Thursday, December 18, 2014

Terrible Way to Ring in the New Year

Potentially sad tale of Vinny's 1988 World Series ring turns out okay. And Vinny has better hips than Matt Kemp. According to the LA Times' Bill Plaschke:
Vin Scully can find his way into our hearts even during the gloomiest winter afternoons, as he proved again Thursday when he unwittingly starred in his own holiday movie.

The Ribs That Saved Christmas.

"I feel like such a dummy," Scully said with a laugh. "Only Scully could lose a ring while putting meat in a bag."
So Vinny was shopping at Costco (I would give anything to sample some microwavable mozzarella sticks with him on aisle 27 there) with his wife, and after snagging a nice standing rib roast (I got mine at Whole Paycheck, so sounds like he may have found a better deal) his ring slipped off his finger.
On Tuesday, they were walking past the meat department when Sandi pointed at some ribs. With five grown children and 16 children to feed during the holidays, we're talking Fred Flintstone-sized ribs. Vin grabbed the packaged meat, stuffed it into plastic bags, and piled it on top of the overflowing cart. Eventually the couple navigated the extravaganza past the cashier, past the hot dog and pizza stand, and out to their SUV in the parking lot.

Once they had loaded the trunk, Scully climbed into the front seat, glanced down at his Costco-weary hands, and noticed something missing.

His 1988 World Series ring had disappeared from his finger.
All's well that ends well, thankfully.
Sure enough, while Vin was unloading the stacks of items, he heard a cry from inside the house. While emptying the ribs, Sandi found the ring at the bottom of the bag.
It would have been a blue Christmas without Vin's ring, indeed.


karen said...

On the Bluest of days when Thee Trade becomes official, leave it to Vinny to bring me a smile.

Merry Christmas Mr. Scully. You bring so much joy to we weary Dodger fans. I find peace in the knowledge that this front office can't trade you.

I hope.

QuadSevens said...

Mmmmmm! Mozzarella sticks!

Vinny rules.