DSP The RIP VINNY Thread

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  1. fsudog21

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    "Hey Fredo," Frank says, "What's with the food around here?"

    "A kid comes up to me in a white jacket, gives me a Ritz cracker, and uh, chopped liver, he says canapés I say uh, uh, can o' peas my ass, that's a Ritz cracker and chopped liver! . . . Bring out the peppers and sausage."
     
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    Okay, so last night and today I've read a number of lists ranking Vin's top ten calls, and this one never seems to make it. For me though, it's special because I was driving south on Hwy 5 literally past Dodger Stadium on a family vacation to Disneyland when it happened. The wife and kids were all asleep, that is until my hollering woke them.

    Notice Vinny's signature "stop talking and let the crowd tell the story".

     
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    damn that's 17 years ago
    enjoy that family and don't say boys and girls in DL or they toss you and let buzz lightyear violate you out back
     
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    Oh trust me, I'm done with all things Disney, for more reasons than one.

    Here's a nice video tribute to The Man... https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/news/mlb-reaction-to-vin-scully-death
     
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    this is one of my earliest baseball memories
     
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    When I think of Vinny, with his grace and elegance he spoke every game, one piece of info which he repeated any opportunity that arose was " Uggla means 'owl' in Swedish".
    In no demeaning way meant at all, to any degree, it was things like this and "Jeff Kunt" that endeared him to me especially.
    Over the years, one got used to his daily broadcasting excellence, and when he said things like this, it just made you realize just how precious a person he was.
     
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    One of my favorites. Fuck the Giants.
     
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    That’s the difference between the Padres and Giants for me. I hate both but only respect the Giants.
     
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    wait, i thought you hated the "owl" thing?
     
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    I'm not sure if you guys know this, but "Uggla" is Swedish for owl..
     
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    This is lengthy, but I watched it with my son last night. He fell asleep but I thought it was a long form lesson in greatness...

     
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    I don't know when I'll have an hour and a half to watch it, but that's pretty much a must-see.
     
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    No, used it as a humorous topic...no hate involved. Sarcasm is not always hatred.
    I'll admit only to some aggravation at his adulation for other players who weren't Dodgers on an incessant level.
    Comes from loving the Dodgers more than the announcer.
     
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    I've noticed something over the last couple of days since Scully died. Many news services are referring to him as Vince. Nobody who knew him or loved him or listened to him ever called him that.

    I noticed especially that Black players & commentators referred to him as Vince. I can't help but think that they didn't even know how off they are, and that because they would hear somebody say Vin Scully quickly, they'd blend it into Vince Scully and think it was legit.

    And while I appreciate the nice things that I'm hearing them say about him, and you can tell that they admire him for what he brought to the game, from MLB Tonight to FoxSports to ESPN ..., many of these guys don't know squat about Vinny, and they sure don't know that nobody calls him Vince. Nobody.
     
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    hope the comment was taken in the manner it was meant because i knew it was kind of a thing for you but never knew how serious!
    wouldn't change anything if someone here said they hated him for some reason but i would have a hard time understanding why
    even Gandi himself had his detractors
     

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