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Vin Scully -- One Man Band

 

This may be the wrong forum -- but I am a die-hard Cubs fan who happens to enjoy Scully.  It is so pathetic that, when they are home, I tune in to the Dodgers home games on Extra Innings just to listen to him.  Because it is so late (I am in Texas), I go to sleep to it.  My wife and kids even know who he is and have come to appreciate him.

I was wondering last night what was it about his broadcast that so interested me.  I think part of it is his voice, his delivery, he knowledge of the game, but the other part is that it is just him.  Somehow, I feel like he is talking to me.  Almost without exception (I cannot think of another), all other broadcasts have the twosome -- analysts and commentator.  They end up talking to each other.  Scully seems to be talking to me.  And he never stops -- he works personal stories without ever missing a pitch.  But, it's not hard to follow. 

I just wanted to post this to see if anyone else have noticed this.  I like Bob and Len alright.  I think Brenly is a good analyst (not the most pleasant to voice to listen to).  I wish we would have kept Chip Caray (he had a good delivery and voice), but nothing compares to Scully for me.  Heck, I don't even like the Dodgers or there year after year of anemic offense. I tune in late after the Cubs have played just to listen.  It has become a family thing (kids sneaking up to listen to baseball with dad).

By the way, it is sure nice to see Cubs players take walks.  Maybe Fukudome is having a spillover affect to the team.

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