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Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Vin Scully, Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, died Tuesday at 94, the team announced.



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A real old-timer.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2022-08-03 02:01 AM | Reply

A man with a voice that was really, truly, and so wonderfully made for the game. Thank you, sir. I'm not really a baseball fan, but you made it interesting. Shoeless Joe and the others are waiting for you, warming up over at Ray and Annie Kinsella's field. RIP.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-08-03 04:49 AM | Reply

Greatest of all time.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-03 09:38 AM | Reply

we were just in Seaside, FL for vacation and there is a huge mural of him on a building there. It's been there for a little while...

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2022-08-03 09:40 AM | Reply

Nobody understands baseball the way Vin Scully does. He knows it for the laid-back, relatively relaxed sport it is. Scully is the world's best at filling the dull times by spinning anecdotes of the 100-year lore of the game. He can make you forget you're watching a 13-3 game, as we were Wednesday night at Chicago, and take you with him to a time and place where you are suddenly watching Babe Ruth steal home. He is like a marvelous raconteur who can make you forget you're in a dungeon. He can make baseball seem like Camelot and not Jersey City.

He knows baseball fans are ancestor worshipers, like the British aristocracy, and he can invest a game with allusions to its gaudy past that give meaning to the present. We suddenly see knights in shining armor out there carrying on a glorious tradition instead of two rival factions of businessmen trying to land the order.

- Jim Murray

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-08-03 09:47 AM | Reply

Jim Murray - another legend.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-03 09:50 AM | Reply

Any relation to Dana?

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-08-03 11:17 AM | Reply

Mr. Scully's call of Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series is broadcasting platinum. He knew how much to add and when to shut up. RIP to a master of his craft...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2022-08-03 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If the city of L.A. has a single most beloved person among actual Angelenos, no question it was Scully. Pictures of him, bobbleheads of him, allusions to him everywhere. Iconic Yeah, he was well known and well loved throughout America, but here in LA he was the grand old man beloved by all.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-08-03 01:02 PM | Reply

We've had the best. Chick Hearn for the Lakers, Bob Miller for the Kings, even Dick Enberg for the Angels.

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-03 01:25 PM | Reply

I was one of those that fell asleep listening to Vinny on a transistor radio under my pillow. Each broadcast was also a chance to learn history, not just of baseball, but of life in general. It's like we've lost an uncle that always had a story that brought a smile.

#11 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-08-03 03:57 PM | Reply

Master storyteller and a helluva nice human being.

#12 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-03 04:02 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY CATDOG AT 2022-08-03 12:58 PM

"In a season already improbable, the impossible just happened!"

#13 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-03 05:41 PM | Reply

Or thereabouts. Damn it.

#14 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-03 05:42 PM | Reply

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