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  • Vin Scully says he's OK with adding a protege to Dodgers booth

    11/02/2014 2:12:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 2, 2014 | Steve Dilbeck
    Vin Scully is fine with the idea of mentoring his potential successor in the Dodgers' broadcasting booth ... "I would hope something would be developed for the future," Scully said. "I wouldn't want to leave them in the lurch." ...
  • Time Warner Cable to televise final six Dodgers games on local TV

    09/15/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Meg James
    Time Warner Cable has agreed to broadcast the final week of the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular season baseball on local broadcast station KDOC. The move -- in a show of goodwill to Los Angeles area baseball fans -- enables millions of viewers throughout the region to watch the final six games of the regular season. The Dodgers are locked in a tight race to clinch the National League West Division title.
  • Vintage Tube: Vin Scully returns to work after events of Sept. 11, 2001

    09/12/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 11, 2014 | David Brown
    Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully opens the broadcast from Dodger Stadium on Sept. 17, 2001, six days after al Qaeda attacked the United States:
  • Vin Scully to cut back on his 2015 Dodgers broadcast schedule

    09/03/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 3, 2014 | Bill Shaikin
    <p>Scully said he has decided to skip road games, at least early in the season. In addition to the Dodgers' home games, the 86-year-old Scully currently travels with the team to Anaheim, Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco.</p> <p>"I’m going to go to Anaheim for sure," Scully said Tuesday night. "But I’m going to try to cut back on nights on the road. I really want to spend more time at home."</p>
  • Even seasoned Scully is awed by Australia (Vin Scully) (with video clip)

    03/23/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    MLB.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Doug Miller
    SYDNEY -- Baseball fans and Dodgers fans have been listening to the musical, knowing voice of Vin Scully for 65 years. If anyone's an authority on the game, it's him. So hearing Scully rave about the entire experience of the Opening Series is a good clue that the first regular-season Major League Baseball action Down Under, and the week-long celebration of Australian culture that surrounded it, amounted to one smashing success. "Everybody talks about the long trip from Los Angeles to Sydney -- 14, 15 hours, whatever it is, and another 14 to 15 back -- but I will tell...
  • Dodgers, Diamondbacks arrive Down Under

    03/18/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2014 | Dennis Passa
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez ripped line drives to all areas of the park, often scattering his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates in the outfield from the safety of the batting cage. It was just a few hours after arriving in Australia, with his body thinking it was about midnight. Related Stories Still, the first baseman who led the Dodgers in hits, home runs, RBIs and games played last season did a good job of making Sydney Cricket Ground, the home for two Major League Baseball season-opening games this weekend, sound and look like a real ballpark. The Dodgers and their...
  • Hockey, Dodger Stadium, Wayne Gretzky, Vin Scully—how Great is that?

    01/13/2014 2:30:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2014 | Helene Elliott
    Wayne Gretzky will end his four-year separation from the NHL to take part in Kings-Ducks game Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium. Vinny will be there too. Perfect.
  • 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Vin Scully on Emotional Moment in Sportscasting

    01/01/2014 7:36:49 AM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    KTLA ^ | 1-1-14
    Enjoy the short video clip of Vin Scully, 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal VIN SCULLY TALKS ABOUT BEST MEMORY
  • Nightengale: Gibson's magical HR resonates 25 years later

    10/16/2013 1:35:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    USA Today | October 15, 2013 | Bob Nightengale
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully hints he may retire after the next baseball season

    10/02/2013 2:32:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    KPCC ^ | October 2, 2013 | Ben Bergman
    Vin Scully recently announced he will return next year for a 65th season announcing baseball. He now says 2014 may be his last. "Right, I'm pretty well sure – and I don’t want to go back and forth with it – but I'm looking to next year and thinking that should be about it," Scully told KPCC in a recent interview.
  • Beloved Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully to serve as grand marshal of 2014 Rose Parade

    09/05/2013 12:54:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    AP via Yahoo, The Canadian Press ^ | September 5, 2013 | Beth Harris
    PASADENA, Calif. - Vin Scully will usher in 2014 as grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade, an honour the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster initially wasn't sure he would accept. The more he thought about it, though, the more he warmed up to the idea, calling it "one of those one-in-a-million experiences." Scully will be joined by his wife, Sandi, for the 5 1/2-mile ride down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on Jan. 1.
  • More Good News for Dodger Fans: Vin Scully to Return for 2014

