Originally Posted by Cyclone792
Actually that wouldn't be all that much different than Scully's own call for Hank's 715th home run.
When Hank hit #715, Scully called the play all the way up until the blast landed in the bullpen. Then he paused for quite some time while the crowd roared in the background. Scully's commentary about Aaron receiving a standing ovation in the deep south didn't occur until after the lengthy pause for the crowd's reaction, by which point Hank had already crossed the plate.
That was a very classy call too, IMO, and it came from arguably the greatest baseball pbp guy in history.
It's really indicative of an older style - Red Barber did that regularly. There wasn't the incessant need for constant talking. Yes, descriptions are necessary, but some times, it paints the picture better by letting the crowd do the "talking".
I'm not saying that's why Scully is necessarily doing in this case, should it occur while he's broadcasting, but it's an element from a bygone day nonetheless.