Compare and Contrast
The 2012 Major League Baseball regular season is about to come to a close. Once again, my Minnesota Twins will go out with a whimper as they will finish with 90+ losses for the second consecutive season.
One consolation for me is it appears the hated Chicago White Sox will also miss the postseason! Just two weeks ago, the
Yes, the White Sox and my Twins have had quite a rivalry over the past 10+ seasons, but my disdain for the Pale Hose has nothing to do with their roster itself. Insufferable shill Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is the TV voice of the Sox and is, by far, the biggest (and most contemptible) "homer" in the game today. Nothing in sports brings me greater joy than listening to Harrelson when his boys are going down to defeat.
But when the "good guys" win? Harrelson is off the charts, sounding as though he is being....ahem...."pleasured."
The greatest example of this can be found in a July 2009 game when then White Sox hurler Mark Buehrle tossed a perfect game at the Tampa Bay Rays.
Fast forward the video below to about 5:10, as the final out is recorded.
Now compare that to a scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally (fast forward to about 1:13).
Uncanny, isn't it?