The Worst Possible News

27131_Scully-Vincent-EdwardFrom the LA Times comes the worst news of the entire MLB season: after the 2010 season Vin Scully expects to retire.

“God willing, I will probably come back for one more year,” Scully said in a phone interview. “At this moment, my health is excellent, and I’m leaning toward one more year.”

And then retire?

“Yes, that makes sense,” he said.

Next year would be the 81 year old Vin’s 61st in baseball, all spent broadcasting games for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers.

I would happily have Vin Scully be the voice of ALL baseball games so that even if you’re watching the Reds/Pirates you get Vin. Hell, he can still do the Dodgers game, I just love to hear him call a game. One of the best things about having the MLB package is getting to listen to Vin. I always get INFURIATED when the player automatically goes to the non-Vin broadcast, why listen to someone else, no matter how good, if they aren’t Vin Scully? We have 15 months left to enjoy Vin on the air, I suggest you get busy.

Also, in a very morbid way, I am kind of interested in the idea of Vin dying on the air and describing seeing the light; which would probably be the most incredible bit of television ever. Tell me you wouldn’t be interested in hearing that.

[LA Times]

4 Responses to “The Worst Possible News”

  1. 1 shatraw
    July 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm


    oh, man, i never knew the joys of vin scully until that one baseball season i spent in LA listening to him spin yarns about when Ray King was with the brewers the first time and he came across a woman with a broke down car in an abandoned lot and helped her out and waited until her husband showed up to give her a ride because it was a dicey part of milwuakee. he has the best stories about nothing for every baseball player. where does he come up with it? who knows! who cares! he also does the play-by-play at the same time. he’s like a magician! i wonder if he never speaks when he’s not at work — just saves it all up so it comes spilling out in 3 hour spurts.

    vin scully, like bob barker, i can’t believe you’ve hung in there this long.

  2. 2 youppi
    July 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    it’ll be a strange day when you don’t hear him doing games… I’m not looking forward to that…

  3. 3 Cary
    July 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    God. No. He’s one of the only things that keeps me watching MLB on TV. Otherwise, I’ll watch Stattracker not count my SB’s.

    Vin Scully ring-tones? I’m buying!

  4. 4 The Roomate
    July 31, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Cary, that is a great idea. “The bullpen phone lights up again.” even a classic: “Your phone is ringing” would be sweetness. I’d call myself constantly…

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