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Vin Scully + Twitter = adorable

Aug 1, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Vin Scully, who in addition to being the greatest announcer of all time is also 84 years old, read one of new Dodger Shane Victorino‘s tweets on the air last night and … well, it was adorable:

I’m significantly less adorable, but you can still follow me on Twitter: @AaronGleeman

  1. cur68 - Aug 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    I hope no one corrects Vin about this. I love the idea that both he and I independently came up with and refer to them as “twits”.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:15 PM

      A lot of Twits use Twitter.

      • davidpom50 - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM

        Vin knows a lot more about twitter than he let on here. Molly Knight of ESPN tweeted about it at the beginning of the season. Pretty sure this was his extremely clever and extremely subtle and classic Vin Scully way of getting away with calling Victorino a twit. “The twit said…”

      • cur68 - Aug 1, 2012 at 2:31 PM

        Which is precisely why I use the term, too. Me and Vin; we’re like TWINS!

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      Twit = Mitt.

  2. datdangdrewdundunituhgin - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    vin scully, you reading tweets on the air is adorbs. but we need to talk about your hairpiece.

    • seeinred87 - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      I have a new favorite word. Thank you.

  3. forthand26 - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Greatest announcer of all time? Psssh. #timmccarver and #joebuck want to have a word with you.

    • rooney24 - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:22 PM

      PLEASE say that you either (A) meant that sarcastically, (B) are seeing professional help for your delusions, (C) are actually McCarver or Buck, or (D) both B & C.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

        Didn’t you notice the sarcasm font?

      • ajcardsfan - Aug 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

        Forth, don’t taunt Jack Buck’s Spirit, he might come back to slap both you and his son upside the head.

  4. hammyofdoom - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Oh goodness it IS adorable. Its like when my grandmother asked if I had pictures up “on the spacebook”

  5. townballblog - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    I love the MLB network live-look-ins for the Dodgers because of Vin Scully. Odd as it may seem, there’s just something soothing about his voice and the things he says.

  6. rferrai57 - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Nothing better then listening to Vin Scully call a game

  7. natstowngreg - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Much love for Vin, but this looks like another case where greats of the past are ignored in favor of those performing currently. What about Red Barber, Ernie Harwell, Jack Buck?

    • davidpom50 - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      All great. And Vin owes his career to Barber, and developed his style by working with Barber. BUT Vin is still the best there ever was.

    • metalhead65 - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:28 PM

      REDS fans think Marty Brenaman is a pretty great announcer to.

      • bravojawja - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:39 PM

        And Braves fans love us some Skip Caray & Pete Van Wieran, and Ernie Johnson. I’d bet nearly every fanbase has their favorites.

      • acemarke - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM

        I’m a Cincinnati native and a lifelong Reds fan. I love me some Marty Brennaman. I grew up listening to him. That said, I would happily listen to Vin Scully calling a Dodgers game, Little League game, grass growing or paint drying.

    • gammagammahey - Aug 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

      Every time Vin is mentioned here or elsewhere, it’s a good reminder to appreciate him while we still can do so on a near-nightly basis.

  8. hansob - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    If MLB network starts showing a half hour program where Vin Scully just reads MLB player tweets, I’m ALL IN. In fact, every episode should start with LoMo.

    Read this in your head with Vin Scully’s voice: “I sharted my pants in the top of the 5th inning tonight (& believe it or not that was the high point of the game for me…) “

  9. mreezybreezy - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Fantastic.

    Vin’s search engine of choice…

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/google-launches-the-google-for-older-adults,5850/

  10. tashkalucy - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Vinnie has been out local announcer for over 35 years now.

    Speaking of the Internet age, there are four things that he is that sites like this are not:

    1. Pure class

    2. Educated

    3. Knowledgeable

    4. Grown up

    P.S. Saw a story on him 4-5 years ago. When the writer asked what Vinnie was reading on the road, he told him that he’d brought along a number of Faulkner books for the road trip.

    Current media members can’t even get past mixing-up vowels and consonants and when to use an “a” or “an” before them. Mention Faulkner to most of them, and they’d ask what team he played for. But it’s all right. The majority of audiences are also graduates of the dummying down of the American school systems that started in the 1970’s. So it works out well for everyone.

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      I believe you are lying.

    • stabonerichard - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      Ah yes, paying respects to Mr. Scully by posting a smug, crotchety response on a baseball blog.

      Bravo, ma’am/sir.

    • skerney - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      Something tells me you don’t come here often. A bit of unsolicited but friendly advice: Lighten up. Don’t make blanket statements, have fun, and you might make some friends.

    • cur68 - Aug 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      I love how jimee, ‘boner & skern all replied to this little screed with restraint and humour. All elements lacking from “tash’s” post. But, since there’s always someone, allow me to bring down the tone of the discussion a mite:

      @tashkalucy, Just tweak your foil hat a skosh there bro: I think Uranus is sending you messages.

  11. mungman69 - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Time for Vin to step down.

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

      You’ve got a lot of support for your position: NOT!

    • theawesomersfranchise - Aug 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      Blasphemer

    • hojo20 - Aug 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM

      FU!!

    • ray1950 - Aug 2, 2012 at 2:32 AM

      Step down? I wish that man could go on forever. He is, hands down, the greatest announcer I have ever heard, and at 62 years old, I’ve heard plenty of them.

  12. sometimesimisscandlestick - Aug 1, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Even as a life long Giants fan, I still love to hear Vin call a game.

  13. yahmule - Aug 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    I remember Vin talking about why he wasn’t on Facebook one time. He said, with perfectly understated incredulity, he just couldn’t imagine a family member or someone he has known for years sending him a request to be his friend.

  14. ray1950 - Aug 2, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    Boston Red Sox fans are stuck with Don Orsillo. Life isn’t always fair. LA fans get an immortal and we get a guy who thinks we watch the games to listen to him.

  15. yahmule - Aug 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    LA sports fans were also blessed with the legendary Chick Hearn.

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