Skip to comments.Vin Scully: 'Kind of embarrassing' to be focus of Dodgers' TV negotiations
Posted on 03/24/2016 11:29:10 AM PDT by EveningStar
As the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable invoked the name of Vin Scully in lobbying DirecTV to carry SportsNet LA, the Hall of Fame broadcaster said Wednesday he was not entirely comfortable "to have my name tossed into a negotiation.
Said Scully: Im pretty shy with that kind of stuff.
The beloved Scully, 88, is entering his 67th and final season as voice of the Dodgers. A TWC spokesman said Tuesday that the company had cut its asking price for the Dodgers-owned channel "especially because of the historic nature of this year, with it being Vin Scullys final season.
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That young upstart will never last... “:^)
Fox Sports should let Scully call the first two innings of the all-star game. This is his last year.
OMG, he had beer and cigarettes in the broadcast booth???
OMG, he violated today’s politically correct standards.......
With Joe Garagiola passing Scully is the last of the old greats.
Interesting response. I believe you are right.
The announcer greats have certainly left the building...
What a great sport. The inside on Baseball beats any other IMO.
I agree. Other endeavors are a sport, baseball is a love.
While not a Dodger fan per se I do watch them and Scully can talk effortlessly about players, stats, and facts. He is easy to listen to and never ventures where other announcers do and that is something that has nothing to do with the game in progress.
When I was a kid I thought he was Vince Gulley.
What is in the bottle behind the cigarettes?
I’m a Dodger fan, but I’m not rabid about it at all.
I couldn’t tell you the name of one player at this minute.
I try to attend a few games each year for the love of the sport, but other than that I’ve dropped out.
From 24 until about 45 I played softball and Baseball. I ended up playing in an over 30 men’s Baseball league the last two years. My last year I was hitting over 500 two thirds the way through the season playing about 7 to 9 innings per game. (I believe it was close to 600, perhaps a little over, but I don’t remember exactly.)
In fast-pitch softball, you try to make contact. With some super fast pitchers, that’s all you’ve got. Close to 20 years in softball instilled that in me. When I started playing hardball again, it served me well moving guys forward on the base paths. Make solid contact and get it out of the infield.
When I stopped playing, I stopped watching or listening to Baseball.
Yes they should!
I’d say it’s Schaefer beer. It’s a New York beer maker, and as the Brooklyn Dodgers came to Los Angeles from there, well.......your guess is as good as mine about sponsorship.
The TV camera has or TV 9. WOR TV 9 was a New York station back then.
OR TV 9
SoCal has had some real good sports announcers over the years...Chick Hearn, Scully, Enberg, Drysdale, Conin, etc////
“OMG, he had beer and cigarettes in the broadcast booth???”
During the early 1960s when the only televised games were from San Francisco, Scully smoked the Lucky Strikes between innings while promoting them.
Jack Benny integrated the cigarette commercials onto his TV skits during the 1950s. That is why only his later shows are on retro TV.
Yep, we got to see 9 games from San Francisco per season and that was it. National games of the week were blacked out. So we got to “watch” the games on the radio. Vin was exceptionally good at allowing us “see” the game through his descriptions. He really spoiled us, because other announcerseven good onesjust don’t measure up.
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