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PostPosted: Mon 9/5/16 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saw it after we got home early last evening. I agree, with Dick & Vin gone it will be the end of a great era of broadcasting.
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PostPosted: Fri 9/16/16 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting Monday night,a t Dodger Stadium...ten more games.

Ten more games.

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri 9/16/16 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that there is a definite number it sure does make it seem closer.
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PostPosted: Thu 9/22/16 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know how sad it must be to not have him calling playoff games! It must just break your heart. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat 9/24/16 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night's ceremony was so sweet! Will post more later--I'm on borrowed time.

Down to his last two home games. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon 9/26/16 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a dry eye in the house!
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PostPosted: Mon 9/26/16 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man Linda, we saw that replayed later after we got home from the game. You were so lucky to have had him for so long! It has got to be very hard, though! All those tributes were so beautiful and then him giving back to the fans, must have been so special to be there!
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PostPosted: Thu 9/29/16 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I could have been there for the finale. As it was, I'm grateful I was there for the first two.

Now, Congress has passed a resolution honoring Vin. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 10/2/16 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vin's finale = today. Sad Sad Sad
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PostPosted: Mon 10/3/16 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now it's over...it's really over.

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PostPosted: Tue 10/4/16 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my gosh Linda, we watched a lot of that last day and the Giants really did something good for a change! I was even getting teary so I can only imagine how you were feeling! It was quite a send off for him from baseball, but I am just not sure about that comment (rooting for them against the Mets, Lol). Not sure I will take a side in that one.
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PostPosted: Sat 10/8/16 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking back at when I started this thread several years ago, thinking at that time about Vin's mortality while marveling at his longevity. At the time, I think I almost expected that he would be calling Dodger games right up to (the D-word).

So while I named the thread, "Timeless Excellence", it appears that no matter how timeless it seemed as the years passed, that era--which we were blessed with for almost seven decades--is no longer timeless.

And with that, I thank Vincent Edward Scully from the bottom of my deep blue heart.
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PostPosted: Tue 10/11/16 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tears were just streaming down my face as I watched Vin's last broadcasts with my family - he is so beloved and not just by Dodger fans, either! I don't know how I will feel next year when we have every game called without him. I already have kind of an empty feeling about that!

Thank you for all the articles and comments so I could follow along with the tributes he deserved so much.
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PostPosted: Tue 10/11/16 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunny!!! So nice to hear from you!
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PostPosted: Thu 10/20/16 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The word is out! Vin will be at tonight's Game 5, his first visit to Dodger Stadium since retirement!
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PostPosted: Thu 10/20/16 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How exciting that will be for the fans!
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PostPosted: Fri 11/18/16 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vin is making one last East Coast road trip! To the White House!

He's receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Obama next Tuesday!
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Congratulations to our beloved Vinnie!
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PostPosted: Fri 11/18/16 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a wonderful honor that is! I am excited for you. I plan to watch the ceremony.
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PostPosted: Tue 11/22/16 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was such a thrill for me to watch the ceremony from the White House!
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PostPosted: Wed 11/23/16 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He seemed so humbled - I believe I saw tears in his eyes. It was such a nice and fitting way to honor his great career.
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PostPosted: Mon 11/28/16 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel so fortunate I was able to see Face the Nation yesterday when Vinnie was on! While at my brother's house this weekend I got to see the presidential medal ceremony. What a group of people! He is the shining star of them all!
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PostPosted: Wed 11/30/16 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Set the DVR and watched it when I got home from church.

All the more reminder we're still celebrating Vin for good reason!

And happy birthday to him; he turned 89 yesterday!
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PostPosted: Sat 12/31/16 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our final goodbye to Vin...thank you for the memories...and thank you for one of the few things 2016 got right!
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PostPosted: Thu 1/19/17 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it turns out Vin Scully Way is not enough--there is now a proposal to name a freeway after Vinnie. He so deserves it!
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PostPosted: Sat 4/1/17 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In keeping with the title of this thread, the announcement this week that the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry will archive one of Vin's broadcasts proves that his work really will be timeless.

From CBS LA:

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The selections for the 2016 registry were called as “aural treasures worthy of preservation” because of their “cultural, artistic, and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage.”


As always, congratulations, Vinnie!
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PostPosted: Thu 4/6/17 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile It warms my heart to know he is still being honored! Smile We love you Vin, you will always be part of our family!
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PostPosted: Thu 5/4/17 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ring of Honor ceremony--emotional beyond emotional.

Still teary-eyed...
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PostPosted: Thu 5/4/17 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Us, too! It seems everyone just wants to keep hanging on to these moments we won't have anymore. It's all we can do to just cling tight to the memories of such great calls and great stories.
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PostPosted: Fri 7/14/17 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vin received the Icon Award at the ESPYs this week.

It brought me to tears...again. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat 7/15/17 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we're destined to live in tears at every tribute to him. I loved seeing the way the crowd gave him a huge ovation no matter who they were, with many diverse personalities. I think he is the only one who can unify Dodgers & Jints fans, or fans of all sports.
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