Vin Scully Day
Last night I watched the celebration of the 67 year career of Vin Scully. Â Amazing!
He definitely is the voice in my head when I am at a ball game; he could make the great word pictures and where ever I was I was instantly transported to the ballpark as I listened to Vin call a game.
I am moved by his responses; they speak volumes about his character. Â His own modest reflection of his life’s work:
What I should do is be on my knees everyday giving thanks. God has been so good. I have received so many benefits. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve these benefits. I haveÂ gotten my health and my years and a job that I’ve loved since the day I even thought about it at 8 years old. Â So, as I say, I’m a thanksgiving dinner; I mean it’s all I think about. I don’t think about “Boy, What a life!” except to think, “God, why have you been so kind to me?”
Kevin Costner gave a very moving speech & hereÂ is an excerpt:
â€œWe will miss you, my friend. We will miss you in our radio, in our cars, in our backyard. Youâ€™ve been a gift to Los Angeles and to baseball itself. It seems forever that youâ€™ve been guiding us through your personal window into the game.Â For 67 years you managed to fool us into believing you were just a sports announcer, when in fact you were really a poet, a wordsmith. It was a nice trick, and after almost seven decades, you mightâ€™ve thought we wouldâ€™ve caught on.”
Of course baseball will never be the same; but that is still a good thing because it is what it is because Vin called the games!