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Vin Scully and His Love of Baseball


Some things you just have to watch and listen to.

What a great announcer...

What a game we all love...

Okay... and one more:


Jeff Korell
Jeff Korell
Feb 12

One other thing about Vin Scully. Just like our very own former broadcaster Phil Rizzuto, Scully also had a knack for telling "non-baseball" stories to entertain viewers while a game was on. This one was a classic. Scully was calling a Dodgers/Padres game when he became amazed how so many players on both sides of the field were sporting beards:

And that led to what he did on the next day's broadcast. With TWO OUTS and TWO STRIKES on the hitter, Vin Scully managed to entertain viewers with his thoroughly researched study on "The History Of Beards" going all the way back to the cavemen days, Alexander The Great, Abraham Lincoln, and modern times. And he got the who…


Jeff Korell
Jeff Korell
Feb 12

As a Yankee fan who moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago, and maintained my Yankee fandom, and who continued to dislike the Dodgers and the Angels and root against those two teams (except for when they played our AL East rivals), I did grow to like and appreciate Vin Scully even more as I had the privilege of hearing him call games on telecasts on a "local level" after previously only hearing him do national broadcasts (NBC World Series, for example). I always knew him as someone who was a pro at "painting pictures with words", but I got to know a few other things about him, too. First and foremost, we all know about Vin Scully's amazing abili…

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