Thankfully, Bob Costas is back in the headlines for something other than the redness of his eyes. This time, it’s for reciting rap lyrics. That’s right, Costas rapped during an MLB broadcast. Kind of.
Check out this clip involving Robinson Cano and his agent, Jay Z:
The best part is how John Smoltz is just clueless. He’s likely never heard ’99 Problems’ and he sounds like he barely knows who Jay Z is. Luckily, he had Costas there to show him what was up.
Here’s part of the verse that Costas referred to during the broadcast:
“Well my glove compartment is locked so is the trunk and the back, And I know my rights so you gon’ need a warrant for that, Aren’t you sharp as a tack are some type of lawyer or something?, Or somebody important or something?, Nah I ain’t passed the bar but I know a little bit, Enough that you won’t illegally search my ***, Well see how smart you are when the K-9’s come, I got 99 problems but a ***** ain’t one, Hit me.”
While Cano is taking a lot of flack for leaving the Yankees for the Mariners, it’s a career move that could pay off in more ways than just at the bank. Ironically he left the team that pays everybody top dollar, but even though his playoff chances decreased, the Mariners seem to be headed in the right direction. They probably won’t make the playoffs this year, but who’s to say where the team could be three seasons from now if they continue to add Cano-caliber players.