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    Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Talk about taking the easy way out ...

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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by HotCorner View Post
    Talk about taking the easy way out ...
    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.
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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    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.
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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    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.

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    “I won’t give an opinion,” he said. “That’s not my job.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    “I won’t give an opinion,” he said. “That’s not my job.”
    Wait a minute.

    I thought HoFers were supposed to tell us naive and ignorant fans what our opinions should be about a particular subject or player.

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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Wait a minute.

    I thought HoFers were supposed to tell us naive and ignorant fans what our opinions should be about a particular subject or player.
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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Wait a minute.

    I thought HoFers were supposed to tell us naive and ignorant fans what our opinions should be about a particular subject or player.
    Thom's not a hall of famer, Brantley's not a hall of famer....and yes, their bosses listen to the broadcasts...

    If the organization is going to permit them to add their opinion's to the broadcast, why would they not continue to do it?

    Scully has his style, and approach...and obviously it's worked. Others have theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Scully has his style, and approach...and obviously it's worked. Others have theirs.
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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    So, I guess we will not be hearing the 45 seconds of cheering (or silence), followed by Scully mumbling "What a putz".
    Kind of disappointing, actually.

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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Thom's not a hall of famer, Brantley's not a hall of famer....and yes, their bosses listen to the broadcasts...
    Marty isn't a hall of famer either.
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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Marty isn't a hall of famer either.
    He's a HOF broadcaster, isn't he? I thought that's what was meant.
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    Re: Scully to let the fans call Bonds' record breaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Marty isn't a hall of famer either.

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