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A word picture of Vin Scully

October 22, 2009

Re "Vin Scully's is a rare voice," Column, Oct. 19

Just finished reading Hector Tobar's wonderful column about the great Vin Scully.

I have noticed more and more printed stories about Vin recently; I am assuming it's because, regretfully, he is nearing his retirement from the airwaves.

My family moved to the L.A. region in 1965. That was the first time I was treated to the voice of the Dodgers. Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Maury Wills sprang to life wherever there was a radio broadcasting the game.

Scully is one of the greatest things that ever happened to America's pastime.

John Owens

Orange

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I've read countless lines devoted to Vin's talents, but Tobar's choice of words, in my view, did precisely what he stated Vin has done so well over the years -- that is, paint a word picture of the man.

Wink Martindale

Calabasas

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I grew up in Van Nuys listening to Scully. Having lived in San Diego for more than 30 years, he is one of the few things I miss about L.A.

The other day, while driving to work, I tried to get the Dodgers-Phillies game on the radio. I jumped around the dial and then

Let's hope he keeps calling games for another 20 years or so. Truly a glorious day.

Rich Rudy

San Diego

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Tobar's article captured what we listeners love about Scully.

When I was just married in 1961, I used to wonder why my husband enjoyed listening to Scully so much. Over the years, Scully drew me in too.

Now I'm a Dodgers fan.

Jeanne Seals

West Los Angeles

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This is as beautiful a story as the ones Vin spins.

I grew up in upstate New York, and my grandfather was a Dodgers fan.

He had one of those oversized wooden radios. In the hot summer afternoons, he would sit on the porch in his rocking chair. From his radio came the voices of Red Barber and his protege, Vin Scully, announcing the games from Ebbets Field.

Sadly, we cannot pick up his broadcasts in the Bay Area. I am tempted to fly down just to listen to Vin announce a Dodgers game on radio once again.

Sandy Maroney

Concord, Calif.

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