Monday, July 28, 2014

Vin Scully, on Paying the Price

We don't get TWC at SoSG Worldwide Headquarters, so we apologize for the lack of new Vin transcriptions this season. But we've dipped into the archives (OK, last year's games) to bring you some fresh transcriptions we haven't run yet.

Vin Scully, from the sixth inning of the Mets-Dodgers game on August 13, 2013:

We've told it before, but it still bears repetition as to how it used to be fifty years ago.

Always brought to mind the New York Giants and Bill Voiselle. And Mel Ott was so tired of seeing oh-and-two hits and oh-and-two home runs, he was going to fine any pitcher five hundred dollars if he gave up a base hit or a home run oh and two.

And five hundred bucks in the forties was a lot of money. And Bill Voiselle gave up a home run to Vernal "Nippy" Jones on an oh-and-two pitch.

Jones running around the bases and all Voiselle could think of, That cost me five hundred dollars.

Took his anger out by picking up the rosin bag and throwing it at Jones as he rounded second base.

But I mean it was serious stuff, back then.

It's like the old story about striking out. In the old days, the hitters felt almost disgraced if they struck out. Today, oh!

Do you know during his fifty-six-game hitting streak, Joe DiMaggio — how many times do you think he struck out in fifty-six games?

Well, he struck out five times. Five times. That's nothing in this day and age.

Two and two the count to Marlon Byrd....