Skip to comments.Keeping Scully in Dodgers’ Booth Is Baseball’s Easiest Call
Posted on 05/09/2012 1:29:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
Vin Scullys memories of sales of the Dodgers date to 1950, when the team was still in Brooklyn, and now include the recently completed $2.15 billion acquisition by a group that includes Magic Johnson.
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OH Man is Vin sign for another deal I think safe to say Vin Scully going died in broadcast booth
He is not sick I think safe to say that what going to happen
I remember listening to Vin calling Hank Aaron’s record-breaking HR, on my portable transistor radio, with my elementary school buddy, as the Dodgers were playing the Braves, way back in the 70s.
The man defines icon. He is an ironman, and he is the best.
End of discussion.
Vin is Los Angeles’ greatest treasure.
Even if he was to read the phone book, I would be transported to childhood and warm summers — pretty much halcyon.
LA is blessed to have him — it was also blessed to have Jerry Dogget and Chick Hearn.
And I have mentioned this before: Vin’s acceptance speech to the Baseball Hall of Fame was THE classiest I have ever heard or seen for anyone accepting anything.
I had the pleasure of watching Vin Scully call last night’s Dodgers/Giants game on MLB Network. And it was a pleasure.
I got tired late in the game so I actually DVRed the last three innings and will watch them tonight. What a master of the broadcast art.
Vin Scully should stay until he decides to retire. One of the best voices in baseball (and, unlike the late Chick Hearn, I actually understand what he is saying).
He had an ice skating race with Jackie Robinson and that Barry Zito's uncle is Patrick Duffy.
There are many 'technical' (and in some cases boring) broadcasters in baseball, but Vin is all about the people in it.
Yes, and to distraction. It's now got to the point where he is often unable to interrupt his story (script) during important plays. I've watched every single Dodger game for the last three or four years and can tell you it's no fun listening to Vinny tell and re-tell his anecdotes, sometimes twice in the same game. I'm sure he is experiencing short-term memory problems (for a few years I'd say) and can't always remember what stuff he has included during each broadcast.
He has such an uncanny ability to describe the action on the field that these things can be overlooked, I guess, but it harder and harder for me these days. I listen with headphones that have a switch, so that my wife can hear in hers, and find myself turning off the sound when I sense another reiteration of a (PC) Jackie Robinson experience or the wonderful way a Dominican player has treated his parents.
Vin could read the phone directory and make it listenable, as they say, but that's the problem. If you are a keen baseball fan, his pontificating acts as a barrier to watching the game, almost like static. I think he has developed a case of narcissism that, as much as he is wont to apologize for, gets in the way of his delivery. I've been listening to Scully from day one in Los Angeles and respect him for being the best play-by-play guy of all time. Unfortunately, there is no one to replace him, it appears, so I'll just have to keep flipping my switch during the games.
Sitting in my folk's bedroom, my Dad staying up later than his early work schedule called for, listening on his transistor radio.
basketball has a different pace.
That's too bad. That's one of the things I always liked about him, that the game came before his jabber--unlike all the other broadcast egos.
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