    08/23/2013 9:44:46 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 19 replies
    losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Dodgers Press Release
    Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, an icon in American sports history, will return to the Dodger broadcast booth for an unprecedented 65th season in 2014, it was announced. Scully will again call all Dodger home games and road games in California and Arizona. "I have thoroughly enjoyed the excitement of this season and there is no way I could leave this truly remarkable team and our great fans," Scully said. "With my wife Sandi's blessing, I've decided I'd like to come back and do it again next season. I love what the new ownership has brought to the team,...
  • Baseball's Class Act -- the Yankees-Dodgers and Vin Scully

    08/11/2013 1:28:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Daily Breeze ^ | August 10, 2013 | Richard Nemec
    As a lifetime Dodger fan dating back to the early 1950s when they were still in Brooklyn, N.Y., I never thought I would thank the Yankees for anything, but I do, indeed, pay tribute to them for coming to Los Angeles recently to play our Dodgers. Their presence, as the historic gold standard for Major League Baseball, enriched this city more than anyone will fully appreciate. Not only did they give the surging L.A. baseball franchise a serious test of its new found swagger, but they also allowed our iconic play-by-play broadcaster, Bronx-born Vin Scully, to remind us why he's...
  • (Vin) Scully talks Dodgers, reflects on legendary career

    07/05/2013 8:23:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    MLB.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Barry M. Bloom
    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 ...
  • Vin Scully asks: ‘What in the world is hashtag?’

    04/11/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Brown
    Vin Scully asks: ‘What in the world is hashtag?’ That's the question, isn't it? Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who makes everything sound better, especially baseball, also can make the word "hashtag" sound like some kind of illegal activity. He was curious about hashtagging, along with a new television channel called "Dog TV" that a satellite company is starting, so he worked both constructs into the broadcast of the Dodgers-San Diego Padres game Wednesday night. Naturally.
  • Vin Scully prompts memories of someone dear

    03/31/2013 1:04:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | T.J. Simers
    Voice of the Dodgers reminds writer of his deceased dad, and that's part of the reason he loves to talk to the 85-year-old icon. I lost my dad decades ago. But then this guy comes along who likes to sing as he walks, a jolly Irishman who laughs and cracks wise with a hint of the devil in him and I remember that guy ... "I would be frightened if I retired," he says when asked about the prospect. "I don't know what I would do." ...
  • Dodgers: Mike Piazza calls out Vin Scully in book

    02/13/2013 2:29:47 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 2/13/13 | Bill Shaikin
    Piazza did himself no favors on that score in his new book, "Long Shot." In the book, he blames iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully for turning fans against him during the contract stalemate that preceded his trade to the Florida Marlins in 1998.
  • Vin Scully turns 85 years old today

    11/29/2012 12:35:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 29, 2012 | David Brown
    He's not everyone's favorite baseball broadcaster, but not everyone has the best taste. Vin Scully, the voice and face of the Dodgers since 1950, celebrates his 85th birthday Thursday.
  • Vin Scully Speaks With ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

    09/14/2012 4:56:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | September 13, 2012
    After more than six decades in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, Vin Scully tells CBS SUNDAY MORNING’s Lee Cowan he still gets goosebumps doing the job... Cowan’s interview with Scully will air Sunday, Sept. 16 on CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network...
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Vin Scully Must Retire Now!

    09/02/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | September 2, 2012 | Marko Realmonte
    How old is too old? I'll give you a hint: 85 is too old to be broadcasting play-by-play baseball on TV. Vin Scully is old enough to be pitcher Clayton Kershaw's great grandfather. He's been with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 63 seasons, and he should have retired about 15 years ago.
  • LA Dodgers Announce Vin Scully’s Return For ‘Unprecedented 64th Season’

    08/26/2012 7:56:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | August 26, 2012
    Hall of Famer Vin Scully is coming back to the broadcast booth for an unprecedented 64th season, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday.
  • Vin Scully answered the question of announcers jinxing no hitters... back in 1960

