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White Sox transition from Hawk Harrelson to Jason Benetti should be smooth

White Sox transition from Hawk Harrelson to Jason Benetti should be smooth

Like the alarm clocks shouting out his catchphrases that the White Sox handed out recently, there's a limited supply of Hawk Harrelson available.

Tell you what, when it's ovah after next-season's just-announced 20-game curtain call, even detractors will miss him, dagnabbit.

A guy talks to you for hours every summer for decades, you have a relationship.

And there's only one Hawk.

I may have taught my son, now 13, how to keep score at ballgames. Hawk taught him to circle Angel Herndandez' name on the scorebook's roster of umpires and scribble a note echoing Harrelson's past criticisms of Hernandez whether he was working the game we were attending or not.

No one...

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