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ALL STAR BASEBALL AND EAST COAST SNOBBERY; WHERE'S VIN SCULLY? [Vanity]
July 15, 2014 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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!


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How dare the producers of the All Star game snub Vin Scully. TEACHERS are more worthy of a SPECIAL TRIBUTE at an All Star baseball game than Vin Scully is? What a joke! We shall not forget.
1 posted on 07/15/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Its been a better all star game than most in recent history.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 7:08:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree. Great game but the announcers really need to shut up for a while. They are very obnoxious.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 7:10:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: cripplecreek

Nice snag by the NL catcher.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

We do okay with the guys the Diamondbacks use. They’re pretty good.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 7:14:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Vin Scully is still alive???


8 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:49 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Vin Scully only does home games and road games within the NL West.
9 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:54 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Is Trammel still managing the D-Backs?


10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:16:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
The pre-game tribute to TEACHERS was out of place and downright stupid. A tribute to Vin Scully would've been far more appropriate.

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!

11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:16:41 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I like that the winner of the All-Star Game also wins the World Serious.

I swear, the only thing that drags out more than The World Cup is the MLB playoffs.

12 posted on 07/15/2014 7:17:28 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: JohnBrowdie

So you’re saying forget all the rich history of Scully and that he wouldn’t show up for this game anyway?


13 posted on 07/15/2014 7:18:53 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

It would have been a great way to honor him. He would have showed.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 7:19:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

No, I’m saying that he’s 86, and perhaps he doesn’t travel well, or more than he has to.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 7:20:38 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 7:20:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I tried to watch the home run hitting contest but Chris Berman happened.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 7:24:12 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: cripplecreek

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.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 7:24:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Wonder if he was asked? Not going to many more years that he will be able to do it.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 7:25:30 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Cabrera sat out the derby because he said it messed up his swing last year.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 7:25:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.
I guess they'll bury him between Gehrig and Ruth.
22 posted on 07/15/2014 7:28:29 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: TruthWillWin

That’s kinda my point.. I’LL BET HE WAS NOT EVEN ASKED.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:28:52 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 7:29:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I began to listen to Vin Scully broadcast Dodger baseball games in 1960, when KFI carried the games.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:30:04 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (-e)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

Agreed. It’s disgusting. I’m suprised they don’t have a ‘jock strap cam’ on him during the game.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:30:44 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: All

What’s with the neon shoes and batting gloves? Better to see on replays??


27 posted on 07/15/2014 7:33:55 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 7:34:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Fiji Hill

58 for me, the 1st year the Dodgers were in LA. Vin Scully/Jerry Doggett.


29 posted on 07/15/2014 7:44:14 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: TruthWillWin

I used to like Scully when he did NFL games. I couldn’t stand Curt Gowdy.


30 posted on 07/15/2014 7:49:02 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: TruthWillWin

Where have you gone, Junior Gilliam?


31 posted on 07/15/2014 7:49:36 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

who won?


33 posted on 07/15/2014 8:11:28 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: kvanbrunt2

American League 5-3.


34 posted on 07/15/2014 8:52:08 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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Nice to see Mike Trout win MVP and a new vehicle. God knows he couldn't afford one otherwise. /SARCASM
35 posted on 07/15/2014 9:07:27 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


36 posted on 07/15/2014 9:12:08 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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).


37 posted on 07/15/2014 9:47:45 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cripplecreek

Charlie Slowes, who does Nationals games on 1500 AM, is one of the best around. In the Barber-Lindsey Nelson mode.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 9:48:55 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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?


39 posted on 07/15/2014 9:50:35 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

They could have brought in scully for three innings. No class


40 posted on 07/15/2014 9:51:45 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.
You’d think he was president or something.

He'd be better than the one we have.

41 posted on 07/15/2014 9:52:16 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: morphing libertarian

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.


42 posted on 07/15/2014 9:56:28 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Angelenos tend to think everything should be according to their lights. They’re much worse snobs than Easterners.


43 posted on 07/15/2014 10:00:30 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Was a chance for baseball to honor one of the all timers


44 posted on 07/15/2014 10:03:07 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.

http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20140710/on-the-media-vin-scully-is-biggest-star-missing-from-mlb-all-star-game


45 posted on 07/15/2014 10:10:50 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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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 I’d 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, “I’m not interested in doing it any more. I’ve done enough of them. I’d feel like an intruder, really.

“I just don’t want to shoulder my way into another booth.”

http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20140710/on-the-media-vin-scully-is-biggest-star-missing-from-mlb-all-star-game


46 posted on 07/16/2014 4:40:53 AM PDT by dmz
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To: TBP

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.


47 posted on 07/16/2014 9:21:02 AM PDT by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Puig is a disappointment.

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.

48 posted on 07/16/2014 9:34:36 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: CARDINALRULES

For national games, Buck & McCarver spend too much time trying to appear impartial. Then end up dumping on the Cards at every turn.


49 posted on 07/16/2014 9:35:17 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The best thing about the All-Star Game.......The Rangers can’t lose.


50 posted on 07/16/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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