Tell us how you really feel, Vin!
I took a class about soil in college and the professor would always get mad if anyone called it dirt, but I think she’d make an exception for Vin Scully here, who wove an entertaining little yarn about how the Washington Senators would bring their own dirt to ballgames 100 years ago.
Longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is going all out during his final stint in the booth. The season’s only a month old, and we’ve already had two great episodes of Storytime With Vin Scully. Two weeks ago, he debunked the myths surrounding the number 13, and this weekend he gave us the entire history of beards:
It’s storytime with Vin Scully, who is calling his 67th and final Dodgers season. His train of thought directed by an RBI single by Arizona’s Nick Ahmed, who wears uniform No. 13, Scully launched into a recitation of just how much the number 13 means to this great nation—with brief interrupts to call Austin Barnes’s…
You know Vin Scully—whose broadcasting career overlapped with Yogi Berra’s playing career for an astonishing 16 seasons—has a wealth of Berra stories, but his tribute to Berra on tonight’s broadcast began simply enough: “As long as people talk about the game, whenever they mention the name Yogi Berra, they will smile…
Would you listen to 10 minutes of Vin Scully talking about happy babies? Of course you would. Unfortunately, we only have half a minute here, but listen to it anyway. It’s quite relaxing.
87-year-old American treasure Vin Scully is returning to the broadcast booth. At last night’s Dodgers - Cubs game, via Jimmy Kimmel cue cards, the team announced that Scully would be announcing some more games in 2016, which will mark his 67th year doing so. Here’s the announcement:
Please enjoy this video from yesterday’s Braves-Dodgers game: Vin Scully, the official narrator of summer, tells the tale of the time a young Jonny Gomes saw his life flash before his eyes when he was tackled by a wolf. I don’t want to ruin the ending, but the wolf did not eat Jonny Gomes.
Update: It was probably in his pocket or something.
Vin Scully is a national treasure, Exhibit No. 973,948:
This is cool. The Dodgers announced Vin Scully was returning in 2015 for a 66th year in the Los Angeles broadcast booth. They showed a pre-taped skit during the game tonight, featuring Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig, and Justin Turner making the announcement. After the video played, the feed turned back to the stadium…
"And that's the story of Mike Matheny and the bird poop."
Vin Scully has a knack for making anything significantly better with his voice, so it was no surprise that Scully effortlessly worked in some lovely memories of the late Don Zimmer while calling tonight's White Sox-Dodgers game.
If you've never heard the story about Jackie Robinson's teammate, Gene Hermanski, suggesting that all the Dodgers wear the number 42 so as to confuse anyone trying to assassinate Robinson, now's your chance to hear it as it was meant to be told: by Vin Scully.
Detroit is out in Los Angeles for interleague play tonight, which means America's most valuable treasure Vin Scully has the opportunity to discuss some players he doesn't often see. One Tiger Vin's plenty familiar with is former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, and the Dodgers announcer took his third inning at-bat…
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles tonight during the late innings of an Angels-Dodgers spring training game at Chavez Ravine. Vin Scully, on the call as always, took it in stride and reminded us we'd really prefer to get all our natural disaster news from the baseball legend.
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks kicked off MLB's regular season today in Sydney, with L.A. taking Game One and Game Two underway now. Vin Scully is back, of course, and already giving us great sound bytes. Here he is introducing you to tonight's game with his attempt at speaking Australian.
The Dodgers made it to Sydney for their weekend series against the Diamondbacks, so here's baseball treasure Vin Scully being handed his complimentary koala, as is tradition upon arrival in Australia.