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catbird seat

In a superior or advantageous position. “Sitting pretty”!

“The catbird seat” is an American idiom used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand in all types of dealings, but often used in describing sports. 354 more words

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Boomer's going, going ...

At some point after the upcoming football season, Chris Berman apparently will depart ESPN, where he hosts “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown.” With the Worldwide Leader in Sports in expense-cutting mode, it makes sense the brass would be eager to ease a big salary (reportedly about $3 million a year) out the door with a contract expiring. 306 more words

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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

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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

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