    08/17/2012 2:20:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | August 16, 2012 | Matt Yoder
    Vin Scully in 1960: It's insulting the listeners to make them think they're silly and superstitious enough to believe my telling them that a no-hitter is going will affect the game. I'm not breaking a precedent. Other announcers do the same. You see, no one expects a listener to hang on to every word for three hours. They leave the radio from time to time and this service must be rendered.
  • Vin Scully: “That is blinkin’ fertilizer”

    08/07/2012 12:16:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 7, 2012 | Craig Calcaterra
    “He caught the blinkin’ ball … he caught the darn ball … THAT IS BLINKIN’ FERTILIZER … you gotta be blinkin’ me … blinkin’ unbelievable.”
  • Keeping Scully in Dodgers’ Booth Is Baseball’s Easiest Call

    05/09/2012 1:29:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | Richard Sandomir
    Vin Scully’s memories of sales of the Dodgers date to 1950, when the team was still in Brooklyn, and now include the recently completed $2.15 billion acquisition by a group that includes Magic Johnson.
  • Vin Scully to Miss Home Opener (50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium)

    04/10/2012 12:25:16 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    espn ^ | 4-10-12
    LOS ANGELES -- Vin Scully, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster, will miss calling the team's home opener on Tuesday for just the second time in his 63 years at the microphone. Scully, who the team said was suffering from a severe cold, skipped the game on orders from his doctor, a source said. The illness isn't thought to be serious. Dodgers star Matt Kemp sent best wishes to Scully on Twitter. "Get well soon Mr. Vin Scully!!" he wrote on the social media site. Scully began experiencing cold symptoms last weekend while the team was in San...
  • Exclusive interview: Vin Scully's kindness as memorable as his career

    02/04/2012 12:30:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Desert Sun | February 4, 2012 | Drew Schmenner
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Happy birthday to the greatest baseball announcer of all time (Vin Scully)

    11/29/2011 1:12:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Sports HardballTalk ^ | November 29, 2011 | Aaron Gleeman
    Today is Vin Scully’s birthday and the greatest announcer in baseball history turns 84 years old. And come April he’ll begin his 63rd season as voice of the Dodgers.
  • Scully announces return to booth in '12

    08/27/2011 11:16:01 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    MLB ^ | Aug. 27, 2011 | A.J. Cassavell
    LOS ANGELES -- Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully announced he'll be returning next year for his 63rd season behind the mic at Dodgers games. Scully made the announcement after he came back from a commercial break in the top of the sixth inning of Friday's game between the Rockies and Dodgers. The Hall of Fame announcer began his career in 1950 announcing Brooklyn Dodgers games. His 62 (and counting) years of service are the longest of any sports broadcaster. "I don't want to make a big deal out of it, you and I have been friends for a long time,"...
  • MLB, Vin Scully: If Only Sterling, Harrelson, Kay and Grace Had Learned from Him

    07/22/2011 1:31:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | July 22, 2011 | Harold Friend
    ...Vin Scully has broadcast baseball games since 1950 when he joined Red Barber in the Brooklyn Dodgers' broadcast booth. He is the antithesis of most of today's broadcasters. For Vin Scully, the game is the attraction...
  • Joe Buck would ‘happily step aside’ for Vin Scully in World Series

    07/11/2011 12:37:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | July 8, 2011 | 'Duk
    A few weeks back, we gave the initial nudge to the online petition requesting that legendary announcer Vin Scully replace Joe Buck in the broadcast booth during this fall's World Series... How far has this petition gone? Far enough to reach the attention of Buck himself. Not only does the FOX Sports broadcaster like the idea, he'd be willing to step aside from his first World Series since 1996 if the 83-year-old Scully wants one last victory lap...
  • Scully Tells Bin Laden Anecdote

    05/04/2011 11:56:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 3, 2011 | Michael Horowicz
    Leave it to Hall of Fame Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully to come up with one of the most unusual anecdotes about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
  • Paradoxical beginning for Dodgers legend Scully

