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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 | 25 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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Vin Scully receives College Baseball HOF award | MLB.com

Without a doubt Vin Scully is my favorite announcer. Thank you for all the enjoyment you’ve provided this baseball fan. Enjoy your last season.

“The game means a great deal to me,” Scully said, pronouncing himself fit and ready to go, “and I’m honored to be part of this. I went over the list of names in the College Baseball Hall of Fame, and, honestly, I’m embarrassed to even be mentioned with these great talents.”

Unlike the team he has represented for 65 years, Scully never disappoints the fans. He’s undefeated.

“What makes him so special,” said Sandi Scully, his wife, “is his heart. It’s what people connect with, what makes him who he is.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 10, 2015 at 09:31 AM | 0 comment(s)
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