After days of forcing viewers to gaze upon his crusty, embattled and infected eyes, sanctimonious national treasure Bob Costas took a night off.
If history has taught us anything, it’s that the story is almost always about what Bob thinks. Whether he’s lecturing us on guns, baseball purity, or using unnecessarily large words to inflate his already enormous ego, Costas is the voice of reason. According to Costas.
With all that being said, it’s a little surprising he would go to “the bullpen”, as he put it, for Matt Lauer. Isn’t he a hoot? For one day, the Today show host will take over the reins from Costas depriving him of the spotlight and his forum to use more clever baseball quips.
“Reluctantly, I was trying to throw a complete game here, but I think we’re going to have to go to the bullpen”, Costas admitted. “And I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but you’re Mariano Rivera, at least tonight”.
Perhaps I spoke too soon.
To be blunt, Costas’s pink eye looks diseased and uncomfortable to anyone at home listening to his diatribe against anything “pro-Costas”. Anyone who has ever had an eye infection knows it doesn’t go from gross to good in one day.
So, get ready Sochi game junkies, Costas will be back soon to educate you. Sure, he’ll look like a cracked out vagrant that aggressively begged you for change last night. But, Bob will find someway to blame his appearance on guns, the Redskins, politicians, or Augusta National Golf Course.
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