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Monday, August 08, 2016

Sharing their final season: David Ortiz drops in on Vin Scully - Los Angeles - Dodgers Report- ESPN

I will miss them both.

It was one legend saying hello—and goodbye—to another Sunday when the Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz visited the Dodger Stadium press box for hugs and handshakes with longtime broadcaster Vin Scully.

Ortiz is in his 20th and final season with the Red Sox. Scully is in his 67th and final season behind the microphone for the Dodgers. The powerhouse duo met before the series finale between the Dodgers and Red Sox.

In a video clip of the meeting Sunday, provided by the Dodgers, Ortiz told Scully, “We all love you. We’re all going to miss you.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 08, 2016 at 09:49 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, dodgers, red sox, vin scully

Wednesday, June 01, 2016


Thursday, May 26, 2016

MLB: Vin Scully recites the speech about baseball from “Field of Dreams”.

People will come, Vin.

Vin Scully recites the most iconic speech from a baseball film ever. #HallofFameTour

Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 26, 2016 at 08:29 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: heaven, iowa, vin scully

Monday, May 16, 2016

Vin Scully: Dodgers’ announcer reflects on Hall of Fame career

I’m going to miss him.

“Los Angeles is a city of stars,” says Charley Steiner, a fellow Dodgers broadcaster for the past dozen years and, at home games, a regular 5:30 p.m. dinner partner with Scully and Rick Monday, another colleague. “And Vin is the biggest star of them all. I don’t care who it is—Arnold, Leo, Spielberg, Kobe, Magic—nobody is bigger than Vin, and I’ll tell you why: With everybody else you can find some subset of people who don’t like them. Nobody doesn’t like Vin Scully.

“Vin is our Babe Ruth. The best there ever was.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2016 at 06:47 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: announcers, vin scully

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Howie Rose Interviews Vin Scully

17 minutes covering how Vin Scully got his start calling a football game from the roof of Fenway and riding the bus with the players in Spring Training and calling Hank Aaron’s home run #715.

I had trouble playing the interview in Firefox while it played fine in Chrome.

Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: May 12, 2016 at 09:47 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, interview, vin scully

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Vin Scully Talks Beards For Five Minutes

Longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is going all out during his final stint in the booth. The season’s only a month old, and we’ve already had two great episodes of Storytime With Vin Scully. Two weeks ago, he debunked the myths surrounding the number 13, and this weekend he gave us the entire history of beards:

Jim Furtado Posted: May 03, 2016 at 06:09 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: announcers, dodgers, vin scully

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Brinson: Actual story about Madison Bumgarner told by national treasure Vin Scully last night on the Dodgers broadcast

Scully alternately tells a wonderful story about Madison Bumgarner and his wife, Allie, and calls a Howie Kendrick plate appearance.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Most of us are missing the point on Vin Scully – HardballTalk

Scully still does his research. Typically he doesn’t repeat information or stories about a player during a game. He has something new to say each AB. Contrast that with a lot of other announcers. Nothing grates on me more than hearing an announcer make the same comment on a player multiple times in a game. Take a spring game for example. I was watching the Dodgers. Each time Cody Bellinger made a play or came to bat the announcer repeated that his father was former Yankee Clay Bellinger. What was the point of repeating the info? If he had nothing to say, do something else Scully does on a regular basis during a broadcast, keep quiet and let the game noise flow over the audience.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 13, 2016 at 10:48 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: broadcasting, vin scully

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

It’s official: Vin Scully Avenue is now a city street - The Orange County Register

FYI, Vin Scully is a long-time lurker on BBTF so, if you show him some love, he might read it.

Thanks for all the fond memories, Mr. Scully!

Jim Furtado Posted: April 12, 2016 at 10:43 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, vin scully

 

 

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