Vin Scully is just about universally acknowledged as the greatest broadcaster in the history of this wonderful game of baseball we are all missing so dearly right now. Yesterday he spoke with Bill Paschke of the Los Angeles Times about all of the things that are going on. And as you would expect, he did so in a way that only Vin Scully could do.
I think it’s breathtaking, it’s emotional, it’s reverential in many ways, and it’s thoughtful,” he says of opening day. “When the anthem is playing and you’re standing up in the booth waiting to go on the air, and this big crowd is quiet listening to the anthem, and then when the anthem ends and the crowd’s noise bursts forth like some fountain that had just been released, like a gusher in an oil field … I get goose bumps from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes … there’s really almost nothing like it, except maybe getting married or having your first child.
Just thought I’d share the audio and the link. The article is worth reading, even if you listened to the audio. Go give it a read.
Photo by Ken Lund. Photo has been edited. License can be found here.
Thanks for posting. That was excellent.
Chicago radio station on 670 AM played some of the interview over the air and the host referred to Scully very respectfully as “America’s grandpa.” I like it.