Okay, this has nothing to do with Japan. And I'm not particularly fond of Bob Costas. I am, however, a big Ted Williams fan, and this Costas quote about him has always warmed my heart.
"Well, I interviewed Ted Williams, who some people think is the greatest hitter of all time, in 1988, at a time when he had not done an interview-- radio or television, at all-- in 15, 16 years. And he was amazingly forthcoming. And he's a compelling figure. And at one point I said to him, 'You know, you're the guy who John Wayne played in all those movies. You're actually the guy.'
And he hitched for a moment, a moment of modesty, but then honesty overtook him and he said, 'Yeah, I know it.'"