05
Oct
06

playoffs

ok let me pile on with one more sports post.
the only good thing about being a Mets diehard in Los Angeles?
this guy right here:
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I was talking to my uncle Jimmy yesterday and he said something like “listening to Vin Scully is like listening to God call a baseball game.” maybe a stretch, but not much… the guy has been announcing for the dodgers since they were in brooklyn and just has the most beautiful feel for the game. announces every game solo (no color man) and laces his words with measured, musical and at times poetic phrasing. and he’s the king of shutting up when the time is right, such as game 6 of the 1986 world series:
“A little roller up along first … behind the (first-base) bag … it gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight … and the Mets win it!” Scully then remained silent for approximately 3 minutes, letting the pictures and the crowd tell the story.
This is how it should be done folks. Don’t fuck with my baseball, please. For the ultimate, check this audio from the 9th inning of Sandy Koufax’s 1965 perfect game. “29,000 people and a million butterflies.”

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