Vin Scully

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Vin Scully is the best there is and he says 2016 will be his final year in the booth. At a minimum, he deserves a thread.

Spring training is a long way off, and I intend to spend at least a few evenings this winter watching archived Dodgers games just so I can hear Scully being Scully. Does anyone have any particular favorites they can recommend?
 

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California. Duh.
One of my favorite recent moments from him was a couple of years ago when the Dodgers got in a big brawl with the Padres. It had been going on for a few minutes, quieting down then flaring up again, with Vin calmly describing the scene throughout. The camera zoomed in on Matt Kemp, and you didn't need to be much of a lip-reader to see him yell out "that's fucking bullshit" a few times. Scully doesn't miss a beat and simply reports "That's fertilizer, says Kemp. That is fertilizer."
 

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Vin Scully is the best there is and he says 2016 will be his final year in the booth. At a minimum, he deserves a thread.

Spring training is a long way off, and I intend to spend at least a few evenings this winter watching archived Dodgers games just so I can hear Scully being Scully. Does anyone have any particular favorites they can recommend?

As someone who lives in CA I have wayyyy to many favorite moments. Though getting to see him call a game a Fenway (3 years ago?) was pretty special.
 

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As someone who lives in CA I have wayyyy to many favorite moments. Though getting to see him call a game a Fenway (3 years ago?) was pretty special.
Either during that game, but more likely in a pregame radio interview since he doesn't take innings off, Scully told the story of his first professional broadcast -- a (Harry Agganis led) BU football game at Fenway. Both his recall and his storytelling were unmatchable. Even Joe Castig, who probably knew the story, was speechless.
 

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I just wish I didn't have to associate him with Game 6 and 7 of the 1986 World Series.