Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vin Scully Tweetcast Transcript

Thanks to SoSG Dusty for transcribing Vin's tweets from last week. Enjoy!

  • Hi everybody and a pleasant Wednesday evening to you, wherever you may be.

  • I broadcast the Yankee/ Dodger World Series in '53, '55, '56, '63 and '81. No way I could have imagined tweeting a game.

  • Ebbets Field is gone. Old Yankee Stadium is gone & I haven't been to the new one. New York is basically a city of memories for me.

  • It's time for Dodger baseball!

  • I don't miss the long travel and the long days away. There's not much left for me in New York.

  • [Upon telling Vin he is already trending in the United States] Wow! Hot diggity dog. Well, Puig just bunted for a base hit.

  • Hanley Ramirez has 5 hits in 10 innings! Five straight hits to start the game. That's pretty good.

  • I walk outside the booth before games to loosen up the legs. I stand almost every half inning. That feels good.

  • Two of the biggest thrills: One would be Larsen's perfect game, and the other would be the Dodgers winning the '55 World Series.

  • Scared to death! [reply to question about how he felt on his first broadcast]

  • My very first game was an exhibition game in Vero and I did 2 innings. Thank goodness I wasn’t on the air when there was a triple play. Red Barber did it so effortlessly that I was overwhelmed. I thought, “Oh my gosh, I’ll never be able to do that.”

  • When I was 8 years old, I knew. I wrote a composition for the nuns and said I want to be a sports announcer.

  • Growing up Red Barber, Mel Allen & Ted Husing were the top 3. Al Michaels, Jim Nantz and Bob Costas just to name a few.

  • I can't say, but the best player I ever saw was Willie Mays. Statistically, Mickey Mantle might have been better.

  • I'm looking at Yankee Stadium and it looks so different from the old one.

  • The question always was - did anyone ever hit a ball out of Yankee Stadium? The closest was Mickey Mantle. They say it went 118 feet in the air and missed about 18 inches from clearing the roof.

  • The scariest in broadcasting for foul balls, old Briggs Stadium. The booth was so close to home you could hear the hitter grunt.

  • [On the #NBAFinals] "I thought San Antonio would have won it by now, so I'll stay with them."

  • Got him at second base. What a play, wow. Andre Ethier just made a really good play. Right on the money to Ramirez.

  • I think Andre Ethier has done a really good job in Center Field. Especially for someone who has played Right Field for years.

  • Being a traditionalist, I don’t like the DH.

  • @TBrownYahoo Hi Tim. What a twist, reading me!

  • Now here's Puig, watch his head. That last at-bat he was swinging wildly. Whoa, did that get him? Yeah.

  • Yasiel Puig has just stolen second. He can sure do it all. HBP, stolen base, ground out -- now he's at 3rd base.

  • Hanley Ramirez is 6-for-7 today. Wow.

  • Four-nothing. Phil Hughes has not fooled anybody. The Dodgers have some pretty good batting averages compared to the Yankees.

  • [Q: Hey Vin, I read your article in #golfmagazine. What is your lowest round?] My lowest round was 77, but only once. It was amazing -- everything went right for a hacker.

  • Oh they're plugging the Tweetcast on the broadcast. *laughs*

  • [Why MLB?] I did the NFL for about 8 years, PGA for 14 and a few of tennis matches. I played sandlot ball. I played in college.

  • Unless you've played baseball, you don't know how difficult it is.

  • I once played against George H. W. Bush. He played 1B for Yale, and I played CF for Fordham. We both went 0-for-3.

  • Holy Mackerel, it's Puig! He is unbelievable.

  • Yasiel Puig has got a bunt single, a stolen base, and a home run. He is unbelievable. His talent is absolutely breathtaking.

  • I’ve never seen anybody do what he has done in such a short period. He’s been remarkable, a 5-tool player who constantly shows the tools.

  • Kemp back, and Crawford back, to go along with Gonzalez, Ramirez and Puig. I have to believe they’ll make a run.

  • Chris Capuano was remarkable. Just off the disabled list and to pitch 6 innings and not walk anyone. I’m very happy for him.

  • It looks like Puig and Ethier have a nice relationship out there.

  • He deserves to be trended. [RT ‪@MLBsocial‬: Yasiel Puig is trending in the U.S. This is why: ‪http://atmlb.com/11OZqDD]

  • I'm with them in spirit, but also in body. I'm thinking let's get them out of there so they can get some sleep.

  • Because of the rain delay, it's a really rough day. 8am you get up. By the time you go to bed in SD, it’s been almost 24 hours.

  • There you go, that's one.

  • [In response to all of the 'thank you's,'] Well, I don't think I really did very much. Thank you all.

  • Thanks so much for joining me on Twitter and good night.


QuadSevens said...

Reading the tweets in Vin's voice is awesome. Thanks for transcribing these.

BJ Killeen said...

Thanks. I saw a few but not all. good job!

Fred's Brim said...

excellent - thank you, Dusty!