When I think about Bob Costas, I automatically think about baseball, and his love and passion for our National Pastime.
Bob Costas was born 65 years ago today in Queens, New York, grew up loving the New York Yankees and his boyhood idol, Mickey Mantle.
Among his many baseball games he broadcast in his career none was better than the legendary performance of Chicago Cubs 2nd Baseman Ryne Sandberg on a summer day at Wrigley Field with Costas on the call for NBC's Game of the Week.
Besides being a tremendous baseball fan and broadcaster, I always think of Costas and the 1958 Topps All-Star Baseball card that he carries with him every day, no matter where he goes.
Bob Costas gets plenty of grief on social media for things he says....myself, I tend to appreciate what's great about him...his unbridled passion for the game that we both grew up loving and playing.
The game of baseball is a better place with Bob Costas in it.
Happy Baseball Birthday! Bob Costas.... PLAY BALL!