Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Ode to Vin Scully

George Will tells the story of baseball's story teller. An excerpt:

This is how Franklin Roosevelt began his first Fireside Chat (March 12, 1933): "I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking. ... " For many years now Scully has worked alone because he wants to talk not to someone seated next to him but to each listener, which was FDR's talent. A free society -- a society of persuasion, exhortation and neighborliness -- resonates with familiar voices, such as FDR's and Reagan's. And Scully's.


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