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...Scully has lasted long enough in the business, as I have, to encounter other changes, such as the new era of what some people call sabermetric statistics but what I see as the new age of younger fans who resent their late arrival to the game and are trying to reinvent it.
what I see as the new age of younger fans who resent their late arrival to the game and are trying to reinvent it.
What late arrival? I've been watching baseball since I was 8, as I suspect most on this site have. What the heck does that mean?
I asked Scully if he uses or pays attention to the new-fangled statistics.
“No,” he said. “It’s beyond me. I try to be as old-fashioned as possible – batting average, home runs, runs batted in, stolen bases. I don’t disapprove of those who use them, but it’s beyond me. It’s too much for me.”
This week Vin Scully, the long-time Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcaster, and I had a telephone conversation that was the oldest telephone conversation in age and baseball coverage between two baseball old-timers who had never previously spoken to each other.
Reminds me of a basketball player once saying he combined with Wilt Chamberlain for 73 points in one game....Wilt scored 72.
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