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Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

Posted on: August 25, 2011 12:13 pm
Edited on: August 25, 2011 12:21 pm
By Matt Snyder

We come to you on this fine Thursday with yet another installment of The Lunacy of Frank McCourt's Dodgers. This time around, we're going to pass along that the Dodgers have sent some fans a survey, in which they ask for an evaluation of the 62-year, legendary, Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully.

L.A. Times columnist T.J. Simers received an email from a season-ticket holder named John Richards. Richards said he was asked to fill out a survey about the ballclub. Here's one portion of it (
On a scale of 1 to 5, "They wanted my opinion of Vin Scully in the following eight areas: 1. Knowledge of baseball; 2. Knowledge of Dodgers organization; 3. Objectivity; 4. Accuracy of calls; 5. Storytelling ability; 6. Focus on the game; 7. Style; 8. Overall performance.

"This is like polling Catholics about Mother Teresa's work," he said. "This is Vin's 62nd year behind the microphone in a broadcasting career that no one will ever emulate. Is this portion of the survey really necessary?"
I'd say no. Scully is an absolute icon of sports broadcasting and his roots with the Dodgers go all the way back to Brooklyn. He's called the Dodgers' first World Series championship, Don Larsen's World Series perfect game, Hank Aaron's 715th home run and Kirk Gibson's famed World Series homer against Dennis Eckersley ... among thousands of other memorable plays. And the Dodgers are asking fans to evaluate his ability to announce a baseball game. It's pure hilarity.

I can't imagine any true blue Dodgers fan would really want to ditch Scully, though I'm sure there are some exceptions -- there always are. It just doesn't seem like evaluating a franchise icon should be anywhere on the list of priorities for the Dodgers. You know, what with Frank McCourt's bankruptcy and divorce proceedings holding the franchise hostage and all -- not to mention the current 60-69 record.

This really isn't a huge deal, it's just another example of how odd things are under McCourt. And yes, it's entirely possible McCourt had nothing to do with it, but he's in charge and has already made a mockery of his own administration.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:33 am

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

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Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:54 am

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

Survey this: Vin Scully is the greatest sportscaster of all time.

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 6:53 pm

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

Are they serious?  Another low-blow from the McCourt regime.

If you're tired of this, if you're tired of McCourt, if you love Vin Scully and think it's ridiculous that the voice that five generations of my family and no doubt several generations of many of yours grew up listening to and loving, join us tomorrow, Saturday September 27th, 2011 at the corner of Elysian Park Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. for the Save The Dodgers rally.  Start time is Noon and we already have about 200 people confirmed.  Come out, bring some water (it might be hot), and bring your shouting voices.

Vin Must Stay.  McCourt Must Go. 

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:08 pm

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

We have Wayne Hagen here in NY. So, listening to Vin Scully is AOK by me.  But, I can see where you are coming from. When my 11yo watches games on the baseball package, I make him pay attention to how Vin speaks and point out that he works alone.  It's impressive, especially at his age.

Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:53 pm

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

Real smart stupid. You don't put up a favorite team so you can talk stupid about all of them. This statement makes 0 since. None, nada, zippo, just like your IQ number.

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:54 pm

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

You DO realize the first three innings is a simulcast on TV and radio right?  And the FCC can fine radio stations for dead air.  And you are dead wrong (no pun intended) about Vin never shutting up so you can take in the sounds of the game.  When he does TV only for the 4th through the 9th inning there are plenty of times when he pauses.

Since: Apr 23, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:09 am

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

this is why LA should not have any sports teams. unbelievable.

Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: August 25, 2011 9:15 pm

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

Wow. So you are not able to figure out when Vin makes an occasional mistake?  I hope all of you haters are tossed out on your a**es at your job when you start to make the slightest mistakes!  60 years of service be damned! Shame on you, Vin is an artist in the booth that has painted us a beautiful baseball picture for every one of those years.  Go ahead Vinnie, make an occasional mistake, I know the rules of baseball and can figure it out for myself when you do! I am POSITIVE none of you haters will make any type of Hall of Fame, I have personally seen Vinnie's plaque in Cooperstown, and it makes me proud to be a Dodger fan.  Not easy to say these days.  He is one of three reasons why I will even watch or listen to a game today, the others being Kemp and Kershaw.

Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2011 8:35 pm

Dodgers surveying fans about Vin Scully

McBankrupt is an idiot and a fool and a loser and a ........
I've been listening to Vinny for over 40 years and love him. Now I'll admit that as he's gotten older he forgets a few things and misses a few things and gets named mixed up but the guy is 85 years old. He's a freaking icon. He's also the ONLY broadcaster who is not a homer. All I can say is this, if McBankrupt screws this up he may just find himself hanging from one of those 50 year old Eeucalyptus trees growing in the outlying areas of the Ravine. Who wants to listen to the two homers (Lyon and whatever-=his-name-is) that do most of the road games all the time?

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