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Saluting Vin Scully and televised baseball

As the History Channel reminds us:

“On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.”

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It seemed most fitting that Barber’s protégé, Vin Scully, chose today for a very important announcement. The 84-year-old, considered the best in the business, announced Sunday that he will be returning to the Dodgers booth for his 64th year next season.

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Thanks to men like Barber and Scully, both Hall of Famers, many have become bigger and better baseball fans as a result.

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3 Responses to “Saluting Vin Scully and televised baseball”

  1. blingboy says:

    The LA teams sure are spending a lot of money.

  2. Kansasbirdman says:

    Wonder how much beer$ are there?

  3. blingboy says:

    The Dodgers have around $175M committed to 15 players next year. Besides that, they have to pay Manny, Andruw Jones and that new Cuban kid who is looking good in a handful of games in A ball. So that’s $190M.

    Who knows what they will do with the other 10 spots but they could use a high dollar catcher.

    Things will get interesting over the next few years. Three of their big long term contract guys are peaking right about now. Or likely are. Gonzales, Crawford and Ethier are all around 30-31 years old None of them really seem on an upward trajectory, but its hard to say when decline will set in. Kemp is about to turn 28. They will be paying for his prime and probably getting good value.

    The Dogers and Moreno will probably be in the same boat in a few years.

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