There is no replacing Vin Scully, but somebody has to broadcast the games. Looking back on 60 years of Los Angeles Dodgers’ English language broadcasters (I don’t speak Spanish and have never listened to the Spanish language broadcasts, so that is not being considered here) other than Vin, the Dodgers have had a history of awful to barely bearable broadcasters, and it is with great trepidation that I wait to see who becomes the lead guy for 2017.
When I listen to a ball game, I see three things that a broadcaster needs to bring to the job: He has to be interesting, He has to be accurate, and he has to be exciting. In 60 years, the
Dodgers have had one broadcaster who has fulfilled those three requirements, and he is retiring today. With one brief exception, none of the other eleven fellows who have done Dodgers’ play-by-play on TV and radio since they became the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958 have fulfilled that obligation, and I’ve heard them all, Continue reading