Hey all, 'Drei here again with another ballpark thought. Today, we talk about longtime Dodger announcer Vin Scully. I'm sure many of you out there have heard Vinnie at some point. You know, the guy that tells many a story and still has the time to fit a baseball broadcast in there. You know, the guy that many Dodger fans have heard hawking those Fahmah John Dahjah Dogs..... I have no doubt in my mind many of you have a favorite Vin Scully story to tell. ( Please, do tell....) Well, today, I bring up Scully doing a game in the bottom of the 9th inning with the Dodgers trailing by a run or two. Ethier up representing the tying run and one out , and he hits a lazy fly ball to the center fielder. After the fly, Scully, as only he can, points out that when the home team is batting that late in the ballgame needing a rally, " The hometown fans are not watching the flight of the ball with their eyes, but rather, they are watching it with their HEARTS. As the ball is in flight, the fans will yell with all their might, hoping that somehow, they can either will the ball out of the yard, or the outfielder ( A MLB outfielder mind you ) will drop the ball. " And with that Vinnie, as much as I love ya and have listened to you since I discovered baseball, as only Vin could, he just , to describe it tongue and cheek, took the air out of the balloon. As if I needed a reminder why we the fans have a tendency to " view the game with our hearts, not with our eyes....", thus, thats what makes us , well, fans. What next Vin, are you going to tell us that Santa Clause doesn't exist ? Ah, classic Vin.
Enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day Weekend, and at some point today, take a moment to think of those serving our great country and the sacrifices they make for us.