Thursday, June 19, 2008
A Modest Proposal For Vin Scully
When I read recently that legendary baseball announcer Vin Scully and the Dodgers were getting ready to renegotiate his contract for next year and that he will reduce his schedule and maybe even consider retirement my heart sank.
I, as well as thousands of other Southern Californians can not remember a summer evening without Vinnies voice in the background telling us the story of the game that night between the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponents. He is quite simply the greatest baseball announcer of all time. I can not fathom a baseball season without him.
Of course, Vin wants to reduce his schedule or retire for all the right reasons. Some of my heroes have let me down over the years. My hero Vin Scully has never let me down. He wants to spend more time with his beautiful wife of many years and all of his grandchildren.
So, I was thinking that the Dodgers need to make Vin Scully the following offer. The Dodgers will build Vin and his family an exact replica of his LA home in every major league city and his wife and grandchildren will be there when he gets home from the ballpark every night. It's simple and brilliant.
Think about it Dodgers and Vin. And if you need other suggestions I'm here for you. We must keep Vin Scully on the air.
Photo Credits: Andrew Gambert, New York Times
By Allen Bacon, Editor, The Daily Bosco