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(Fox Sports)   Vin Scully freaks out about an earthquake during last night's Angels-Dodgers game. Just kidding: he calmly announces a "tremor", then goes on to recount the 1989 San Francisco quake - all without breaking stride   (msn.foxsports.com) divider line 37
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2014-03-29 09:40:58 AM
"We're having trouble standing right now on two bad legs."
 
2014-03-29 09:55:30 AM
In all fairness, Vin already has one foot in the grave.
 
2014-03-29 10:01:23 AM

Orgasmatron138: In all fairness, Vin already has one foot in the grave.


I first read that as '1889' and it didn't feel all that outré for Vin.
 
2014-03-29 10:42:23 AM
That man is a national treasure.
 
2014-03-29 10:52:25 AM
And there is a giant, glowing spaceship landing out in center field ... which reminds me, the Astros are coming in for a three game series starting Tuesday...
 
2014-03-29 10:58:06 AM

JerseyTim: That man is a national treasure.


I hate the Dodgers and always have, but I'll watch games he calls on Extra Innings just to hear him. He is without question the greatest of all time in his profession.
 
2014-03-29 11:01:39 AM
When was the last earthquake? Californians seem to be making a big deal about a relatively small earthquake. Not to say a five-something wouldn't cause damage elsewhere, but to my knowledge the west coast has pretty high earthquake standards.
 
2014-03-29 11:14:08 AM

DrBear: And there is a giant, glowing spaceship landing out in center field ... which reminds me, the Astros are coming in for a three game series starting Tuesday...


Sections of the 1st baseline seats are floating away. Tomorrow we'll be broadcasting at 10:00am tomorrow morning in San Diego to kick off a 21 game road trip.
 
2014-03-29 11:25:29 AM

Nabb1: JerseyTim: That man is a national treasure.

I hate the Dodgers and always have, but I'll watch games he calls on Extra Innings just to hear him. He is without question the greatest of all time in his profession.


He's definitely a candidate for GOAT, but I'm not sure it's without a doubt. The late Harry Carey (I can't spell) is at least a reasonable doubt.
 
2014-03-29 11:26:00 AM

Summoner101: When was the last earthquake? Californians seem to be making a big deal about a relatively small earthquake. Not to say a five-something wouldn't cause damage elsewhere, but to my knowledge the west coast has pretty high earthquake standards.


It was a kinda sorta big deal cause it was shallow.  Like most Californians.

/I'm sure no one on the earthquake thread came up with that one
 
2014-03-29 11:39:28 AM
I gotta show up here to proclaim my Vin Scully love and appreciation.  American Institutions and all that.  Pittsburgh's own, Bob Prince, was a great communicator of a baseball game in his own right, it's a shame there is not a whole lots of recorded stuff for a reminder, but every syllable that has flowed from Scully is nothing but pure joy.

/ gonna be damned dusty when he passes
// who is going to take his place as a first class baseball announcer here in the USA?
 
2014-03-29 11:44:50 AM

LucklessWonder: Nabb1: JerseyTim: That man is a national treasure.

I hate the Dodgers and always have, but I'll watch games he calls on Extra Innings just to hear him. He is without question the greatest of all time in his profession.

He's definitely a candidate for GOAT, but I'm not sure it's without a doubt. The late Harry Carey (I can't spell) is at least a reasonable doubt.


Oh come on...I loved Harry Carey, but that man was playing a character of himself for his last 10 years. Unique for sure, but also very gimmicky and quite often over the top ridiculous.

Vin Scully is the greatest of my generation IMO...Jack Buck, Ernie Harwell, Harry Carey...some great ones...but I'd put Mr. Scully at the top by a healthy margin.
 
2014-03-29 12:14:48 PM

LucklessWonder: Nabb1: JerseyTim: That man is a national treasure.

I hate the Dodgers and always have, but I'll watch games he calls on Extra Innings just to hear him. He is without question the greatest of all time in his profession.

He's definitely a candidate for GOAT, but I'm not sure it's without a doubt. The late Harry Carey (I can't spell) is at least a reasonable doubt.


I do wish I would have had the privilege of hearing Harry Caray in St. Louis before they found out he was porking Mrs. Busch and kicked him out of St. Louis.  I'm pretty sure the team of Caray (pre-parkinsons and dementia) and Buck the Greater would have been excellent to hear.

