’s pitching is a little sketchy. But Kansas City is going to win more ballgames than a lot of people have projected for them, and Cleveland can score some runs. So this is going to be a fun year. I’m looking forward to it.”
In particular for the White Sox, Harrelson said Brent Morel showed special promise. Morel delivered a two-run single in the top of the 12th inning Thursday to lead the White Sox to a 10-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
“If there’s one player I’d pick for my pick to click for the season this year, it’s Brent Morel,” Harrelson said. “This kid’s going to be a hell of a player, and he’s not afraid to get base hits. He’s not afraid to keep on improving. He’s just 23 years old, soon to be 24. But I’ll tell you one thing right now – he can play.”