Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, October 11, 2012

ESPN: Beano Cook, staple of the game, dies

Beano Cook, a longtime staple of the Pittsburgh sports scene and an ESPN college football studio commentator since 1986, has died. He was 81.

“You only have to bat a thousand in two things—flying and heart transplants,” Cook once said. “Everything else, you can go 4-for-5.”

Never forget.

The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:41 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: midgets, obituaries, seo

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4264822)
Is this the 'Beano Cook' who used to post here?
   2. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: October 11, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4264840)
This is the first midgets article? What kind of a website is this?
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4265001)
Wow, I lived in Pittsburgh for ten years and always enjoyed seeing Beano Cook on TV, but never knew he was connected to Pittsburgh.

Or baseball ... wait, the only thing the article says about baseball is this:

One of Cook's most famous quips came in 1981, after then-commissioner Bowie Kuhn offered lifetime passes to baseball games to U.S. hostages returning from Iran. "Haven't they suffered enough?" Cook said.


An early leader in the anti-baseball movement! The godfather to Bill Simmons.

RIP Beano Cook.
   4. Magnum RA Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM (#4265624)
I thought he was 81 twenty years ago.

RIP, Beano.
   5. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM (#4265702)
I expect he'll win two, maybe three lifetime achievement awards.
   6. Dunn Deal Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM (#4265706)
Beano was awesome. Curmudgeonly entertaining, says I.

I'm not seeing how Simmons is "anti-baseball" - after all, he penned an entire book of columns about the Red Sox.
   7. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:22 AM (#4265716)
I was a big Beano fan. I'm looking forward to a nice montage of Beano clips over the weekend, highlighted by him wearing that Sun Devil costume with a trident.
   8. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:29 AM (#4265717)
Beano's moments (including the Sun Devil costume)

He often talked about how he wanted to be buried with a Michigan football helmet.
   9. Rob_Wood Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:26 AM (#4265723)

Beano was fabulous and entertaining and LOVED college football. RIP.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Tuque
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDavid Ortiz’s few remaining critics are needling killjoys who don’t deserve him | For The Win
(55 - 4:06am, Oct 01)
Last: Scott Ross

NewsblogFox Sports: Ken Rosenthal's 2016 MLB awards
(13 - 2:49am, Oct 01)
Last: Cooper Nielson

NewsblogOTP 2016 Sep 26: A single for Donald Trump - He doesn’t have to hit a home run to send Hillary to the showers
(1821 - 2:27am, Oct 01)
Last: Renegade JE (((Jason)))

NewsblogOT - September 2016 College Football thread
(380 - 2:08am, Oct 01)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogThe View is Much Better When You're the Lead Dog: Mike Trout Closes in on Another Second-Place MVP Finish
(4 - 1:39am, Oct 01)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogWhat's going on inside the Blue Jays clubhouse?
(8 - 1:31am, Oct 01)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-30-16
(128 - 1:20am, Oct 01)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

NewsblogHeyman: Twins’ hiring of Falvey raising eyebrows
(31 - 12:24am, Oct 01)
Last: Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(48 - 12:09am, Oct 01)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogJesus Montero suspended 50 games for use of a stimulant
(10 - 11:25pm, Sep 30)
Last: Dock Ellis on Acid

NewsblogOT: August 2016 Soccer Thread
(639 - 11:20pm, Sep 30)
Last: Baldrick

Hall of Merit2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(109 - 11:14pm, Sep 30)
Last: theorioleway

Sox TherapyA Fan Picks Papi's Ten Best (Red Sox) Moments
(16 - 10:25pm, Sep 30)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogWhy Bo Jackson chose baseball
(2 - 10:20pm, Sep 30)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Gonfalon CubsFear, Worry, and Overthinking
(15 - 7:40pm, Sep 30)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.2722 seconds
47 querie(s) executed