Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 162 - Mr. Scully

There's a lot that's been written about Vin Scully, most of which is the general consensus that he's the best announcer calling baseball today, and, at least to almost five generations of Angelinos, the best of all time.

But since his broadcast is only carried on radio for the first three innings, there isn't the constant murmur of his signature voice throughout the stadium like I remember as a child, as most every fan had a pocket radio tuned to him for the duration of the game.

And how rare is it for any broadcaster, save for the nightly news anchors, to be in a shirt and tie? No polo shirt, no team-issued or network apparel. A shirt and tie, always buttoned, always cinched up. No matter how hot the weather, no matter how dull or lopsided the game.

Class. That's going to be Vin Scully's lasting legacy.

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