    04/10/2011 1:12:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 9, 2011 | Nick Canepa
    I grew up a Giants fan. So, ironically, did the greatest broadcaster of any sport anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Impossibly true. We’re talking Spartacus joining the Romans. Vin Scully has been calling Dodgers games for 61 years. But I guess the 1950 job market wasn’t much different than 2011’s. He went where he got paid, even if the check came from the Bums.
  • GOP Hopefuls: Learn From Indomitable Dodgers Announcer Vin Scully

    04/05/2011 9:10:21 PM PDT · by bopdowah · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 04/04/2011 | Tony Lee
    The GOP and its representatives have simply just forgotten how to speak effectively and compellingly to Americans. As the presidential sweepstakes kick off, all potential candidates would do themselves a big favor if they listened to nine innings of Vin Scully. And here are five lessons that they can learn from him while doing so:
  • With Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, it's always more than pleasant good

    04/02/2011 12:19:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 31, 2011 | Jon Winokur
    Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good afternoon/evening to you, wherever you may be. That is how Vin Scully, who begins his 62nd season as the Dodgers' announcer this week, starts his broadcasts. He called his first Dodgers game when they played in Brooklyn, during the Truman administration, and he has seen the team through the move to Los Angeles, games in the Coliseum, riots, wildfires, earthquakes and seismic shifts in team ownership.
  • THEN AND NOW: Scully makes it all special

    03/29/2011 11:49:11 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/28/11 | Jim McConnell
    Jack Norworth, the lyricist of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," never saw a baseball game until years after he wrote the song. But that's OK. You don't have to see a game to appreciate the game. Just turn on your radio. Likely, your father took you to your first baseball game. Likely, he tried to explain it. Likely, he failed. Enter Vincent Edward Scully, formerly of the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn, now of Chavez Ravine. ...Come spring, and the baseball cards arrived at the Owl drugstore like swallows returning to Capistrano. "Who's Who In Baseball" showed up on the...
  • Answer Man: Vin Scully talks candy, Dodgers and 'Bewitched'

    09/18/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    MLB : Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports ^ | September 16, 2010 | David Brown
    Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully likes to talk, just not necessarily about himself. So it was with great gratitude on my part that he sat down for an Answer Man session inside his booth at PETCO Park in San Diego before a recent Los Angeles Dodgers game. Scully, who has been calling Dodgers action for 61 seasons, recently announced his intentions to make it 62  — to the delight of fans of his team and those who simply enjoy Vin calling games. What is Scully like in person? If you've watched a Dodgers game — or any of the...
  • Broadcaster Vin Scully says he will return to Dodgers next season

    08/22/2010 11:26:29 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 41 replies
    And look who's coming back. The Los Angeles Dodgers made some great news Sunday when 82-year-old TV broadcaster Vin Scully announced he plans to return for the 2011 season. Phew. The team's biggest asset aside from Dodger Stadium, Scully has been broadcasting games for 61 seasons. Fans of his can exhale now that Scully plans to make it 62.
  • Vin Scully & Troy Tulowitzki's Mullet

    08/19/2010 12:58:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Wezen Ball ^ | August 19, 2010 | Larry Granillo
    This is typically the purview of the excellent blog Vin Scully is My Homeboy, but I was so excited about it I couldn't wait to see if he'd get around to doing it himself. UPDATE: Courtesy of Deadspin, here's the audio:... Check out this transcript of Vin Scully's call of Troy Tulowitzki's sixth-inning at-bat last night in the Rockies-Dodgers tilt:...
  • Dodgers Announcer Vin Scully Released from Hospital

    03/19/2010 12:04:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies · 267+ views
    KTLA 5 Los Angeles ^ | March 19, 2010
    Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is doing well after being hospitalized overnight. Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said Scully, 82, got up from bed too quickly at his home, fell and bumped his head.
  • Vin Scully: All class, all the time

    02/04/2010 1:12:47 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 693+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | Steve Dilbeck
    ...When I started out as a sportswriter, I was able to meet several sports figures I had always held in high esteem. A precious few withstood the test of unrealistic expectations. One, though, surpassed every improbable hope...
  • Brooklyn Dodgers live on in Scully: Radio announcer makes rare trip east for NLCS

