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An announcement about announcers

January 4, 2016. Day four of 2016. Another year. To quote Mel Allen, the NY Yankees’ baseball broadcaster: “How ‘bout that?” Great wit was Mel. Mel was never my favorite announcer, I must confess. 176 more words

Sixty-six years ago today, Brooklyn newspaper reveals Vin Scully as Dodgers' new broadcaster

By Cary Osborne

Back in November, Jon Weisman found this gem in Variety — likely one of the earliest mentions of rising broadcasting star Vin Scully in a publication. 100 more words

Vin Scully

Vin Scully in Variety, January 1950

By Jon Weisman

We greet you this morning with a treat — a peek at Vin Scully on the brink of his Dodger career.

Last week, my former employer Variety ran a piece with TV legend Norman Lear talking about… 318 more words


Get well soon, Vin Scully

The baseball playoffs are in full swing, but lacking what L.A. fans consider an essential component – the announcing of Vin Scully.

The Dodgers assure us Vin is resting comfortably after a medical procedure. 233 more words


Why baseball won't be the same without Vin Scully

For any number of reasons, baseball remains the one sport where comparisons between players of different generations can’t be dismissed out of hand.

Today’s baseball players are surely more physically gifted than those of the 1900’s, but since the game is basically being played now as it was then (save for the designated hitter), it’s still possible for a guy who hit and threw in the 20’s to be better than someone who hits and throws now. 656 more words

The Catbird

It’s time to resurrect this moribund blog.  To be sure, I have been posting a little on my radio-show blog, Hillbilly at Harvard.  Two posts on the musical life of fiddler (and mathematician-engineer) Tex Logan took a fair amount of time to research and compose, so if country music interests you, click on that link and scroll down. 1,099 more words

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