03.13.13

A) Either Steve Stone Is The Most Diplomatic Person On Earth…

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B) He really wants to keep his job, or
C) the White Sox TV analyst is on the sort of powerful prescription medication you and I can only covet from afar.

How else to explain Stone’s remarks to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Chris De Luca following reports the former and White Sox broadcasting pariah partner Ken Harrelson (above) were called on the carpet by club chairman Jerry Reinsdorf at the end of the 2012 season in an attempt to quell the obvious bad vibes that exist between the pair?

‘‘I believe everything has been resolved,’’ Stone said. ‘‘I think this year is going to be much better broadcasts than it has been.

‘‘We’re two pretty smart guys. And the common ground that we reached and what I told him: I’m only interested in one thing, and that’s to make the best broadcast possible. I want this to be our best year, and I think both of us have the ability to do that.’’

Both admitted there had been growing tension the last two seasons. This came after a pretty good marriage the first two seasons.

What happened?

‘‘I really have no idea,’’ Stone said. ‘‘I guess if you really can’t pin down anything, it’s never really simple. It’s never really one thing; it’s a number of things.

Some have speculated Hawk’s homerism grates on Stone, but Stone denied it.

‘‘There are people who view that as a negative; I view it as an extreme positive,’’ Stone said. ‘‘I like the fact that he wants the White Sox to win every day. I want the White Sox to win every day, but he has been around longer. He also believes that every call should go the White Sox’ way. Obviously, as we know, it doesn’t work that way.”

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