VIN SCULLY, MR. DODGER

Today, September 25, 2016, Vin Scully will announce his final home game for the Dodgers. He has been part of the game for 67 years, part of the game of baseball. There is no crying in baseball, but we who love the game have shed a tear or two for the impending loss of that poetic voice, the poet laureat of the game, Vin Scully. He is and will always be the voice of the Dodgers.

Vin Scully is retiring, everyone deserves to retire. But forgive us for being selfish, we do not want it to end. He has become a part of our lives, an enduring memory of our childhoods. A fond memory of pleasant memories of glorious victories and sad memories of disappointing defeats. His life and his career has been a tremendous gift to all of us as he has weaved a marvelous tale of magical whimsy, describing for us all the game, the game of baseball. He has described each pitch and he has described in incredible detail each player from each team enough so that we feel that we know them. Many players have come and gone but we have been very lucky to have in our homes and on our radios, Vin Scully. He has been near and dear to all of us. What was really incredible was that many of us carried around a transitor radio, virtually attached to our ears, wanting to hear each pitch, waiting for each word from Vin even when we were at the game, we had to hear it from the radio.

Now he is about to call his last game for the Dodgers. Vin Scully will be missed and not forgotten. The game, the game of baseball will go on. No matter what, it is about the game. Someone else will fill or attempt to fill the seat that Vin has left. As time passes his voice will become nothing but an echo of the greatest announcer that the game of baseball has ever had. Let us give him one final ovation so that he will remember us, the fans, his fans.

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