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The video above is the famous Kirk Gibson at bat in the 1988 World Series with the Oakland A’s. It was memorable call for Vin Scully. Yesterday’s game was the last home game to be aired with Vin Scully as the announcer.
I haven’t watched much baseball in recent years; I watched a lot of baseball in the Koufax-Drysdale years in the early 1960’s of the Dodgers. But, I watched yesterday’s game between the Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies. I haven’t followed them in years so I didn’t know any of the players, but it was an exciting game anyway. The Dodgers homered in the bottom of the 10th to win the game. Vin Scully is amazing, at 88 years of age. He still has the golden voice of a young man.
I am posting this because I owe a debt of gratitude to Vin Scully. My mother slowly began going blind about 35 years ago. As the world closed in on her, one of her constant companions during that time was Dodger baseball and Vin Scully on the radio, which she enjoyed until she passed away.
Updated 9/27/16. My apologies, I just remembered that I had once posted a picture of Vin Scully early in the history of this blog. Here he is looking very much as he did at the game on Sunday. He is going out on top in every way. He looks and sounds twenty years younger than his age. Kudos to Vin Scully.