Mike Night for the Ultimate Dodger Dog

The Old-fashioned Way

The Old-fashioned Way

L.A. Dodgers-broadcasting legend Vin Scully plans on returning to the mike in 2015. This would be his sixty-sixth straight season with the Dodgers. Robust at eighty-six, Bronx native Scully does things the traditional way—as could only be expected. He solos on the radio for three innings, which are simulcast via Time Warner, and finishes the broadcast via TV-only. Scully has announced Jackie Robinson’s heroics, Don Larsen’s perfect World Series Game, Sandy Koufax’s version of perfection, Hank Aaron’s Ruth-shattering Deep South home run off Dodger Al Downing (a magnificent call), Fernando Valenzuela at work, Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson projecting great moments, Clayton Kershaw: playoffs, World Series, endless-innings galore. Scully helped inform baseball for the television age. He has survived the Dodgers’s Global Village migration from Ebbets Field to Chavez Ravine not to mention the DH, Instant Replay, and Twitter. As Ben Jonson put it regarding another memorable describer: “The applause! delight! the wonder of our stage!” Here’s to another sixty-five (or sixty-six) years, Mr. Scully!

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