Comments on: Bloop: Vin Scully’s Thoughts on Tulowitzki’s Mullet http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: pcg http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-41064 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 17:09:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-41064 Having lived most of my life in SoCal, I've had the great privilege to hear so many games called by Mr. Scully. While everyone talks about Buck's call of Gibson's HR in 88, I heard Scully's version in real-time and it's the only one I hear in my head all these years later. Even more than Dodger baseball, I've associated ANY baseball with his classic voice, great storytelling, and oh right a fantastic cadence and call of a game. (Incidentally Joe Buck and Tim McCarver can't hold Scully's dirty jock.)

This is one of the reasons I love him: he has grandfatherly charm in spades. He's a real person, more specifically a real 82-year-old, commenting on an aspect of the culture, even while he still does his job better than men 1/3 his age.

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By: MikeD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-40668 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 20:55:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-40668 Reif @24,

Thanks for the info. My faith has been restored in a fine player.

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By: tim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-40534 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 06:17:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-40534 I didn't know what a mullet was either until a few years ago, when someone pointed out that I had one. I cut the back after that.

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By: Reif http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-40244 Sat, 21 Aug 2010 06:46:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-40244 It should be pointed out that Tulo is growing a mullet to raise money for charity. He is not doing it because he thinks it looks good.

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By: MikeD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-40189 Sat, 21 Aug 2010 03:02:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-40189 Funny.

I'm not really sure who is out of touch here: The 82-year-old just discovering a mullet in 2010, or the 25-year-old who wears a mullet in 2010. Me think it's the latter.

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By: Dodger Codger http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-40058 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 20:25:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-40058 There is no other voice in baseball to match Vin Scully. His lack of tonsorial expertise here notwithstanding, he brings so much to a broadcast beyond the basic ball-strike-safe-out humdrum or "when I was playing" patter heard in 90% of the other broadcasters.

He has managed to move with the times and still keep the past alive at the same time; he's made references to iPods, twitter, and other 21st century technology along with telling fascinating facts from events at Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, and Normandy Beach.

Me, I would listen to him read the phone book. And I know he'd leave me wanting more.

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By: Dave V. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-39958 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:29:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-39958 Vin Scully is the best - thanks for posting this as it made me smile 🙂

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-39954 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:24:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-39954 Wow, Hearing Vin Scully's voice brings back a lot of memories of watching the "Game of the Week" on NBC back in the 70's-80's when I was a kid. There was always a sense that the game was more "authentic" or "important" when Scully would do the broadcast.

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By: Roger http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-39921 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:10:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-39921 God bless Vin Scully... His call of Koufax's perfect game reads like an epic poem.

Here: http://www.salon.com/people/feature/1999/10/12/scully_koufax

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By: RoundRock15 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7870/comment-page-1#comment-39906 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:39:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7870#comment-39906 I love Vin Scully... what amazes me most about this clip is that he was reading a Colorado newspaper's account of a game he had already announced - in Los Angeles! He did his job, punched the clock, got some sleep, woke up the next morning and didn't just read the L.A. Times, but the visiting team's newspaper account of the game he himself had just worked. I find that remarkable, and no doubt one of the reasons he's the best in the business.

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