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(The Hollywood Reporter)   How do you make documentaries and old films about baseball even more boring? Get Bob Costas involved   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
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2013-01-10 11:48:50 AM  
Airing Mondays beginning Jan. 14, the 30-minute show will tackle A League of Their Own (1992), Bad News Bears (1976), Cobb (1994) and Eight Men Out and The Natural (1984).

Guests lined up for the five episodes include actors Tommy Lee Jones (Cobb), Tatum O'Neal (Bad News Bears) and Geena Davis (A League Of Their Own). Costas will also sit down with directors John Sayles (Eight Men Out), Penny Marshall (A League of Their Own), Ron Shelton (Cobb) and Barry Levinson (The Natural).

All of that sounds interesting, and I'll watch the MLB network for the first time in memory.  Don't see the fail here.
 
2013-01-10 11:59:45 AM  
i rewatched ken burns' "baseball" not that long ago. costas seems coked to the gills in that one.
 
2013-01-10 01:24:53 PM  

FlashHarry: i rewatched ken burns' "baseball" not that long ago. costas seems coked to the gills in that one.


Well it was the early 90s.
 
2013-01-10 01:26:08 PM  

ITGreen: Airing Mondays beginning Jan. 14, the 30-minute show will tackle A League of Their Own (1992), Bad News Bears (1976), Cobb (1994) and Eight Men Out and The Natural (1984).

Guests lined up for the five episodes include actors Tommy Lee Jones (Cobb), Tatum O'Neal (Bad News Bears) and Geena Davis (A League Of Their Own). Costas will also sit down with directors John Sayles (Eight Men Out), Penny Marshall (A League of Their Own), Ron Shelton (Cobb) and Barry Levinson (The Natural).

All of that sounds interesting, and I'll watch the MLB network for the first time in memory.  Don't see the fail here.


This. Sounds fun.

/not really a baseball fan
//it ranks with hockey as the "is my team in the playoffs?" level of curiosity
///there's no crying in baseball
////only here on Fark
 
2013-01-10 01:29:56 PM  
Costas just oozes the kind of insecurity you'd expect from a sawed-off little midget with a Napoleon Complex. NBC is just unwatchable when either he, Florio, or King are on. It's no wonder their new sports channel is such an abysmal failure. Apparently the only ratings they are getting are form hunting and fishing shows left over from the outdoors channel - hahahaha. #NBCFail
 
2013-01-10 01:32:35 PM  
Make it more than 30% interview footage of people who had no involvement in the game except being fans?
 
2013-01-10 01:33:24 PM  
Costas is a bunch of things. Not boring, though. I always thought he shoulda been the guy to replace Tim Russert on Meet the Press rather than that Gary Gnu jerkoff.
 
2013-01-10 01:35:53 PM  
There's that scene from Cobb when TLJ is trying to masturbate, but his withered old peener refused to get hard, so he decides to punch the shiat out of it. That always left me wondering why he thought that would work.
 
2013-01-10 01:41:42 PM  

FlashHarry: i rewatched ken burns' "baseball" not that long ago. costas seems coked to the gills in that one.


F*ckin' cheater. How the hell does the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association let him in? He doesn't get on anywhere near as many broadcasts without coking up.
 
2013-01-10 01:42:54 PM  
Does Costas wear a hairpiece, or is that just a horrible color job?

Since HD became a thing that question has plagued me.
 
2013-01-10 01:55:19 PM  
This is great... Maybe Costas can invoke a much needed diatribe about gun control in this project.
 
2013-01-10 01:57:36 PM  

T.rex: This is great... Maybe Costas can invoke a much needed diatribe about gun control in this project.


DEPORT BOB COSTAS!
 
2013-01-10 01:58:29 PM  
Subby sucks. That is all.
 
2013-01-10 02:02:51 PM  
Costas is good at his job, but he does come across as smug.
 
2013-01-10 02:13:50 PM  
Boring. Costas' late night show was quite good. Certainly better than what currently occupies that time slot.
 
2013-01-10 02:35:19 PM  
There is still no better baseball movie than Bull Durham. Sure, a lot of it is pure rom-com fluff, but it's a very well done and generally amusing one at that. However, it's also the best, most pure testament (whether it was intentional or not) to whatever nostalgic ideal of small-town minor league baseball that someone like Bob Costas could conceivably spend an entire show waxing poetic on.
 
2013-01-10 02:52:11 PM  
..also no Sandlot? No 61*? Pfft.
 
2013-01-10 03:02:57 PM  

Killer Cars: There is still no better baseball movie than Bull Durham. Sure, a lot of it is pure rom-com fluff, but it's a very well done and generally amusing one at that. However, it's also the best, most pure testament (whether it was intentional or not) to whatever nostalgic ideal of small-town minor league baseball that someone like Bob Costas could conceivably spend an entire show waxing poetic on.


I'll take Major League any day, although the romance subplot in it kind of sucks.
 
2013-01-10 03:07:27 PM  

T.rex: This is great... Maybe Costas can invoke a much needed diatribe about gun control in this project.


If one of the actors shoots his girlfriend and himself two days before it airs, I bet he will.
 
2013-01-10 03:11:57 PM  

The Bestest: ..also no Sandlot? No 61*? Pfft.


To be fair, he already interviewed Billy Crystal extensively about it on Studio 42.  Granted, on his previous network.
 
2013-01-10 03:33:47 PM  
Studio 42 with Bob Costas is one of the most interesting baseball shows ever; I wish they'd rerun them more often.

Set your dvr's, and if you're lucky you'll catch the one with Bob Feller. Inspiring stuff.
 
