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Wanna hear Vin Scully’s call of Juan Uribe’s homer?

Oct 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Like me, you were probably watching the Dodgers-Braves game on TBS last night and heard Ernie Johnson capably call Juan Uribe‘s homer, but Vin Scully also announced the game on radio in Los Angeles and the greatest announcer of all time’s call is available too:

“Isn’t it amazing what someone will do when he can’t bunt?”

  1. rickdobrydney - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Scully is good — He is not the “greatest announcer of all time “——-

    • aceshigh11 - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      And who else do you have in mind?

    • MyTeamsAllStink - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      Then tell us who is better……

      • Old Gator - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        We’re climbing into the rarified air here but I think it’s safe to say that Scully can be grouped with guys like Red Barber, Mel Allen, Harry Caray and of course Bob Uecker (“In the offseason, Vaughan is a juvenile delinquent”; “This guy threw at his own kid in a father son game” etc) – at that level, trying to pick the best becomes so subjective that it turns to anti-matter.

      • MyTeamsAllStink - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM

        1 hit?we only had one god damned hit?

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      That’s a very confident sounding statement Rick.
      As a young Man working in the Corporate world a person far higher on the food chain once told me to never ever (under any circumstances) approach the V.P. or President with a problem unless you are prepared to immediately offer a solution to the problem.
      This was sound advice I never forgot. It sort of applies here.
      So…you very confidently stated Vin Scully isn’t the “greatest announcer of all time.”

      Who is/was better? Until you answer no one will take you seriously.

    • notsofast10 - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      Not only is he the greatest baseball announcer ever, but he is also a genuinely Great Man! Thank you for 60 years Vin, I treasure every game I get to listen to you while you still can!

    • teambringitstrong - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      Stop breathing.

  2. baseballici0us - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Sound-Wise: Mozart & Beethoven are to classical music what Vin Scully is to Baseball.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      So, behind Bach?

  3. losangelesfan - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    He’s like an old buddy that comes over to watch a game. The historical insight and the stories he can tell first hand make him the G.O.A.T. in my book. I’ve been following baseball for 38 years. I still have a soft spot for Don Drysdale, but Vinny set the standard. Thanks to Red Barber for showing him the ropes. Ernie Harwell and Jerry Coleman have to be on the list, also.

  4. ptfu - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Vin Scully is on to something. Look for failed bunts as the new market inefficiency.

  5. jimsjam33 - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    LA was blessed with two announcers in sports that were blessed by God ! Vin Scully in baseball and Chick Hearn in basketball . Thank you Lord !

  6. rickdobrydney - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Mel Allen —- Red Barber—-Ernie Harwell — I would rather hear Bob Costas or Sean McDonough call a baseball game than Vin Scully—he is a nice guy, been around for a thousand years, but he is died in the wool LA all the way, and I cannot , and never have been able to, get with his laid back style — Go ahead, Kill me — Again , IMO he is NOT the “greatest announcer of all time” — How can anyone make as ridiculous a statement as that.

    • Michael - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      “Rather hear Bob Costas call a baseball game”?

      RIght there you disqualify yourself as any kind of expert on the subject.

      • yahmule - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM

        Three hours of pontificating from a guy sitting on a phone book to reach the microphone. I’ll pass.

    • normcash - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      “…died [sic] in the wool LA all the way”? If there’s one thing Scully isn’t, it’s a “homer”.
      He and Ernie Harwell (the two greatest baseball announcers) were similar in that respect.

    • billyboots - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      You are a total troll. Scully is the antithesis of a homer.

  7. rickdobrydney - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    I did not mean “homer” by the description, and somehow I knew all you “experts” would not understand what I meant — I meant in the laid back “LA” style of his delivery, not that he is a “homer”. How much do you Scully lovers actually listen to the guy ?? He puts me to sleep , and I used to listen to him back in the 60’s , when the Dodgers had a truly great team. Sorry to have to disagree with every single person who chimes in here, but if everyone agreed on everything , the world would be a damn boring place.

    • shawndc04 - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      >> How much do you Scully lovers actually listen to the guy ??<<

      Apparently more than you do. When doing the television broadcast he knows that the visual does not require incessant chatter. He also knows enough to let the fan reaction speak for the game. When on the radio, he is more verbal and paints a picture of the game, including the play, the park the fans, and the reactions. He's done it splendidly for years.

      Your opinion, my opinion, you know what they say about opinions.

  8. yankeepunk3000 - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Rick reminds me of my dad a bit and I think I know why he hates Skully. I’m pretty sure back in the 60s he was listening to skully and he’s buddy or girl turned to him and said “wow this guys really good.” and he probally said “please this guy won’t be on the radio for another 2. years tops!” 60 years later he’s still pissed at being wrong. I figure its true because my dad finally admitted that in the late 50s he said it to his co workers in some law office he was working in in the late 50s Told me this guy wouldn’t last another year. Too nice for new York, AND TO THIS DAY his retired buddy from 1959! still calls him on it. makes me laugh every time, I kid you not. So its ok Rick old boy, I get ya man I get ya.

  9. moogro - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    More Vin:

    http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/october/vin-scully-calls-the-dodgers-nlds-victory.html

  10. drewskidrewsgv - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    http://laist.com/2009/01/13/vin_scully_named_top_sportscaster_o.php

    Nuff said… That alone shows why he’s the greatest. The Sportscasters Accociation named him the greatest of all time.

  11. pstone29 - Oct 9, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Listen to all three calls of Uribe’s bomb…Vinny’s is not only the best, but the last one from Atlanta’s PbP announcer is so “matter of fact” and so “Homeristic”..I understand not being happy, but match the energy in the stadium at least. Show a love for baseball and an appreciation for the moment at least!

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=31110455&topic_id=59668992

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