By Ryan Mayer
Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully is a legend in the game of baseball. You’ve more than likely heard his dulcet tones on highlights at some point. Considering that he has said this will be his last year in the booth, people have begun paying more attention to one of Vin’s best qualities: his storytelling.
During last night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, while Clayton Kershaw was navigating his way through the 4th inning, Scully went into a tangent about dirt. Yes, you read that correctly. And in doing so, Scully further proved that he is a national treasure.
Do you realize the amount of preparation went into that? He went back to look up what the Senators did in the early 1900’s with regards to dirt at the Polo Grounds. There are probably people reading this that don’t know what the Polo Grounds were. On top of that, the focal point of the story is dirt, which to be honest I didn’t think anyone could make interesting.
Vin Scully is just the best. Enjoy him while you can folks.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.