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Friday, August 29, 2014
Hawk says reduced schedule possible

By Doug Padilla

CHICAGO -- A day after Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson hinted at a reduced schedule for him in 2015, the team on Friday would say only that a decision on Harrelson's status for next year will have to wait until the offseason.

Harrelson told Chicago’s WSCR-AM 670 on Thursday that he is thinking about cutting down on road games next season, which would be his 31st with the White Sox and 40th in broadcasting.

“I have a 10-year-old and 7-year-old playing ball in South Bend [Indiana], and I am missing a lot of it,” the 72-year-old former major leaguer told the radio station. “If I told you I was not thinking about [cutting back], I would be lying. I am thinking about it.

“I have not made a decision, but it will be one that my family will help me with. I really don’t want to miss my grandkids growing up. They are old enough now to know I am known by a lot of people, and they really kind of like that.”

Harrelson declined to discuss the matter Friday before the White Sox faced the Detroit Tigers. The White Sox released a brief statement.

“Similar to past seasons, after the 2014 season ends, Hawk will talk with his family and members of the White Sox front office and a collective decision will be made in terms of his 2015 schedule, which could be no change or altering his schedule,” the White Sox statement read.