Skip to comments.ALL STAR BASEBALL AND EAST COAST SNOBBERY; WHERE'S VIN SCULLY? [Vanity]
Posted on 07/15/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
All right, where's Vin Scully? He's the most iconic baseball announcer in the game's history, but has obviously been snubbed by the East coast liberal establishment.
Where did Scully's career begin? With the Brooklyn Dodgers, but that STILL doesn't buy him a seat with the terrible announcers from back East at THIS All Star game.
This is an outrage!
Its been a better all star game than most in recent history.
I agree. Great game but the announcers really need to shut up for a while. They are very obnoxious.
Yeah I only like Mario and Rod the regular Tigers announcers these days. They can’t hold a candle to Ernie Harwell but they’re familiar.
during the regular season, at least, Vin no longer travels out of the dodgers division. In fact, he doesn’t travel to Denver, which is in the dodgers’ division.
Nice snag by the NL catcher.
We do okay with the guys the Diamondbacks use. They’re pretty good.
Vin Scully is still alive???
Is Trammel still managing the D-Backs?
The F-16 flyover was awesome and perfectly timed with the woman who sang our National Anthem.
Puig is a disappointment. LOL Jeter is a great bb player but cocky and self-absorbed!
I swear, the only thing that drags out more than The World Cup is the MLB playoffs.
So you’re saying forget all the rich history of Scully and that he wouldn’t show up for this game anyway?
It would have been a great way to honor him. He would have showed.
No, I’m saying that he’s 86, and perhaps he doesn’t travel well, or more than he has to.
I can’t speak for others, but, I think the implication is that Vin is an old man now, and doesn’t travel far from L.A. anymore when he announces.
I tried to watch the home run hitting contest but Chris Berman happened.
Yes. I’m afraid with the season we’re having, a lot of people are going to be gone next year though. Lots of injuries and all of our starters took advantage of the “Tommy John” surgery sale that they had at the beginning of the season in Phoenix.
Wonder if he was asked? Not going to many more years that he will be able to do it.
Cabrera sat out the derby because he said it messed up his swing last year.
I quit watching - have they followed Jeter to the can to watch him taking a leak yet? You’d think he was president or something.
That’s kinda my point.. I’LL BET HE WAS NOT EVEN ASKED.
Trammel is a beloved former player in Detroit but not so beloved as a former manager. I believe he used to get tossed more than any other managers.
Brad Ausmus is very calm as a manager and I don’t think he’s been thrown out yet. He’s doing a good job for a young guy.
I began to listen to Vin Scully broadcast Dodger baseball games in 1960, when KFI carried the games.
Agreed. It’s disgusting. I’m suprised they don’t have a ‘jock strap cam’ on him during the game.
What’s with the neon shoes and batting gloves? Better to see on replays??
Well, I’m sure hoping that they don’t take this season out on Gibson and Trammel. The MLB sent the Dbacks to play their first two games against the Dodgers in Australia and the Dbacks have been “down under” ever since. I hope next year that they send somebody else.
58 for me, the 1st year the Dodgers were in LA. Vin Scully/Jerry Doggett.
I used to like Scully when he did NFL games. I couldn’t stand Curt Gowdy.
Where have you gone, Junior Gilliam?
Vin does home games and away games in Az, SF and San Diego.
He doesn’t travel much.
But if I recall correctly, he did make an exception for when the Dodgers went to NY to play the Yanks.
He might have gone if they’d invited him.
American League 5-3.
Vin Scully does not do Fox (National) games. He just does Dodgers games and only really home games and away games in the NL West. (Although he has done Yankee games in New York).
He’s a national treasure and the only solo booth TV guy left, but he wouldn’t have called this game on TV if it were at Dodgers Stadium. The Buck/Verducci/Reynolds team is the No. 1 broadcast team for Fox (National) games.
These are the network guys who do pretty much every network game. MLB Network picks up Scully’s broadcasts from time to time, but Fox uses its own guys.
Joe Buck, a product of nepotism if there ever was one, is a Midwestern guy (St. Louis).
Charlie Slowes, who does Nationals games on 1500 AM, is one of the best around. In the Barber-Lindsey Nelson mode.
Derek Jeter is one of the classiest guys in baseball. Did you see how his fellow players treated him when he came out of the game?
They could have brought in scully for three innings. No class
He'd be better than the one we have.
The All-Star Game has always had network announcers, but the World Series didn’t used to. They would have one announcer from each club. For example, when the Yankees and Dodgers met, they’d have Scully and Allen. I liked it better that way.
At least Harold Reynolds is better than that blowhard Tim McCarver.
Angelenos tend to think everything should be according to their lights. They’re much worse snobs than Easterners.
Was a chance for baseball to honor one of the all timers
For being such a big Scully fan, I’m surprised that you wouldn’t know that Scully turned down the opportunity, saying that he would have done it if it had been in LA.
Here’s what Vin himself said, something you might have researched before your silly rant.
If the game was at Dodger Stadium on SportsNet L.A., maybe Id do it, the 86-year-old broadcasting legend replied in his usual cordial manner from his Hidden Hills home.
No need to dive deeper into that statement about how few would actually see the game if that were to actually happen.
But to be honest, he continued, Im not interested in doing it any more. Ive done enough of them. Id feel like an intruder, really.
I just dont want to shoulder my way into another booth.
I can tell you Joe Buck is totally different now from when he was first starting out doing Cardinals broadcasts. And not for the better.
Tim McCarver is more tolerable now when he is doing Cardinal broadcasts than when he was with Fox.
You won't be disappointed, if you expect little of him. He's got a great collection of skills, with the disciple of a first year Little Leaguer. He should be in AA ball, not starting in the All Star game.
For national games, Buck & McCarver spend too much time trying to appear impartial. Then end up dumping on the Cards at every turn.
The best thing about the All-Star Game.......The Rangers can’t lose.