Beano CookBeano Cook died today. He was 81, a grouchy old bastard who appeared on ESPN for years.
I always thought Beano was a real ass (ESPN does that to people), until I heard him do a radio interview. He was unbelievably quick-witted, very sarcastic, and incredibly entertaining in general.
Plus, he could rip the one liners. The funniest thing he ever said? I think it was this (thanks Deadspin):
While he was at CBS in 1981, he uttered his most celebrated bit of wisdom. Bowie Kuhn had just given the Iranian hostages lifetime passes to MLB games. Cook: "Haven't they suffered enough?"