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Old 08-28-2012, 12:50 AM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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Most true baseball fans are delighted at the news that Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers broadcast booth in 2013.

He will be 85 next year, but he is still a wonderful broadcaster. It is a real treat to listen to him on the limited occasions that I get to hear him.

He describes the scene and sets the stage better than anybody I have ever heard. His wonderful encylopedia of knowledge and stories makes him a real treat to listen to.

Congratulations on your return next year-----I hope as long as you are healthy I hope you can go on for as long as you desire to.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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He describes the scene and sets the stage better than anybody I have ever heard. His wonderful encylopedia of knowledge and stories makes him a real treat to listen to.
That's because when he got started (in Brooklyn, calling Dodger games), most people followed baseball on the radio. You have to know a completely different style of broadcasting to be good on the radio. And, it hardly needs to be said, the majority of broadcasters today haven't got those skills. Scully is very nearly the last of a breed.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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He's one of the few broadcasters I actually enjoy listening to. For starters, he doesn't talk about himself incessantly. That alone is refreshing.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I love you, Vin!!!!
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:38 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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It's great to have Vin back for one more year. He's a true legend. Every chance I get, I make it a point to streamline the Dodger broadcasts to give him a listen.

But you'd best do it in the first three innings of Dodgers home games, because from the fourth inning on, it's Charley Steiner.

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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Scully is very nearly the last of a breed.
Absolutely!

He is an artist at his craft. He paints a picture of what you're hearing. Over the last several years MLB has lost some great ones. Like Fred314X said, he is indeed the last of a breed. A great broadcaster and a great person.
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