Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Vin Scully, on Chinstraps and Tongue Depressors

Vin Scully, from tonight's telecast:

Two and one the count to Felipe [Lopez].

I always marvel at his sideburns. They're not really sideburns. He must be a very patient man when he shaves. Probably needs a ruler. Isn't that something.

Fouled away. Two and two.

We've mentioned it before, talking about Felipe and the way he might shave, and talking about Roy Campanella. Roy Campanella used to shave with a tongue depressor.

Yeah, you know when you go to the doctor, the wooden tongue depressor, say "aah." That's what he shaved with.

He would take a depilatory, what the ladies would use to take the hair off their legs. Campy would put the depilatory on his face, then he would take the wooden tongue depressor and scrape it off, and the beard came off with it.

And I said to him, "Why don't you use regular shaving cream?"

And he said, "No, this is better on my skin, for the mask on my face."

Well one thing, you're not going to cut yourself with a tongue depressor.

Three and two to Felipe Lopez....

8 comments:

Mike Sharperson Lives! said...

In a hundred years, people will read about how great Vin Scully was, and they'll use SoSG to find some of his gems. Wish we'd had the internet back when Koufax was pitching so blogs could quote every pearl of wisdom or random anecdote that falls from the red-head mouth.

fanerman said...

And then they'll read the rest of SoSG and be thoroughly confused.

rbnlaw said...

Ouch.

fanerman said...

I don't mean that in a bad way or anything.

Orel said...

By then we'll have become Sons of Jackie Johnson.

fanerman said...

You only have to change one letter of the acronym! SoSJ!

fanerman said...

Oh wait. Now I'm mixing up SoSG chicks. I have so lost a step.

karina said...

Love this story, i never suspect Roy Campanella was so smooth...