The Voice of Baseball

We lost Vin Scully tonight. At 94 years old, he had a good run. But we sure will miss him.

Growing up in the greater Los Angeles area in the 70s and 80s, there was one constant in our lives, Vin Scully. His soothing, educational storytelling (there were a lot of stories) was our soundtrack. As Dodgers fans, the only thing we hated more than Billie Martin and the Yankees was network announcers calling Dodgers games. We kept a radio in the room with our television, largely so we could turn down the television volume on Dodgers games and listen to Vinnie call it on the radio.

As I got older, I paid less attention to baseball but any time I could hear Vin Scully call a game, I would. It brought me right back. Listening to Vin Scully was like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket. There will never be another sports announcer like Vin.