    10/20/2009 12:05:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies · 1,038+ views
    SportsNet New York ^ | October 19, 2009 | Howard Megdal
    As fans of the Yankees have had much to enjoy this October -- from the Alex Rodriguez resurgence to the first classic games at the new Yankee Stadium -- it has been a difficult month for fans of the Mets. Sure, the break from seeing one Met after another fall to the ground in pain has been welcome. But what pleasure can a National League New York fan get watching the Mets' primary in-division rival head inexorably toward a battle with the team's primary in-city rival? The answer is a simple one: the broadcasting of Dodgers announcer Vin Scully. With...
  • Koufax is still blowing us away

    09/06/2009 12:03:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2009 | Dick Heller
    "On the scoreboard in right field, it is 9:46 p.m. in the City of the Angels, Los Angeles, California. And a crowd of 29,139 [has seen] the only pitcher in baseball history to hurl four no-hit, no-run games. ... And now he caps it. On his fourth no-hitter, he made it a perfect game." The date was Sept. 9, 1965, and it seemed appropriate that Vin Scully, the best baseball broadcaster since World War II, was telling the world that Sandy Koufax, the most dominant pitcher of that period, had achieved the ultimate...
  • It's Not Certain Scully Will Retire After Next Season

    08/13/2009 11:59:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies · 1,133+ views
    Santa Monica Mirror ^ | August 13, 2009 | Mitch Chortkoff
    In a recent Los Angeles Times article, the conclusion was drawn that Vin Scully will retire after 61 years as the Dodgers' announcer following next season. Since this is Scully's 60th year it had been speculated he might retire after this one. But Scully made it clear that won’t be the case.
  • Dodgers' tribute to Vin Scully needs to be a home run (to retire after 2010)

    07/29/2009 11:59:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies · 1,543+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2009 | Bill Plaschke
    ...Vin Scully, thought to be retiring this winter after 60 seasons, said this week he is planning on coming back for one more summer. Scully, 81, said if he continues to feel well he will work past his landmark year and retire after the 2010 season...
  • The day Vin Scully came in from the cold

    07/27/2009 11:56:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 715+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 27, 2009 | Jerry Crowe
    Vin Scully showed up unprepared for an assignment once in his life -- and Dodgers fans were the better for it.
  • Still getting goose bumps from Scully

    07/19/2009 1:02:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies · 1,088+ views
    The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) ^ | July 18, 2009 | Jim Alexander
    I'm sure Vin Scully hears the question constantly, and I'm equally sure he always handles it with his characteristic grace. It's a question without a definite answer. How long will the fans of Southern California, spoiled beyond recognition by his elegant play-by-play descriptions, continue to enjoy his presence in the Dodgers TV booth?
  • Scully pulls up his own chair (Don Larsen perfect game 1956 World Series)

    01/14/2009 3:39:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 600+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 14, 2009 | Diane Pucin
    Vin Scully recently watched the MLB Network replay of the perfect game pitched by Don Larsen for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series. He watched and he listened.
  • ASA's Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time (Vin Scully is number 1)

    01/13/2009 2:37:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 1,834+ views
    The following is the ASA's [American Sportscasters Association] Top 50 Sportscasters of All-Time as chosen by our members and a special committee. These are our choices. What are yours? We welcome your comments.
  • Vin Scully Awaits Wife’s Cue on Continuing Long Run (Dodgers announcer since 1950)

    04/30/2008 12:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies · 100+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 30, 2008 | Richard Sandomir
    Vin Scully did not — repeat, did not — take the opportunity of receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting on Tuesday from Fordham University’s WFUV Radio, where he got his start as a sportscaster in 1947, to announce his retirement as the voice of the Dodgers...
  • A city hangs on Vin Scully's every word

    03/31/2008 12:43:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 261+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 31, 2008 | Christine Daniels
    His voice belongs to then and now, an audio clip that carries us back to a bygone era even as it keeps us up-to-the-minute updated... But as the Dodgers crank up the celebratory machine to mark their 50th anniversary in Los Angeles, a different emotion surfaces when considering Scully's place with the Dodgers. Scully is 80 and in the last year of his contract with the club. He hasn't yet decided on his plans for after this season. For the time being, anyway, every game, every inning Scully's calls carry with them an underlying, undeniable theme for listeners: Let us...