Saturday, September 13, 2008

Should the Dodgers Honor Vin Scully with a Statue at Dodger Stadium?

The Tigers have honored Ernie Harwell with this statue at Comerica Park.

From T.J. Simers in Tuesday's LA Times:

The idea came in an e-mail, then became Tuesday's Last Word, someone asking, why not a statue of Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium? [...]

A better question: Why hasn't it already been done?

The Dodgers are getting ready to close out another season, the news as good as it gets for everyone in L.A., Scully announcing he will be back for another year behind the microphone. [...]

The Dodgers spent much of this season wheeling out former players, some even with recognizable names, while the best known Dodger went about the business of keeping the team in the public eye as he has done for fans -- generation after generation. [...]

Scully said it was a tough decision to return this time. He's taken to calling his wife two or three times a day, and every day because he feels so guilty about being away. [...]

Why not a statue honoring Scully outside Dodger Stadium as a reminder of such passion -- passion for the game, his job and the Dodgers?

What a great way to begin his 60th year on the job.

Simers gets a few things right. This is definitely one of them. What do you think?

Should the Dodgers honor Vin Scully with a statue at Dodger Stadium?
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Eric Karros said...

Hmmm, I wonder which option will win.

Marc said...

According to the results of the poll, Vin Scully better start posing for the sculptors.

jose said...

Who voted no? Who throws a shoe?

Felix Pardalis said...

I need a better question. Simers, like usual, is wrong in saying there should be one by now. Scully would hate to have a statue to himself anywhere; should we respect that or not? After he's gone, something I don't even want to consider, there should be a statue and the park should be renamed and the Giants kicked out of the league to honor him.

Steve Sax said...

That statue doesn't look anything like Vin.

Wait a second. My bad.