07.26.07

And In This Corner, The Nature Boy, Bob Costas

Posted in Baseball, Sports TV at 4:07 pm by

Though Barry Bonds might possess tremendous upper body strength, unmatched bat speed and ridiculous hand/eye coordination, in a battle of wits with Bob Costas, he might be slightly overmatched. From the AP :

A day after Barry Bonds called him a “little midget man who knows (nothing) about baseball,” broadcaster Bob Costas said he wasn’t upset with the San Francisco Giants slugger and responded with a jab of his own.

“As anyone can plainly see, I’m 5-6½ and a strapping 150, and unlike some people, I came by all of it naturally,” Costas said Thursday in a telephone interview.

“I’ve actually always had a pretty cordial relationship with Barry,” Costas said. “I have no ill feelings toward him personally. I regard him as one of the greatest players of all time who got inauthentic boost and then became a superhuman player. I wish him no ill whatsoever.”

Costas said he understood why Bonds might have denigrated him.

“He’s under tremendous scrutiny and some pressure. It’s no big deal,” Costas said. “This is a consequence of doing your job, and I’ve never tried to do my job in any case with the intention of calling attention to myself. I think if people watch the program, they can judge for themselves.”

Note to the Sultan Of Surly : if you really wanna drag this out further, be sure to say something disparaging about Costas’ cameo in “The Scout”. Let’s see him get out of that one!

3 Responses to “And In This Corner, The Nature Boy, Bob Costas”

  1. Mark Swiderski says:

    I think he might actually be more sensitive about appearing in “Baseketball”.

  2. Joel Hunt says:

    the title of this entry is an insult to the true Nature Boy, Mr. Ric Flair.

    WOOOOOO!

  3. Joel Hunt says:

    who I’m sure’s never touched a ‘roid in his life, uh huh.

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