Thursday, September 29, 2016

That's a Wrap

My preferred baseball team, the Kansas City Royals, did not make the postseason this year. The injury bug and the difficulty of achieving that feat three years in a row worked against them, and numbers don't lie.

But perhaps the real cause for mourning is the final retirement of Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, one of the game's greatest voices and observers. The Dodgers are not my preferred team, as their move from Brooklyn helped our nation's error of paying far too much of its attention to California. But Vin Scully would be everyone's preferred announcer, much as Keith Jackson was for college football, and his departure -- though a well-earned rest for a good guy -- is a sad thing.

1 comment:

CGHill said...

I can't imagine living to 88, let alone having the energy that Vin Scully seems to have even today at, um, 88.