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  • Vin Scully has microphone retired at Dodger Stadium ceremony

    05/04/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 3, 2017 | Bill Shaikin
    For a franchise that has been so successful in Los Angeles, the Dodgers’ 10 retired numbers speak largely to a Brooklyn heritage. On the day the Dodgers retired his microphone alongside those numbers — and perhaps for the last time at Dodger Stadium — Vin Scully told stories of the Boys of Summer. “Those numbers are not numbers at all,” Scully said Wednesday. “I can hear them. I really can.” ... In a pregame ceremony, [Tommy] Lasorda and Sandy Koufax unveiled Scully’s blue and white circle along what the Dodgers now call their “ring of honor,” with “VIN SCULLY” atop...
  • The year Vin Scully was unhappy about reduced role on network television coverage of World Series

    10/25/2016 7:43:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | October 24, 2016 | David J. Halberstam
    Full title: The year Vin Scully was unhappy about his reduced role on network television coverage of the World Series In the early years of network television, the participating World Series teams each nominated one of their announcers to broadcast the games on NBC. The two men would usually split the play-by-play. This practice gave national viewers the opportunity each year to sample legendary local voices like Russ Hodges, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Bob Prince, Jack Brickhouse, and Harry Caray. With this setup in place, Vin Scully correctly assumed that he would announce the World Series on network television in...
  • Watch Vin Scully tell Willie Mays 'You've always been my favorite player'

    10/03/2016 9:31:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 10/2/16 | Kerouac Smith
    Baseball icon Vin Scully paid the ultimate compliment to former MLB great Willie Mays as the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster prepares to call his final game on Sunday. Before Saturday's game against the rival San Francisco Giants, Scully spent some time with one of the team's -- and baseball's -- all-time greats, with both men clearly giddy during the exchange. The best part, though, is Scully telling Mays "You've always been my favorite player, even though you wore the wrong uniform." We'll miss you, Vin.
  • Vin Scully's last call - Walk Off Homer - Dodgers win division 2016

    09/25/2016 8:23:57 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 57 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/25/2016
    After 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers, Vin's last call at Dodger Stadium was as it should be......a Hollywood ending.
  • Vin Scully Appreciation

    09/23/2016 6:28:28 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 44 replies
    KTLA 5 | 9/23/16 | Self
    Today the Dodgers are celebrating Vin Scully before the game in this final weekend of home games he will call. It is on broadcast TV KTLA channel 5
  • Legendary Baseball Announcer Blasts Socialism During Game Broadcast (Vin Scully)

    06/18/2016 3:52:09 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 68 replies
    Chicks On The Right ^ | 6/18/16 | Hannah Bleau (Red Dawn)
    “Socialism failing to work as it always does, this time in Venezuela,” Scully said. “You talk about giving everybody something free and all of a sudden there’s no food to eat. And who do you think is the richest person in Venezuela? The daughter of Hugo Chavez. Hello. Anyway. Oh and two.”
  • Vin Scully: 'Kind of embarrassing' to be focus of Dodgers' TV negotiations

    03/24/2016 11:29:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bill Shaikin
    As the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable invoked the name of Vin Scully in lobbying DirecTV to carry SportsNet LA, the Hall of Fame broadcaster said Wednesday he was not entirely comfortable "to have my name tossed into a negotiation.” Said Scully: “I’m pretty shy with that kind of stuff.” The beloved Scully, 88, is entering his 67th and final season as voice of the Dodgers. A TWC spokesman said Tuesday that the company had cut its asking price for the Dodgers-owned channel "especially because of the historic nature of this year, with it being Vin Scully’s final season.”
  • Dodgers' Vin Scully can't imagine he would return after next season

    11/28/2015 12:10:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 28, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    It is not what anyone in the Los Angeles area wants to believe. When Vin Scully first said in August that next season would realistically be his last broadcasting the Dodgers, willful thinking became rampart ... Scully [turns] 88 Sunday and has reached the point where he cannot envision a scenario where he returns beyond the 2016 season. "I really can't see that I would come back," Scully said. "Sooner or later, you have to be realistic. I've done it for a long, long time. I've done reasonably well at it. But I don't want to stay on any longer...
  • Medical procedure prevents Vin Scully from calling Dodgers' postseason

    10/08/2015 3:56:13 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies
    Fox News Sports ^ | 10/8/2015
    The Dodgers announced Thursday that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will miss the 2015 postseason after undergoing a medical procedure. Scully, who turns 88 in November, has been the "Voice of the Dodgers" for 66 seasons, the longest of any current broadcaster with one team. The Dodgers announced the news in a series of tweets. Scully is a national treasure and regardless of team affiliation, everyone in the baseball community wishes him a speedy recovery.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully scores record for career longevity

