Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBC Sports reporter Bob Costas prior to a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Costas gets a do-over after bad first pitch (GIF)

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Bob Costas’ nasty eye condition from the Winter Olympics has cleared up and he’s been able to resume his normal duties as a sawed-off little smug baseball purist.

The ever-prissy Costas threw out the first pitch ahead of Tuesday’s Cardinals-Reds game and didn’t exactly put up a brilliant effort. Because he’s Bob Costas, he was allowed to take a second stab at getting one over the plate.

The second first pitch went better for Costas than the first first pitch. Even the relatively bad first first pitch was a thousand times better than some of the efforts we’ve seen in the first pitch department lately.

I guess I can’t blame Costas for demanding a mulligan on his first pitch. Regular celebrities can rest on a bad first pitch but when you’re a guy who calls games for a living and has to interact with players, you at least want to show that you have a rudimentary ability to play the game, so they don’t make fun of you.

No one expects Costas to fire one 100 MPH right down the heart of the plate but he at least has to get one in the vicinity of the strike zone. Okay Costas. I can live with the do-over.

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