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What else is there to say. 60+ years in baseball. He is The Greatest Ever! I have been blessed all my life. After dinner on those warm summer nights, being able to turn on the t.v./radio and listen to that descriptive, beautiful, eloquent voice of his. Enjoying the Dodger game, no matter if they are winning or losing. He makes the games 10 times better. His knowledge of the game and his ability to know when to talk and when not to is unmatched. The topper is all his stories of those great ballplayers from years past. There is no other in all sports. I thank you Vinnie for entertaining my family and myself for so many years. You rule Vin!!! Go Dodgers!!!
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True on the longevity part, but it helps. His body of work speaks for itself. For longer than any other sportscaster, he has done everything: MLB Regular Season and World Series games, College Football Regular Season and Bowl Games games, NFL Regular Season and Playoff games, PGA Golf, on and on. All of the top sporting events. Not just calling one team for 50 years. For generations he has given fans a warmth in describing the game like no other. His voice and the words he chooses is what makes him the best. He leaves out no details, while also letting the game and the plays speak for themselves. He trancends baseball. He is the truest gentleman the sports world will know. Loyal, Hard Working, and the most important thing any sports announcer can be.....unbiased. The others you mentioned are good....but not Vin Scully
Thanks for sharing a your worthless opinion. Next time try and be funny in a thread decated to your mom. This thread was a serious shout out to the best in all sports. If you have nothing constuctive to add, then dont post!
Very well said!
So is your mon and dad, but do you respect them less for that? I think not. Some of the stories, I will listen to a hundred times. Why you ask? Because once he is gone, so are those stories. There is no announcer in the history of sports who has done everything Vin has and with class to boot. His voice and style work with everything: World Series, Super Bowls, Bowl Games, PGA Championship Golf, Pro Tennis, etc..Just cuz he is old is no reason to dismiss all of his accomplishments.
I would also bet you are younger than Vin and have repeated yourself more than once before.
That is your opinion and I respect that. In my opinion, Red Barber is good, but has nowhere near the list of credientials as Vin does. Red was just a baseball announcer with a few local New York pro and college games thrown in. Vin announced everything, for 61 years. Sure, he is known as the Dodgers annoncer, but he is much more than that. He has touched fans in every professional sport. Tennis, Golf, College & Pro Football, Minor League & Pro Baseball, etc...He also has more awards than any other announcer. He was named sports announcer of the year 29 times, and was named announcer of the century. The best thing about him, in this day and age of players and coaches changing teams so fast is, he has been with the Dodgers for 61 years. He shows a loyalty that nobody in sports has anymore. Again, the others are very good, but when comparred to Vin, they all come in a close second.