Skip to comments.(Vin) Scully talks Dodgers, reflects on legendary career
Posted on 07/05/2013 8:23:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
The best part of this job is the people you meet and the relationships developed over the course of the years. To that end, it was an honor to sit down recently and talk with Vin Scully.
It's mindboggling to realize that Scully has been broadcasting Dodgers games on radio-television in Brooklyn and Los Angeles since 1950, a year before I was born ...
During the course of a 20-minute conversation, I asked him about his stellar career and the Dodgers of yesterday and today. You may be surprised at some of his answers ...
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Makes living in Los Angeles more bearable.
I enjoy hearing him call the games when MLB Network shows the Dodgers.
Although he did color in the NFL as opposed to MLB, I always liked the way the late Merlin Olsen handled the broadcasts. He was especially good when teamed with Dick Enberg for the AFC games.
Thanks for posting this. Vinny is a treasure, one of the all time greatest broadcasters ever in any sport.
I recently was at my friends place and he was nice enough to put on the Dodger game for me as I am a lifelong Dodger fan. He’s from Cleveland so he’s a die hard Indians fan.
His little brother who’s around 40 started saying how much he HATED Vin Scully. I was taken aback a little ‘How could anyone hate Vin Scully’ I wondered. I asked ‘Why’? He said because ‘he NEVER shuts up!’
I pondered this for a moment and realized he’s right in one sense, Vinny does indeed keep talking when he’s calling the game, but there’s a reason behind it. I explained that Vin started way back when there was very little televised games and most baseball was followed on radio broadcasts only. I pointed out to him that when nobody’s talking on radio you just have dead-air and Vin knew how to keep his broadcast audience by always having something to say about the game, the players and baseball in general. Radio is where his style was honed and refined. He brought that wonderfully informative and entertaining style to his TV persona.
Baseball, and every listener is enriched that he did.
Thanks Vinny, I feel like I can almost call you a friend after listening to you my entire baseball life.
Vin Scully is a genius.
The best in the business, and one of the best ever.
Being a NY Mets fan, Vin Scully holds a special place in my baseball experience. He called probably the greatest moment in Mets history...Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. He did a masterful job, worthy of the moment and I will never forget it.
Many of his games are simulcast games, so even though it's a television broadcast, he has to fill in for the radio listeners. That being said, he never lets the conversation interfere with the game. He always announces the action in real time. Most other announcers like the sound of their own voices so much they keep blabbing. You will hear the bat crack and have to wait to hear what's going on. Not Vinny.
As a Red Sox fan, I prefer to skip it.
ES I regret the day when Vinnie can’t do Dodger game anymore that be sad
“It’s time for Dodger Baseball!”
I grew up in Brooklyn but was a Giants’ fan.
The radio announcers (before T V) were argued about as much as the teams, We had Ernie Harwell, Russ Hodges (Giants)Red Barber Connie Desmond and a little later Scully (Dodgers)Mel Allen (Yankees, Frankie Frish (Giants) told us about (”Oh!those bases on balls”).
The Dodgers had a good pre game show with Marty Glickman, Burt Wilson and Burt Lee They were always arguing about the teams.
I used to listen to Scully broadcasting Fordham U games on WFUV
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