Posts Tagged ‘Vin Scully

02
Sep
09

RC Plane Divebombs Dodgers Game

Last night’s Dodgers/D-backs game wasn’t especially exciting in the gameplay department, but it did feature a notable appearance, a small RC plane executed some aerial moves to the delight of the crowd.

Is there anything that Vin Scully CAN’T make interesting? He continues calling the game while giving attention to what old-timers — I guess — call an airOplane and makes it all worth listening to.

Eventually, like Icarus and the sun, the plane flies too close to the dugout and a D-backs player comes out and rips the wings off, taking the plane out of service. Don’t let that keep you down though kids, you too should seek to soar for the untold heights, always reach for those stars!

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[The Fightins]

29
Jul
09

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]




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