White Sox announcer reaches out to umpire

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CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson says he has reached out to the umpire he criticized so harshly on the air.

Harrelson said Saturday he thought about it and then left a message for Mark Wegner. Without a warning during Wednesday's game at Tampa Bay, Wegner ejected Chicago rookie starter Jose Quintana in the fourth inning after he threw a pitch behind the Rays' Ben Zobrist.

Harrelson ranted in the television booth about Wegner, saying umpires need to be held accountable and some don't know the game of baseball.

Harrelson had conversations with Commissioner Bud Selig and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf following his outburst. Harrelson said he would try to make sure he didn't have another outburst, but couldn't guarantee it.

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