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Costas leaves HBO, joins MLB Network

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by markvid, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Effective immediately, will host interview show and do some play-by-play.
    I like this network more and more.

  2. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    This network gets better and better. I enjoy a lot of the programming now, and I can't wait to see what it's able to do during the season.
  3. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    wow thats a great catch, i really like costas.
  4. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    They showed him asking Torre about Manny on Hot Stove. Their coverage of the Manny thing was way too much. He turned down a contract offer. They went on about it so long, I wonder how they can possibly devote more time to it when he DOES sign with someone. In fact, I think they may have spent more time on it than Manny spent playing for the Dodgers.
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    It's the most-talked about story in the field they happen to cover. Not a problem.
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I like baseball or I wouldn't have been watching it in the first place. But it was so over-the-top repetitive that you'd really have to be a mental patient who stalks Manny to want that much on it.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Is a move that improves the quality of both networks.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Well, that's another thousand jobs lost.
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    With all the technology we have, can't Costas get a better hair dye than the shoe polish Tim McCarver uses?

    Or maybe we could just let TV guys have gray hair?
  10. Can he work at NBC and at an entity owned by MLB?
    Does this bother anyone else?
  11. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Considering that in his two main NBC jobs--the NFL and the Olympics--he's working for a network that is a rights-holder and thus a partner of the NFL and IOC, no, it doesn't bother me. Editorial independence was already out the window.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's what I was going to ask?

    When baseball fucks up something -- and it will -- how hard will Costas criticize it? Will Bud be treated with kid gloves?

    I hope he's not neutered like the writers at MLB.com.
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