Tom Verducci on what makes Vin Scully so special
Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci joined the show to talk about his cover story on Vin Scully. Verducci said Scully acts like he’s sitting next to a friend in the stands and is just talking.
Verducci said that Scully wouldn’t be hired to do the job this way in modern-day TV. “When he’s done this year,” Verducci said, “that’s the end of this form of broadcasting, when you had these well-read, erudite people in the booth.” Verducci also said that Scully will lay out and not say anything at big moments … the opposite of what most broadcasters do these days. Dan and Verducci cited how Scully called the Kirk Gibson World Series homer, Hank Aaron’s 715th and a Sandy Koufax no-hitter.