NEW YORK (AP) -A day after Barry Bonds called him a ``little midget man who knows (nothing) about baseball,'' broadcaster Bob Costas said he wasn't upset with the San Francisco Giants slugger and responded with a jab of his own.
``As anyone can plainly see, I'm 5-6 1/2 and a strapping 150, and unlike some people, I came by all of it naturally,'' Costas said Thursday in a telephone interview.
On this week's edition of HBO's ``Costas Now,'' commissioner Bud Selig, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and chemist Patrick Arnold discussed Bonds, his pursuit of Hank Aaron's home run record and suspicions that Bonds has used steroids. Schilling and Arnold said they believed Bonds had taken performance-enhancing drugs.
Bonds viewed at least part of the show before Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
``I've actually always had a pretty cordial relationship with Barry,'' Costas said. ``I have no ill feelings toward him personally. I regard him as one of the greatest players of all time who got inauthentic boost and then became a superhuman player. I wish him no ill whatsoever.''
Costas said he understood why Bonds might have denigrated him.
``He's under tremendous scrutiny and some pressure. It's no big deal,'' Costas said. ``This is a consequence of doing your job, and I've never tried to do my job in any case with the intention of calling attention to myself. I think if people watch the program, they can judge for themselves.''

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers, Cubs kick off heavyweight series Mike Montgomery acquitted himself quite well in his first start as a Cub. Tonight, though, presents an entirely different obstacle.
Thumbnail Boston's Wright resumes big year vs. Royals At 71-56, the Red Sox aren’t exactly treading water in the American League East. Yet they couldn’t be much happier about the return of an indispensable...
Thumbnail Nationals try to topple Rockies again In Thursday’s Washington-Colorado series opener, Max Scherzer fired eight immaculate innings. Odds are, though, the nation’s capital won’t see nearly the same kind...
Thumbnail Braves vs. Giants Prediction The Giants’ bats are struggling but will they and the Braves combine to fall under the total tonight when the two teams clash at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Indians vs. Rangers Prediction The Indians are a little pricey on the money line tonight but are they worth it when they visit the Rangers at 8:05PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement