The 33-Year-Old Rookie is Now a 38 Year-Old Sports Analyst


If you've opted to watch the home-opening series from the warmth of your own home (or a crowded bar), you may have caught former Phillies catcher Chris Coste recapping the last two wins with Ricky Bottalico on Comcast SportsNet's Postgame Live.

The World Series ring-holder, once calling the pitches, is now trying his hand at examining them from an outsider's perspective. Although his contributions have been minor so far, and his uneasiness in front of the camera is almost palpable, it seems like Coste will be able to offer some deeper insight to complement Ricky Bo's standard dialogue.

Coste is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery but hopes to have another shot behind the plate in the near future.

Do you think Coste deserved to edge out Darren Daulton for this year's analyst position? Sure, Daulton may have offered some entertainment in the form of attire choices, but I think most fans are looking more for logical game breakdowns and less for outlandish end-of-the-world predictions.

What are your thoughts thus far?


6 Responses

  1. I like Coste and his story. It’s one of those things that’s just great to hear about. It’s good that he’s there, although I have yet to listen to his analysis. Darren Daulton always seemed a bit odd, so I am definitely ready for someone else to try to take over.
    Ricky Bottalico is great and I’d glad that we have him, David Murphy, Bill Baer, Todd Zolecki, and Jayson Stark covering the Phillies. It’s really nice having good journalists.

  2. I think they should add everytime Chris Coste says “Its a catch 22” to the drinking game. I heard him say it three times in the same pre-game broadcast.

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