Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will return next year for an unprecedented 66th season, the team has announced.
Top photo: Scully in front of a street sign marking Vin Scully Way at the Dodgers’ spring training complex in 1985. Credit: Los Angeles Times. Middle photo: Scully announces “It’s time for Dodgers baseball” before the team’s season opener in 2009. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times. Bottom photo: Scully prepares to call a game at Dodger Stadium in 2012. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
Those frequencies we all tuned-in to — the ones we most identified with and were loyal to — had a tremendous amount to do with both how we wanted to the world to see us first and foremost and next how we saw ourselves.from “The View from the Air”
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via Death of the Press Box - “A Salute to Vin Scully”
You could say I missed out on all the great performances of the 20th Century, and you would be right. You would be right that there is nothing to match those pipes in our contemporary voice vernacular as well.
You would be right, that is, until 3:40 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014.
It is then I will tune the dial and hear, broadcast live, one of the golden greats of the 20th …and 21st centur(ies), give the following salutation to set the stage for the first game of his 65th season in the broadcast booth:
“It’s time for Dodger baseball. Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good day to you, wherever you may be.”
This rhapsody in Dodger Blue. This mortal whose tone and cadence and emotive prose sends the giants of his craft into the shadows of repose. One man. One voice.
One Vin Scully.
Ghost broadcasts from the historic core