Vin Scully was always sublime as a broadcaster. He’s the sole reason I ended up a Dodgers fan. Due to this, I have been suffering Scully withdrawal since the end of the 2016 season. As much as I enjoy Joe Davis, the struggle is real. Every now and again – even in retirement – Scully finds a way to make the world just a little bit brighter place.
When I found this video, it made me smile. World War II veteran Raymond Knight turned 100 years old recently. Even at the century mark in years, Mr. Knight is still a Dodgers fanatic. And even as he gets up in years, he knew the voice that was one the other end of the line when he picked up the phone.
Video: Vin Scully calls WWII veteran Raymond Knight:
The man is beyond being a national treasure. I think of Vin more as like a cherub of sorts. He’s like Santa Claus, bringing joy and cheer to whoever he’s around.
And it’s confession time. Sometimes when I’m missing Scully, I’ll queue up the video from his retirement ceremony. That was a night I’ll never forget. Or his final walk-off call of the Dodgers 2016 clinch, followed by The Wind Beneath My Wings by none other than Vin himself.
Vin Scully is retired, but he’s not gone. He’s still out there for us to enjoy in our own small way, forever. Those of us missing him can take some small solace in that. And how lucky we all were to have this guy in our living rooms with us each night. To think we lived such a life in such a place.
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