(prints out Leitch’s “Projectile Spittle” bit…forms firm paper funnel…deposits mega Lamictal tablets…swallows)
“I was reluctant to leave HBO, but I thought it would be my only chance to do baseball again,” Costas said. “Some things have come along at a later stage that have surprised me.
“I still enjoy doing all the things I’m doing. It’s not going to go on forever, but it’s not going to end tomorrow, either.”
The return to play-by-play is a blast from the past for Costas, who hadn’t done it for more than a decade.
“His calls always have that rare blend of crisp play-by-play, storytelling and sharp opinions,” said Dick Ebersol, former chairman of NBC Sports. “Bob is a unique person in the world of play-by-play and one of the best ever to call baseball.”
Costas’ competence in the smorgasbord of the sportscasting realm is unparalleled, now and perhaps in history. Nobody has handled such a variety of duties with his level of expertise.
“His incredibly diverse body of work makes him the most complete broadcaster in sports history,” Ebersol said while presenting Costas for induction into the NSSA Hall of Fame. “He touches the bases in ways no broadcast talent ever has.”
...Costas would beg off from being called an expert in many of the areas he covers, other than baseball.