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Chip R
08-26-2012, 03:05 PM
http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/8304609/vin-scully-84-return-los-angeles-dodgers-tv-booth-2013

LoganBuck
08-26-2012, 05:09 PM
The Dodgers paid for him to be cloned.

cumberlandreds
08-26-2012, 05:36 PM
That's great news!. He's still one of the best.

Crosley68
08-26-2012, 11:08 PM
Great news! It will be a sad day for me when he hangs it up for good.....and that is from a Dodger hater from way back.

BCubb2003
08-26-2012, 11:10 PM
I wish there was someone out there who was aspiring to be the next one.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2012, 02:18 AM
This is good news! I hope he goes to 100. Same with Marty. As much as he is maligned here, there is no one on the horizon who compares ( not that Marty is in the same league, because he's not). Just like many others, I could listen to Vin and Marty all day long. The newer guys, including our own, not so much. Maybe I'm old. No doubt I am. But the iconic voices will soon be gone.

reds1869
08-27-2012, 08:07 AM
Vin Scully could make a paint drying contest interesting. I love the way he calls a game and hope he continues for many years to come.

westofyou
08-27-2012, 12:36 PM
Baseball's Dorian Grey, I bet there is a painting of him in the basement at Dodger Stadium.

http://sabr.org/research/vin-scully-greatest-southpaw-dodgers-history


Dodgers fans picked up the knack of bringing their transistor radios, as revolutionary in their day as when iPhones were introduced, to the cavernous Memorial Coliseum almost immediately. East Coast critics of the transplanted team, ever ready to lambaste the Hollywood crowds, claimed the pocket radios were proof the fans were so genuinely ignorant of the sport that the game had to be explained to them as they watched. No doubt there was some truth to this assertion, for there were obviously those in attendance who knew little about baseball. What such commentators conveniently ignored, of course, was that a high caliber of baseball in the form of the Pacific Coast League had long been played in Southern California.

There was another reason fans felt compelled to bring their portable radios to the ballpark: Vin Scully instantly captivated the Southland. Then, as now, his Irish lilt made baseball what it was supposed to be entertaining. It was natural for Angelenos to wonder beyond the mere statistics: just who were these guys?

westofyou
06-02-2014, 05:37 PM
http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2014/6/2/5764256/vin-scully-career-retrospective-dodgers-broadcaster-profile



The sunsets over Dodger Stadium and Chavez Ravine are breathtakingly colorful. They're beautiful, but not always easy to describe.

"It's a cotton candy sky with a canopy of blue. It looks good enough to eat."

Well, I guess it's easier for some of us.

On a typical night at Dodger Stadium, Vin Scully sits in the booth that's named after him, perched on the chair he calls home for approximately 81 games a season. He has two media guides, home and away. Both are stuffed with index cards on which Scully has written notes on the stories he's researched, stories of greater depth, insight, and humor than the ones that come pre-printed in the team-authored books. His scorebook sits front and center in a custom-leather binder. He has another book off to the side containing key stats and more index cards, all of which are also prepared by Scully himself.

Number_Fourteen
06-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Nowadays, each time I hear "It's tiiime for Dodger baseball!" at the Ravine in person, I really soak up the moment, knowing Vin's magic will not continue forever.

A shame he's not called a Series in years.

Edskin
06-03-2014, 12:03 AM
Not sure anyone has ever done their job as well as Vin does his.

Vin has always had the pulse of the baseball fan. So many people think that baseball has dipped in popularity because it can't keep up with the pace of society. Therefore, teams and individuals try to conform the game to other aspects of our lives-- like walk up music, fancy intro videos, dugout dancers, etc. But really, people like baseball because it is contrary to those things. People like the throwback feel of a baseball game.

The people that make these decisions should be more aware. Vin is as popular now as ever, probably more so now. There is a reason for that. He gives fans what they want. He has spent a lifetime deflecting the spotlight away from himself and onto the game, the players, and the fans. Yet, HE is the only announcer I seek out specifically. Funny how that works.

WVRedsFan
06-03-2014, 12:18 AM
Once again, one of the benefits of the At Bat app on iPhone (and android as well as Blackberry) is the ability to listen to these guys when I want. Unfortunately, Vin doesn't do radio anymore, I think. Regardless, I get him on the Dodger TV games at home and it's like listening to a symphony written by a master.

gilpdawg
06-03-2014, 04:34 AM
Once again, one of the benefits of the At Bat app on iPhone (and android as well as Blackberry) is the ability to listen to these guys when I want. Unfortunately, Vin doesn't do radio anymore, I think. Regardless, I get him on the Dodger TV games at home and it's like listening to a symphony written by a master.

He doesn't do the first few innings on radio and TV both anymore? He did last year because I listened to him once while mowing.

goreds2
06-04-2014, 12:36 PM
Once again, one of the benefits of the At Bat app on iPhone (and android as well as Blackberry) is the ability to listen to these guys when I want. Unfortunately, Vin doesn't do radio anymore, I think. Regardless, I get him on the Dodger TV games at home and it's like listening to a symphony written by a master. I thought he did the first 3 innings in radio. You forgot to mention SiriusXM as another source for baseball.

http://www.siriusxm.com/servlet/Satellite?c=SXM_Sports_P&childpagename=SXM%2FSXM_Sports_P%2FLiveSportsSched ule&cid=1282009986086&pagename=SXM%2FWrapper

cumberlandreds
07-30-2014, 08:13 AM
Vin Scully will be back in 2015. Great news for all baseball fans! I don't know how to change the title of the thread to reflect this news.


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/broadcaster-vin-scully-to-return-to-dodgers-booth-for-66th-season?ymd=20140729&content_id=86971774&vkey=news_mlb

Tony Cloninger
07-30-2014, 12:00 PM
On some other teams board a few people complained about him that he talked too much and they heard the information he stated before.

This is the 2nd game of the series...... and of course he repeats some things, because sometimes people do not listen to every game.

What they seemed to not understand was that Vin made his bones calling games on the radio, where you have to describe a lot of what is going on. Very detailed, like painting a portrait with your words about the action happening on the field. His method of describing what is going on is basically 2nd to nobody. Vin and Dick Enberg were always my favorites growing up. Ross Porter for the use of stats was 3rd.
I never got a chance to hear Hoyt and Marty and Joe in their prime.

The Dodgers barely broadcast 40 games....until the 70's and never a home game until well into the 90's, although the occasional game would be shown like in 1978 against the Reds....which was exciting to finally see.

Rojo
07-30-2014, 02:32 PM
I suspect he'll be doing games as one of those Futurama preserved head things.

Tom Servo
07-30-2014, 02:39 PM
He absolutely repeats the same information over and over in a series, but I really don't even care. As long as he is calling balls and strikes, he could read read 'War and Peace' in between pitches and it would still be great in my opinion.

KronoRed
07-30-2014, 03:28 PM
He's awesome, great news.

BCubb2003
07-30-2014, 09:27 PM
He absolutely repeats the same information over and over in a series, but I really don't even care. As long as he is calling balls and strikes, he could read read 'War and Peace' in between pitches and it would still be great in my opinion.

His style can be parodied: "And now Jumbo Diaz, who was given that name by his grade school teacher because of the size of his ears ..."

But there's never been a more literate credit to the game. I still wish there was someone who was aspiring to that quality.

toledodan
07-30-2014, 09:41 PM
Best sports news I've heard all week.