Hawk Harrelson continues to stereotype Asian players

  • It is one thing for White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson to belittle the team for making remarkably boneheaded plays. He is entitled to his own opinion when it comes to the use of sabremetrics and other forms of advance statistics to value players.We don't have to like Harrelson for being a curmudgeon, but we should at least respect that he has the right to do so.  MORE: White Sox broadcast rankingsWell, that is until he uses racially insensitive words to describe Asian players, and that's exactly what he did this week during the White Sox's series against the Red Sox. First, fro夜网论坛m Wednesday:Harrelson actually corrected himself from "Asian" to "Oriental." It should be the other way around. In fact, "Oriental" shouldn't even be in one's lexicon. Now, granted, Harrelson is 72, meaning he spent much of his life in an era when using the word "Oriental" wasn't deemed politically incorrect or racially insensitive. On Thursday, he did it again. Yup...Hawk Harrelson just referred to Junichi Tazawa as an "oriental".— Hall of Very Good™ (@HOVG) July 10, 2014But calling Junichi Tazawa "Oriental" on two occasions is not the entire problem. Harrelson typecasts Asian pitchers as all having the same type of "funky" delivery.This isn't the first time Harrelson has done this, as Yahoo Sports' Mike Oz points out. But his problem seems to go beyond the type of word confusion you'd allow for someone born in 1941. Harrelson was criticized in April for saying Cleveland Indians pitcher C[......]

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    Dodgers celebrate Josh Beckett's no-hitter

  • On Sunday afternoon, Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett pieced together a masterful performance against the Phillies, throwing the first no-hitter of the 2014 season.After the game, his teammates swarmed him to celebrate, soaking him with all kinds of beverages. Infielder Dee Gordon夜网论坛 captured the action and posted the revelry to Instagram with the caption "Took it like a champ." Beckett had only thrown one complete game in the last five seasons before Sunday's victory.[......]

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    Chase Utley walkoff homer lifts Phillies over Marlins in 14th

  • PHILADELPHIA — The bullpen gave the Phillies' offense plenty of chances, and Chase Utley finally came through.Utley hit a two-run home run in the 14th inning, lifting Philadelphia to a 5-3 victory over Miami on Thursday night. "I tried to square one up, go home," Utley said. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna homered for Miami. The Marlins managed just two hits from the ninth inning on, however.After the Phillies squandered chances to score in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings, Jimmy Rollins led off the 14th with an infield single. Utley followed by driving an 0-2 pitch from Chris Hatcher (0-1) deep into the seats in right field.Utley was mobbed at home plate by his smiling teammates and met with a pie in the face while giving a TV interview afterward. The game lasted 4 hours, 41 minutes and the teams combined to use 13 pitchers.Justin De Fratus (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings as part of an impressive display by the Philadelphia bullpen. De Fratus, Mario Hollands, Ken Giles, Antonio Bastardo, Jonathan Papelbon and Jake Diekman combined to pitch seven scoreless innings of three-hit relief after Phillies starter Cole Hamels left."The bullpen was great (and) really kept the game in check and gave us a chance for Chase's big swing at the end," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I just think they're on a roll as a group. They found their niche and they're comfortable with that. I think they're just feeding off each other. (There's) competit[......]

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