These are the things that Bob Costas talked about in his role as play-by-play announcer during Friday night’s Yankees/Red Sox game on the MLB Network:
1) Pace of play. Man, have you guys heard that Yankees/Red Sox games tend to be long? Totally long. In the old days, games were so much shorter. What’s with all these pitching changes and specialized relievers? So long.
2) Steroids. Did you guys know that some baseball players of recent vintage used performance enhancing drugs? True story! Some players — maybe even a lot of them! — used steroids and something called HGH to try to do better at baseball. And now — if you can even believe it — some of them are eligible for the Hall of Fame. What if some of these dastardly cheaters cross the threshold of that sacred institution? We might as well burn down the Louvre.
3) Hustle. These days, some players just don’t run hard out of the box every time they hit the ball. Why? WHY NOT? WHY DON’T YOU RUN HARD OUT OF THE BOX EVERY TIME? THERE IS NO GOOD REASON NOT TO HUSTLE AND BE GRITTY!