Costas: Just He Hate Me's playbook—and I cherish it.
SI: Katie Couric is dating Red Sox owner Tom Werner. How involved will she be in personnel moves?
Costas: It's common knowledge that she forced the Carl Everett deal, and now she's demanding they go to a four-man rotation so Pedro can get more starts. She's power mad. Simply power mad.
SI: Which is the better Bob Costas film, Pootie Tang or BASEketball?
Costas: That's like asking Jimmy Stewart to choose between It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
SI: You're buddies with Billy Crystal. What would it take to get you to replace Bruno Kirby in City Slickers III?
Costas: An ironclad guarantee that Jack Palance wouldn't beat the crap out of me just for the fun of it.
SI: Who was the better interview, Ice-T or Al Haig?
Costas: They were both good, but the bonus with Ice-T was the unbelievable rapport he had with Raymond Burr in the green room.
SI: You interviewed Bobby Knight and Vince McMahon on the same show. Did you give your booker a raise?