Thursday, October 11, 2012

Beano Cook

Beano 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?"

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