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Vin Scully: “That is blinkin’ fertilizer”
NBC Sports ^ | August 7, 2012 | Craig Calcaterra

Posted on 08/07/2012 12:16:28 PM PDT by EveningStar

“He caught the blinkin’ ball … he caught the darn ball … THAT IS BLINKIN’ FERTILIZER … you gotta be blinkin’ me … blinkin’ unbelievable.”

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TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: baseball; jimtracy; vinscully
Video at site.

Vin Scully translates and sanitizes Jim Tracy's remarks to the umpires.

1 posted on 08/07/2012 12:16:30 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 08/07/2012 12:18:15 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Scully famously would not read on-air promos for “The Best Damned Sports Show Period”.

“I was taught you did not use the word Damn on the radio when I started my career, and I’m not going to start using it now”.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 12:21:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

3:50: “Jim’s gone, so he’s spending house money now.”

My one wish as a baseball fan is that someone invents an immortality pill and gives it to Vin Scully. This is just a wonderful clip.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

To each there own, I guess.

For me, Vin Scully talks too fast, says too much, and his high-pitched nasal sound irritates. I want to relax when I watch baseball.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: Colonel_Flagg

To each there own, I guess.

For me, Vin Scully talks too fast, says too much, and his high-pitched nasal sound irritates. I want to relax when I watch baseball.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 12:32:41 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: EveningStar
I was laughing my @ss off last night watching it live. Vin was ‘all business’ translating, which makes it all the more hilarious.

Both Tracy and Scully were right, it should have been a caught ball and 3rd out for the inning.

However, no harm done to CO Rockies due to the missed call.

7 posted on 08/07/2012 12:36:27 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: EveningStar
Yet another example of unionized employees screwing America from truth and justice. Why isn't there "Instant Replay" to overturn obvious mis-calls by baseball umpires? It's not difficult to do.

In fact, there should be electronic strike zones as well. It is such a joke that a pitch 3" inside is a ball when Todd Helton is at bat and a strike when Rookie Gordon Pacheco is at bat.

TS

8 posted on 08/07/2012 12:38:09 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: vekzen

For us Tiger fans there will never be anyone who even comes close to replacing Ernie Harwell. He had that great voice and was never afraid to tell the world of his love of God and baseball.

He was also a baseball poet.

http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=7861045&topic_id=9822406&c_id=det&v=3


9 posted on 08/07/2012 12:51:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: The Shrew
Why isn't there "Instant Replay" ... In fact, there should be electronic strike zones
What would you want next, virtual players?
Hey, all you digital weenies ... leave baseball alone ... and ditch that stupid DH in the AL too!
10 posted on 08/07/2012 12:56:59 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Look at the picture on the website - the ball is touching the ground. No catch. After conferring, the umps got it right.

Vinny was great, although you didn’t need a translator to read Tracy’s lips.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 1:04:18 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: EveningStar

If you want poetry with your baaeball. Scully is the man for that.

If you want to learn something about the game while you watch baseball, tune into SNY’s Mets Broadcasts with Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling as PBP men. You’ll get inside-baseball stuff like nobody else.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 1:05:33 PM PDT by jb729
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To: EveningStar
I saw the play on Fox and I thought the CF caught the ball. I do not think the umpires would have reversed the call if Mattingly did not come out to appeal. So in a sense Mattingly got Jim Tracy ejected.

Scully’s narrative was funny.

13 posted on 08/07/2012 1:38:33 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: EveningStar
Two things he mentioned during this game that I did not know about Scully after 50 years listening to him:

1. Vince Lombardi and Scully were good friends (probably back to the Fordham days).

2. Scully was at Sandy Koufax’ tryout, thought he was an “okay” prospect.

14 posted on 08/07/2012 1:43:36 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: The Shrew
Why isn't there "Instant Replay" to overturn obvious mis-calls by baseball umpires? It's not difficult to do.

Unless it’s the third out of the inning, there are cases where the players have to know the call to know what play to make. But if the umpire calls the third out, there’s no reason not to review the call during the change of inning. Of course we know that the umpire’s initial call is right </sarcasm>, so there is no delay caused by the review process. If it turns out not to be an out after all, proceed on a “ground rule” sort of basis, with runners advancing only as much as necessary.
In fact, there should be electronic strike zones as well. It is such a joke that a pitch 3" inside is a ball when Todd Helton is at bat and a strike when Rookie Gordon Pacheco is at bat.
The thing is, it’s the pitcher’s job to make sure his pitches are not so obviously balls that the batter can ignore them - or so obviously strikes as to be easy pickings for the batter to hit.

Never mind the inconsistency from batter to batter, just the inconsistency from umpire to umpire is bad enough. In the pre-digital age, it wasn’t really practical to automate the calling of balls. But now, you could easily call balls digitally to better precision and much better repeatability than a human umpire can achieve.

BTW, it’s a safety issue - a guy can get hurt standing behind the catcher to call balls and strikes!

15 posted on 08/07/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: chrisinoc

” 2. Scully was at Sandy Koufax’ tryout, thought he was an “okay” prospect. “

Koufax had speed when he first joined the Dodgers in 1955 , but for the first 4-5 years had serious controls problems , plus injuries inc. elbow arthritus . He asked to be traded in ‘60 , but was not . He finished with 8-13 . He came close to quitting baseball , but gave it one more year . Sandy finally came into his own in 1961 .


16 posted on 08/07/2012 2:01:28 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: vekzen

Vin Scully TALKS TOO FAST???? And has a HIGH PITCHED VOICE????
Are you certain you know who Vin Scully is?


17 posted on 08/07/2012 2:17:57 PM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: EveningStar
Missed it live....watching The Angels, but on the replay the ball definitely hit the ground.

Must have been funny listening to Vin sanitize Tracy's rant!

18 posted on 08/07/2012 2:37:48 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: cripplecreek
For us Tiger fans there will never be anyone who even comes close to replacing Ernie Harwell.

Some of my best memories are of my father and I listening to Ernie while sitting on our front porch, lights off, no real conversation, and just looking into the woods.

Quiet, serene, and Harwell's voice narrating the game. Life was good.

19 posted on 08/07/2012 3:18:15 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: chrisinoc

“2. Scully was at Sandy Koufax’ tryout, thought he was “
an “okay” prospect.

In his first few years Koufax was wild.

Then he became one of the most dominating pitchers ever, imo. For a few years.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 3:30:30 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: OldMissileer

Few men could put as much into a few minutes of broadcast as Ernie Harwell. Everything from faith, family values, love of Michigan and baseball in nearly every broadcast.

This last speech had me crying like a baby when I saw it live. His was a voice as familiar as anyone in my family for my whole life.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=6688931&topic_id=9822406&c_id=det


21 posted on 08/07/2012 3:31:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EveningStar

As an Angels fan, I have always hated the Dodgers (red vs blue you know?)....but I have always been a huge fan of Vin Scully. One of the best broadcasters ever! I miss the days way back when when he called the World Series games for NBC.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: vekzen
Vin Scully is the most overrated sportscaster of all time.
23 posted on 08/08/2012 11:51:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: vekzen

I think Vin was actually better at doing football than baseball....he made the call on “The Catch” in the 1981 NFC Title Game.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 11:54:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: jb729
If you want poetry with your baseball...

"Poetry"? You are much too kind.

25 posted on 08/08/2012 11:57:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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