George Kontos entered the first day of his new life Monday. The former reliever made his debut as a Giants analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area, appearing on "Pregame Live" and "Postgame Live."
Prior to the Giants' 7-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies, broadcasters Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper gave Kontos some advice before his debut. To no surprise, Kuiper went the more comedic route, too.
"Well, my advice is going to be the best one, and it's going to be the simplest one before I hand it over to Mike," Kuiper said. "If you think you're really going to say something stupid, just stop and tell everybody that you have to take a pee."
"If you think you're going to really say something stupid, just stop and tell everybody that you have to take a pee."— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) August 4, 2020
Kruk and Kuip give advice to George Kontos for his debut 😂 pic.twitter.com/ejknIE00Ph
Kontos, who pitched for the Giants from 2013 through 2017, couldn't help but laugh at Kuiper's supposed advice.
"I'll remember that, absolutely," Kontos said. "That's great advice."
Krukow went a little more literal while still keeping it light for Kontos.
"George, no cuss words -- not allowed," Krukow said. "And No. 2, listen to your play-by-play guy or in this case, listen to [Greg] Papa. He will bring you in, he will let out and he will cover your mistakes.
Kontos, 35, had an eight-year big league career. He last pitched in 2018, when he suited up for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees that season. Over six seasons with the Giants, he went 15-14 with a 3.05 ERA.
Kontos also won the 2012 World Series as a member of the Giants and proudly sported his ring on the air.
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