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Doc Emrick, Bob Costas visit Cup before MLB game

Announcers will call Pirates-Cubs in Pittsburgh on Friday @NHL

Mike "Doc" Emrick will step out of his element Friday when he joins Bob Costas in the broadcast booth for a Major League Baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs on MLB Network.

On Thursday, Costas took a trip into Emrick's world, when the two chatted hockey in the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room alongside the Stanley Cup, which was on display at Consol Energy Center.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Bob Costas & Mike "Doc" Emrick discuss hockey, the @penguins and the #stanleycup @NHL @HockeyHallFame

The Penguins won the Cup with a six-game Stanley Cup Final series win against the San Jose Sharks. Emrick, an Indiana-born fan of the Pirates, was the play-by-play announcer for each game. It was his 10th consecutive year calling the Cup Final on NBC.

Costas, a longtime sports commentator for NBC, served as the network's studio host for each of the first four NHL Winter Classic games.

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