That's not what we got from Ken "Hawk" Harrelson on WGN tonight.
The longtime White Sox announcer produced the following during Chicago's ninth inning meltdown against Baltimore on Saturday:
"Anytime you can take that base, you've got to take it, because of the pressure it does, you know, everything is self-induced."
It's never a good idea to ad-lib a combination of baseball strategy verbiage and modern psychology terms, particulary on live national TV. I can only imagine that therapists who regularly see Sox fans will be double-booked this week.
But the real tragedy is that this is going on while linguist and baseball savant Bob Costas sits at home without having called a nationally televised baseball game for nearly a decade. What a disgrace. Throw the man a bone, Ebersol, and bid on a limited baseball package, or one of the Division Series, or something!