    09/24/2015 3:20:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Guinness World Records ^ | September 24, 2015 | Rachel Swatman
    Yesterday, baseball broadcasting icon Vin Scully (USA) was officially recognised for having the Longest career as a sports broadcaster for a single team, having been behind the mic for an incredible 65 years 5 months and 22 days (as of 23 September). Known for his distinctive lyrical yet simple play-by-play descriptions, the legend has been announcing the Los Angeles Dodgers games since 1 April 1950 when the team were based in New York as the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • The Dodgers without Vin Scully: Readers grapple with the unimaginable

    09/05/2015 1:41:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2015 | Paul Thornton
    Los Angeles is such a complicated metropolis of disparate neighborhoods that it's hard to imagine a single event truly changing the place. Well, there is perhaps one: the retirement of Vin Scully. Dodgers fans (and surely many of the team's executives) released a collective sigh of relief when their sainted announcer said last week that he would return next year for his 67th season. But tempering that excitement was a warning by the 87-year-old game caller that next season will also likely be his last. More than a year out from the day that fans knew would arrive but still...
  • Vin Scully says next year is probably his last as voice of the Dodgers

    08/30/2015 9:06:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    A sweet moment with Vin Scully at his news conference Saturday to discuss returning to broadcast the Dodgers next year, suddenly took a dramatic turn to unwanted melancholy. It was a turn everyone knew would come one day. But still, hearing it from Scully took the air out of the room: Scully expects next year will be his last as the Dodgers’ broadcaster.
  • Vin Scully Will Return For 67th Season As Dodgers Broadcaster

    08/28/2015 7:50:40 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | none
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Vin Scully is returning to the Dodger Stadium for yet another year. The legendary broadcaster announced during the 2nd inning of the Dodgers game against the Cubs on Friday that he will in fact return for another year. “I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my familyand we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.”
  • Vin Skully...The World Series misses Him.

    11/01/2009 7:24:49 PM PST · by maclogo · 28 replies · 828+ views
    Baseball Almanac ^ | A lifetime | Vin Skully
    As I watch the World Series this year, I am reminded, once again, how I miss the poetic voice of VIN SKULLY. His lyrical narrative in describing the game was very inspiring and went far beyond the sport he was observing. A talented broadcaster with a Word Paintbrush. For those who remember, here are just a few more quotes he was known for. (Please click Link for a just a brief reminder of his talent).
  • Vin Scully on life and lessons from his rookie year with the 1950 Dodgers

    07/20/2015 7:12:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | July 20, 2015 | David J. Halberstam
    In 1950, an unfussy, callow rookie tiptoed into the Dodgers broadcast booth and never left. Vin Scully was just 22 and a year removed from his graduation at Fordham when he suddenly found himself alongside veterans Connie Desmond and the legendary Red Barber in calling Brooklyn Dodgers games on radio and television. Sixty-five years later, Scully and the Dodgers are both in Los Angeles and both still together. Throughout a career in which he has called the NFL, golf, tennis and, of course, baseball for a national audience and even did college basketball in his early days, he remains a...
  • On Vin Scully's Happy 87th birthday, enjoy our favorite Scully calls in 2014

    11/29/2014 7:44:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 29, 2014 | Mark Townsend
    It bears repeating every season. One of the things we're most thankful for is Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Saturday, the broadcasting legend is celebrating his 87th birthday, and in tribute the folks over at MLB have released many of his greatest calls on video. With that in mind, we thought we might share a few of our own favorite Scully calls and moments from just this past season. Yes, even in his 65th season as the Dodgers play-by-play voice — he'll make it a remarkable 66 seasons in 2015 — Scully is on...
  • Vin Scully says he's OK with adding a protege to Dodgers booth

    11/02/2014 2:12:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 2, 2014 | Steve Dilbeck
    Vin Scully is fine with the idea of mentoring his potential successor in the Dodgers' broadcasting booth ... "I would hope something would be developed for the future," Scully said. "I wouldn't want to leave them in the lurch." ...
  • Time Warner Cable to televise final six Dodgers games on local TV

    09/15/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Meg James
    Time Warner Cable has agreed to broadcast the final week of the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular season baseball on local broadcast station KDOC. The move -- in a show of goodwill to Los Angeles area baseball fans -- enables millions of viewers throughout the region to watch the final six games of the regular season. The Dodgers are locked in a tight race to clinch the National League West Division title.
  • Vintage Tube: Vin Scully returns to work after events of Sept. 11, 2001

    09/12/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 11, 2014 | David Brown
    Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully opens the broadcast from Dodger Stadium on Sept. 17, 2001, six days after al Qaeda attacked the United States:
  • Vin Scully to cut back on his 2015 Dodgers broadcast schedule

    09/03/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 3, 2014 | Bill Shaikin
    <p>Scully said he has decided to skip road games, at least early in the season. In addition to the Dodgers' home games, the 86-year-old Scully currently travels with the team to Anaheim, Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco.</p> <p>"I’m going to go to Anaheim for sure," Scully said Tuesday night. "But I’m going to try to cut back on nights on the road. I really want to spend more time at home."</p>