The MLB postseason is set to have a new voice in 2021.
According to a report from the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, TBS is on the verge of finalizing a deal with longtime broadcaster Bob Costas.
Costas, who worked for NBC Sports from 1980-2019, has called games for MLB Network. He is reportedly set to call the NLCS for TBS.
Bob Costas and TBS are working toward an agreement that would see him host the network’s marquee MLB event. TBS wanted to alleviate the pressure on TBS’ regular host, Ernie Johnson, as his duties on the acclaimed “Inside the NBA” begin in mid-October. Johnson is expected to host the opening rounds of TBS’ playoff coverage.
Johnson and now potentially Costas will work with Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins and Curtis Granderson.
Baseball fans are excited by this news. Costas is among the best in the business.
“Great news! Bob is excellent on the air of course, but also off air. Friendly & generous. Remembers your name. Always happy to see him,” one fan tweeted.
“Pretty clear to me that Bob Costas would have stayed at NBC forever if they ever did get baseball back from Fox. He waited more than 15 years but they never got it done, so off he went,” another fan suggested.
“The more you can have Bob Costas involved in big postseason baseball, the better,” one fan tweeted.
NEWS: Bob Costas and TBS working toward a deal for him to host the NLCS, The Post has learned.https://t.co/nHOWqY0FNU
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) August 20, 2021
The NLCS is scheduled to run between Oct. 15 and Oct. 24.
Last year’s NLCS featured the Los Angeles Dodgers beating the Atlanta Braves in seven games.
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