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Vin Scully will take over the Dodgers Twitter for tonight’s Yankees-Dodgers game

Jun 19, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

This could either be great fun or a total disaster:


Since the Dodgers are on the east coast Scully isn’t travelling with the team and will presumably be watching on TV along with us.

On the one hand I’m sorta worried that Scully and Twitter aren’t exactly made for each other. The joy of Scully’s commentary comes partially for the pleasure of hearing his voice and the fact that his descriptions of game action are brief and succinct. That sort of thing will likely come off flat on Twitter if he tries to do play-by-play. Meanwhile, the joy of his non-play-by-play-commentary — stories and player background and things — comes from the fact that he can weave them in nicely with the game action. That doesn’t exactly jibe with Twitter’s 140-character limit.

On the other hand: I have this feeling that the Dodgers know this and are going to have someone transcribing what Scully says, thereby increasing the odds that it’s nicely polished.

Either way, it should be interesting.

  1. historiophiliac - Jun 19, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Why do I think #thatsfertilizer will be trending?

    • jayquintana - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      Vin on baseball in any medium = life is good.

  2. rickdobrydney - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:01 AM


  3. lessick - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    They did it in the offseason–Scully took it over for an hour, and however they handled it logistically, it worked.

  4. specialkindofstupid - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Kind of makes me wish Harey Carey lived long enough to use Twitter during a game. That would have been magical.

    • Liam - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Answer the question, Norm.

      • specialkindofstupid - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        Quite possibly my favorite Will Ferrell character.

  5. lyon810 - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Poor Vin will be subjected to idiotic teenagers tweeting him using words such as “Fag” and “gay” describing simple plays. It’ll tear down any remaining shred of faith Vin has left in humanity post-Psy concert at Dodgers stadium earlier this season.

    • specialkindofstupid - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Not sure why this is getting down votes. It’s exactly what (many) youngsters will be doing.

      • mybrunoblog - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:45 AM

        If you look through today’s and yesterday’s comments you’ll see a ton of thumbs down. Apparently someone who has nothing better to do is going full bore thumbs down multiple times on comments. Guess he has a bunch of browsers or whatever. Ignore it and make your comments.

      • specialkindofstupid - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        Thanks, mybrunoblog.

        I guess this (at least partly) explains all the down votes I’m getting, too!

  6. goawaydog - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Slowest …. Twitter…. Feed….Ever

    • moogro - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      He speaks, his assistant relays the twats.

  7. largebill - Jun 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Certain iconic people you can hear their voice when reading their writing. Have a feeling you’ll hear Vin’s voice make it through the 140 characters.

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