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Vin Scully to Miss Home Opener (50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium)
espn ^ | 4-10-12

Posted on 04/10/2012 12:25:16 PM PDT by doug from upland

LOS ANGELES -- Vin Scully, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster, will miss calling the team's home opener on Tuesday for just the second time in his 63 years at the microphone.

Scully, who the team said was suffering from a severe cold, skipped the game on orders from his doctor, a source said.

The illness isn't thought to be serious.

Dodgers star Matt Kemp sent best wishes to Scully on Twitter. "Get well soon Mr. Vin Scully!!" he wrote on the social media site.

Scully began experiencing cold symptoms last weekend while the team was in San Diego, and he made the decision on Sunday, because of those symptoms, to do the television broadcast only.

Scully normally does a three-inning simulcast on both television and radio before Rick Monday and Charley Steiner take over the radio broadcast and Scully completes the game on TV.

Scully, 84, was inducted into the broadcasting wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. He announced during spring training that he will further trim his travel schedule, visiting only cities within California and Phoenix.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chavezravine; dodgers; dodgerstadium; scully; vinscully
If you can't make a Dodger game, Vinnie makes you feel like you are there. Best broadcaster ever.
1 posted on 04/10/2012 12:25:27 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Took in my first Dodger’s game (at Dodger Stadium) in 1967 when I was 7. We then moved to Tucson and I’d fall asleep listening to my little transistor radio which picked up the LA station. Can’t remember the number of times I fell asleep to Vin Scully. What a sports broadcasting icon!


2 posted on 04/10/2012 12:28:39 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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Per ESPN:

Magic Johnson is not planning to attend the Los Angeles Dodgers home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, the new owner of the Dodgers will be in New York City, where his play Magic/Larry is opening on Broadway this week, according to the team.

Johnson’s group, Guggenheim Baseball Management, entered into a $2.15 billion agreement to purchase the Dodgers two weeks ago. He attended the team’s Opening Day game against the San Diego Padres last week where he sat next to outgoing owner Frank McCourt, at McCourt’s invitation.

As part of the sale agreement filed in court last week, Johnson and his group are reportedly prohibited from making disparaging remarks against McCourt or his family in the future. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


3 posted on 04/10/2012 12:30:26 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

Get well soon, Vin! It ain’t a Dodger game without you!

L.A. may have had a lot of problems but it was blessed with Vin Scully (and, yes, Jerry Dogget) and Chick Hearn.

Vin’s acceptance speech for the hall of fame was one of the most inspirational speeches of any kind I have ever heard.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 12:31:00 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

My first Dodger game was 1958 in the Coliseum with my Little League team.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 12:33:03 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

He sure is. I met him once, in 1959 when I was 9 years of age, at a Dodger game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 12:34:01 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: doug from upland

Vin is a legend here in LA. God Bless him and I hope he feels better soon. Vin Scully and Chick Hearn are broadcast legends, we already lost Chick, Vin is the only one left. Feel better Vin I am praying for a speedy recovery


7 posted on 04/10/2012 12:34:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: doug from upland

I’m a Tiger fan so for me it was Ernie Harwell who made the game come alive.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 12:39:57 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: doug from upland

Vinnie made you feel like you were there even when you were there. In the early years at least one could hear Scully’s voice in the Colosseum from the hundreds of transistor radios people that people brought to the game. Made the game better.


9 posted on 04/10/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by hanamizu
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To: freedumb2003

Don’t forget Brooklyn and even Red Barber (although Red committed the sin of switching to the evil Yankees).


10 posted on 04/10/2012 12:49:28 PM PDT by JimSEA
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12 posted on 04/11/2012 12:09:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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Just left a "get well" message on The Dodgers website.

Just not the same without Vin.

From an Angels fan.

13 posted on 04/11/2012 12:52:52 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: EveningStar

ES I hear Twitter folks were saying that ole Vinnie has bad case of layrtntis OUCH you got realize that it come to a day where be no Vin Scully in the booth


14 posted on 04/11/2012 2:52:14 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/believe.wav


15 posted on 04/12/2012 6:57:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I remember that! I listened to Healy whenever I could. :)


16 posted on 04/12/2012 9:23:08 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: La Enchiladita; doug from upland; SevenofNine
Thanks for the ping here, FRiend (La Enchiladita).

I held my breath when I learned that Vin had missed the Dodgers' home opener, but as he now seems to be fine, I'm SO glad he's back up in the Dodgers' broadcast booth!

May "our" Vin enjoy many, many more happy and healthy years! God Bless Vin Scully...

17 posted on 04/25/2012 11:14:53 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: hanamizu

Vin was a fantastic football announcer as well, he called “The Catch” in the ‘81 NFC Championship Game.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 11:18:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nutmeg

Vin was fine and dandy last night, calling the whole TV broadcast and looked GREAT. I could still hear a little bit of rasp in his voice... that was a wicked cold he had.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 11:35:07 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
That's so good to hear! I checked the Dodgers' game tonight, but our MLB package gave us the Atlanta broadcasters instead. Grrr.... >:-(

When Vin Scully is broadcasting, there should be a Rule: Always run the Dodgers' Prime Ticket feed!

20 posted on 04/25/2012 10:52:36 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: doug from upland

I’ve always like Scully. One of the best.

I’m also happy the Braves took two out of three with 9th inning rallies. :o)


21 posted on 04/25/2012 10:56:23 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Freestate316
When you went to a Dodger game, you took a Transistor Radio so you could listen to Vin Scully call it.

It didn't matter that you were in the Stands, his voice always made the experience that much better.

22 posted on 04/25/2012 11:07:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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