Monday, March 22, 2010

The Official Website of Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully

Did you know Vin Scully has an official website? Of course, he probably had to be convinced to sign off on it, but the site is a simple, classy affair. The best thing about it is that every time you refresh the homepage, it gives you a random classic Vin quote at the bottom. They need to add a few more, but here are the ones I've gotten so far:

"She is gone!"

"In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened!"

"And there’s twenty-nine thousand people in the ballpark and a million butterflies."

"Hi everybody and a very pleasant good afternoon to you, wherever you may be."

"It is 9:46 p.m. Two and two to Harvey Kuenn, one strike away. Sandy into his windup, here’s the pitch. Swung on and missed, a perfect game!"

"It’s a mere moment in a man’s life between the All-Star Game and the old-timer’s game."

I'd add "It's time for Dodger baseball!" and "Deuces wild." What other classic Vin sayings are missing?

More Vin, from DodgertownUSA:

bottom photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers


Jeff J. Snider said...

"And a dandy!"

Fite Club said...

Oh my, what a play" - sort of generic but we've heard him say it a thousand times.

Although later copied by Baseball Tonight clowns, Scully used "...listed as day-to-day (pause). Aren't we all?" as early as 1991.

Kinda long - "And look who's coming up. All year long, they looked to him (Kirk Gibson) to light the fire. All year long, he answered the demand; until he was physically unable to start tonight with two bad legs, a left hamstring, and a swollen right knee. And with two out, you talk about a roll of the dice. This is it!”

Kyle Baker said...

Tonight I'll transcribe the Bill Veeck story he told yesterday.

Dave said...

" ... the pride of (fill in the city)"

" ... (fill in the player) Marching and Chowder Society"

"Now let's get back to this one."

"And a very pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be"

"Pull up a chair and spend part of your evening with us."