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Bob Costas Says Ty Cobb Was a Son of a B**** on MLB Network

Good thing MLB Network isn’t an over-the-air channel, because I do believe you can get in trouble for saying “son of a b****” on TV, which is exactly what Bob Costas did. I’m not even kidding. Of all sports broadcasters around, I’d probably put Costas in the same category as Vin Scully and Dick Enberg for guys I’d least expect to hear a dirty word or phrase come from. Here’s the video:

That video was aired Thursday on MLB Network and it featured Costas providing Hall of Fame thoughts to Matt Vasgersian. To clarify the title of this post, Costas actually says Cobb was by all accounts an SOB, but that’s not really our concern. The simple stunner is that he said “Ty Cobb by many accounts was the worst son of a bitch who ever lived.” As I wrote on twitter, I didn’t know he had that in him. Then again, he is friends with Buzz Bissinger, so I guess that makes anything possible.

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