Another legend gone. Vin Scully, the LA Dodgers announcer, passed away . . .

Aug 03, 2022,12:24 PM

. . . just hours ago.

Peerless . . . he was unquestionably the best at his chosen craft. 

And, like my other recently departed idol Charlie Watts, utterly humble.  That quality is what I found most endearing about both.


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 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2022-13:41

It would be difficult to explain how deeply meaningful Vin has been . . .

 By: Dr No : August 3rd, 2022-18:39
. . . to Angelenos. Fortunately, Kevin Costner . . . . . . has already said it for us. Art

Absolutely a baseball Legend

 By: MichaelC : August 3rd, 2022-14:15
One of my very favorites. As a Red Sox fan, I still loved hearing Dodger games because of Vin. His impact will always be felt. Great post, Art. Thank you.

When I was living in the Bay Area, Michael, I would listen to Scully call Dodgers games on a Sony multi-band transistor radio . . .

 By: Dr No : August 3rd, 2022-17:00
. . . that was able to pick up broadcasts with minimal interference. When Jerry Reuss pitched a no-hitter in Candlestick, I was listening on the radio instead of watching on TV just for the allure of Vinnie's voice and incomparable baseball patois. Thanks... 

I was born two days after the Dodgers announced they were moving to LA . . .

 By: Dr No : August 3rd, 2022-17:02
. . . in a hospital not two miles away from the future site of Dodger Stadium. I like to imagine myself as the original LA Dodgers fan. 😊