Vin Scully

Vin Scully and I

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  • Omar G! 8y

    a classic. did he sign for you?
  • rbaly79 8y

    Yes he did sign some stuff for me. What a great guy he is. He's also a funny person. (Not like Tony Gwynn...)

    I can't believe I got a picture with him.
  • go_dvls 8y

    Vin Scully is Dodger baseball. Players have come and gone, some great, some not. Managers have come and gone, but Vinny is always there. A master story teller, he weaves his tales in and around the game. The memories of a childhood listening to Vinny while playing ball in the backyard on a hot summer day or under the covers with a transistor radio and an ear phone after bed time on an early fall school night as the Dodgers battle the Giants crucial game during a pennant race. Listening to him describe the amazing Willie Mays or "Bad Henry". Don Drysdale's shutout innings streak; Bob Gibson trying to break Double D's record in the same season. Orel finally breaking the streak in '88. The great pennant races with the Reds in the 70's. Gibson's homerun, of course. The back to back to back to back HR's in '06. Vinny brought all of those moments home to us. Thanks to the powerful signal of KFI 640, he was often with us on the road too. Camping trips to Colorado, Utah, Oregon Washington and Arizona often included late nights listening to Vinny via that 50,000 watt KFI signal on the car radio of the old Pontiac wagon. He was with us in Utah when my dad and I were in SLC for the UCLA - Utah football game while the Dodgers battled the Buccos in the playoffs. Vinny was with us too while travelling to Arizona in April of '74 when "Bad Henry" broke the Babe's record.

    Vin Scully is baseball.........Dodger baseball.
  • go_dvls 8y

    BTW, great shot of you and Vinny. I would love nothing more than to me Vin Scully and get his autograph on a photo I have of he and Henry Aaron. Then I'd have to figure out a way to get Hank's autograph on it too.
  • PhotoAvatar 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a new group Flickr LA, and we'd love to have your photo added to our group pool. Thanks, Wayne
  • Brittany Urbina 7y

    He is the bestest dodger speaker ever! :)
    Luv him ! He rocks!
  • rbaly79 7y

    Yes.... He rocks ! :)
  • interpol2424 7y

    How in the world did you get to take a picture with Vinnie!? wow, your lucky man.
  • rbaly79 7y

    I guess I was at the right time and at the right place :) Of all the pictures that I have with Baseball players, this one is one of my favorites ! And he isn't even a Baseball player :)
  • Myjah Leesa 5y

    I'm a Twins fan through and through--but Vin Scully is absolutely THE BEST, and I love your blog and this picture!
  • rbaly79 5y

    Thanks Myjah! :)
  • Cynthia Gaines 4y

    Speaking on Vin Scully and rbaly79's comment:
    I understand that Vin Scully was a baseball player in his youth. I admit I fell in love with the
    LA Dodgers because of Vin... I believe he is the classiest sports announcer EVER in history. The passion, strength of character, knowledge, charismatic persona, amazing poetic ability, and the enduring personality he charmingly exudes is without a doubt worthy of honorable recognition and induction into MLB's "Hall of Fame". There is no other sports announcer ANYWHERE like Vin Scully; He is among the greatest treasures of the world. NO ONE compares. He is a role model for his followers and fans, as well as a rare example of excellence in his chosen field. Kudos and best wishes to Vin Scully ~ Long May He Reign!!
    -Cynthia Gaines
  • flingitman 3y

    That is a great photo, so cool you got it.

    Years ago, I was driving a beat up VW Beetle up on Sunset Boulevard near the Hollywood Freeway (1977/76) era......
    Well, I saw Vin Scully walking down the street with some other guys in suits and I honked and waived.....and he waived back, I will never forget it, some long hair kid in a beat up VW and he waived back!
  • Linda McElroy 3y

    Met Vinny years ago at spring training in AZ (the Giant's camp, not Vero Beach). He's BIGGER in person. Great, gracious man.
  • weatherwatcher248 2y

    Steve T. Sobel
    For those of you who don't know Vin's full background, he goes back to the days of those Brooklyn "Bums". I grew up in Flatbush, a section of Brooklyn that was a decent neighborhood in the central part of Kings County. That's when I first heard him, back in the 50's as I grew up. He's been a Dodger ever since! If you compare many of today's broadcasters to those of Vin Scully, Mel Allen (voice of the Yankees); Ernie Harwell (voice of the Detroit Tigers) to some who simply don't have that "pizzazz" such as Joe Buck (Fox Sports), these "seasoned" guys give you a heck of a game call from start to finish! One simply would turn on the game just to hear the voices of these individuals who made it worth your while to tune in and listen to their smooth delivery of what's going on on the field! When Ernie Harwell passed away, it was not only a sad time, but a wonderful time to see and hear what people said about this man. Mr. Scully is still around and going to go at it for another year! Fantastic. Since I cannot get the games locally from Michigan, I often tune in on a late Dodger game that a late night sports channel on cable often shows a live portion of the game which includes the voice of Vin Scully. I really don't care about the game itself, as I'm not a Dodger fan. It's Vin Scully that I appreciate for many many things he has contributed to the game of baseball. It's simply a "natural" with him, just saying "I wish other announcers would be like him" just doesn't happen. It can't. This man is "gifted" as a person is to music. You either have it or you don't. Thanks, Vin for all these great years. Stay well and we'll be listenin' to ya.
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