2013-01-10 04:47:35 PM  

Killer Cars: There is still no better baseball movie than Bull Durham. Sure, a lot of it is pure rom-com fluff, but it's a very well done and generally amusing one at that. However, it's also the best, most pure testament (whether it was intentional or not) to whatever nostalgic ideal of small-town minor league baseball that someone like Bob Costas could conceivably spend an entire show waxing poetic on.


I like For the Love of the Game better than Bull Durham, but Bull Durham has better memorable lines.

Major League 1 and 2 are two of the best movies of all time, baseball or not.

//As a disclaimer, The Princess Bride is my favorite movie of all time. For football movies, I love Necessary Roughness, some of the funniest lines in movie history.
 
2013-01-10 05:05:21 PM  

ITGreen: Airing Mondays beginning Jan. 14, the 30-minute show will tackle A League of Their Own (1992), Bad News Bears (1976), Cobb (1994) and Eight Men Out and The Natural (1984).

Guests lined up for the five episodes include actors Tommy Lee Jones (Cobb), Tatum O'Neal (Bad News Bears) and Geena Davis (A League Of Their Own). Costas will also sit down with directors John Sayles (Eight Men Out), Penny Marshall (A League of Their Own), Ron Shelton (Cobb) and Barry Levinson (The Natural).

All of that sounds interesting, and I'll watch the MLB network for the first time in memory.  Don't see the fail here.


MLB Network's basically the NFL Network...in that it's NOT ESPN.

/that, in and of itself, is a win
 
2013-01-10 05:11:23 PM  

Rwa2play: MLB Network's basically the NFL Network...in that it's NOT ESPN.

/that, in and of itself, is a win


MLBN trumps NFLN in just about every area I can think of.. talent*, production values, original programming, off-season content, play-by-play...

*Kevin Millar notwithstanding
 
2013-01-10 05:15:35 PM  
..not that I don't have my complaints, prime of which is their nasty habit of popping up a network promo animated graphic that covers nearly the entire bottom third of the screen every 15 minutes during games.

Knock that shiat off!
 
2013-01-10 06:11:29 PM  

The Bestest: Rwa2play: MLB Network's basically the NFL Network...in that it's NOT ESPN.

/that, in and of itself, is a win

MLBN trumps NFLN in just about every area I can think of.. talent*, production values, original programming, off-season content, play-by-play...

*Kevin Millar notwithstanding


Oh, so very much this.
 
2013-01-10 06:25:25 PM  

The Bestest: Rwa2play: MLB Network's basically the NFL Network...in that it's NOT ESPN.

/that, in and of itself, is a win

MLBN trumps NFLN in just about every area I can think of.. talent*, production values, original programming, off-season content, play-by-play...

*Kevin Millar notwithstanding


I like Millar. His drunken rambling at the Fenway celebration was awesome.
 
2013-01-10 06:30:39 PM  

NeoCortex42: Killer Cars: There is still no better baseball movie than Bull Durham. Sure, a lot of it is pure rom-com fluff, but it's a very well done and generally amusing one at that. However, it's also the best, most pure testament (whether it was intentional or not) to whatever nostalgic ideal of small-town minor league baseball that someone like Bob Costas could conceivably spend an entire show waxing poetic on.

I'll take Major League any day, although the romance subplot in it kind of sucks.


fast forwarding through the subplots makes it an excellent 1 hour movie. I have never found another movie where I can easily skip 1/2 of it and have it still be amazing
 
2013-01-10 06:37:25 PM  

KillAllHumans: I have never found another movie where I can easily skip 1/2 of it and have it still be amazing


Full Metal Jacket?
 
2013-01-10 07:35:35 PM  

The Bestest: KillAllHumans: I have never found another movie where I can easily skip 1/2 of it and have it still be amazing

Full Metal Jacket?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-10 07:58:31 PM  
As much as I hate Bob Costas, he's no Joe Buck.


Joe Buck is the worst thing that has ever happened to baseball and football.
 
2013-01-10 09:46:18 PM  

Duke Slater: Studio 42 with Bob Costas is one of the most interesting baseball shows ever; I wish they'd rerun them more often.

Set your dvr's, and if you're lucky you'll catch the one with Bob Feller. Inspiring stuff.


And when you do, Bob Feller's ghost will sell you an autograph.
 
2013-01-11 12:03:02 AM  
If there's a God, Bob Costas will replace Bud Selig as commissioner. Tomorrow.
 
2013-01-11 01:21:07 AM  

jim-jim: And when you do, Bob Feller's ghost will sell you an autograph.


Heh.

When I was a young baseball nerd, Bob Feller came to a baseball card show in my small town to sell autographs I was thrilled to know a Hall of Famer was going to be at a baseball card show three blocks from my house. I think he may have overestimated the size of the town, though.

My dutiful dad (who couldn't care less about an autograph) went there with me and we were the first to the doors. We were also about the only people who showed up.

Instead of being a prima donna, Feller spent the day talking to my dad and I. He told us stories of his baseball career, his military service, and his post career endeavors. I was young enough, and it was long enough ago, that I don't remember any specific stories. I just remember that he was a really really nice guy. And he signed anything we asked for free (after we'd paid for the initial autograph). My dad was not much of a baseball fan and may not have even known who Bob Feller was if I hadn't told him But he was enthralled with Feller's stories.

I know Feller made some cash selling autographs in his later years. But that particular day he could have signed our autographs and excused himself to the hotel bar or just left the show entirely. Instead he came off as a regular guy who just happened to be one of the best pitchers in the history of baseball. A true class act.

I know, CSB....
 
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