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“Now let’s get back to the game.” When Vin Scully utters those words it means he just told a delightful between-innings story about how Matt Morris met his wife, (a Chicago Cub sportswriter) or the World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers of 1955. 477 more words

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Born in Brooklyn, televised baseball turns 75 today

Today is the 75th anniversary of the first televised baseball game. Mark Langill wrote about it for the August issue of Dodger Insider magazine. (Click the image to enlarge.)

— Jon Weisman


The Catbird Seat

I am not a baseball fan, but this is apparently a rarely (or commonly, depending on your age) used expression for the one who is on top, or having the upper hand, or an advantage, coined by the baseball announcer Red Barber. 154 more words


Column flashback - A conversation with MLB announcer Ernie Harwell

After having a one-on-one, 30-minute dugout chat with announcer Ernie Harwell, before a Diamondbacks-Tigers game, This column appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun on June 17, 2002. 667 more words