Skip to comments.Vin Scully Speaks With ‘CBS Sunday Morning’
Posted on 09/14/2012 4:56:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
After more than six decades in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, Vin Scully tells CBS SUNDAY MORNINGs Lee Cowan he still gets goosebumps doing the job...
Cowans interview with Scully will air Sunday, Sept. 16 on CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network...
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when i was young, like a long time ago, i lived in Phoenix Az.
big time Dodger fan in the 60’s & early 70’s. Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Claude Osteen, Maury Wills, et. al.
I would hide under my covers and listen to vince announcing the Dodger games. didn’t want my mom & dad knew that I was still up. what a voice.
All hail Saint Vincent Loquacious. He couldn’t call a game without his computer screen.
Don’t usually watch that channel, but to hear Vin it will be worth it.
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WHOA ES He giving his dues with all people CBS morning news prop Vin he is da man
He is last of old school broadcasters
small black transistor radio, antenna extended and leaning on the pillow in a specific manner to reduce the static.
A melodious voice painting a beautiful picture a picture allowing a small boy to dream and feel what could be.
I can still hear those words and tone of his voice "high fly ball, back goes . . . she is gone" and many more signature radio calls
"In a year that is improbable, the impossible has happened" . . . 1988 Kirk Gibson home run
many many great memories I have as a young boy because of Mr. Scully
..two and two to Harvey Kuenn...
I can't really see how a guy who'd been doing this so long can "still get goosebumps" broadcasting today's version of so-called "major league baseball", where the current Dodgers seem to be bringing in new players at a rate that boggles the mind, not that they seem to do anything but make their performance on the field worse. This "here today, gone tomorrow" movement of players used to be what would be associated with the minor leagues or "bush" leagues, the opposite of the relative stability that the Dodgers were known for during past decades.
Aside from that, today's baseball announcer is confronted with the burden of knowing so many darn players on so many teams who change uniforms so often, and with so many foreign imports with names that you have to be a linguist to get them pronounced.
These problems are in no way Scully's fault - I lay them in good part on the current system operated out of Park Avenue by Bud Selig and pals - but Scully really getting goosebumps selling an inferior product like this? Well, when you've done it for as long as he has, you probably need something to keep you going.
Koufax was and will always remain my favorite professional athlete. No pitcher I have ever seen dominated the sport as he did for the last five years of his unfortunately shortened career. In addition, he is a good guy off the field, and never engaged in any crass commercialism to take advantage of his baseball fame after his career was over, always modest and low key to a fault.
As for Scully's broadcast of the ninth inning, somehow he forgot to inform his listeners of the score, because not only were Koufax' no-hitter and perfect game on the line with every pitch, but so was the game - an important game in a tight pennant race in September - with the Dodgers clinging to a narrow 1-0 lead. (The Dodgers had only ONE hit themselves.)
But even without giving the score, Scully's call there was one of his most remembered masterpieces. No one ever did a better job calling radio baseball play-by-play than Vin Scully. He not only describes the nuts and bolts of what's happening on the field as it unfolds so that the listener has no questions about it (a skill that surprisingly eludes too many radio announcers in a predominantly television broadcasting age), but he embellishes his broadcasts with colorful stories and anecdotes during lulls in the game. Also, reflecting the values of an earlier age of journalism, he is not as outwardly partisan to his team as most others.
At least Vin doesn't giggle his way through baseball broadcasts like most of the other announcers do.
Yes, I agree. He is a genuine adult.