Every two years when the eyes of the sports world turn to the Olympics, the ears of the sports world turn to Bob Costas. With his newest job offer, dozens more ears will be available to the legendary sportscaster. The Inland Empire 66ers, the Class A affiliate of the Angels, have extended an open invitation for Costas to be their broadcaster for the 2013 season.
To the credit of the 66ers organization, this was not a blind invitation. Costas was recently interviewed by writer Joe Posnaski and expressed interest in a job of that nature. Writes Posnaski, "He (Costas) has often talked of a dream -- one he insists he still has, even after hosting all the Olympics and winning all the awards -- of broadcasting a full season in minor league baseball somewhere."
While there are no reports to indicate that Costas has accepted, the 66ers have raised the stakes. The club is reportedly offering Costas an unlimited supply of hot dogs, soda and popcorn. The club has also started a Twitter movement, using "#HireCostas" in attempt to create an irrepressible groundswell of support for the move.