Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Vin Scully

I hate the Dodgers; it's my birthright. I also wet my pants on the way back from Candlestick after seeing the Dodgers beat the Giants when I was five, so there's that bit of searing psychological trauma to compound the issue. But it's fantastic hearing Vin Scully broadcast tonight's Giants-Dodgers game on the web. I love this guy. Over 50 years broadcasting the Dodgers. Flowery but never pretentious. Smooth as butter. I can't believe the dude isn't phoning it in by now. Even the throwaways are inimitable: "Line drive down the left field line, into the corner, and there's a rabbit loose." Why don't they teach quaint colloquialisms in Broadcasting 101?