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Old 04-15-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Tompkins County
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I'm not a Dodger fan by any stretch of the imagination, but my Mom was. From way back in their Brooklyn days.

Is there any other voice out there that says its summertime more than Vin Scully? I can't think of one. I remember listening to him on the radio as a kid 'cuz my Mom just had to hear her Dodger games. (I'm a Yankee fan) But I just love Vin Scully. I think that's the only reason I got the MLB extra innings package. I'm already in the Yankee market.

Gotta hear Vin!
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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Don't know about more than Vin, but Phila's Harry Kalas (when on the Radio), as well as the Giants' Jon Miller (likewise) are Vin's breed of broadcaster.

Wish I could still catch O's games with Joe Angel at the mic, but they got booted to FM :>( Certainly worth the static, which I'd grown immune to years ago anyway.
Like the Yanks' Sterling, but there's a woman on there with him that makes it sound as though I have the TV volume up instead :>(

You're right, nobody can really top Mr. Scully. But luckily, he's had some very good company :>)
Give these a listen: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/graph...oats/flash.htm
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I agree with both Scully and Kalas, even though Harry the K has lost something the past few years. I don't care, though- they both just have great voices for the game. Pat Summerall had that same kind of voice for football.

Is it true that Scully does broadcasts by himself, and has no color guy with him?
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:03 PM
 
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True about Scully.
And true about Harry. Thing is, he's been missing that something --rather somebody -- which he'd lost.
Whitey Ashburn.

Don't wish to get into just how vile an organization the Phils are here, but to make a long story short: The color-man which Harry had the best chemistry with and requested he work with him more on air (Anderson) has zero innings with him now. The color-man Harry had a falling out with (apparently the guy did something mean to Ashburn), and requested less work with, does every inning with him now.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I'm not a Dodger fan by any stretch of the imagination, but my Mom was. From way back in their Brooklyn days.

Is there any other voice out there that says its summertime more than Vin Scully? I can't think of one. I remember listening to him on the radio as a kid 'cuz my Mom just had to hear her Dodger games. (I'm a Yankee fan) But I just love Vin Scully. I think that's the only reason I got the MLB extra innings package. I'm already in the Yankee market.

Gotta hear Vin!
Vin Scully IS the Dodgers. He is an institution - it would be hard to imagine L.A. without him, much less the Dodgers. I hope he has an incredibly long life, but when he eventually passes on, baseball just won't seem the same. Particularly because the team (sadly notorious for getting a good start early in the season and then screwing up) and the fans as a whole (L.A. sports fans are the worst on the planet in terms of apathy and only supporting a team if they're doing well - the Lakers are the only local team in any sport that retains loyalty in bad years) don't really deserve such a class act. I'm a loyal Dodger fan but the Dodgers of today and Dodger fans really leave a lot to be desired.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Tompkins County
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Ditto about Harry Kalas. Forgot about him.

Vin is always the voice that I want to hear when baseball season rolls around. I really wish that ESPN had let Vin do the game on Jackie Robinson Day. That would have been VERY special.

Majoun~
I agree about the some of the Dodger fans. Arrive in the 3rd and leave by the 7th. My Mom used to hate seeing that on TV. They're such a storied franchise. I just don't get it.
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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True about Scully.
And true about Harry. Thing is, he's been missing that something --rather somebody -- which he'd lost.
Whitey Ashburn.

Don't wish to get into just how vile an organization the Phils are here, but to make a long story short: The color-man which Harry had the best chemistry with and requested he work with him more on air (Anderson) has zero innings with him now. The color-man Harry had a falling out with (apparently the guy did something mean to Ashburn), and requested less work with, does every inning with him now.
Well, yeah, of course he was even better when he was paired with Ashburn (Had 'em all the way, Harry...). Chris Wheeler is an insufferable dolt, and I don't understand why the Phillies inflict him on their fans as much as they possibly can. From what I heard, he was also primarily responsible for Scott Graham not being brought back.

But Harry is definitely losing it. He often loses track of counts, and I can't tell you how many times last year he got me excited with home run calls that turned out to be warning track outs. Anyway- he can still stay as long as he wants as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Another victory for the Dodgers: Vin Scully will return in 2014 - latimes.com
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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He will be with us as long as God allows it, I am sure. Yes, there are others from other teams that should be given their due rewards and help to make their teams special but the only one close to Scully might have been Harry Caray.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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Vin Scully IS the Dodgers. He is an institution - it would be hard to imagine L.A. without him, much less the Dodgers. I hope he has an incredibly long life, but when he eventually passes on, baseball just won't seem the same. Particularly because the team (sadly notorious for getting a good start early in the season and then screwing up) and the fans as a whole (L.A. sports fans are the worst on the planet in terms of apathy and only supporting a team if they're doing well - the Lakers are the only local team in any sport that retains loyalty in bad years) don't really deserve such a class act. I'm a loyal Dodger fan but the Dodgers of today and Dodger fans really leave a lot to be desired.

What are you talking about? LA fans are underrated if anything. We support all of our teams well. The Dodgers have left a lot to be desired since 1988 yet the Dodgers are always top 5 in attendance and are #1 this season, even when they were 12 under. The Clippers, with how bad they have always been above most other teams in attendance as well, even in the crappy sports arena. Damn, you're as negative as they come.

There are other markets that are much worse: all of Florida, San Diego, St.Louis, Arizona to name a few. Now those are terrible sports markets.
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