CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson missed his second consecutive game Thursday because of a sore throat.
Harrelson, now in his 29th season on the air with the White Sox, did not call either game at Wrigley Field this week, but is expected to return to the booth Friday when the team is in Oakland.
Harrelson actually left the booth and went home during Tuesday’s rain delay at U.S. Cellular Field in a game that was eventually postponed. Had the game resumed, color commentator Steve Stone would have taken over the play-by-play call.
Stone did play-by-play for each of the games at Wrigley Field, with former White Sox outfielder Mike Huff handling the color commentator duties.
A White Sox spokesperson confirmed that Harrelson was not away from the booth as the result of a league-ordered suspension.
Harrelson made critical comments regarding umpire Angel Hernandez during a game against the Miami Marlins this past weekend and has spoken with commissioner Bud Selig about critical comments in the past.