A fantastic way to begin the 2010 Major League Baseball season: Tom Hoffarth of the Daily News has a Q & A with Vin Scully, the focal point of a solid baseball preview edition. Though the LATimes’ was a bit more NYTimes-esque; compact boxes featuring two tidbits and an outlook, at least the DN went old school and dedicated resources & print to the paper – always appreciated by the loyal if not-quite-as-erudite reader base. The print copy was wrapped with fairly thorough National League, American League, Dodgers & Angels preview stories. The jewel, of course was L.A. landmark Vin Scully, who amongst other things elaborated on the severity of the head injury that scared the bejeezus out of the Los Angeles fanbase.
My wife said it sounded like a watermelon had been dropped from five stories up. It was a marble floor and if your head hits that at full tilt, anything can happen.
Vin also admitted that he’s not too fond of “the kids and their music” these days, in an anecdote from Ray Charles: I said, ‘Ray, please don’t ever sing a rap song.’ And he put his head back and howled. That would be the last thing he’d do.’
Hoffarth continued the Q & A on his blog with questions from fans answered by Mr. Scully.
Whether or not they’re winning ballgames, Dodgers fans will be blessed as long as Vinny is behind the mic.