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Honestly, for me it was the voice combined with the storytelling. He was the best storyteller in announcing, and he had the experience to back it up. He was just a guy spinning a yarn, the stories were HIS and they were spectacular.

He's been there almost literally since the beginning, and his retirement (and now his passing) leaves an enormous hole in the sporting world.
He had an incredibly rare ability to weave a story into his play by play, and not miss a play, and not lose continuity in his story.
 

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Ok, we’ll, let me just ask: under what conditions did you guys fall in love with Vin? Because I’m a Red Sox fan and, well, don’t watch a lot of Dodgers games.

And as noted in my post, my main exposure to him we’re those annoying games of the week with Joe Garagiola in the 80s and “BEHIND THE BAG!!!”

I totally get that the guy was a treasure, and have enjoyed all the clips I’ve seen since he died. But I still am not totally sure how many people outside of Los Angeles developed such a close bond with his voice.
Simple, it was technology.
Access to all the games for approaching 30 years made Vin the go to west coast game and he never disappointed.
 

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Ok, we’ll, let me just ask: under what conditions did you guys fall in love with Vin? Because I’m a Red Sox fan and, well, don’t watch a lot of Dodgers games.

And as noted in my post, my main exposure to him we’re those annoying games of the week with Joe Garagiola in the 80s and “BEHIND THE BAG!!!”

I totally get that the guy was a treasure, and have enjoyed all the clips I’ve seen since he died. But I still am not totally sure how many people outside of Los Angeles developed such a close bond with his voice.
I quoted your post, asked you to read another, and asked you a followup question in the Vin thread.

I developed that bond sometime between the advent of the internet and 2010. Listening to him call games was continuity personified. Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax to Clayton Kershaw. His stories, his wit, his voice, the shear HISTORY he represented was pure magic for me. I spent over a decade staying up late just to hear him do games. He was utter and complete magic, and if you love the game (which I do), listening to it with Vin was the best possible expression of that love you could get for free. When he retired, I stopped watching west coast baseball, and if I were to be entirely honest, I think I like the game less because he hasn't been around to share it with me.