Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vin Scully, on Bob Miller

Vin Scully, the late Chick Hearn, Bob Miller.

From "Kings announcer Bob Miller loves hockey, and it shows" by Diane Pucin at the LA Times:

Vin Scully, a fellow broadcasting Hall of Famer, is joyful for Miller.

"With a losing team, it's a grind," said the 82-year-old Dodgers legend, now in his 60th season with the team. "It's very hard to hold on to your enthusiasm when it's a bad game day after day after day.

"I salute Bob. It has to be extremely exciting for him, not just to go to the arena for another day of work, but you have the 'I can't wait to get there' feeling because it's truly meaningful.

"What Bob does is [he] sees the event with his eyes, not his heart," Scully said. "Fans see the same event with their hearts. Manny Ramirez comes up, man on base, if he gets a hit the Dodgers win. So if he hits a fly ball, for that split second the fans see what they want to see. You hear them roar and then you hear the 'ahh' because it's just a fly ball. An announcer can't do that. An announcer wills himself to see what it is. Bob does that."

This post will also act as your Kings Quarterfinals Game 6 Thread. Is it their last gasp, or can they push it to a Game 7?

69 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GO KINGS

Neeebs said...

For those that don't know, Bob Miller is AS GOOD at hockey play by play as Vinny is to baseball. That's not an overstatement.

Please my dear Kings, let your season continue at least one more game.if not I'll be tuck with this very mediocre Dodger team that is breaking my heart on a daily basis.

Steve Sax said...

After a recent thread's comments about how bad other teams' announcers are (I believe Dibble, the Cubs', and the White Sox' announcers were all mentioned), this is a fitting post.

Go Kings!

Paul said...

Go you lovers of monarchy!!! Give me a little bit of happiness during this weekend.

Steve Sax said...

Kings come out firing in the first. Still 0s

NicJ said...

Ugh, 4 on 5 already.

Fred's Brim said...

that was a dumb penalty

Fred's Brim said...

the announcer just talked about fondling sticks

NicJ said...

here we go again.

Fred's Brim said...

what happened there? VS blacked out right after the whistle

NicJ said...

YA!!! GOAL!!

rbnlaw said...

Game 7's are inevitable in hockey.
LET'S GO KINGS!

Fuck a Cannuck.

Fred's Brim said...

nice wraparound! Kings draw first blood!

Fred's Brim said...

how did he get that to go up in the air?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, we take the lead!

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kings are definitely putting more pressure on the defense than previously.

NicJ said...

Im not a big fan of the spurs but i would love to see the face on Cuban's face if the Mavs get knocked out in the first round.

Fred's Brim said...

Only the Orioles (3), Royals (7) and Pirates (7) have fewer wins than us

NicJ said...

how the hell did Luo make that save?!

Fred's Brim said...

what a crazy save!
how the hell did he do that?

Fred's Brim said...

sheeeit

NicJ said...

fuck

Paul said...

and two of Pirates seven wins are against us. I need a drink.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap.

Paul said...

Make it two.

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul - I like your injured Battletoad pic

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If this game goes to OT I'm gonna have a heart attack.

NicJ said...

2-1!!!

Fred's Brim said...

wow!

that was a blast

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're back!

Paul said...

Oh jeez. Well a lead into the 3rd.

NicJ said...

just gotta stay aggressive in the third.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gotta keep the puck in the Canucks' zone.

Paul said...

Thanks FB

In memory of our fightin amphibian until he can get that arm working again.

Fred's Brim said...

how did that not go in? did it go through a hole in the net?

Fred's Brim said...

on the replay, that still didn't look right. It was like a bug in a video game

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The 12 most important minutes of the season.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn that was close.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kings have cooled off considerably.

Fred's Brim said...

yeah they are a little sloppy too. I hope they can turn it up here

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Too often they just slap the puck out of there zone, and they're just giving it right back to the Canucks. They need to control.

NicJ said...

Kopi looked like he did the splits there, groin maybe?

Fred's Brim said...

son of a bitch

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK

NicJ said...

There is your season.

Paul said...

Fuckin fuckity fuck.

Fred's Brim said...

how did that get in?

NicJ said...

damn gingers

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GODDAMMIT

Fred's Brim said...

what a long weekend this has been

Steve Sax said...

Shit. 4-2 Canucks.

NicJ said...

get those canadians out of LA.

NicJ said...

I hope this is the only LA team that gets knocked out in the first round this year.

Paul said...

This string of crappy sports results is starting to wear me down.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fuckitall. Piece of crap.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BULLSHIT FUCK DAMMIT HELL DAMMIT FUCK SHIT FUCK DAMMIT CRAP FUCK DAMMIT HELL FUCK SHIT SHIT SHIT DAMMIT FUCK DAMMIT SHIT FUCKITY FUCK FUCK.




Shit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did I mention that I'm seriously pissed right now?

Mr. Customer said...

A Sunday night that requires a beer run is unfortunate.

Paul said...

Mr. C

I think a beer run is never unfortunate but if it is required then it can get ugly.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

Yes. The night is unfortunate, the beer restores the balance (ironically).

Paul said...
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David said...

Giants lost.

Today is only a 99% fail.

Paul said...

I think I need to read the Denial of Death to cheer me up.

No a beer run and some music to deny the Dodgers mediocre start seems more appropriate.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

I can lend you Anna Karenina if you want to lighten the mood.

Paul said...

Mr C

I think Dostoevsky's Demons may be more in line. If only as an excuse to have some vodka.

Dusty Baker said...

I sense a lot of pain and loss in this thread.

Fred's Brim said...

has anyone seen my keys?

Mr. Customer said...

I just stubbed my toe, does that count?