Bob Costas is a fantastic sports journalist, but geez Bob, lighten up a little bit! Costas was on hosting duties for NBC's coverage of the US Open this weekend which meant little more than cut-ins with important thoughts and a couple highlights just to remind viewers that this was a big event because Bob Costas was there.
One of Costas' functions was to read a highlight for an afternoon game between the awful Cubs and terrible Mets - a game in which the Mets won 4-3 on a walkoff home run by Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
The Mets were happy they won.
Bob Costas was not happy that the Mets were happy:
I'm sure this is Bob Costas trying to be funny and cute and maybe even poking fun at his own "get off my lawn" persona when it comes to athletes expressing themselves when playing a game... but isn't there a little bit of truth in every bit of sarcasm?
I mean really, if we're going to dump all over how meaningless this game and celebration are, why even bother showing the highlight aside from fulfilling our contractually obligated Bob Costas Moment Of Unctuousness.
What a complete and utter Douche,
Who cares what your record is, that is an epic comeback, and Costas says you are not allowed to enjoy those now.
Hey the other night the Mariners played the A's in Sewer, I mean Oakland What's the difference anyway?
At least Costas doesn't subscribe to the ESPN model of "if it's from the east it must be just what everyone in the world wants to see, heck, we here at the East-coast Sports Pandering Network just found out that out to the west there is this place called America, gosh".
If you think that is bad then try three hours of Bob Costas and Jim Kaat on the MLB Network Showcase discussing how baseball peaked in 1963.
He was being glib, ignoring of course that every walk-off HR is celebrated in this manner. Lost in all of this is that the Mets used an actual pie - a delicious apple pie -- instead of whipped cream on a towel. We're classy like that.
How long before we get an SNL sketch making fun of Costas, or does he do too good a job providing his own?
I admit it. I laughed at the "ongoing decline of Western Civilization line." But it did look like Costas was unhappy to be doing highlights.
that is what is wrong with baseball today. it is one thing to reminisce. it is another to revel in the past.
costas and others like him spend the entire game going on and on about the 1957 indians. it turns young viewers off.