Literary birthday greetings: 1952 – Bob Costas, announcer Fair Ball: A Fan’s Case for Baseball, by Costas. Broadway, 2000. Also on this date: 1962: A former member of the New York Giants requesting anonymity reveals that Bobby Thomson’s home run in the 1951 playoffs against the Brooklyn Dodgers was helped by a sign-stealing clubhouse spy. [...]
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With the All-Star break an extra day longer this year, the MLB Network had to find something to fill the time usually taken up with endless repeats of the same information. So they premiered Costas & Seinfeld: Who’s on First?, a deconstruction of the classic comedy routine. The Seinfeld fan will recall the two-part episode [...]
Sounds like the title of one of his many TV shows. Anyways, the elfin sportscaster will be leaving HBO to plight his trough with the new MLB Network. According to the press release from MNLN, Costas “will host special original programming with an emphasis on the game’s history and its most significant figures and topics, [...]