You know, having lived in LA all of my life, and having been a die-hard Dodger fan for the last 23 years or so, I am obviously a disciple of Vin Scully. As far as most Dodger fans are concerned, Vin walks on water and can do no wrong. There are those of us who are wondering if there is some way to keep his golden voice going even after his now 80 year-old body quits on him.
And yet, I have to wonder – do people from other areas, fans of other teams, who get a chance to hear him broadast feel the same way? Do you think he deserves all the praise he gets? Is he truly one of the best to ever touch a microphone? Or does he annoy you?
What brings this up is that I’m currently listening to the radio broadcast of the Diamondbacks/Cardinals game via the Cardinals radio station (KTRS, I think). And as much as I’m guessing the Cards fans must love these guys, they are irritating the crap out of me. I just wonder if Vin has that effect on fans of other teams.
And since we’re at it, I’ll open it up a bit. Are there other broadcast legends whom you thought were overhyped and annoying to listen to? I think I’d put Howard Cosell on that list for me.