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1 posted on 09/14/2012 4:56:58 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 09/14/2012 4:57:57 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

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.

blessings, bobo


3 posted on 09/14/2012 5:10:47 PM PDT by bobo1
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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


6 posted on 09/14/2012 5:27:18 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: EveningStar

..two and two to Harvey Kuenn...


8 posted on 09/14/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: EveningStar; bobo1; Misterioso; Churchillspirit; SevenofNine; okie01; BluesDuke
Vin Scully goes back with the Dodgers to Brooklyn, where I as a youngster first heard him. Hearing his voice still takes you back to a better time. Amazing that he's spent 63(?) straight years doing play-by-play for the same organization, and still seems to have lost little or nothing in describing a game.

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.

9 posted on 09/14/2012 6:15:22 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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