Baseball will be truly losing out when Mr. Scully moves on.  Truthfully, I don't know if there are anymore broadcasters left who got their start on radio when it was the main medium to carry games, and baseball will lose quite a bit once they're all gone.  There are some good ones now, but they can't compare to Scully, Buck, Caray, Coleman, Harwell, Brenneman (who might still be around actually), Karas (or whoever the Philly guy was).  Just anything to avoid more Hawk Harrelson clones.
 
2014-03-29 12:54:27 PM
Leave it to Vin Scully to be so cool during the earthquake and then bust out a CSB.

While we're on the subject of greatest announcers - Whose call of Kirk Gibson's 1989 World Series home rum was better, Scully's or Buck's?

Summoner101: When was the last earthquake? Californians seem to be making a big deal about a relatively small earthquake. Not to say a five-something wouldn't cause damage elsewhere, but to my knowledge the west coast has pretty high earthquake standards.


A small earthquake could be a precursor to a big-ass earthquake.
 
2014-03-29 12:57:11 PM
I believe the Scull-o-matic 4000 (used exclusively on the West Coast) is pre-programmed with earthquake anctedotes.
 
2014-03-29 12:59:47 PM
The quake was because the Dodgers had Chris Perez ready to come in as a reliever.  They don't realize how volcanic he is.

/Indians fan
 
2014-03-29 01:02:09 PM

SPARC Pile: DrBear: And there is a giant, glowing spaceship landing out in center field ... which reminds me, the Astros are coming in for a three game series starting Tuesday...

Sections of the 1st baseline seats are floating away. Tomorrow we'll be broadcasting at 10:00am tomorrow morning in San Diego to kick off a 21 game road trip.


"A small green man can be seen observing from an airlock of the craft. It's been 10 years since Shawn Green lead the Dodgers to a postseason, hitting 28 home runs and 86 RBIs in his final season in Los Angeles."

LA is spoiled when it comes to play-by-play broadcasters -- aside from Vin Scully, there's Bob Miller with the Kings and Trevor Denman at Santa Anita/Del Mar, and those two are in the top 3 for their sports. Those two are long in the tooth too; Miller is in his 70s and Denman 60s.

This town went nuts when Chick Hearn died; I can only imagine what Scully will be like.
 
2014-03-29 01:37:53 PM

psilocyberguy: who is going to take his place as a first class baseball announcer here in the USA?



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Suzyn Waldman

/not
 
2014-03-29 01:42:26 PM
I didn't feel the 3 pre-shock, but the 5er made me feel sea sick (Santa Monica) more than scared. Yes, building standards are pretty tight around here, but there's only so much you can do about the underground gas lines. Not only that, b/c the building standards are tight, it's expensive to build/re-fit, so apartment owners drag their feet and do everything they can to put it off, which is why a bunch of buildings got red tagged this morning.
 
2014-03-29 01:46:03 PM
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Hall of Fame announcer Jon Miller.  Glad we have him.
 
2014-03-29 01:46:55 PM
He's older than dirt. I think dying in an earthquake while broadcasting a game at Dodger Stadium would be about the greatest way this man could check out.
 
2014-03-29 02:06:40 PM

Krustofsky: Leave it to Vin Scully to be so cool during the earthquake and then bust out a CSB.

While we're on the subject of greatest announcers - Whose call of Kirk Gibson's 1989 World Series home rum was better, Scully's or Buck's?


Probably depends on how much they drank.
 
2014-03-29 03:03:24 PM
I turned the TV to the Angels/Dodgers game last night to get some "time" on the NCAA's on my DVR and stayed for the rest of the game just to hear Vin call the game and everything else that was happening that he was calling - easily the most observant person in baseball - his calls of Sandy Koufax' various no-hitters back in the 1960's on the radio where more vivid than if the games had been on TV.  In those days only the Dodgers/Giants away games were on TV.  That's why even when Scully calls the game on TV it sounds like a radio description.
 
2014-03-29 03:21:40 PM

psilocyberguy: I gotta show up here to proclaim my Vin Scully love and appreciation.  American Institutions and all that.  Pittsburgh's own, Bob Prince, was a great communicator of a baseball game in his own right, it's a shame there is not a whole lots of recorded stuff for a reminder, but every syllable that has flowed from Scully is nothing but pure joy.

/ gonna be damned dusty when he passes
// who is going to take his place as a first class baseball announcer here in the USA?


