Saturday, August 25, 2012

As If Today Couldn't Get Any Better: Vin to Return

Maybe we can take this picture again next year.

From "Vin Scully will be back in the booth next season" by Bill Shaikin at the LA Times:

In a year that has been so improbable, the incredible has happened.

Not Magic. Not Hanley Ramirez. Not Adrian Gonzalez. Better than all of that.

Vin Scully is coming back. The Dodgers are expected to announce Sunday that Scully will return to the Dodgers' broadcast booth next season.

Scully has been the sound of summer in Southern California for more than half a century, from transistor radios to Twitter. We are blessed to be able to pull up a chair and spend part of another year with him.

He will call it a career after one of these summers, and a city will lose its voice.

It could have been this summer. He is 84, after all. The travel gets old. The grandchildren get older.

But Scully is healthy, and he is energized by the Dodgers' new ownership group. The Dodgers just might win again soon. He would hate to miss out, and we would hate for him to miss out. [...]

One of the blessings of technology is that Scully's stories need not vanish into thin air. The Sons of Steve Garvey website maintains a "Vin Scully Repository," with transcripts of his best stories over the last five years.

Twitter is at your service too, to collect Scully's best one-liners. Check out @vinscullytweet.

I constantly struggle to find perspective and gratitude, so I'm going to take today as a nice reality check. Life is good. Thanks for coming back, Vin. We're already looking forward to it.

Almost exactly a year ago at SoSG: Life Just Got a Little Brighter: Vin Back in 2012


Orel said...

Bill Shaikin ‏@BillShaikin

@sosgsosg You guys do a great job. And we can go from heartfelt to snarky on some other topic.

Orel said...


Hideo Nomo said...


Franklin Stubbs said...

Shucks, man.

*kicks the dirt*

Dusty Baker said...

This is the best news I've heard in the last 48 hours, and that's saying a lot.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It is, at that. I'm blinkin' giddy.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW Shaikin's is the kind of well-written article I like to wake up to every day. Well done; he broke the story and gave it the right amount of heart that a story on Vin deserves.

So much better to awakening to a story by Simers on how his ass won't fit in a seat.

Steve Sax said...

Just read Simers' meandering column. I've gotta post on this drivel.

Dusty Baker said...

The contrast is stark, isn't it, Sax?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

C'mon Simers next time sit your fat ass in the LFP. Or better yet, the all-you-can-eat section. You won't need to worry about arm rests out there and there's plenty of elbow room to stuff your face.

Dusty Baker said...

I wouldn't want to see the hallowed confines of the LFP besmirched by Simers' presence.