There, I said it.
Bob Costas and Harold Reynolds irritated the crap out of me today…they barely talked about the game but, instead, focused on the minutia about the two stadiums.
But the first truly asinine comment in the broadcast was “Nick
Swisher Fan Clubs should be popping up all over the Bronx.” Yeah, I’m
sure Yankees’ fans want more than one or two Nick Swisher Fan
Clubs–say, a North Bronx Nick Swisher Fan Club, a South Bronx Nick
Swisher Fan Club, and, of course, the Bronx Men With Facial Hair Nick
Swisher Fan Club–guys with beards that live in the North Bronx could
then join TWO Nick Swisher Fan Clubs!
The pinnacle of mediocrity came when Costas started to interview commissioner Bud Selig…Selig started out okay, telling us his first time at the old Yankee Stadium was on his birthday back in 1947…somehow, that got Costas off on a tangent, and talking about a radio broadcast from the 60’s that was from Yankee Stadium (it sounded like he was talking about a boxing match as well)…to which Selig responded, “Two generations of fans have no idea what we are talking about.” That right there should be a clue as to how off course the conversation had gotten…but Costas continued sucking up to Selig…even delving into how the steroid issue was just about cleaned up…yeah, sure.
Yankees’ fans–congrats on the new looking stadium, including the plexiglass in centerfield that we learned was tested on daily basis to ensure that it didn’t reflect into the hitters’ eyes–I’m just sorry that you had to hear all crap commentary made during the first broadcast from your new ballpark.