For me it's not baseball unless Denny Mathews is calling it. His voice brings all kinds of childhood memories back.
 
2014-03-29 03:47:54 PM

Summoner101: When was the last earthquake? Californians seem to be making a big deal about a relatively small earthquake. Not to say a five-something wouldn't cause damage elsewhere, but to my knowledge the west coast has pretty high earthquake standards.


There was a 4.4 quake in LA on the 18th. Then take a look at this: Recent Earthquakes for Los Angeles
 
2014-03-29 03:57:12 PM
Mark Grace and Darron Sutton made a great team, too bad they were both loose cannons and got fired for it.
 
2014-03-29 05:10:07 PM

neuroflare: Mark Grace and Darron Sutton made a great team, too bad they were both loose cannons and got fired for it.


Grace got canned for getting 2 DUIs, but he's at least getting his shiat together.

Sutton was an asshole and I'm glad he's stuck doing TV commercials now.
 
2014-03-29 05:32:02 PM

Nabb1: JerseyTim: That man is a national treasure.

I hate the Dodgers and always have, but I'll watch games he calls on Extra Innings just to hear him. He is without question the greatest of all time in his profession.


I can't emphasize this enough.
 
2014-03-29 06:32:28 PM

desertgeek: neuroflare: Mark Grace and Darron Sutton made a great team, too bad they were both loose cannons and got fired for it.

Grace got canned for getting 2 DUIs, but he's at least getting his shiat together.

Sutton was an asshole and I'm glad he's stuck doing TV commercials now.


I know, but I still liked them as a play calling team. When the game was shiatty they were entertaining enough to keep watching.
 
2014-03-29 06:34:16 PM
But because it was after the bottom of the 2nd, everyone was already asleep, and missed it.
 
2014-03-29 07:39:04 PM

Krustofsky: While we're on the subject of greatest announcers - Whose call of Kirk Gibson's 1989 World Series home rum was better, Scully's or Buck's?


Scully's.

Buck has a lot of great calls (Eric Davis throwing out Bobby Bonilla is among the best ever), but you also sometimes wondered if he was going to call that 97mph fastball thrown from Emmitt Smith to the batter, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
 
2014-03-29 07:55:32 PM

SevenizGud: But because it was after the bottom of the 2nd, everyone was already asleep, most of the fans hadn't arrived yet, and missed it.

 
2014-03-29 08:54:25 PM
The only reason he was calm was because the tremor synched up perfectly with his Parkinson's, that he was able to read his cue card without stuttering.
 
2014-03-29 11:04:21 PM
I think it's because it's been so long since we've had a good jolt here that this one kind of gave us the 'you live in earthquake country, dopes' reminder. Plus it happened at night. It seems like most of the larger earthquakes in my lifetime have happened in the early morning hours. Whittier, Palm Springs, Landers/Big Bear, and Northridge were in the morning.
 
2014-03-29 11:42:58 PM
He is without peer. Even the ones who were as long lived as Scully and as versitile were pale shadows. I grew up on Harry Kalas. He was undeniably great but Scully is like an entire universe better.

  The thing that amazes me is how dreadful the Yankees announcers are. Its like owning a Bently and then putting it up on blocks in your front yard.
 
2014-03-30 12:59:08 AM

ladodger34: I think it's because it's been so long since we've had a good jolt here that this one kind of gave us the 'you live in earthquake country, dopes' reminder. Plus it happened at night. It seems like most of the larger earthquakes in my lifetime have happened in the early morning hours. Whittier, Palm Springs, Landers/Big Bear, and Northridge were in the morning.


Living in Phoenix, we felt the Northridge quake out here. The large chimes that made up the doorbell at home banging together at 5:30am our time scared the crap out of everyone here.

/Maybe I shouldn't say "we felt it" since it was the chimes that woke us and not feeling the ground shake
 
2014-03-30 01:06:24 AM

Delawheredad: He is without peer. Even the ones who were as long lived as Scully and as versitile were pale shadows. I grew up on Harry Kalas. He was undeniably great but Scully is like an entire universe better.

  The thing that amazes me is how dreadful the Yankees announcers are. Its like owning a Bently and then putting it up on blocks in your front yard.


Truth. He is a great storyteller and the video proves that. He's a treasure and as much as I hate the team he calls games for; I wish he could call baseball games forever.

As for the Yankees... well, I think their radio team is their excuse to get people to watch their games on their own TV network.
 
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