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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Vin Scully turns down Joe Buck’s invite to join NLCS broadcast

With the National League Championship Series heading to Los Angeles, Fox announcer Joe Buck hoped aloud that legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully might make a cameo with him in the booth.

Unfortunately for Buck and for baseball fans everywhere, Scully said he would be declining the invitation.

“I don’t want to just take a bow,” Scully told The Los Angeles Times. “I just don’t feel right doing that.”

 

QLE Posted: October 16, 2018 at 06:44 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JRVJ Posted: October 16, 2018 at 12:18 PM (#5767642)
He's earned his rest.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: October 16, 2018 at 12:57 PM (#5767682)
Give him the whole game or get the #### out, Buck.
   3. dlf Posted: October 16, 2018 at 03:14 PM (#5767830)
I did enjoy the fraction of an inning from Uek. And I would love to be able to hear Scully again, but understand him not wanting to do it. The former is still involved during the season, the latter has finally stepped away. So instead, I'll just have to listen to some older recordings of Vin.

Edit: I loved the way Scully let silence talk. From that link, there are 64 seconds of crowd noise between "she is gone" and "in a year that has been so improbable ..." Can you imagine Buck allowing a minute without talk from the booth?
   4. Bote Man Posted: October 16, 2018 at 03:20 PM (#5767838)
Let the old horses rest.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: October 16, 2018 at 03:35 PM (#5767862)
Edit: I loved the way Scully let silence talk. From that link, there are 64 seconds of crowd noise between "she is gone" and "in a year that has been so improbable ..." Can you imagine Buck allowing a minute without talk from the booth?
To be fair, I think Buck sometimes does intentionally avoid talking when big games end.

I just watched the end of '04 and after his clumsy phrase, he doesn't say anything for over 50 seconds.
   6. jmurph Posted: October 16, 2018 at 03:39 PM (#5767870)
Edit: I loved the way Scully let silence talk. From that link, there are 64 seconds of crowd noise between "she is gone" and "in a year that has been so improbable ..." Can you imagine Buck allowing a minute without talk from the booth?

I didn't hear Scully do that many games but my takeaway was always that he talked constantly, which I didn't particularly like. It was explained to me, probably by someone here, that it was likely a byproduct of his radio days.

   7. wjones Posted: October 16, 2018 at 04:26 PM (#5767926)
." Can you imagine Buck allowing a minute without talk from the booth?

If he ever did, the silence would kill Smoltz and he would have to say something.
   8. Batman Posted: October 16, 2018 at 04:36 PM (#5767932)
“It would be an honor to get up, take the headset off, sterilize it and hand it to Vin,” Buck told The Times in 2016.
"I don't care how long you sterilize it, I'm not touching anything that's been on Joe Buck's head," Scully responded.
   9. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: October 16, 2018 at 04:39 PM (#5767935)
If he ever did, the silence would kill Smoltz and he would have to say something.

"Look...I don't want to take anything away from Gibson, okay? But it just goes to show you...in the bottom of the ninth, your guy has gotta give you that shutdown inning."
   10. A Baseball Fan Posted: October 16, 2018 at 05:06 PM (#5767980)

"Look...I don't want to take anything away from Gibson, okay? But it just goes to show you...in the bottom of the ninth, your guy has gotta give you that shutdown inning."


"You know, call me old school, but maybe let your starting pitcher finish what he began? This fad of one-inning closers is overrated and won't last."
   11. Batman Posted: October 16, 2018 at 05:11 PM (#5767987)
I imagine Scully physically restraining Joe Garagiola from talking after the Gibson home run. Joe seemed really anxious to tell us it was the base on balls that kills ya.
   12. Bote Man Posted: October 16, 2018 at 08:23 PM (#5768210)
It was explained to me, probably by someone here, that it was likely a byproduct of his radio days.

Acksually, in his final X years of broadcasting Dahhhdgers games on TV, the first 3 innings were simulcast on radio so he WAS describing the ball to the radio listeners.

I agree with ol Vinny. They tied a nice bow on his long, storied career, everyone had a good cry, and he is now enjoying his retirement. Bringing him back for an inning now would be like...oh, I don't know, a 9th season of Scrubs after they tied a nice ribbon on it and J.D. drove off into the sunset at the end of Season 8.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: October 16, 2018 at 08:53 PM (#5768276)

I agree with ol Vinny. They tied a nice bow on his long, storied career, everyone had a good cry, and he is now enjoying his retirement. Bringing him back for an inning now would be like...oh, I don't know, a 9th season of Scrubs after they tied a nice ribbon on it and J.D. drove off into the sunset at the end of Season 8.


Disagree... giving Scully an inning or two in the playoffs is never going to be a bad thing. If he wants to do it, the option should always be there (with a playoff size paycheck) but no one can fault him for not doing it if he doesn't want to do it.
   14. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 17, 2018 at 07:20 AM (#5768689)
Like Lou Gehrig before him, Vin Scully is nothing but a quitter.

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